Living Here

Actress Taraji P. Henson plays Durham civil rights activist on the big screen

“The Best of Enemies” tells story of Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis and their surprising friendship in a segregated South.

Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county’s Order of the Hornet award.

City North owner says new project will yield ‘broad economic benefits’

Several Black-owned businesses will be displaced, but new owner say his firm is working to make transition easier.

Libraries and Equity

Therapist and community advocate Justin Perry shares his perspective on libraries, our city, and building a stronger community.

What Charlotte can learn from Nipsey Hussle

Sunday’s fatal shooting of rapper Nipsey Hussle in front of his Los Angeles clothing store, in broad daylight, shocked fans and […]

Grab a treat and pop out your laptop at Queen’s Coffee Bar

In creating Queen’s Coffee Bar, local realtor Raina Purvis thought about her own experiences of setting up client meetings in a coffee shop.

Jazz Arts Initiative reveals new name, logo in celebration of 10th anniversary

Organization now called JazzArts Charlotte to reflect role of the community in jazz culture. Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis on hand to help make announcement.

Win tickets to “The Millennium Tour” with R&B group B2K, singer-songwriter Mario and more

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see multi-platinum R&B group B2K and singer-songwriter Mario as they headline The Millennium […]

“Black Lives” and classical music: Carl DuPont is bringing Black history to the genre through higher education

The UNC Charlotte professor offers insight on music education, inclusion and “Black Lives: music from the operas of Anthony Davis.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Get to know these nonprofits competing in SEED20 OnStage

Meet some of the nonprofits competing for cash prizes at SEED20 OnStage. To win, they will have to tell their story – who they are and why they matter.

Hornets raise funds and bring awareness to support local economic mobility issue

The Charlotte Hornets hosted its “50/50 For Change Night” while its foundation led a conversation with corporate and community leaders.

Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Protesters accuse Habitat for Humanity of gentrifying neighborhoods during affordable housing event

The handful of protesters interrupted Habitat Charlotte CEO during affordable housing event featuring author and activist Marc Lamont Hill.

Tenants react to vacate notice for Charlotte’s City North Business Center, some point to gentrification

Conversations about gentrification mainly focus on homes, but small businesses also feel the impacts. City North Business Center is Charlotte’s latest example.

News & Buzz

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Kemba Walker made the All-NBA Third Team, should Charlotte be worried?

Will Kemba Walker stay with the Hornets after making All-NBA Third Team? The team has the cap space and money...

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

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Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...

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