People

Carolina Black Music Month: Nina Simone

Carolina Black Music Month is spotlighting Nina Simone. Music from the Tryon, N.C., native spanned across genres and often included social commentary.

Justin Harlow won’t seek second term on Charlotte City Council

Harlow, who represents a fast-gentrifying district that includes Johnson C. Smith University, said he will step back from politics to focus on his dental practice.

Local arts roundup: Porch Productions celebrates 10 years, ASC names new president

News from Charlotte’s cultural sector: Black-owned youth theater company celebrates its 10th anniversary; the Arts & Science Council names its new leader to begin July 1.

Carolina Black Music Month: Arsena Schroeder

Arsena Schroeder’s path to becoming a singer-songwriter didn’t begin until she was in college. Since then, the independent artist has […]

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.

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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