Black workers are more likely to be unemployed but less likely to get unemployment benefits

More people than ever became eligible for unemployment benefits after Congress included part-time and gig workers, but the data shows that hasn’t solved a huge racial disparity. Here’s why.
By Ava Kofman and Hannah Fresques, ProPublica | August 25, 2020

Charlotte’s Black media publishers open up about longevity and managing through the pandemic

Part Two of the Black Power Moves series dives into the challenges and opportunities for Charlotte’s flagship Black media companies.
By Kallan Louis | August 17, 2020

Mecklenburg detention officer dies after contracting Covid-19

The 51-year-old woman had no recent contact with jail inmates, the Sheriff's Office reported.
By Glenn Burkins | August 14, 2020

CMS to roll out meal program for students during school closings

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will provide breakfast and lunch meal bundles for students while schools remain closed due to coronavirus safety concerns.
By Katrina Louis | August 11, 2020

Block Love Charlotte: Grassroots giving scaled in response to Covid-19

Our spotlight on Black Philanthropy Month continues.
By Sarafina Wright | August 5, 2020

Behind the scenes with this Charlotte microbiologist who created a food delivery service

During a time when public health is top of mind, TakeNow Delivery is adding a bit of science to ensure food safety.
By Sabrina Clark | August 3, 2020

Black Power Moves 2020, Part I: Charlotte Black business leaders share challenges and opportunities

BBOC and the local Black chamber of commerce leaders reflect on the year during Black Business Month.
By Kallan Louis | July 31, 2020

JCSU goes remote for fall semester

School officials reversed their decision to reopen campus for the fall semester due to coronavirus concerns.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 30, 2020

Mecklenburg County bans alcohol sales after 11 p.m. in Charlotte, surrounding towns

Restrictions begin Thursday night in unincorporated parts of the county, Charlotte, Davidson, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville.
By QCity Metro Staff | July 22, 2020

NC distributes nearly a million masks to protect farm workers, ensure food supply

Cooper lauds retailers for mask mandates, slams people who refuse to wear face coverings: 'It infringes on the life and liberty of everyone else in the store.'
By QCity Metro Staff | July 21, 2020