CMPD investigating shooting in east Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon in east Charlotte. According to CMPD, around 2 p.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly  weapon call in the 6400 block of Albemarle Road.   When officers got there, they found a victim with a gunshot wound. Medic pronounced the victim deceased on scene. When patrol officers responded to the scene, they found an armed man and...

Druid Hills apartment complex gets “HGTV” style makeover

A “community in need” is getting a makeover. More than 150 volunteers are joining forces with Charlotte Rescue Mission this morning to complete an “HGTV” style makeover in Druid Hills. Charlotte Rescue Mission is an organization that offers free residential treatment for those experiencing addiction and homelessness. After completing their 120-day treatment program, participants are able to reside in transitional living homes, like the...

15 Minutes of Fame: A chat with Clarence Boston

Clarence Boston defines what it means to be a serial entrepreneur. He has owned funeral homes, nightclubs and now an Atlanta-based company that distills spirits and brews beers. In 2023, Boston will open a branch of his Hippin Hops Brewery to Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood. In our latest “15 Minutes of Fame” episode, Boston talks about his new ventures and his decision to leave the mortuary business. Black Business Matters Get the latest...

Livingstone College names new president

Seven months after Livingstone College President Jimmy R. Jenkins announced his retirement, the school on Thursday announced his replacement — Anthony J. Davis, Livingstone’s current chief operating officer and senior vice president of institutional advancement. Davis, who graduated from Livingstone in 2001, will become the school’s 13th president. In a statement released by the college, Davis said he was happy and humbled by his...

Manhattan Short brings global cinema to Northwest School of the Arts

The Manhattan Short film festival will return to Northwest School of the Arts on September 30th at 7 p.m. and October 1st at 2 p.m. The festival consists of 10 short films selected from more than 870 submissions across 70 different countries. This year’s finalists come from eight countries including the United States, Lebanon, Chechnya and Slovakia and Australia. The works will tackle themes like grief over a relative’s passing, racial...

5 ways to grow your business during a slow season

Late summer is generally a slow season of business. People are gearing up for back-to-school and taking that last chance for summer vacation. Since things are more leisurely, why not plan some quiet time to work on your business before the busy holiday season is upon us? Here are five strategies to consider: 1. Assess sales patterns Review the past 12 months to assess sales patterns. Did sales increase after certain marketing activities? Did...

Malik Yoba recruits HBCU talent

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. In May of this year, Malik Yoba received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Livingstone College for his commitment to community building and his work in real estate through his company Yoba Development.  To see this commitment through, the “Cool...

The Park Church will host discussion on U.S. polarization

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-9 PM Who: Bishop Claude Alexander Jr. and the Park Church, Russell Moore, and Dr. Timothy Dalrymple  Why: This conversation looks to discuss how we can get back to the original purpose of the church by understanding the church’s role...

JCSU makes strategic hire to lead its transformation efforts

In its quest to become one of the nation’s top HBCUs, Johnson C. Smith University on Monday announced the hiring of a faculty veteran from the University of Houston to lead its transformation efforts. Nicole McDonald, who holds a doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University, joined JCSU in the newly created position of senior vice president for transformation initiatives. She will lead the development and execution of JCSU’s multi-year plan...

Spreading the HBCU love – Q City Metro

This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them. When N.C. Black Votes Matter reached out to Livingstone College to join a water collection drive for Jackson State University, the answer was an immediate “yes” from Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins.  Jackson, Mississippi, has been in a water crisis for...

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