Living Here

Ten years later, Charlotte coalition of 100 Black Women still advocating for level playing field

Queen City Metropolitan Chapter president Tiffany Hemmings-Prather talks about the organization’s role in making Charlotte a more equitable place for Black women and girls.

Lyft’s Grocery Access Program comes to Charlotte

Residents can register for low-cost rides to and from designated grocery stores and food pantries in the 28208 and 28216 zip codes.

Mary J. Blige and Nas’ Royalty Tour spotlights 25 years since pivotal albums

Twenty-five years is like an eternity in the music business. But, the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, […]

Chef Greg and Subrina Collier to open Leah & Louise at Camp North End

Chef Greg and Subrina Collier, the husband-and-wife team behind Uptown Yolk, will open Leah & Louise, a Memphis-inspired juke joint […]

N.C. A&T band members recall band culture as film set to premiere at Charlotte film festival

“Blue & Gold Marching Machine” documentary follows 2018 band season from camp through the “Greatest Homecoming on Earth.”

Sports Biz Camps are exposing students to the business of sports industry

The three-day camps put Charlotte-area high school students in front of industry professionals to learn the business of sports.

National Black MBA Association offers industry insights in Black Think Roundtable report

Business leaders outline challenges and solutions to increase entrepreneurs’ competitiveness in today’s economy.

8 Charlotte couple-preneurs share how they make it work

These Charlotte-based couples show that it is possible to mix business and pleasure. Plus, they offer advice for other would-be couple-preneurs.

The pop-up, podcast and subscription service adding diversity to Charlotte’s literary landscape

These businesses are filling a void left by a lack of Black-owned bookstores.

City of Charlotte hosts 100+ residents during Neighborhood Board Retreat

As part of the half-day retreat, nearly 20 neighborhood groups received $1,500 Neighborhood Matching Grants for community projects.

“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of “Do the Right Thing” and other movies that sparked social commentary.

Police review board would restrict use of lethal force by officers

Charlotte’s Citizens Review Board Chair says, “Drawing a weapon should be an exception for CPMD officers, not the rule.”

Workforce Investment Network, a step in the right direction to increase minorities in tech?

Carolina Fintech Hub is hoping that its WIN program will boost diversity in the tech industry and create new pathways for upward mobility.

Single in the Queen City? RBL dating app looks to match Black singles

Joseph Dixon launched Charlotte-based dating site focused on matchmaking for Black singles; nearly 200,000 users active on RBL app.

Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

News & Buzz

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Entertainment

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All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

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

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...

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