News & Buzz

Actress Karyn Parsons brings her children’s films to Gantt Center

The actress who played the role of Hillary Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is now a mother with two young children, and she wants to spotlight black history for a new generation of African Americans.

85-year-old woman stuck and killed while walking her dog

A woman who was walking her dog was struck by a car and killed early Saturday in northwest Charlotte, according […]

In Raleigh this week: A public meeting concerning the fate of 3 Confederate monuments

A committee of the North Carolina Historical Commission wants public input about a proposal to remove three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds.

You don’t get to use me: This black girl is tired of doing the heavy lifting

I have a whole list of Regular Black Girl Problems, and you want me to come to a meeting and try to make you legit?

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

Claflin University joins CIAA as conference spreads into South Carolina

The Orangeburg, S.C., school does not have a football team but currently offers 10 of the CIAA’s 14 championship sports, including basketball.

Police: man shot and killed in southeast Charlotte

CMPD is investigating a deadly shooting that was reported early today in southeast Charlotte. The shooting was reported just before […]

Black women are too busy saving America to make friends.

Black women are going to do their own thing, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing. They have been going it alone for a while now.

ASAT Awards: honoring unsung black women who toil in the trenches

Self-described ‘broker for change,’ Brandi Williams, launches celebration of unheralded women in the areas of fashion, business, creative arts, and social justice, to name a few.

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

32-year-old man killed in car crash

Calvin Anthony Smartt III, 32, was killed last Sunday when he lost control of the car he has driving and […]

Police: 17-year-old killed early Sunday

CMPD identified Charlotte’s latest homicide victim as a 17-year-old boy who was shot outside a convenience store early Sunday. At […]

NFL’s Chris Smith wants Charlotte youth to dress for success

His charity, Chris’ Closet, will provide mentorship, life skills and professional clothing to empower youth.

Wow! What a week

Stacey Dash will run for Congress. Johnny C. Taylor, formerly of Charlotte, is Trump’s top advisor on HBCUs. And despite the financial success of “Black Panther,” leading roles remain scarce for black actors.

ANSWER Scholarship is helping local mothers attend college

The nonprofit also assists with mentoring and career guidance.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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