A recent article sparked talks of Black women’s entrepreneurial experiences in Charlotte. The result was Monday’s State of Black Women Entrepreneurs in CLT town hall.
Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions
19-year-old pregnant woman shot in shopping center parking lot
A 19-year-old pregnant woman received life-threatening injuries late Saturday when she was shot outside a shopping center in northwest Charlotte. […]
Bennett College President Phyllis Dawkins is out, effective immediately
Until a replacement is named, Bennett will be led by a transition team headed by Gwendolyn O’Neal, a Bennett alumna.
Excelsior Club has found a buyer, reports WFAE
According to the WFAE newsroom, the buyer is a California investor. The potential sale raises new questions about the historic site’s future.
“Camp Cradle” offers teen offenders chance to be active outside of jail
Camp Cradle allows 16- and 17-year-olds at Detention Center North to participate in outdoor recreation for the first time in 19 years.
From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis
Charlotte’s history of affordable housing includes broken promises and empty gestures. Now that the city’s chronic shortage has become a crisis, leaders are responding with unprecedented resources. Will this time be different?
Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants
Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.
Local giving circle hosts “Decolonizing Wealth” author Edgar Villanueva
Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, with a pattern of wealth that can be traced over its […]
Police: Dispute led to deadly shooting in uptown Charlotte
CMPD officials said a group of young people had gathered at an uptown apartment complex to celebrate the end of school when someone opened fire.
James Mitchell: City council must get involved to save Excelsior Club
Charlotte City Council member James Mitchell, who heads the economic development committee, said he wants city government involved in efforts […]
HBCU Digest: Bennett College says ‘thank you’ to 18 first-graders who donated $115 in quarters
Also, a North Carolina Central University study finds that Durham Police are arresting fewer people for low-level crimes.
Justin Harlow won’t seek second term on Charlotte City Council
Harlow, who represents a fast-gentrifying district that includes Johnson C. Smith University, said he will step back from politics to focus on his dental practice.
Juneteenth Festival 2019: Celebrating history and looking to the future
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. A Charlotte celebration will take place June 13-16, 2019.
Local arts roundup: Porch Productions celebrates 10 years, ASC names new president
News from Charlotte’s cultural sector: Black-owned youth theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary; the Arts & Science Council names its new leader to begin July 1.
“SouthPark Susan” sentenced to probation and meetings to analyze white privilege
Susan Westwood pled guilty to charges on Wednesday and will not face jail time. She was dubbed “SouthPark Susan” after video of her harassing two Black women went viral.