20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades fine-tuning its operating model.

Carol Anderson, author of ‘White Rage,’ to speak at Levine Museum on Sept. 26

History professor traces white backlash against black progress from Reconstruction to the election of Barack Obama.

Scene in the Qcity: 2017 Black Political Caucus Banquet

Scene at the 2017 Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg banquet, which featured U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters as guest speaker.

In Rock Hill, a consignment shop for men

Shop owner Deborah McCullough says she likes a well-dressed man, and she likes putting their outfits together, so in April she opened His Closet Consignment Shop.

The Scene at Lydia’s Legacy Teal Tea Party

Ladies and gents from around the Qcity gathered on Sunday to raise awareness for a worthy cause.

Noted photographer Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. recalls that fateful day in Charlottesville

Jacobs has trained his camera on protests and civil actions all over America. What happened in Charlottesville, he said, was altogether different.

‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live!’ coming to Bojangles’ Coliseum

Homecoming for Cannon as one of MTV’s hottest shows heads to Charlotte

Healing Charlotte: Iyanla Vanzant to headline Gantt Symposium

The Emmy-Award winning life coach will discuss uniting the community as we approach the one-year anniversary of Keith Lamont Scott’s death.

Real Talk Radio: Wyclef Jean talks about U.S. politics, relationships and music 

In this episode of Real Talk Radio, JD talks with the multi-talented Wyclef Jean about music, politics, Donald Trump and how he kept his marriage together after infidelity.

A voice in the crowd: Why one man attended the ‘call to action’ against racism

Despite personal disappointments and persistent doubts, Charlotte resident Justin Perry says he must continue to push for racial justice in America.

3 small-business owners share their stories…and advice for others

At the Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference, three small-business owners shared how they overcame fear, financial challenges and even self-doubt.

Cleared of domestic assault charge, William Wilson looks to move forward

The Charlotte Clothier said the seven-month ordeal, in which a female acquaintance accused him of assault and had him arrested, left him feeling publicly humiliated but wiser.

Charlotte author Monica Wood is on a mission to empower girls and boys

PR and crisis management expert Monica Wood pens a series of books for children.

5 style lessons from a former CLT homicide cop now on TV – who’s also a fashionista

For Garry McFadden, fixating on style trends and finding bargains definitely helped relieve stress in a job packed with psychological trauma.

Tickets for BPC banquet, featuring Rep. Maxine Waters, now on sale

Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s banquet theme is “Reclaiming My Time,” a mantra recently made famous by the feisty congresswoman from California.

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‘The Perfect Present’ Christmas Musical Drama
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