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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 a stroke.

Miss North Carolina brings home the Miss USA crown

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst was announced as the new Miss USA during the pageant competition on Thursday in Reno, Nevada.

After UNCC shooting, give families a little air

I was awakened in the middle of the night weeping for parents I do not know. After hearing about the […]

Charlotte records 2 new homicides

CMPD reported two new killings in Charlotte – one late Wednesday in the University area and another early Thursday on […]

UNC Charlotte chancellor names victims in campus shooting

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois revealed that Ellis Parlier, 19, of Midland, and Riley Howell, 21, of Waynesville, were killed in Tuesday’s shooting.

“I have never been in a situation like this,” UNC Charlotte student says after campus shooting

Qcitymetro student contributor recounts moments following UNC Charlotte campus shooting. He was on lockdown in building near scene of the shooting.

Suspect charged in UNC Charlotte shooting

Two dead, four injured in UNC Charlotte campus shooting. Chancellor calls it “the saddest day in UNC Charlotte’s history.”

CMPD: Man shot and killed while leaving S. Charlotte restaurant

Police said the 41-year-old victim died directly in front of the building on South Boulevard.

3 dead, 2 injured in Sunday shootings in Charlotte

One of the victims was a 30-year-old woman who was shot to death inside a hotel room in southwest Charlotte.

Knight Foundation launches $200,000 arts initiative for Charlotte creatives

The Knight Foundation has launched a $200,000 initiative to “showcase the talent and creativity of Charlotte’s arts community” and will […]

CMPD releases full bodycam video of Danquirs Franklin shooting

A Mecklenburg County judge ordered the release of the full-length body camera video related to the March 25 police shooting of Danquirs Franklin.

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.

Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, a display of excellence

In a time when the Black community is bombarded with images of things being done TO us, I relish the […]

Will hemp become Charlotte’s top cash crop?

Charlotte entrepreneur Clarence Boston is one who is investing heavily into the local hemp industry. Black farmers represent less than 2% of the country’s 3.2 million farmers.

Next Level Leadership ‘Be Mindful’ event provides mental health outlet for Black boys

A listening session sparked the idea for Next Level Leadership cohort to focus on mental health of young Black males.



Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.



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...


Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...



Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.



Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...


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