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High Point University gives $1 million to help Bennett College regain its accreditation

High Point University president said the university’s gift came with a challenge to other potential donors to help Bennett cross the finish line.

“Every Little Thing” about Bob Marley’s musical debuting at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” musical opens at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for a three-week run during Black History Month, beginning Feb. 8.

Preserving a piece of Charlotte’s black history: City gives $50,000 to help restore Siloam School

The Charlotte Museum of History will execute a five-year plan to move, restore and repurpose a building erected in the 1920s to facilitate the education of black children.

Carolina natives J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton lead star-studded lineup for 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Fayetteville’s J. Cole to perform during halftime; Hamilton to sing national anthem. Rapper Meek Mill and singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen also included.

As homicides spike in Charlotte, CMPD says it’s time to ‘de-escalate’

Eleven people were killed in the first 27 days of 2019 — nearly double the number for the same period last year.

Rep. Alma Adams delivers State of the District focusing on impacts of government shutdown

U.S Rep. Alma Adams addressed anxieties felt by federal workers in the wake of the recently ended government shutdown, but also spoke on affordable housing, upward mobility and more.

Charlotte records its third homicide in 2 days — a man killed outside a convenience store

Police late Sunday were investigating a fatal shooting outside a convenience store in northeast Charlotte – the city’s third homicide […]

Charlotte’s revamped women’s march was smaller in size but stronger in voices

Organizers for Charlotte’s Women United March welcomed those lending voices to causes promoting racial diversity, health care access, LGBTQ issues and more.

Police charge woman, 20, in killing of 63-year-old woman found shot in car

Update: Sunday, January 27, 2019 Police arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old woman was found […]

Providence Day School teacher Alicia D. Williams finds literary success writing about colorism and black girl angst

What started as a creative writing project in college blossomed years later in a debut novel for this Charlotte educator. The early reviews have been glowing.

Papa John’s Pizza donates $500,000 to help Bennett College remain open

The Papa John’s donation is separate from the “major gift” to be announced during an afternoon press conference on Jan. 24.

Bennett College set to announce ‘major gift’ in bid to stay open

The school has scheduled a press conference later today to provide details.

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller announces run for U.S. Senate in 2020

At-large County Commissioner Trevor Fuller announced that he’d look to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in the U.S. Senate race in 2020.

Police identify 27-year-old woman was victim killed in domestic dispute

UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified the victim in this case as Tulvel Denise McDougald, 27. Anyone with information is asked to […]

At MLK breakfast in Charlotte, Soledad O’Brien recalled Martin Luther King Jr. as ordinary man who got involved

Speaking to a capacity crowd at the Charlotte Convention Center, the broadcast journalist said the true greatness of King was his willingness to get involved in addressing the issues of his day.

Entertainment

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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.

Voices

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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...

Health

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.

Faith

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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...

People

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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