People

Next Level Leadership ‘Be Mindful’ event provides mental health outlet for Black boys

A listening session sparked the idea for Next Level Leadership cohort to focus on mental health of young Black males.

Community advocate Tiffany Capers begins as executive director for Grier Heights revitalization nonprofit

Search committee struck by her passion to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights and a “very deep commitment to justice.”

Black health spotlight: Rwenshaun Miller, his mental health struggles now fuel his advocacy

Failed suicide attempts and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rwenshaun Miller says “Let’s Talk About It” to end the stigma around mental health

Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county’s Order of the Hornet award.

Grab a treat and pop out your laptop at Queen’s Coffee Bar

In creating Queen’s Coffee Bar, local realtor Raina Purvis thought about her own experiences of setting up client meetings in a coffee shop.

One to watch in tech, Nicki Washington is also encouraging women to be “Unapologetically Dope”

Nicki Washington is blazing new paths in the tech world and committed to helping other women, regardless of industry, to do the same.

“Black Lives” and classical music: Carl DuPont is bringing Black history to the genre through higher education

The UNC Charlotte professor offers insight on music education, inclusion and “Black Lives: music from the operas of Anthony Davis.”

Up close with Tifferney White, leading lady of education at Discovery Place

White was supposed to graduate from JCSU and go on to medical school. But, a chance meeting at Discovery Place re-directed her to become its Chief Learning Officer.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Get to know these nonprofits competing in SEED20 OnStage

Meet some of the nonprofits competing for cash prizes at SEED20 OnStage. To win, they will have to tell their story – who they are and why they matter.

Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and the future of Charlotte as it continues to grow.

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.

Ben Baxter named CIAA assistant commissioner for strategic communications

Baxter brings conference-level communications experience to the role, having spent three years with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Up close with Chief Telisa White, Mecklenburg sheriff office’s first chief of detention

QCityMetro spoke to the sheriff office’s first Chief of Detention Telisa White about her career, her role in strengthening community relations and more.

Community rallies behind West Charlotte basketball team despite controversies

A last-minute venue change, followed by a player suspension, increased attention to the regional semifinal basketball game between West Charlotte HS and Ardrey Kell HS.

News & Buzz

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Kemba Walker made the All-NBA Third Team, should Charlotte be worried?

Will Kemba Walker stay with the Hornets after making All-NBA Third Team? The team has the cap space and money...

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

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