The Queen City: Life’s Reward

Greetings All, I know it’s been a while, and I have a good explanation as to why: This documentary is part 2 of The Queen City chronicles, and it’s entitled, The Queen City: Life’s Reward. Two teens, Bakari and Trinity, enjoy a date at the Real African Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC. As they navigate…

Blessing of the Harvest!

The Males Place, Inc. continues to make moves throughout the city of Charlotte, NC. Yesterday, the organization hosted its Annual Ceremonial Blessing of the Harvest, and it was inspiring, to say the least. The event took place at their garden on 1909 McAllister Drive. It featured music from the Senior African Drummers & Sister Kurstin…

Project B.O.L.T

During the Summoning the Village event yesterday, I was introduced to an impactful organization that I had to spotlight. Project B.O.L.T Project B.O.L.T (Building Outstanding Lives Together) is committed to making changes in the city of Charlotte, NC. President and Co-Founder Gemini Boyd is doing this by building connections between organizations and the youth, particularly…

Summoning the Village!

Greetings All, I attended an amazing event today in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), and I wanted to provide a rundown. Hosted by The Males Place, Inc., Founder Baba Reggie Singleton presents Summoning the Village: African Centered Resolutions to Black Male Adolescent Violence in Charlotte. Sponsored by Afrikan Liberation Media, this event took place at…

Meet Kwanelle Parker

Heroic news stories always make good days great. And what’s even better is when they take place in your backyard. Kwanelle Parker of Charlotte, NC, has been making headlines since the summer. On July 2, while driving on Interstate 77 near Gilead Road, he stopped and saved 37-year-old Jamie Sicard from her burning car. She…

TB’s Mobile Detailing

Carolina Family, particularly those of you in Gaston County, are you in need of any detailing services? Well, I recommend TB’s Mobile Detailing. Founded by Thadus Benton, TB’s Mobile Detailing is a veteran-owned business that offers a variety of detailing services. They work on everything from Coupes, Sedans, Small SUVs, Trucks, and Large SUVs. Some…

Deep Roots CPS Farm

Greetings All, In a previous post, I shared a documentary that featured sixteen prominent Black men in Charlotte, NC. It included community organizers, activists, and leaders who are making a difference for Black Charlotte. Well, one of the brothers featured, Brother Wisdom Jzar (I AM We Fitness), has a family-run farm and is in the…

The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions

Greetings Everyone, It’s been a while, and if you missed me, you may have wondered what I’ve been up to. Well, here’s what: The documentary is entitled, The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions. I had an opportunity to speak with sixteen powerful Black men throughout Charlotte, NC, who are leaders in their own right,…

My Daddy Taught Me That

Greetings All, I came across an amazing organization this morning that I had to spotlight on this blog. My Daddy Taught Me That Based in Asheville, NC, My Daddy Taught Me That is a non-profit organization that provides mentorship programs for middle and high school Black boys. Founded by Keynon Lake, a former social worker,…

Gastonia Protestors Will Pay a Fine?

Members of the Black Talk Radio Network were outside of the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office today in Gastonia, NC, protesting against a proposal to tax those who protest on Gaston County property. WCNT News confirmed that the Gaston Board of Commissioners voted on an ordinance to tax protestors a fee of $250 for groups larger…

Omar Tyree Presents…Hot Lava Entertainment!

New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree, who’s most known for his classic novel Flyy Girl, is transitioning from the publishing world to a career in film and music. How so, you might ask? With Hot Lava Entertainment. Hot Lava Entertainment, LLC. will take Tyree’s popular books, original screenplays, and music and produce cultural films…

Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Charlotte recently held a press conference discussing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and I had to give an overview for those who are inside and outside of the Queen City. The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision to guide the city’s growth over the next 20 years. This community-driven Plan…