News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Local black-owned business shines on ‘Good Morning America’

Along with national exposure, Qcity entrepreneur Kevin Gatlin got a $10,000 check to help fulfill one of his corporate missions.

Amid changes large and small, Levine Museum of the New South names new historian

Willie Griffin, a Charlotte native and scholar in African American history, will join the Levine Museum of the New South on June 4.

CMPD officer arrested on suspicion of shoplifting from supermarket

According to the department’s public information office, the patrol officer is suspected in seven instances of shoplifting from a Harris-Teeter store in SouthPark.

At City Startup Labs, a new program to guide former inmates into entrepreneurship

Participants will be divided into teams with a goal of creating businesses along the Beatties Ford Road corridor.

Inside ‘The Nest,’ a North End space with high-speed Wi-Fi

Hosted by hygge coworking, the 1,000-square-feet space is being described as a “digital learning lab” with free, high-speed Wi-Fi, courtesy of Google Fiber.

Urban League President Marc Morial to deliver JCSU commencement address

The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at Bojangle’s Coliseum.

16-year-old boy charged with murder

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder following a deadly shooting Monday afternoon in north Charlotte. CMPD identified […]

A ‘Black Panther’ moment at Livingstone College

At Saturday’s commencement ceremonies, graduating seniors were encouraged to share their “vibranium.”

Wow! What a week

Rudy drops a dime on Trump. A tribute to Kanye West. And jobs suggestions for Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

QcityEVENTS

5.22
Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Community
5.23
Change on a Whiteboard
5.23
Diversity – The 9-Letter Word
5.24
Minutes and Years and Parks Brothers at Alive After Five
5.24
Power of Women Luncheon: Negotiating Authority