One mother’s ‘rewarding’ journey toward home ownership

Powered by: Building homes, communities and hope through affordable homeownership in the Charlotte Region. The third time proved too much. Twice before the apartment that Lapri Holmes shared with her teenage daughter had been vandalized, but now — after the third incident — Holmes had made up her mind: She would one day own her own home and provide a secure environment for her family. Holmes had considered homeownership before, but it...

Ride free on CATS – Q City Metro

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will offer fare-free rides on Saturday, Feb. 4, aboard all its trains and buses. The move commemorates Transit Equity Day, a nationally recognized day to promote “equity and accessibility in public transit,” CATS said in a statement. The day also honors the legacy of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The...

Charlotte nonprofit helps minority male educators make ‘profound’ impact

Profound Gentlemen is a nonprofit organization for male educators of color to discuss educational equity, student achievement and what it’s like being among the educator minority in their school.  The organization was founded in 2014 by Jason Terrell and Mario Jones after noticing neither had a space to talk about issues they faced as a male teacher of color.  Profound Gentlemen provides professional development training, conferences and...

University City Partners’ new CEO is getting to know the neighborhood

“It’s been quite a ride.” That’s how the newly appointed president and CEO of University City Partners described his experience thus far in his new role.  Just one month after starting the position, Stanley sat down with QCity Metro to share what he’s come to know and appreciate most about the University Area.  Originally from Milwaukee, Wi., Stanley said he was drawn to the area because of the investment in public transportation,...

CMPD investigating fatal shooting in south Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department  is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night in south Charlotte. According to a news release, shortly before 11:00 p.m., officers responded to a call about shots fired in the 6000 block of Pineburr Road.  When officers got there, they found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds.  Medic pronounced the victim deceased on scene. Free Newsletter Stay informed with news and events...

Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar to open in University this weekend

It’s finally here. Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar, a Chicago-based restaurant, is set to open this Friday, Feb. 3.  A ribbon cutting will be held to welcome its first wave of customers, and according to an Instagram post from the restaurant said they will serve guests until 2 a.m.  Eliot Mosby, owner of the Charlotte location, said the Queen City is now home to the newest and largest Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar.  Mosby said Charlotte...

Panthers new head coach Frank Reich says team can make it the Super Bowl next season

Photo: Youtube Screenshot The Carolina Panthers can compete for the Super Bowl next season, according to new head coach Frank Reich. Reich spoke to the media for the first time on Tuesday since being hired last week. He told reporters that his team philosophy is very similar to the Philadelphia Eagles, a team who is set to play in Super Bowl LVII on Feb.12. The 61-year-old head coach was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles in 2017, the...

I feel shame – Q City Metro

Once again, America has a front-row seat to a familiar old film: Violent policing of African American men. And once again, I am angry. I’m sad. Once again, like many others, I am horrified. This time feels different, though. This time, I feel a sense of shame that wasn’t so much a part of previous incidences of police brutality against Black men.This time, the cops are Black. This was most horrible of horror films…the one where the killer...

Pedestrian killed in fatal truck collision in University City

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a fatal truck collision involving a pedestrian in the University City on early Sunday morning. According to a news release by CMPD, at approximately 1:56 a.m., officers responded to the 2400 block of West W. T. Harris Boulevard in reference to a motor vehicle crash call for service involving a pedestrian. When officers arrived, they located a 2012 Ford F-450 tow truck and a...

Local jazz series is ‘young, gifted and Black’

A drum set, a grand piano, and a bass guitar sit at the center of the room, waiting to be played.  Faces of Black pioneers — from Stokely Carmichael to Tupac, Lena Horn and Mae Jemison — are shown on a screen behind the instruments.  Old-school soul music plays from two large speakers.  People of different races and ages take their seats and mingle before renowned jazz musicians take the stage to perform a live set.  Color Your...

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