Linda Lockman-Brooks makes history as CPCC board chair

Charlotte business executive is the first woman and the first Black person to chair the board in Central Piedmont’s 58-year history.
By Katrina Louis | July 26, 2021

ProjectiGive hosts inaugural Social Justice Olympics Summit

The two-week summit will intersect athletics, race, education, economics, health and spirituality to advance social change.
By Lindsey Banks | July 22, 2021

Q&A: Four months after arriving from Seattle, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new CEO has a vision ‘to change and adapt’

Like other industries, libraries must "change and adapt to the way people use us, and people are becoming more digital," he said.
By Lindsey Banks | July 20, 2021

Local woman uses puzzles to reflect diversity and promote mental health

Brittny Horne established Shades of Joy, a Charlotte-based toy company that produces handmade puzzles featuring people of color.
By Lindsey Banks | July 19, 2021

James Mitchell quietly exits R.J. Leeper Construction

Mitchell assumed the top role at R.J. Leeper Construction earlier this year after a Charlotte-based investment firm acquired the company. 
By Katrina Louis | July 19, 2021

Ohio native prepares to open Urban Reader, a Black bookstore, in University City

Sonyah Spencer says books have helped her heal during some of life's most difficult periods -- especially following the death of her oldest son in 2013.
By Jalon Hill | July 16, 2021

Charlotte’s Ray Singleton serenades his wife and TV viewers on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Viral singer-songwriter will appear on July 13 episode of the hit TV series.
By Katrina Louis | July 13, 2021

Married 83 years, D.W. Williams is remembered as loving husband, man of integrity

Williams' pastor at First Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church described him as a symbol of stability and strength.
By Dante Miller, WFAE | July 12, 2021

Bike advocate Kenya Templeton is taking The Velo Griot to another level

She's growing her mobile classroom that includes group bike rides through some of Charlotte's historically Black neighborhoods.
By Lindsey Banks | July 9, 2021

Teach for America hires NC executive director

Monique Perry-Graves will lead statewide operations for the teacher recruitment and service corps nonprofit.
By Katrina Louis | July 7, 2021