‘What did not change, was racism’: A conversation with Charlotte civil rights icon Harvey Gantt

We’ve come for lunch, but all they’re serving is breakfast. It’s almost noon on June 23, one day after four people were killed on Beatties Ford Road, two...

Special report: 10 days in tent city with the ‘new faces’ of homelessness in Charlotte

Past the tent where Cosmo makes paintings, past the tent where Angelique chews on a spoonful of coffee grounds in the morning, around the corner where Michael...

‘It could’ve been me’: Waking up after a mass shooting on Beatties Ford

Note: This story was updated Wednesday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. The people came back Monday morning for their shoes. They were everywhere, the shoes. Flip-flops...

Raleigh just approved a mask mandate. Why hasn’t Charlotte?

This story was last updated at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Wear a face covering. No, really, just wear it. See, when we say it, you can argue with us or...

It’s official: The RNC’s main events are headed to Florida

This is an ongoing story and we’re updating as news breaks. This was last updated on Sunday, June 14, at 8:55 p.m. Donald Trump’s acceptance speech...

NASCAR’s Confederate flag decision is welcome news to this pit-crew coach

Four years before NASCAR brought down the confederate flag this week, Curtis Walls went Uptown to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott. In his day job...

Why Charlotte must keep saying Justin Carr’s name

The little boy sprints from the patio to the memory garden. His white Nikes glide across the grass, and short braids flop on a summer evening. He’s in the...

Freelance Editor

Overview: Charlotte’s Queen City Podcast Network and its parent company, Balto Creative Media, are seeking to add to our pool of freelance editors for...

10 days and nights in Charlotte: How the George Floyd protests became a movement here

On February 1, 1960, four young men from North Carolina A&T sat down at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro and asked to be served. They were...

Weekend protests erupt in Charlotte in response to police killing of George Floyd

The familiar sound of chanting made its way through Charlotte’s streets this weekend — out Beatties Ford Road, through the tunnels of skyscrapers in...

Why Minneapolis matters everywhere — yes, even Charlotte

A few thoughts about things that seem far away … — A long time before this very long week, on August 11, 1897, a white woman stepped in front of a...

The summer of 2020 will be a defining season for Charlotte

My brother and I had some pork over the charcoal the other day when we heard a noise in the oak tree in my backyard. At first it sounded like a squirrel...