A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 – two years after the end of the American Civil War.
By Glenn Burkins | March 13, 2017

Local church honors Steve Crump and his 30 years at WBTV

The Rev. Ricky A. Woods said the congregation wanted to show its appreciation for the work Crump has done, especially his work in the African American community.
By Glenn Burkins | December 22, 2016

Lee Daniels takes voter message to Charlotte Church

Television and movie director Lee Daniels stopped by First Baptist Church-West on Sunday to deliver a get-out-and-vote message.
By QCity Metro | November 7, 2016

How comedy prepared Robert Duckworth for a life in ministry

Christian comedian Robert Duckworth says his work onstage has honed the skills he now uses to spread the gospel.
By Glenn Burkins | June 27, 2016

Putney: Arresting suspect at church was ‘indefensible’

Speaking to clergy and community members, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said the arrest of West Charlotte High School band director Duncan Gray during Sunday worship at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was a "failure in leadership."
By Glenn Burkins | May 3, 2016

Village HeartBEAT starts Year 4 with a record 21 churches

On Saturday, the first of an eventual 300 participants came out for health screenings as this year's Village HeartBEAT program began.
By Glenn Burkins | January 11, 2016

Franklin Deese: ‘From Inmate to Mayor’

At a graduation ceremony for the Gang Alternative Principles program in Charlotte, Marshville Mayor Franklin Deese talked about his journey from prison inmate to politician and business owner.
By Glenn Burkins | December 9, 2015

Delta line marks 20-year anniversary with community service

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Gamma Lambda Chapter took part in three community service projects during Johnson C. Smith University homecoming weekend to celebrate the group's 20th “Deltaversary.”
By QCity Metro Staff | October 27, 2015

Check out these alternatives to Halloween

Looking for a safe alternative to Halloween? Here are some options you might consider: Boogedy Boogedy Books and Fun: Starting […]
By QCity Metro Staff | October 23, 2015

Building bridges as an expression of faith

In Charlotte this week, American Baptist Churches of the South (Area III) is holding a two-day conference focused on cross-cultural and cross-racial outreach.
By Glenn Burkins | October 16, 2015