How a simple hashtag derailed a music event at BluNotes of Charlotte

It was billed as a “listening event” with R&B singer Case, but somehow a misleading hashtag turned everything upside down.

Charlotte black journalists pay tribute to veteran reporter Steve Crump

Crump, a native of Louisville, Ky., has been described as the institutional memory of WBTV, having worked there more than 30 years.

Kimberly Robinson, owner of Sole Addiction Mobile Shoetique, wins business award

The Charlotte-based mobile shoe store was among 102 businesses selected as winners in the 2017 American Small Business Championship.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

The former New England Patriots star was found hanging in his cell shortly after 2 a.m, according to Massachusetts prison officials. Authorities suspect suicide.

150 years after ‘transformative gift,’ Biddles rediscover Johnson C. Smith University

Descendants of Mary Biddle rediscover the HBCU their matriarch helped to establish a century and a half ago.

Meet the 2017 Delta Debutantes

The 53rd annual Debutante Cotillion was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Twenty-two contestants were awarded college scholarships, and three local charities received financial support.

Patrick Cannon returns to Charlotte radio with Saturday morning talk show

The former Charlotte mayor, who served time in federal prison on public corruption charges, will host a talk show on Radio One’s Old School 105.3 FM, starting April 15.

Chris Jackson named to lead Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Organization selects insider after a national search to replace retiring president and CEO Michael Elder.

Kemba Walker reflects on his all-star season and the work it took to get him there

The Charlotte Hornets point guard also talks about sharing the all-star stage with LeBron James, Stephen Curry and his all-time favorite, Carmelo Anthony.

Social Buzz: Charlotte-area toddler gives lesson on race and what matters

Two-year-old Sophia would not be deterred when a store cashier suggested she replace the black doll she wanted with one that looked “more like you.”

Her ‘Grandpa Frank’ was a slave and she’d never seen his face – then her phone rang

Charlotte resident Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather, one of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests in 1838 to help save Georgetown University.

J. Anthony Brown to join Steve Harvey Morning Show

In what may seem like an act of treason, comedian J. Anthony Brown, long associated with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, says he will join rival Steve Harvey, effective effective April 17

Darren Vincent: Recent stabbings at Red@28th not reflective of his business

The owner of Red@28th said his business has not been negatively affected by a weekend fight that left five people with stab wounds.

Clint Smith: Linking America’s past to the racial disparaties we now see

This award-winning teacher, writer and spoken-word poet will speak in Charlotte about how race-based policies of the past are still playing out in society today.

BET co-founder Sheila Johnson reflects on a lifetime of business success

Most people would be thrilled to succeed in one field. Sheila Johnson has triumphed in several.

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Popular barber at No Grease was among 3 men shot and killed late Tuesday, media reports

The killings were reported minutes apart -- one in east Charlotte near Hickory Grove Road and the other in northeast...


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?


Charlotte has a new support group for black women coping with infertility

The support group Fertility for Colored Girls was started by a Chicago minister in 2014 and has now spread to...


William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...


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