Voices

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 […]

The Blacker the circle

Giving circles are challenging convention, shifting narratives in philanthropy

The heaviness of a Monday in the Queen City

Commentary following an officer-involved shooting in West Charlotte and activists’ protests in Plaza Midwood.

No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of sacrifice for higher education.

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.

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.

Could this be the year Charlotte makes real progress to fix its affordable housing crisis?

Community Link CEO Floyd Davis, Jr. is hopeful after the recent investment into Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis, but poses three questions that need answers as the community tackles the issue.

WBTV to air ‘candid and raw’ conversation about guns, violence and young black boys

The one-hour show will be broadcast on Jan. 21 — Martin Luther King Day — and will include a range of community voices, including the voices of five black boys who talk about the challenges they face growing up in Charlotte.

For Thomas Davis, a roller-coaster career falls short of fairy-tale ending

Professional sports are big business. David Tepper’s NFL record $2.2 billion purchase of the Carolina Panthers last year is proof […]

As the CIAA tournament leaves Charlotte, another piece of culture leaves with it

Months prior to the CIAA basketball tournament relocation announcement, the Queen City Battle of the Bands also said goodbye to Charlotte. What gives?

Stop the disrespect: Vote Kemba Walker as an All-Star starter

Kemba Walker has made two All-Star Game appearances as a reserve. He deserves to be named an All-Star Game starter. He’d be the first since 1993.

Examining a village strategy for 2019: City leaders must stop operating in silos to address our issues

A Charlotte educator explores how a village strategy can be the key to solving some of the city’s most urgent problems.

“Take me back, Cardi”: Qcitymetro couple discusses hip-hop marriage stunt and PR

His-and-her commentary from Qcitymetro’s managing editor and staff writer.

‘Blackfishing’: Appreciation for Black culture or cultural appropriation?

Some are comparing ‘blackfishing’ to ‘blackface’ and pointing out as another example of how mainstream wants Black people’s rhythm but not our blues.

News & Buzz

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

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Entertainment

Orchestra-Noir

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

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

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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