Deputy U.S. marshal who killed Frankie Jennings will not be charged

District Attorney Spencer Merriweather said that, based on the evidence he reviewed, the shooting was legally justified.
By Glenn Burkins | June 30, 2021

When violence claims a life in Charlotte, Mario Black often gets a call

On June 22, Black and others will lead a silent march to remember four people killed in last summer's mass shooting on Beatties Ford Road.
By Sarafina Wright | June 15, 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

Rosa Parks market set to return with new location and Juneteenth celebration

Along with fruits, vegetables and the typical fare, the market will provide health education, guest lectures and healthy cooking demonstrations.
By Sarafina Wright | June 1, 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

NAACP leader in Elizabeth City talks of economic protests following police killing of Andrew Brown Jr.

“We’re reminding people of our Black dollar,” Rivers said during a virtual session of the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum.
By Sarafina Wright | April 28, 2021

Elizabeth City clergy to declare ‘moral emergency’ in wake of Andrew Brown Jr. killing

The Rev. William J. Barber II called the district attorney’s handling of the case “inept” and a “moral failure.”
By QCity Metro | April 27, 2021

Locals react to the Derek Chauvin verdict

"The system did what it was supposed to," CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters Tuesday, shortly after the guilty verdict was broadcast live nationwide.
By Glenn Burkins | April 21, 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

‘Cover his children, God’

Local activists joined family members in mourning the death of Frankie Jennings, who was killed Tuesday by a U.S. deputy marshal in east Charlotte.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 24, 2021