I long admired Gen. Colin Powell. After his death, I learned we shared something in common
General Powell kept his myeloma diagnosis close to his chest. I share my journey to show that living with cancer does not mean you stop living.
By Theresa Williams Bethea | October 25, 2021
Decades after a Shrine Bowl snub, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick gets his recognition
The Charlotte Sports Foundation has named an annual high school football award in honor of the 1960s prep standout.
By Jalon Hill | October 11, 2021
New West End mural honors Charlotte’s Black history-makers
An unveiling ceremony for the "River of Life" mural will be announced soon.
By Sarafina Wright | September 1, 2021
Jefferson Davis Street will be renamed Druid Hills Way
The street named after the Confederate president is one of nine Charlotte thoroughfares set for renaming. All have ties to white supremacy.
By Glenn Burkins | August 18, 2021
Take a walking tour of historic Brooklyn with a new mobile app
The KnowCLT app, developed by Levine Museum of the New South and Johnson C. Smith University, allows users to step back in time to visit the historic Black neighborhood razed in the 1960s.
By Jalon Hill | August 5, 2021
At Historic Brattonsville, stories emerge of ‘freedom seekers’ who didn’t wait for emancipation
A new exhibit at the McConnells, S.C., site will tell the stories of four enslaved men who ran away to freedom.
By Lindsey Banks | July 27, 2021
Vance High School is officially renamed in honor of Julius L. Chambers
Chambers, a civil rights lawyer who spent much of his life in Charlotte, argued groundbreaking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
By Jalon Hill | July 15, 2021
Mecklenburg County cuts ties with nonprofit that manages Historic Latta Plantation
The decision comes after the nonprofit was forced to cancel a Juneteenth program that some critics said was sympathetic to enslavers.
By Glenn Burkins | June 16, 2021
Latta Plantation official defends controversial event once scheduled for Juneteenth
Under pressure, the historic site was forced to cancel a June 19 event created to tell the story of Black emancipation through the eyes of White Southerners who lost everything.
By Glenn Burkins | June 13, 2021
Charlotte storyteller Steve Crump releases new documentary about Muhammad Ali
The 28-minute film, set to air Friday on Bounce TV, looks back at the boxer's gold-medal victory in the 1960 Olympics.
By Jonathan Limehouse | April 1, 2021