Things to Do

Can The Black Mecca become Charlotte’s go-to festival?

The art, tech, and music festival sets sights on becoming a staple Charlotte experience for black millennials and creatives.

Want to get away? Visit black-owned B&Bs in the Carolinas

Morehead Manor and Thee Matriarch are two bed-and-breakfast options operated by black entrepreneurs.

What’s Happening, Charlotte: Weekend events + Editor’s Picks (Sept. 7-9)

Your guide to events and entertainment. Get out this weekend and have some fun!

I asked, “Where do black professionals hang out in Charlotte?” I got blank stares

A number of local hangouts popular with the city’s black professionals have come and gone. One woman looks for options for good food and good vibes.

What’s Happening, Charlotte: Labor Day Weekend events

Your guide to events and entertainment. Get out this weekend and have some fun!

6 hip-hop and R&B concert tours coming to Charlotte

Mark your calendars for these Charlotte tour stops in September and October.

What’s Happening, Charlotte: Your guide to weekend events (Aug. 17-19)

The Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, is expected to be bigger than ever. Plus, see our list of other local events.

Pedal to Porch brings neighbors together through cycling and storytelling

Charlotte will be the first expansion city to host the successful community-building campaign on Oct. 6.

4 Things I Experienced at Dîner en Blanc

Curious spectators lined the perimeter of Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte to catch a glimpse of the city’s first […]

Dance scholarship provides access to create diversity in ballet

Children with financial need can audition for free dance training on Aug. 16.

Mamizi conference is providing options, not empowerment, for women of color

In the age of #BlackGirlMagic, a new conference dedicated to women of color in technology, entrepreneurship, and digital media made […]

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

‘The Color Purple’: Reviewed from a (not so angry) black man’s perspective

The Tony Award-winning musical currently on stage in Charlotte is no less damning in its depiction of black men, but it does offer a new and surprising element of redemption.

History told in honest detail at Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston

This South Carolina port city, once the epicenter of America’s slave trade, is slowly beginning to grapple with its checkered history.

What Center City Partners is doing to boost Charlotte’s music brand

The uptown booster group recently launched a new website that its hopes will become a go-to place for people seeking live music.

News & Buzz

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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