Will these Black-owned businesses get the ‘Oprah effect’?

Each of these business owners was connected to the media mogul’s recent visit to the Queen City.
By Nakisha Washington | January 21, 2020

Cuzzo’s Cuisine announces plans for University City opening

Chef Andarrio Johnson and Anglee Brown to open second location in partnership with Black franchise owners.
By William Dawson | January 16, 2020

The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary: a woosah space where the tea is secondary

In a renovated doctor's office on Charlotte's west side, a former broadcast journalist and medical chaplain has created a space where customers are invited to meditate, pray and even cry.
By Patsy V. Pressley | January 14, 2020

8 Charlotte couple-preneurs share how they make it work

These Charlotte-based couples show that it is possible to mix business and pleasure. Plus, they offer advice for other would-be couple-preneurs.
By Katrina Louis | July 18, 2019

Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions

A recent article sparked talks of Black women's entrepreneurial experiences in Charlotte. The result was Monday's State of Black Women Entrepreneurs in CLT town hall.
By Olivia Richard | June 25, 2019

Alpha Kappa Alpha Cash Mob targets four Black-owned restaurants

Charlotte chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. lead “Black Food Tour” Cash Mob to patronize four designated restaurants June 15-23.
By Katrina Louis | June 15, 2019

Win a free registration to the Black Enterprise FWD conference

Qcitymetro is giving two (2) entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs, the chance to attend Black Enterprise’s FWD conference June 19-22 at […]
By Qcitymetro Staff | June 13, 2019

Mecklenburg budget proposals take aim at racial disparities, offer aid to small and minority-owned businesses

Mecklenburg County's proposed budget would devote $8.1 million to addressing racial disparities, a proposed increase of $6.3 million.
By Glenn Burkins | May 21, 2019

Harlem Beer Distributing is looking to diversify Charlotte’s craft beer scene

The Black-owned beer distributor includes Harlem Brewing Company, a craft beer brand created by Shaw University graduate Celeste Beatty.
By Katrina Louis | May 20, 2019

Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, the dad who created playful bedsheets for hospitalized kids

The Charlotte-based dad gathered resources to create Playtime Edventures, bed sets with board games to entertain kids confined to their hospital rooms.
By Katrina Louis | May 8, 2019