Hometown Historymaker: Marines to honor Charlottean during Marine Week ceremony

Charlotte native Pvt. Howard Perry is featured in a NoDa mural to recognize him as the first black Marine recruit. He broke the 167-year tradition in 1942.

Brands must take a stance to survive. Nike made itself clear with Colin Kaepernick ad

A post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Sep 3, 2018 at 12:20pm PDT “Believe in something. Even if it […]

Sickle cell disease doesn’t stop Charlotte’s ‘The Lion King’ star

The hometown Broadway actor, who plays Young Simba in “The Lion King,” credits his mother and tour wrangler for helping to monitor his illness.

I’m an “American Idol” contestant: CMS teacher takes another shot at fame

After an attempt in 2012, Timothy Moore auditioned again for the singing competition to inspire his students.

Affordable housing locations ‘meaningless’ if transit and jobs not considered, says local CEO

Community Link CEO says Charlotte needs a brand new locational policy, not revising the current one that doesn’t work.

Déjà vu, N.C. gerrymandered district maps again ruled unconstitutional

New congressional districts may be required before November elections.

Congresswoman Alma Adams talks latest on the Hill

A quick convo with Adams touched on Trump, midterm elections and what we stand to lose if we don’t vote.

Blue Cross NC gives $325,000 to expand JCSU’s Sustainability Village

The money will be used to increase production at the facility, which uses hydroponics technology to grow organic produce for distribution in west Charlotte.

Keith Scott’s family plans to sue City and CMPD

Update: Aug. 29, 2018 Keith Scott’s widow filed the complaint against the City and Officer Vinson. The family is seeking more […]


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.


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...


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...


Pew report reveals trend about black millennial faith

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.


From parenthood to eroticism: 5 spoken-word artists showcasing Charlotte’s poetry scene

Once an underground society for Charlotte’s creatives and those who love them, the city’s poetry community — and popularity —...


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The Black Mecca
“What A Difference A Day Makes” Stageplay
54th Annual Festival in the Park