People

Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, the dad who created playful bedsheets for hospitalized kids

The Charlotte-based dad gathered resources to create Playtime Edventures, bed sets with board games to entertain kids confined to their hospital rooms.

Charlotte’s Diner en Blanc host team gives the skinny on the summer soiree

Leo Bennett and Tara Robertson talked with QCityMetro as they prepare for another year of the exclusive all-white event.

Miss North Carolina brings home the Miss USA crown

Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst was announced as the new Miss USA during the pageant competition on Thursday in Reno, Nevada.

Up close with Cathay Dawkins, leader in Charlotte’s Black business ecosystem

The 2008 recession halted his landscaping business, but Cathay Dawkins turned his circumstances into a “safety net and trampoline” for Charlotte business owners.

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.

Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, a display of excellence

In a time when the Black community is bombarded with images of things being done TO us, I relish the […]

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.

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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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