Tami Simmons named VP of Institutional Advancement at JCSU

Simmons, who currently works as executive director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte, will start her new job on Oct. 18.

Quentin Talley reports being robbed at gunpoint

Talley, a Charlotte-based actor, musician and poet, posted about the incident late Wednesday on his Facebook page.

Why former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison is still da bomb

During a talk this week in Charlotte, she spoke about courage and diversity, and she painted a futuristic world where girls and people of color are empowered.

20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades fine-tuning its operating model.

Carol Anderson, author of ‘White Rage,’ to speak at Levine Museum on Sept. 26

History professor traces white backlash against black progress from Reconstruction to the election of Barack Obama.

Scene in the Qcity: 2017 Black Political Caucus Banquet

Scene at the 2017 Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg banquet, which featured U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters as guest speaker.

In Rock Hill, a consignment shop for men

Shop owner Deborah McCullough says she likes a well-dressed man, and she likes putting their outfits together, so in April she opened His Closet Consignment Shop.

The Scene at Lydia’s Legacy Teal Tea Party

Ladies and gents from around the Qcity gathered on Sunday to raise awareness for a worthy cause.

Noted photographer Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. recalls that fateful day in Charlottesville

Jacobs has trained his camera on protests and civil actions all over America. What happened in Charlottesville, he said, was altogether different.

‘Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out Live!’ coming to Bojangles’ Coliseum

Homecoming for Cannon as one of MTV’s hottest shows heads to Charlotte

Healing Charlotte: Iyanla Vanzant to headline Gantt Symposium

The Emmy-Award winning life coach will discuss uniting the community as we approach the one-year anniversary of Keith Lamont Scott’s death.

Real Talk Radio: Wyclef Jean talks about U.S. politics, relationships and music 

In this episode of Real Talk Radio, JD talks with the multi-talented Wyclef Jean about music, politics, Donald Trump and how he kept his marriage together after infidelity.

A voice in the crowd: Why one man attended the ‘call to action’ against racism

Despite personal disappointments and persistent doubts, Charlotte resident Justin Perry says he must continue to push for racial justice in America.

3 small-business owners share their stories…and advice for others

At the Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference, three small-business owners shared how they overcame fear, financial challenges and even self-doubt.

Cleared of domestic assault charge, William Wilson looks to move forward

The Charlotte Clothier said the seven-month ordeal, in which a female acquaintance accused him of assault and had him arrested, left him feeling publicly humiliated but wiser.

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Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...


Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...


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