This plant lover is on a quest to show Black men have green thumbs too

Stay-at-home restrictions allowed 31-year-old Barry Greene more time for his passion: plants. It's a passion he hopes catches on with more Black men.
By Sabrina Clark | May 21, 2020

Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings announced as next CMPD police chief

The 28-year CMPD veteran will succeed Chief Kerr Putney following the Republican National Convention.
By Qcitymetro | May 20, 2020

Q&A with DeAlva Wilson, small-business owner and Community Recovery Task Force member

She heads the D Wilson Agency and joins a group of entrepreneurs helping Charlotte's small businesses during Covid-19 recovery efforts.
By Christine Edwards | May 18, 2020

For Tino McFarland, entrepreneurship was always the path; construction was the gateway

McFarland Construction opened shop following the Great Recession. It marks its 10th anniversary during a global pandemic.
By Dante Miller | May 15, 2020

Gastonia church serves thousands curbside at drive-thru pantry

Weekly drive-thru pantry at Mt. Zion Restoration Church provides food and supplies to anyone who needs it. Gaston residents can apply for additional help.
By Dante Miller | May 14, 2020

Veltree chef Velvet Jacobs talks new Hollywood restaurant and journey to L.A.

VTree Hollywood opened on April 30 with altered plans due to coronavirus. It’s the second restaurant from the team behind Charlotte’s Veltree vegan cafe.
By William Dawson | May 12, 2020

BlackHawk Mortgage is reaching the community faced with stricter loan requirements

The veteran-owned business is ramping up efforts to increase homebuying opportunities and financial literacy in their communities.
By Loán Lake | May 11, 2020

Pfeiffer University provost named Mitchell College president

Also, Johnson C. Smith University hires former graduate as new vice president.
By Dante Miller | May 5, 2020

Opinion | Burdens may be unprecedented, but they don’t have to be insurmountable

The pandemic is reflecting the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in our community. We must engage those whose lives have been upended.
By Chris Jackson | May 4, 2020

Beatties Ford Road library branch gets new name

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library renames branch in honor of Allegra Westbrooks, the first African-American public library supervisor in North Carolina.
By Katrina Louis | May 3, 2020