Alumni Stories: A respectful rivalry

[ad_1] Delores Chisley: N.C. A&T, class of 1973 I’m coming up on my 50th college reunion next May. I’m a native Charlottean who was educated in segregated schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Although I graduated from Myers Park in 1969, I spent the first nine years in segregated elementary and junior high schools. I wound up at Myers Park when […]

More than a game: The Aggie-Eagle Classic has history behind it

[ad_1] On Saturday, Sept. 3, tens of thousands of HBCU football fans will converge on Bank of America Stadium to watch NC A&T and NC Central square off in the Duke’s Mayo Classic. This gridiron rivalry, known culturally as the Aggie-Eagle Classic, is a century-long feud between the state’s two largest Historically Black colleges. Even […]

National Make A Will Month: Free Will & HSC Legacy Society Testimonial

[ad_1] August is National Make-A-Will Month, and HSC has partnered with Free Will to expand our Legacy Society. You can add HSC to your will and we will show our immense thanks and appreciation by recognizing you as a member of our Legacy Society. Members are recognized publicly on a donor wall in our shelter […]

QCity Metro is looking to train opinion writers

[ad_1] We all have viewpoints worth sharing. And given all that’s happening in our nation, state and city, the need to see the world through the eyes of others has rarely been more important. With that as our premise, QCity Metro will launch a new initiative we’re calling “Hear Me Out.” The goal is to […]

A new exhibit at the Mint Museum Randolph pays homage to various forms of Black art

[ad_1] Diedrick Brackens’ art blends various styles such as West-African weaving, American quilting and European tapestry-making to examine the experiences of queerness, Blackness and masculinity in America. His latest exhibition “Diedrick Brackens: ark of bulrushes” combines past stories of liberation from the Bible to the Underground Railroad with current stories of freedom and remediation. The […]

When getting the word out about monkeypox, messaging is a challenge

[ad_1] Now that North Carolina has 60 confirmed cases of monkeypox, public health leaders are moving to inform affected communities about how to reduce their risk. On Thursday, when the number stood at 46, North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley held a virtual town hall meeting to address the growing outbreak in the state.  […]

Q&A with Lisa Brooks, a Charlotte native who’s helping shape the city’s food scene

[ad_1] For Lisa Brooks, providing an intimate dining experience has long been a part of her life.  Every Sunday,  her grandmother would prepare a special meal for the family would gather for dinner at her house. Her mother would often host dinner parties for family and friends. The Charlotte native enjoyed those specials moments. She would […]

The Kid Knows Sports: A chat with NBA legend Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving

[ad_1] Bryson Best, our kid contributor, is back from Las Vegas, where he got a chance to talk to NBA Hall of Famer Julius “Dr.J” Erving. Best received an invite to attend the Advancement of Blacks in Sports conference, where Erving was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Best asked Erving about what it meant to receive […]

Come Ride With Me – Q City Metro

[ad_1] What do you think happens at a motorcycling event? Calvin Owens spent time learning about the pretty lady riding the Harley Davidson. Now she is his wife. Kenya shares their story.  Bride: Kenya Owens, 44, area property manager, native of Graham, North Carolina Groom: Calvin Owens, 35, truck driver, native of Buffalo, New York Current Residence: […]

Local fashion designer finds inspiration from story of Black samurai

[ad_1] While quarantining during the pandemic, Gordon Holliday, a Charlotte-based fashion designer, was in search of his next project. He spent his days in isolation watching TV, but little did he know his inspiration would come from an anime show on Netflix. The series title, “Yasuke” showed the story of the first-ever known Black samurai warrior […]