Black History Month

The month of February may feel like it flew by, but there’s still time to celebrate Black History Month! Here’s a list of upcoming  Black History Month events in the Charlotte area: Thursday, February 24 & Friday, February 25 Black History Month Sip & Paint (R&B Edition) Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Bobbee […]

Looking for ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Charlotte area? Here are some virtual and in-person events to check out. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Equity Impact Circle (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library program) Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Location: Virtual Cost: Free Homage to the Black South: Art and Culture Appreciation Series — Influence […]

Keep Pounding! A saying that Panthers fans know all too well. The slogan was coined by legendary Panthers linebacker, Sam Mills. Mills came to Carolina as a free agent in 1995. Following his retirement after the 1997 season, he became an assistant coach for the Panthers. Mills delivered his legendary speech during a playoff game, […]

Elected in 1983, Harvey B. Gantt was Charlotte’s first Black mayor. Gantt grew up in the 1940s and 50s in then-segregated Charleston, South Carolina. He would often attend NAACP meetings with his father and grew passionate about advocacy and fighting the injustice of racial discrimination. In his earlier life, Harvey B. Gantt was the first […]

Although Johnson C. Smith University is well-known for its Black leadership, this was not always the case. The university once known as Biddle University, was originally led by White men. It wasn’t until 1891 that the leadership changed. Daniel Sanders was a former slave, pastor, and public-school principal in Wilmington, NC. He arrived in Charlotte […]

Today kicks off the beginning of Black History Month! What better way to celebrate than by looking into some of Charlotte’s black excellence? Mayor Vi Lyles is Charlotte’s first Black female mayor. She served two terms on the City Council as an at-large representative from 2013 to 2017. She was eventually elected as mayor in […]

February not only celebrates love, it also celebrates Black history! If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate this month, here are a few local events happening around the Charlotte area. Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Celebrate Black History with Fyütch (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Program) Explore Black women in history with national recording artist, Fyütch Location: […]

Did you know there are people making a difference right here in our community? They are making black history every day! Join 105.3 RNB as we recognize “I Am Carolina’s Black History.” Nominate someone you believe is making black history, every day, in our community. Brought To You By North Carolina Education Lottery, Blue Cross Blue […]

Bill “Wallie” Cathcart Pitcher, Joe Black National League All- Stars Bill “Wallie” Cathcart is a native of Rock Hill, SC. Cathcart was a pitcher for the Joe Black National League All-Stars, which played the last of the Negro League teams in the Northeast during the late 50s. Black, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, was the first African-American pitcher […]

Kevan Glover Founder, The Konnected Foundation Kevan Glover grew up in Buffalo, New York as the eldest of four children. He proved early on to be a leader and motivator amongst his family, his peers, and on the basketball court. On a road trip in 2001 with friends to Charlotte, he fell in love with the city: for […]

Akeliah Stewart, MHC Center 360 Inc., Founder & Board Member The Relatives Crisis Center,  Program Supervisor For the past 16 years Akeliah has worked with youth in need. In 2007 she started her journey in Charlotte first as a volunteer and then Program Director with Time Out Youth, a local non-profit for LGBTQ youth and […]

Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.