Police turn up heat on violent crime in summer initiative

Police turn up heat on violent crime in summer initiative

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.

Faith
5 questions for the Rev. Emile D. E. Sam-Peal

5 questions for the Rev. Emile D. E. Sam-Peal

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.

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49 arrested in CMPD operation to target prostitution

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested 49 people during a four-day operation to target prostitution in CMPD’s Metro division in northwest Charlotte.

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Scene at GanttFest

Scene at GanttFest

Scene at GanttFest, the Harvey B. Gantt Center’s annual festival celebrating the art and culture of the Diaspora.

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A new traveling exhibition will spotlight black philanthropy

A new traveling exhibition will spotlight black philanthropy

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.

News
Another lackluster season for JCSU football?

On Thursday at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) media day in Durham, head coaches predicted their order of finish for the upcoming season.

News
Daisy Stroud remembered as educator, community activist

Daisy Stroud remembered as educator, community activist

A community activist who saw race relations in the country change from inside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County school system died Wednesday.

News
5 questions for A. Fulton Meachem

5 questions for A. Fulton Meachem

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.

News
1 dead, 1 hurt in overnight car crash

A 43-year-old man is dead and a woman is facing charges following a single-car crash in west Charlotte early Tuesday.

News

2014 Gray Classic was biggest yet, organizers say

2014 Gray Classic was biggest yet, organizers say

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.

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Scene at the Gray Classic Women's Empowerment Brunch

Scene at the Gray Classic Women's Empowerment Brunch

Scene at the Gray Classic Women’s Empowerment Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Saturday, July 19, 2014.

News
Motorcycle driver dies in S. Charlotte crash

A 21-year-old man was killed Friday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in south Charlotte.

News
Woman found dead inside N. Charlotte home

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a north Charlotte home Friday morning.

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Panthers Greg Hardy found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

Panthers Greg Hardy found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

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.

Events
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West Charlotte graduation rate expected to show more gains

West Charlotte graduation rate expected to show more gains

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.

News
Gantt Center kicks off yearlong celebration with GanttFest

Gantt Center kicks off yearlong celebration with GanttFest

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)

Living
'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' grossed $1 million-plus in Charlotte

'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' grossed $1 million-plus in Charlotte

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.

Living
Leaving Ike Turner

Leaving Ike Turner

SPEAKEASY

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.

News
Scene at the Charlotte Black Gay Pride Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch

Scene at the Charlotte Black Gay Pride Mardi Gras Jazz Brunch

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.

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Scene at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Convention's Closing Dinner

Scene at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Convention's Closing Dinner

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.

 

News
JCSU player recognized for community service

JCSU player recognized for community service

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.

News
Life lessons on the golf course

Life lessons on the golf course

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.

News
Arts & Science Council hires VP for public art

Arts & Science Council hires VP for public art

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.

News
Names in the News

Names in the News

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.

News
An un-common selection for the Gantt Symposium?

An un-common selection for the Gantt Symposium?

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.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Boule
At AKA convention, members urged to fight voter restriction laws

At AKA convention, members urged to fight voter restriction laws

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.

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