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City officially recognizes Juneteenth – Q City Metro

Juneteenth is now a city holiday. Beginning next year, June 19 will be observed as Juneteenth Independence Day in Charlotte, with city offices closed. A City Council vote passed unanimously on Monday. When asked for a show of hands in support of the motion, at-large member James “Smuggie” Mitchell folded his arms in an “X”

DUPP&SWAT launches new collection – Q City Metro

Siblings Davita Galloway and Dion Galloway have released a new collection just in time for the holidays. The DUPP&SWAT owners have been designing streetwear for a few years and have hosted many events at their space, highlighting other Black streetwear designers in Charlotte. Their newest line of hoodies and sweatshirts will be available at the

West end non-profit awarded $600,000 for affordable housing

The Knight Foundation has awarded West Side Community Land Trust a $600,000 grant to continue its work in developing affordable housing.  The grant will help fund the Nathanael Carr Senior Community, a 4.5 acre land site that will house 120 units of affordable, permanent living.  Operational expenses and program enhancements, including preparing residents to be

It’s the what, but also the who and how

Valaida Fullwood is a writer and project consultant. She is the award-winning author of “Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists,” co-creator of The Soul of Philanthropy touring exhibit, and a founding member of NGAAP, Charlotte’s Black philanthropic collective. She can be reached on LinkedIn and at For decades, I and many longtime Charlotteans

Fifth Third Bank mortgage expert answers reader questions

Powered by: Over the past six months, QCity Metro has asked readers to submit their home-buying questions. Below, Tori Calhoun, a senior mortgage originator at Fifth Third Bank, will answer these questions. Calhoun has been at Fifth Third for more than 13 years and has put countless customers into their dream homes. About Tori Calhoun

CMS superintendent to resign in December

Hugh Hattabaugh, who came out of retirement to lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools following the firing of former superintendent Earnest Winston, is stepping down effective Dec. 31. The 71-year-old Hattabaugh announced his resignation at Wednesday’s school board meeting, confirming a report by the Charlotte Observer. Hattabaugh said he would return to Florida for family reasons. In a

Three incumbents fall as voters shake up CMS board

Mecklenburg voters swept three incumbents from the county’s school board, returning only one — Thelma Byers-Bailey — for another term. Gone from the next school board will be incumbents Rhonda Cheek (District 1), Carol Sawyer (District 4), and Sean Strain (District 6). Byers-Bailey (District 2), will retain her seat after winning a tight, three-person race.