News & Buzz

‘I’m white and I make $125,000 a year,’ says #SouthParkSusan in viral video

And the list goes on for things Black people can’t do without the threat of having the police called. Facebook […]

Major foundations must do more to support black-led organizations, speaker says at Charlotte event

Susan Taylor Batten, president and CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, said black-led organizations must be central to addressing the legacy of racism in America.

Veltree has a legion of fans for its vegan soul food, including singer Erykah Badu

The newly opened restaurant adds plant-based options to Charlotte’s Black food culture

Why voters should approve all 3 bond initiatives at the end of ballot (Commentary)

As an avid Carolina Panthers fan, I often draw inspiration from the “Keep Pounding” motto for causes beyond the team’s […]

My entrepreneurship journey: Tanaro Reed, tattoo artist

Reed is one of nearly 300 tattoo artists showcasing during the Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival Oct. 26-28. He recalls his journey of starting over and grinding toward success.

Police make arrest after black GOP volunteer is pelted with racial slurs outside polling site

The 28-year old white suspect faces charges including ethnic intimidation and communicating threats.

CharLit AF chat with comedian Michael Blackson

Ahead of the upcoming “Lit AF Tour,” the African King of Comedy discusses the show, his QC connection, the Panthers and more.

Rae Carruth, despite his tale of woe, is NOT the victim here

Commentary: Gee, it’s hard to imagine that y’all aren’t doing happy handstands at the prospect of running into Rae in the frozen foods section of your local Piggly Wiggly.

It was a wild weekend in sports and there were several Carolina ties

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the highlights.

Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

Campbell has served as Charlotte’s assistant city manager since 2014.

Mother-daughter ‘Hamilton’ review: ‘I finally get what all the fuss is about’

Like every other city, Charlotte played its part in the frenzy surrounding “Hamilton.” Winner of 11 Tony Awards and a […]

Need a lift to the polls? Local groups offer rides to voters

Three local organizations are helping to lower the number of Mecklenburg County registered voters who don’t vote.

N.C. Music Hall of Fame inductee Calvin Richardson shares highs, lows and inspirations

Ahead of his hall of fame induction on Oct. 18, “The Soul Prince” shares his musical Mt. Rushmore, songs he’s written for popular artists and more.

Things to know about the 6 ballot amendments

Midterm elections are near, and polls show that many voters know little about the six amendments on the ballot.

[UPDATED] Charlotte Black Restaurant Week returns for second year

Participating restaurants will be announced at kickoff event on Oct. 14.

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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Last Stop on Market Street
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Speedway Christmas
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Charlotte Auto Show
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Southern Christmas Show
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Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics