A 2040 vision for Historic West End

Imagine the West Trade/Beatties Ford corridor as a destination for Black arts, culture, music and history. A new vision plan for uptown Charlotte and surrounding neighborhoods does just that.
By Sarafina Wright | August 2, 2021

West Side Community Land Trust gets $50,000 from U.S. Bank to help fund affordable housing

Founded in 2017, the nonprofit focuses on developing permanently affordable housing for longtime Charlotte residents in historically Black neighborhoods.
By Sarafina Wright | July 30, 2021

For those in need, Project Outpour provides mobile showers and a sprinkle of dignity

"Everybody deserves the dignity that comes with being clean and feeling clean and feeling human." said Laura Gorecki, chief dignity officer.
By Sarafina Wright | July 26, 2021

Cultural immersion series kicks off with an ode to house music

Local group hosts "A Vibe Outside" to highlight Black influences in three music subgenres and promote homeownership.
By Katrina Louis | July 23, 2021

New public space coming to West End site that once housed a segregation-era movie theater

The space is slated to feature a performance shelter, outdoor movies, cafe-style seating, a play area and free wifi.
By Sarafina Wright | July 23, 2021

West Side Community Land Trust completes its first affordable home in Enderly Park

Organizers say the "Tuck House," listed at $170,000 on Tuckaseegee Road, will be matched with a buyer soon.
By Sarafina Wright | July 19, 2021

When Covid shut down county-run feeding sites for seniors, a West End church stepped up to help

With county funding, the nonprofit arm of First Baptist Church-West is preparing more than a thousand grab-and-go meals each week.
By Sarafina Wright | July 13, 2021

QCity Metro, JCSU among Knight Foundation grant recipients

The grants went to organizations pushing for digital transformation and inclusion.
By Sarafina Wright | July 9, 2021

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church opens center for aging adults in west Charlotte

Officials say the center will address a special need for Black residents with aging family members.
By Sarafina Wright | July 7, 2021

“The time is now.” Community leaders push forward on bringing a co-op grocery store to the West End

After being snubbed by traditional grocery stores for years, westside leaders close in on a food co-op model that will help food insecurity and pay a livable wage.
By Sarafina Wright | June 29, 2021