A Black woman paying $2,600 per month for an apartment in Charlotte is facing eviction due to complaints about her daughter twerking in the pool. 


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a former Wells Fargo employee of stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of a bank in North Carolina. An indictment unsealed this week alleges 29-year-old Arlando M. Henderson took the cash from customer deposits on at least 18 occasions throughout 2019 and then rigged […]


A Charlotte businessman is making headlines after opening the first Black barbershop in Walmart. Earlier this month,Shaun “Lucky” Corbett, 40, celebrated the grand opening of the Da Lucky Spot, and the entire city came out to celebrate, including Charlotte’s Mayor Vi Lyles. Corbett’s social work, community outreach and providing book bags to children returning to schools […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn’t point his weapon at authorities. The body camera footage shows two officers approaching 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin outside a Burger King on March 25 after witnesses called 911 to report a […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Mayor Vi Lyles made history in December 2017 when she took office in Charlotte, N.C. as the city’s first Black woman mayor. With her balanced leadership style, Mayor Lyles has been a breath of fresh air and inspiration to many in the Queen City. Born Viola Alexander on September 28, she was raised in Columbia, […]

A man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman and injuring two others was reportedly arrested in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon. WSOC reports that deputies were called to a home and that’s where they found the victim dead. Another woman found at the scene was reportedly taken to Piedmont Medical Center to treat her gunshot wound. Her […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will headline the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. The seven-time Grammy Award nominee will return to his home state to perform a medley of hits at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 17. He released his latest single, “Middle Child,” on Jan. 23. […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting a fellow student at a North Carolina high school appeared before a judge Tuesday as his public defender requested a low bond and permission for the boy to stay home with his mother while awaiting trial. Jatwan Craig Cuffie, the ninth-grade student charged as an […]

Tom and Sybil take a look back at the 2002 Charlotte Sky Show where the O’Jays performed in North Carolina. The men of Omega Psi Phi were also in town & everyone had a great time! READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER:  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM

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NBA icon and Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in troubled Charlotte communities. According to reports, Jordan’s gift will fund Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics to be built in north and northwest Charlotte. One will be at 3149 and 3153 Freedom Drive; the other will be in […]

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Protesters in Charlotte are calling for a boycott of an Asian-owned beauty supply store whose owner choked a Black customer.

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Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal is no longer participating in a panel on racial identity at The Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamfest in Cary, North Carolina in January, said town officials Wednesday after the decision caused a negative response from community members.