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UPDATE: Bennett College accreditation temporarily restored after filing lawsuit

Updated at 8 p.m. The Bennett College plot thickens. A Georgia federal judge has restored Bennett College’s accreditation, Bennett President […]

Ayesha Curry, Gabrielle Union-Wade and celebrity friends get real during NBA wives’ summit

Jada Pinkett Smith served as featured speaker during National Basketball Wives Association’s Women’s Empowerment Summit in Charlotte.

Man killed in north Charlotte. Was it a crime or self-defense?

Mecklenburg County prosecutors will review a Friday evening homicide to determine whether a crime was committed. Shortly after 8 p.m., […]

CMPD: Robbery suspect in critical condition after confrontation with store employees

The incident happened late Thursday when two men tried to rob a cellphone store in southwest Charlotte.

Charlotte and Raleigh named two of the least romantic cities in North America

If you’re a Charlotte resident who has been feeling in an unromantic mood, you aren’t alone. For the third consecutive […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha to award $100,000 endowments to 8 HBCUs in the Carolinas

The sorority pledges $10 million over the next four years to black higher educational institutions.

Cheri Beasley will make history as first black woman to lead North Carolina Supreme Court

Noting that her appointment came during Black History Month, Beasley quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and said she hopes to serve as an inspiration to young girls.

New murals celebrate legacy of Second Ward High School

Murals painted by local artist Tommie Robinson capture the spirit of Second Ward High School and other Charlotte neighborhoods central to black life.

New to affordable housing talks in Charlotte? Here’s your beginner’s guide

Community Link COO Harold Rice Jr. breaks down five things you need to know — and what you can do — if you’re new to Charlotte’s affordable housing conversation or need a refresher.

Gov. Cooper rescinds LaWana Mayfield appointment; LGBTQ group ‘extremely disappointed’

A national organization advocating to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office called Mayfield “a tireless fighter for the underserved communities.”

Minority Business and Leadership Symposium returns for CIAA 2019 lineup

In its fourth year, the daylong conference — taking place on Feb. 28 — adds the Black Think Executive Roundtable as a new feature.

Bennett College raises $8.2 million for #StandWithBennett campaign

Bennett College met its fundraising goal in the final hours. Is it a matter of time before we’re faced with another HBCU fighting for survival?

Once a federal inmate, Cedric Dean will watch State of the Union from House chamber

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams said she invited Dean to be her guest because she wants to spotlight the need for further reform in the criminal justice system.

National radio host Tom Joyner keynotes at Livingstone College celebration

Tom Joyner stops at Livingstone College during his final year in radio. The host is an influential voice in support of historically black colleges and universities.

From Washington to Obama, the Soul Food Scholar tells stories of Blacks who fed First Families

Food writer, attorney and certified BBQ judge Adrian Miller — aka the Soul Food Scholar — to visit Charlotte for “Tales of a White House Kitchen” on Feb. 12.



Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.



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...


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.



Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.


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