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CIAA in talks with 3 cities to host popular basketball tournament

The tournament will remain in Charlotte through 2020, but after that…who knows?

25 female politicians honored during local “Celebration of Women Elected to Office”

The Black Women’s Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Women’s March honored 25 local women during their annual recognition ceremony.

Sheriff Garry McFadden said he received ‘threats’ after ending jail’s participation with ICE

McFadden, speaking at a community forum, said he ended Mecklenburg jail’s cooperation with ICE because the 287(g) program did not enhance public safety.

LendingTree to create hundreds of high-paying jobs with Charlotte HQ expansion

City officials ensure intentionality about diverse hiring.

On Day 1, new sheriff ends 287(g) program

Sheriff Garry McFadden ends Mecklenburg County’s participation in the controversial program that checked immigration status of inmates.

8 moments in Charlotte’s Black history as we celebrate its 250th birthday

As the city of Charlotte celebrates its 250th birthday today with cake and fanfare, we wanted to revisit some of […]

Don’t let “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte” make you think marriages are dying

After its premiere, this Charlotte wife gives her response to the new reality web series, “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte.”

On World AIDS Day, this health advocate offers 3 ways you can raise awareness

Solita Jefferies has spent 15 years spotlighting health issues in communities of color.

The Made Man Foundation honors local male leaders

Nearly 30 Black male leaders will be recognized at The Made Man Honors ceremony on Nov. 29, including honorees Shaun Corbett, Tory Dandy and Rodrick Banks.

5 stories of entrepreneurship as we celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day

We’re revisiting five of our top feature stories ahead of National Entrepreneurs’ Day on Nov. 20.

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

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

RNC 2020 organizers commit to Black business inclusion

Black leaders are developing a directory of Charlotte’s Black businesses to ensure diverse vendors involved with the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Inclusion in nonprofit leadership is an opportunity for all

People of color must be equitably represented in nonprofit leadership if we hope to achieve economic and social mobility for all.

More than 54 million people projected for Thanksgiving travel, says AAA

According to new data from AAA, 54.3 million Americans will travel from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving […]

Salute Her honors nine local women at annual Beauty of Diversity Awards

Nationally syndicated Café Mocha Radio continued its tradition of honoring outstanding women with its annual Salute Her: Beauty of Diversity […]


Win 2 tickets to see Patti LaBelle in concert

It’s 2019, and the team at Qcitymetro has a “new attitude”! That’s why one of our lucky Morning Brew newsletter subscribers...


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...


5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...


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...


National Mentoring Month: Jarron Thomas, role model in corporate America and the community, thanks to mentors

Jarron Thomas has spent years in the tech and consulting industry providing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His role as...


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