Eat Black Charlotte Week adds to growing spotlight on Black culinary scene

The team of local bloggers, food photographers and curators to highlight Charlotte’s Black food businesses and entrepreneurs June 4-12.
By Katrina Louis | May 24, 2021

R&B icon Stephanie Mills returns with a message of Black empowerment — and a music video filmed in uptown Charlotte

Mills, who has called the Charlotte area home for more than 30 years, said her upcoming single -- "Let's Do The Right Thing" -- was inspired by recent events, including the killing of George Floyd.
By Glenn Burkins | May 24, 2021

BatteryXchange and Smart Girls HQ each awarded $50,000 NC IDEA grants

Founders Desmond Wiggan and Abi Olukeye share how the funding will help scale their Charlotte-based startups.
By Katrina Louis | May 19, 2021

Find your favorite childhood treats inside this west Charlotte candy shop

Lamont and Kristina George opened Scooter Snacks & More after moving to Charlotte for the entertainment business.
By Katrina Louis | May 17, 2021

Meet the mother-daughter duo behind Ebony Wine & Spirits

Camillya Masunda has built a buzz for her wine brand since launching last year. Part of the brand's growing presence is thanks to her teenage daughter.
By Katrina Louis | May 11, 2021

She walked into his plant shop. Months later, they walked down the aisle

Newlyweds Victoria and Barry held a small wedding in Fayetteville. They share how their love of plants, and each other, grew amid a pandemic.
By Katrina Louis | May 6, 2021

Bennett College names local HBCU leader as new VP of academic affairs

Laura Colson to leave Johnson C. Smith University for Greensboro’s historically Black college for women.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2021

ASC names its permanent leader; local Girl Scouts Council hires CEO

Krista Terrell and Tayuanee Dewberry were both announced as new nonprofit leaders this week.
By Katrina Louis | April 28, 2021

Couple behind this popular photo booth startup shares highs and lows of entrepreneurship

Peterson and Colette Louis left the banking world to establish QC Booths and QC Lights. Their toddler daughter is also a Charlotte influencer.
By Katrina Louis | April 26, 2021

Charlotte deejay launches new line of bottled water

DJ K.i.D., a Charlotte deejay best known for his work with the Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby, will launch K2O Water on the Livingstone College campus.
By Glenn Burkins | April 26, 2021