How the Knight Foundation and LISC Charlotte are working to assist Black-led development in Historic West End

A recent effort helped one Black-owned business with low-cost financing.
By Sarafina Wright | October 22, 2021

UNC Charlotte researcher is ‘very confident’ of plan to bring co-op grocery store to West Boulevard

Q&A with UNC Charlotte's Byron White, who facilitated a nine-month study that recommends building two co-op grocery stores in west Charlotte to address food insecurity.
By Sarafina Wright | October 19, 2021

At the Beatties Ford Vocational Trade Center, Frances Hall says she is keeping a vow she made to God

The center is a school where men and women looking for a way out of poverty or underemployment can learn a trade.
By Sarafina Wright | October 18, 2021

Knight Foundation invests $225,000 for public space along Beatties Ford Road corridor

Since 2015, the Knight Foundation has invested more than $5 million in various westside projects.
By Sarafina Wright | September 13, 2021

Where the historic Plato Price School once stood, Habitat for Humanity will build 39 affordable homes

The future westside development is Habitat Charlotte's largest project to date.
By Sarafina Wright | September 10, 2021

5 Historic West End eateries you should know

Places to eat, drink, and play in the Historic West End -- oh and dessert!
By Sarafina Wright | September 2, 2021

New West End mural honors Charlotte’s Black history-makers

An unveiling ceremony for the "River of Life" mural will be announced soon.
By Sarafina Wright | September 1, 2021

He once served time in prison for drug charges; now he leads city-county Alternatives to Violence Program

Belton L. Platt, once known on the streets of Charlotte as "Money Rock," will supervise a team of "violence interruptors" working to curb violence along the Beatties Ford Road/LaSalle Street corridor.
By Sarafina Wright | August 4, 2021

A 2040 vision for Historic West End

Imagine the West Trade/Beatties Ford corridor as a destination for Black arts, culture, music and history. A new vision plan for uptown Charlotte and surrounding neighborhoods does just that.
By Sarafina Wright | August 2, 2021

West Side Community Land Trust gets $50,000 from U.S. Bank to help fund affordable housing

Founded in 2017, the nonprofit focuses on developing permanently affordable housing for longtime Charlotte residents in historically Black neighborhoods.
By Sarafina Wright | July 30, 2021