Why Colette Forrest is stepping down as chair of Black Political Caucus

The longtime community activist acknowledges a growing frustration as she worked to strengthen the BPC to make it more relevant in local politics.

How a casual conversation resulted in 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes for hurricane victims

The food donation came from Burch Farms, an 8,000-acre agriculture business in eastern North Carolina.

Colette Forrest is stepping down as head of Political Black Caucus

The news comes after the rejuvenated PBC played a major role in getting Democrats elected this fall.

Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the school said.

2 former teachers work to keep African American men in the classroom as Profound Gentlemen

After launching on a shoestring budget, Jason Terrell and Mario-Jovan Shaw now have members in four states and the District of Columbia.

Brenda Tindal, Charlotte historian, looks back before moving forward

The 36-year-old historian is leaving the Levine Museum of the New South to begin a new chapter at the Detroit Historical Society.

Brooklyn Village developer says project will expand economic opportunity

Developers of the $683.3 million construction project in uptown Charlotte have said at least 35 percent of total contracts will go to minority or women-owned small business.

Brenda Tindal, historian at Levine Museum of the New South, is leaving for Detroit

The Charlotte native is leaving to become director of education at the Detroit Historical Society.

Business is poppin’ for entrepreneur Janelle Doyle at 7th Street Public Market

A former bank employee, Doyle now sells gourmet popcorn flavored to taste like cookies n’ cream, apple pie, and even fried chicken.

Chelsea Clinton used her first 280-character tweet to shout out Braxton Winston

In a tweet aimed at Donald Trump, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton called Winston, elected this week to Charlotte City Council, a “very fine” person — an apparent reference to comments Trump made about white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Va.

One on one with Shirley Hughes

The JCSU trustees chair talks about the school’s incoming president and the process it took to find him.

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan. 1, 2018

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new life.

Despite America’s race problems, author Carol Anderson sees hope

The historian and bestselling author spoke to a diverse crowd Tuesday evening at Spirit Square, where she was a guest of the Levine Museum of the New South.

Richard Hunt visits Qcity for dedication of ‘Spiral Odyssey’

Richard Hunt was in Charlotte over the weekend for the public dedication of his sculpture “Spiral Odyssey,” a stainless-steel abstract […]

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Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


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Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

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