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R&B artist Anthony Hamilton give JCSU commencement address

Grammy award-winning R&B singer Anthony Hamilton emphasized the importance of knowing self-worth in his commencement address to Johnson C. Smith University graduates. Hundreds of people gathered at the Bojangles Coliseum Sunday morning for JCSU’s 150th commencement graduation. Though Hamilton didn’t sing any of his signature songs, he referenced one — Best of Me — when

Northlake Mall adds firearm detection dog to security team

Northlake Mall recently debuted its new K-9 Patrol Unit.  This announcement comes after multiple shootings and other reports of increased crime at Northlake Mall over the last year. K-9 handler Angel Hernandez will work alongside Smokey, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois.  Photo courtesy of Casey Kupper Hernandez is a former police K-9 handler who now works

Charlotte man killed in shooting in west Charlotte

A Charlotte man was killed following a shooting in west Charlotte on Friday morning. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department identified the victim as 54-year-old Carl George Brown. According to a statement from CMPD, shortly before 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a person down call for service in the 2400 block of Julia Avenue near Stateville

8 ways to enjoy nature on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

Sponsored by: Whether you are a beachcomber, bird watcher, history buff, art lover, golfer, hunter, sports fisher, tennis player or just someone who wants to get away from everyday life, there are many options for fun on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast. From the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, with its scenic views and laid-back atmosphere, to historic Georgetown, which is South Carolina’s

CMS names first Black woman Superintendent

CMS names first Black woman Superintendent Crystal Hill was named the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District’s full-time superintendent on Friday, removing her interim tag. She is the district’s first Black female superintendent. The CMS Board of Education voted 6-3 Friday to approve a 4-year contract. The three opposing votes came from board members Jennifer De La Jara,

Charlotte TV writer talks ongoing writers’ strike

Until recently, TV writer Stacey Rose would start her morning at her home in Charlotte with a cup of coffee, journaling, meditation and sometimes yoga.  Today, however, she’s starting her morning in a hotel room in New York. There, she will join the picket line as part of the ongoing writers’ strike.  Sign up for

200 days after Shanquella Robinson’s death

It’s been 200 days since Shanquella Robinson was killed and, to date, no known arrests have been made in her death. Robinson’s family is still seeking justice. This morning, Robinson’s family and civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump visited the White House to urge officials to prioritize Robinson’s case. In a statement on Crump’s website regarding

New restaurant opens with mac-and-cheese menu

A macaroni-and-cheese chain opened this week just outside Charlotte in the Matthews area. I Heart Mac n’ Cheese’s grand opening marks the restaurant’s first location in North Carolina — and the location is Black-woman-owned. I Heart Mac n’ Cheese in Matthews is owned and operated by LaTaunya Blanks. Her older sister LaQuanda Blanks-Hoskins is her