What do Black Panther, Bigfoot and Omarosa Manigault all have in common? Humorist Gerald Terrell takes aim at each as he looks back on some of the week’s news stories.
Wow! What a week
During Black History Month, an event to honor black fathers
Black fathers in America don’t always get the love they deserve. So with that in mind, local author and fashion […]
Bennett College hires Dorothy Browne as provost
With more than 35 years of experience at research institutions and historically black colleges and universities, Brown has a reputation “for getting things done,” the school said in a statement.
Spencer Merriweather says his DA’s office will do more to support domestic-violence victims
Mecklenburg County’s first African American district attorney said he sees no quick fixes to erase the “trust deficit” that some communities feel regarding police and courts.
Leading on Opportunity appoints Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter as executive director
Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, who was orphaned in India, will lead a countywide initiative to address Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s economic mobility problem, which tends to keep poor people poor.
BLKTECH Interactive gets new home at Camp North End
Sherrell Dorsey, the organization’s founder, said the new space will allow BLCKTECH Interactive to host more workshops and training opportunities.
Rep. Alma Adams undergoes medical procedure
The 71-year-old congresswoman underwent a procedure to correct nerve damage in one of her shoulders, her office announced Monday.
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.