People

With threat of Excelsior Club demolition, daughter of former owner says, “I know that is not what my father would want”

Paperwork was filed last year that would permit demolition of the historic Excelsior Club, which could happen after June 12.

Carolina Black Music Month: Elevator Jay

Over the years, we’ve seen the emergence of Southern hip-hop in places like Atlanta and Texas. While we witnessed North […]

Carolina Black Music Month: Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton is Charlotte’s music royalty. The Grammy Award-winning R&B/Soul singer and songwriter hit it big in 2003 with his […]

Celebrating Carolina artists during Black Music Month

June is Black Music Month, and we’ve curated a list of some of your favorite artists, musicians and writers with Carolina connections.

Girl Scouts members lead dedication for civil rights pioneer Dorothy Counts-Scoggins

Two students organized a dedication ceremony honoring Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, who integrated Harding High School in 1957.

Shelby J, once Prince’s backup singer, leads tribute concert

N.C. native Shelby J spent years touring with Prince’s band, the New Power Generation. On June 7, she’ll perform during “Purple Note 4” to celebrate the late musician’s birthday.

Patrick Graham shares parting words for Charlotte, including message for community leaders

Former nonprofit leader Patrick Graham is leaving Charlotte to serve as the Senior Policy Advisor for the City of Richmond, Va.

Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with local artists.

Charlotte-based reality TV series premieres on OWN Network

“To Have and To Hold: Charlotte” follows five notable Charlotte couples. The series debuts on June 1.

Harlem Beer Distributing is looking to diversify Charlotte’s craft beer scene

The Black-owned beer distributor includes Harlem Brewing Company, a craft beer brand created by Shaw University graduate Celeste Beatty.

Meet the 2019 Delta Debutantes

The Cotillion awarded $119,030 in college scholarships and $13,699  in donations to community nonprofits.

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 about nutrition, fitness and fad diets.

Steph vs. Seth, history-making Curry brothers face off in NBA playoffs

Charlotte natives Steph and Seth Curry will compete against each other as the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers match up in the NBA Western Conference finals.

Get to know Chef Whitney Thomas, from grandma’s kitchen to 5Church’s Executive Chef

Chef Whitney Thomas followed her passion for cooking. Now, she’s executive chef of 5Church Charlotte, one of the city’s trendiest restaurants.

Words of wisdom: What speakers are saying at HBCU graduations in North Carolina

At N.C. Central University, the Rev. William R. Barber II encouraged graduates to use their education to help reduce poverty, racism and other injustices in America and around the world.

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Entertainment

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“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...

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

Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...

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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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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