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
Up close with Cathay Dawkins, leader in Charlotte’s Black business ecosystem
The 2008 recession halted his landscaping business, but Cathay Dawkins turned his circumstances into a “safety net and trampoline” for Charlotte business owners.
By Katrina Louis | April 29, 2019
Grab a treat and pop out your laptop at Queen’s Coffee Bar
In creating Queen’s Coffee Bar, local realtor Raina Purvis thought about her own experiences of setting up client meetings in a coffee shop.
By Katrina Louis | April 2, 2019
Q&A with JCSU alum Jamie Miller, entrepreneur and founder of Dear Sister CLT
Jamie Miller, owner of The 518 Group and creator of Dear Sister CLT, shares why relationships are key and other lessons learned.
By Nakisha Washington | February 22, 2019
Charlotte welcomes Black Enterprise summit back for second year
The four-day conference returns to Charlotte and will bring together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs of color with a special focus on tech-driven innovation.
By Katrina Louis | February 18, 2019
Grab a sweet treat at these 3 Black-owned franchises in Charlotte
Entrepreneurs of color are seeing growth with franchises. Smallcakes Cupcakery, Popbar and Famous Toastery are three black-owned Charlotte franchises finding success.
By Jonathan Limehouse | February 18, 2019
Self-Care for the Busy Professional: Massages are no longer just a luxury service
A Valentine's Day gift sparked an idea for Brandi Fox that led to the creation of Pamper Us Mobile Massage. Beyond the pampering, mobile massages may be the answer to workplace stress.
By Nakisha Washington | February 13, 2019
Q&A with The Creator’s Lawyer Ticora Davis, speaker at Facebook Community Boost
Facebook selected this trademark attorney to participate in the two-day event on social media use for business growth.
By Nakisha Washington | November 27, 2018