Since coming to Charlotte last year, UPTOWN Magazine has been deftly penetrating the Charlotte market with its mix of local and national luxury urban lifestyle coverage. Last week the company strengthened its footprint here by naming Lashawnda Becoats as its Charlotte editor. “Our readers are a very sexy crowd who are always on the right […]

VIA QCityMetro QCitymetro columnist Lashawnda Becoats is fired up by the new video “Act Da Fool.” It’s supposed to be fashion video highlighting the Fall/Winter 2010 collection by highend line Proenza Schouler. Becoats writes that the video exploits poor black girls and has nothing to do with fashion. Instead depicts girls in expensive clothes drinking […]

VIA QCITYMETRO Qcitymetro is reporting that Therapy Cafe Closed. A sign on the door is the only notice of it’s closure. The restaurant’s Facebook page does not mention its closure. In fact the last update invited patrons out to its Service Industry Night Event, and that was posted eight hours ago. Therapy’s closure Therapy Café […]

Qcitymetro.com reports promoter Christopher Dennis filed a lawsuit against Therapy Café alleging breach of contract. A lawsuit against Therapy Cafe could push private conversations about racism at some uptown establishment into the public arena. The dispute is regarding terms of a deal between Dennis of Circle of Friends Promotions and Therapy during the 2010 CIAA […]

VIA QCITYMETRO Anyone who’s been on Facebook lately has seen emails from Six Figure Entertainment CEO Kirk Brown. The emails titled, “Stop Racial Profiling,” detail Brown’s breakup with Therapy. Apparently, Brown’s business arrangement with the uptown lounge ended acrimoniously. Brown attributes the breakup to racist comments and poor customer service toward black clientele. Therapy’s manager […]

VIA QcityMetro.com QcityMetro.com Style editor, and homie, Lashawnda Becoats is covering Fashion Week in New York. For nearly a week, she’s braved snow and bitter temperatures to show us the latest fashions from black designers as well as other designers we love. Becoats reported that designer Tracy Reese showed her fall collection at the big […]