Charlotte art gallery owner showcases African culture and mission to improve lives of his countrymen

Zimbabwean native Calstain Ganda centers African artists in painting and sculpture collections throughout the University City art gallery.
By Katrina Louis | March 11, 2021

‘I miss him so much’: Friends and family honor the life of Joel Odom

At age 22, Odom became the youngest candidate seeking to be elected mayor of Charlotte.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 6, 2021

Local author and former ‘class clown’ writes about finding success without a four-year degree

Jamil Massey grew up poor on a farm not far from Charlotte. Late last year, he published a memoir espousing the benefits of trade jobs.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 5, 2021

Inside the Hope Tank, the mobile shower and laundry center aimed at neighbors in need

Emmanuel and Adrienne Threatt launched the mobile hygiene service during the pandemic as the number of homeless residents increased.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | March 4, 2021

Newly elected chair of Black Political Caucus looks to build on voter energy

Stephanie Sneed adds to the rising number of influential Black women in politics.
By Katrina Louis | March 2, 2021

N.C. Democrats elect Bobbie Richardson to lead state party

The retired educator and former state legislator is the first Black woman to hold the title.
By Glenn Burkins | February 28, 2021

Care Ring announces Tchernavia Montgomery as next executive director

She leaves her role as chief program officer at Crisis Assistance Ministry to lead the nonprofit that provides health services to vulnerable residents.
By Katrina Louis | February 26, 2021

Breast cancer survivor opens gourmet popcorn shop

Julie Logan is the newest owner of Popcorn Heaven. The parent company has five locations nationwide, including two in Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | February 25, 2021

This couple is keeping STEAM education front and center during the pandemic

Kosal and Tanisha Chea talk about being business partners in their education venture, Idea Lab Kids.
By Katrina Louis | February 23, 2021

The Great 28: Black Charlotteans who are shaping Charlotte

Our inaugural list of Charlotte residents who have used their power, platforms and influence to make our city a better place.
By QCity Metro | February 22, 2021