People

Futuristic artists bring ‘Intergalactic Soul’ and ‘LHAXX’ to Portal CLT

Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser’s futuristic installation lands a spot at Charlotte’s interactive art gallery.

Ten years later, Charlotte coalition of 100 Black Women still advocating for level playing field

Queen City Metropolitan Chapter president Tiffany Hemmings-Prather talks about the organization’s role in making Charlotte a more equitable place for Black women and girls.

8 Charlotte couple-preneurs share how they make it work

These Charlotte-based couples show that it is possible to mix business and pleasure. Plus, they offer advice for other would-be couple-preneurs.

Architect Philip Freelon remembered for changing the landscape of African American arts, culture and history

Gantt Center president and CEO reflects on the legacy of Philip Freelon. The renowned architect died July 9.

Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

Chiante Wester named new women’s basketball coach at Livingstone College

During her 13-year tenure as an assistant coach at Virginia State, Wester was part of a coaching staff that produced more than 200 wins.

Bennett College names Suzanne Walsh as its 19th president

Bennett College, the women-only historically Black institution in Greensboro, N.C., announced Seattle consultant Suzanne Walsh as its next president.

Da Village Pop-Up Shop, a shopping experience for families in need

Shamelle Jackson, a mother of four, explains how her season of homelessness led her to create Da Village Pop-Up Shop and provide families in need with essentials.

Carolina Black Music Month: Greg Cox

If you were a fan of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his MTV reality shows, then you may remember seeing a […]

Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.” […]

Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants

Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.

Local giving circle hosts “Decolonizing Wealth” author Edgar Villanueva

Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, with a pattern of wealth that can be traced over its […]

Carolina Black Music Month: Lute

West Charlotte rapper Lute (born Luther Nicholson) created some buzz in Charlotte’s hip-hop scene with his first solo project, “West […]

Cookie Hustle: Local Girl Scout sold 4,203 Girl Scout Cookies, breaks record

Nine-year-old Maddie Miller became the 2019 Girl Scouts Hornets’ Council Top Seller and Record Breaker after selling over 4,000 Girl Scout Cookies.

Carolina Black Music Month: Ben E. King

Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Ben E. King. King — a native of Henderson, N.C. — is most known for the 1961 timeless hit “Stand By Me.”

News & Buzz

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Entertainment

Orchestra-Noir

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

Voices

John-Singleton

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

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

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