Across the city, police have seen 21 percent fewer gun crimes in 2014 than in 2013, according to police statistics. In one large swath of southeast Charlotte, violent crime is down 15 percent during the first six weeks of the initiative.
For the last nine years, the Rev. Emile D. E. Sam-Peal has been superintendent/principal of the Lott Carey Baptist Mission School in Liberia. While visiting Charlotte this week, he spoke with Qcitymetro about the school, the Ebola outbreak and some of the other issues facing his country.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested 49 people during a four-day operation to target prostitution in CMPD’s Metro division in northwest Charlotte.
Scene at GanttFest, the Harvey B. Gantt Center’s annual festival celebrating the art and culture of the Diaspora.
A partnership between Johnson C. Smith University and local author Valaida Fullwood will result in a traveling exhibition that spotlights examples of philanthropic generosity in the black community.
On Thursday at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) media day in Durham, head coaches predicted their order of finish for the upcoming season.
A community activist who saw race relations in the country change from inside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County school system died Wednesday.
With the Charlotte Housing Authority celebrating it's 75th birthday this year, agency president and CEO A. Fulton Meachem talks about the need to change public attitudes about public housing.
A 43-year-old man is dead and a woman is facing charges following a single-car crash in west Charlotte early Tuesday.
The 2014 Gray Classic raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit group 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, which operates a variety of mentoring programs for boys in grades six through 12.
Scene at the Gray Classic Women’s Empowerment Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Saturday, July 19, 2014.
A 21-year-old man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in south Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a north Charlotte home Friday morning.
VIDEO: Greg Hardy is sentenced to 18 months probation and a 60-day jail sentence is suspended. The defense said that Hardy will appeal and will request a jury trial in Superior Court.
A spokeswoman for Project LIFT said the graduation rate at West Charlotte High School will show "another big jump" when state figures are released next month.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center officially kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration Saturday with GanttFest, the annual, daylong event that celebrates African American arts and culture. (Video)
Of the 21 cities where the tour stopped, Charlotte bested them all, according to Blumenthal Performing Arts, which was a co-producer of the national tour.
If I was Tina Turner, food and inactivity were my Ike. Before long, he was in control of my life, telling me what to eat, when to sleep.
On Sunday, Charlotte Black Gay Pride held a Mardi Gras jazz brunch at Celebs Restaurant & Lounge in uptown Charlotte to benefit the N.C. chapter of Lupus Foundation of America.
Scene at the closing dinner of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s biennial convention, or 66th Boule, at the Charlotte Convention Center, where more than 10, 450 members were served.
JCSU senior running back LeAnder Barney is one of 182 players nationwide nominated for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.
For the third straight year, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated will sponsor eight boys in the Gray Classic golf tournament, part of a mentoring effort with 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte.
Constance White, currently with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, will join the Arts and Science Council on Sept. 2. She will lead local efforts to increase the availability of public art.
Ronald Carter is winner of the 2014 Luminary Award; Marietta Clyburn joins Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. chapter, board of directors; Richard "Stick" Williams joins CPCC board of trustees; Plus more.
In a bid to draw a younger crowd, the Harvey B. Gantt Center chose hip-hop artist Common as featured speaker at this year's Gantt Symposium. He follows on the heels of Skip Gates in 2013.
At the Alpha Kappa Alpha biennial convention, a panel of political, education and civil rights leaders warned that voting rights in the United States are under attack by those on the extreme political right.