News & Buzz

Will hemp become Charlotte’s top cash crop?

Charlotte entrepreneur Clarence Boston is one who is investing heavily into the local hemp industry. Black farmers represent less than 2% of the country’s 3.2 million farmers.

Next Level Leadership ‘Be Mindful’ event provides mental health outlet for Black boys

A listening session sparked the idea for Next Level Leadership cohort to focus on mental health of young Black males.

Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ took me back to Fried Chicken Wednesdays and being on the Yard

Beyonce dropped her “Homecoming” documentary on Netflix this week, and it left her fan base feeling inspired, motivated and reflective. […]

Livingstone College security officers rush to help baby in distress

The officers are credited with helping to save the life of a three-month-old child on campus Monday.

“Legacy of Lynching” exhibit opens April 25, features Mecklenburg County cases

Museum historian says lynching exhibit is meant to spur difficult and uncomfortable conversations.

After raising $9.5 million, Bennett College will now focus on long-term survival

Can Bennett College find a pathway that leads to a more promising future? More than two months after the Greensboro […]

CMPD bodycam video shows fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin

Video footage was released following a Mecklenburg County judge’s orders. City leaders addressed the community ahead of the video’s release.

Judge orders release of CMPD video involving Danquirs Franklin in fatal police-involved shooting

CMPD bodycam footage from last month’s deadly police shooting will be released Monday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters challenges Charlotte Black men to step up

Black children make up 69% of youth served, but Black men make up less than 11% of volunteers.

RCLM 37 pays homage to West Charlotte while attempting to combat gentrification

The exhibit’s title RCLM 37 refers to the Beatties Ford Road exit 37 off of Interstate 85. It borrows from the cultural influences of Afrofuturism.

JCSU president’s inauguration speech filled with plans to improve upward mobility

JCSU President Clarence Armbrister encouraged the audience to provide scholarships, jobs and other opportunities to help close Charlotte’s opportunity gap.

N.C. Department of Justice will try case involving Charlotte mom killed in crossfire

Mecklenburg District Attorney Spencer Merriweather III revealed Thursday that the March 28 shootout that left a Charlotte driver dead also sent a bullet into a car driven by one of his assistants.

Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county’s Order of the Hornet award.

City North owner says new project will yield ‘broad economic benefits’

Several Black-owned businesses will be displaced, but new owner say his firm is working to make transition easier.

CMPD: 2019 homicides up dramatically compared to last year

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigated 23 more homicides than this time last year, according to first-quarter crime statistics.

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

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Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...

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