Mecklenburg County releases implicit bias training for justice system workers

Training follows study that revealed racial and ethnic disparities in Mecklenburg County as it relates to arrests, bookings and convictions.
By Katrina Louis | June 25, 2020

On Beatties Ford Road, shooters used handguns and assault-style rifles

Officers recovered 181 shell casings at the scene of Monday morning's carnage, CMPD officials said.
By Glenn Burkins | June 24, 2020

Billionaire investor introduces initiative to ease student debt at HBCUs

Robert F. Smith starts a "pay-it-forward" program for STEM students at 11 HBCUs. He previously cleared student debt for 396 Morehouse College graduates.
By Katrina Louis | June 24, 2020

Mayor Vi Lyles wants a statewide requirement for protective face coverings

In a series of tweets Tuesday, the Charlotte mayor said she has asked Gov. Roy Cooper to implement just such a requirement.
By Glenn Burkins | June 24, 2020

City of Charlotte launches $30 million grant program for small businesses

Grant program provides between $10,000 and $25,000 to Charlotte-based small businesses impacted by Covid-19.
By QCity Metro Staff | June 23, 2020

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney to retire July 1

Putney will step down early, citing scaled-back version of GOP convention.
By Kallan Louis | June 23, 2020

Community remembers victims of Charlotte block party shooting

Police say shooters fired at least 100 rounds into a crowd early Monday in northwest Charlotte that claimed three lives and injured 11 others.
By Katrina Louis | June 22, 2020

3 dead, 11 injured after shooting erupts at block party in northwest Charlotte

According to the police, at least 100 rounds were fired into a crowd of around 400 people.
By Glenn Burkins | June 22, 2020

Thomas Davis pledges $100,000 so that fathers in Mecklenburg jail can be home for Father’s Day

As Black people, "we've all had our traumatic experiences," the former Carolina Panthers linebacker said during a panel discussion on police violence and social justice.
By Glenn Burkins | June 20, 2020

Opinion | Black Press Matters

Promises from White America “to do better” must include supporting Black media.
By Kallan Louis | June 19, 2020