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Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions

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.

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.



“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...



Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...


Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...


Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.



Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.


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