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Book Explores the Complexities of Black Men Through the Eyes of Local Leaders

By Kallan Louis We are currently witnessing rapid and steady growth in Charlotte. As luxury apartments, retail shops and restaurants have residents flooding back to live in uptown and South End, Charlotte’s historically black West End has remained mostly neglected. The often-mentioned Harvard study on economic mobility — which ranked Charlotte last out of 50 major metropolitan areas on economic mobility — reveals how complex the issues truly are.…

Charlotte Street Art on The Rise

    By Lashawnda Becoats We were on a mission as we walked through the streets in Brooklyn, past bodegas and nail salons. It was a hot summer day and my friends were tired of all the walking. Bars and restaurants I love this mural of Frida Khalo I tracked down in Buenos Aires, Argentina.…

Dilworth Tasting Room Debuts New Fall Menu

By Lashawnda Becoats One of my favorite pastimes is eating. I enjoy exploring the queen city not only for the best cuisine but places that also have an inviting atmosphere. Recently I the opportunity to enjoy the new fall menu from Dilworth Tasting Room, the premiere spot in Southend to enjoy delicious cuisine and exclusive wines.…

Now Trending: Wallpaper

By Cheryl Luckett If it’s true that “what goes around, comes around,” that would certainly explain the reemergence of wallpaper among today’s hottest home décor trends. Many cringe at the mere thought of the notoriously difficult-to-remove decorative wall adornment, but you may have noticed it making its way back to the forefront.…

Holiday Recipe with a Twist

The holidays are the perfect time to try new recipes for family gatherings. Pastry Chef Jamie Suddoth shares her recipe for a Yule Log cake.    Vertical Layer Yule Log Cake   Yule Log Cake by Pastry Chef Jamie Suddoth By Jamie Suddoth   Prep Time:  45 minutes to 1 hour Yield:  1 – 8 inch Cake which Feeds 10 to 12 people Recipes: Chocolate Roulade 4 ½ ounces Bread Flour 1 ½ ounces Cocoa powder 6 ounces Sugar 24 Egg yolks 8 Egg Whites 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Salt   Method of Preparation Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Line two jelly roll pans with parchment Whisk together flour and cocoa, set aside With an electric mixer whip the egg yolks, ½ the sugar and the vanilla until thick and pale yellow, set aside Whip egg whites with salt until foam begins to form, slowly add the remaining sugar and whip to form a stiff peaked meringue Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk mixture to lighten.…

Marvelous Marbella, Spain!

By Dee Dixon To See All of the Marvelous Marbella, Spain Photo’s Click “Here” When my brother, Lloyd, and his fiancé, Cheryl Randle, invited me to join them at their time-share in Marbella, Spain, I did not hesitate, especially when Cheryl found round-trip tickets from JFK for $450!…

A Taste of Eastern Europe

  By Jimese S. Orange We have Charlotte’s diverse immigrant population to thank for giving us access to a dynamic array of ethnic foods. Explore eastern European cuisine off the beaten path at family-owned restaurants specializing in Bosnian and Polish comfort foods.…
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