With gentrification pressing in, Black neighborhoods demand more say in future development

A key issue will soon be decided as city government prepares to adopt its 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
By Sarafina Wright | May 12, 2021

West Side land trust will add three affordable homes off Beatties Ford Road

All three homes will be moved from other Charlotte neighborhoods to vacant lots on Gilbert Street in Lincoln Heights.
By Glenn Burkins | May 10, 2021

Johnson C. Smith University awarded $1 million grant from Wells Fargo

The grant is part of Wells Fargo’s $3.2 million pledge to address economic mobility and racial equity. JCSU is one of nine recipients.
By QCity Metro | May 6, 2021

Duke Endowment will gift West End property to JCSU, a source says

The gift involves a former A&P grocery store site on W. Trade Street, just south of the JCSU campus.
By Sarafina Wright | May 3, 2021

West Charlotte student uses pandemic hurdles as fuel for college dreams

The National Student Clearinghouse reports that historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, have seen a decline in enrollment since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | April 20, 2021

3 retailers of color prepare for business in renovated West End building near JCSU

At 1800 Rozzelles Ferry Road, three business owners of color prepare for retail expansions.
By Sarafina Wright | April 16, 2021

On the JCSU campus, new sights and sounds emanate from the iconic Biddle Hall tower

The school has raised money to repair the Biddle Hall clock and bell, and soon nighttime lighting will illuminate the historic clock tower.
By Sarafina Wright | April 13, 2021

With $18 million gift from MacKenzie Scott, YMCA of Greater Charlotte will expand programs to reduce poverty and health disparities

The Y's initial focus will be on communities along the West Boulevard and Beatties Ford Road corridors.
By Glenn Burkins | April 13, 2021

West Charlotte native joins QCity Metro as Historic West End reporter

Sarafina Wright, a graduate of West Charlotte High, has remained deeply rooted in the neighborhoods that shaped her.
By Sarafina Wright | March 30, 2021

Near a westside convenience store, another homicide

The Wednesday night shooting comes as neighbors near the A to Z store are rallying to address what they say is pattern of crime there.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 25, 2021