Charlotte is the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina and the seat of Mecklenburg County. Charlotte's population was estimated by the US Census Bureau to be 709,441.
The 1903 state charter required a library be opened for the disenfranchised African-American population of Charlotte. This was completed in 1905, with opening of the Brevard Street Library for Negroes, an independent library in Brooklyn, a historically black area of Charlotte, on the corner of Brevard and East Second Street (now Martin Luther King Blvd.)
The Brevard Street Library was the first library for free blacks in the state of North Carolina, some sources say in the southeast. This library was closed in 1961 when the Brooklyn neighborhood in Second Ward was redeveloped, but its role as a cultural center for African-Americans in Charlotte is continued by the Beatties Ford branch, the West branch and the Belmont Center branch of the current library system, as well as by Charlotte's African-American Cultural Center.
Charlotte is located in North America's humid subtropical climate zone. The city has cool winters and warm, humid summers.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AME Zion) is headquartered in Charlotte.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture is located in Charlotte.
W217AX (WTJY) 91.3 FM Harrisburg, NC Gospel Music
WQNC 92.7 FM Harrisburg, NC Urban Contemporary
WNKS 95.1 FM Charlotte, NC Top-40
WIBT 96.1 FM Shelby, NC Top-40
WPEG 97.9 FM Concord, NC Hip Hop
W254AZ (WPIR) 98.7 FM Belmont, NC Gospel Music
WBAV 101.9 FM Gastonia, NC Urban Contemporary
WKQC 104.7 FM Charlotte, NC Adult Contemporary
WFNZ 610 AM Charlotte, NC Sports
Smiles were everywhere at the Charlotte African American Festival recently held on the campus of Independence High School. Charlotte’s Baba sisters (left) introduced their hand made Black History impersonation reenactment dolls, Piedmont Open IB Middle School’s D.J. McClettie (center) did a President Obama Impersonation and The Christen School of Dance (right) performed before a lively audience. Photo by Tim Green
Demographics of Charlotte, North Carolina
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House of Jamaica Braiding - 5809 Old Providence Road, Suite C, Charlotte, NC (704) 321-4947
Jon Cuv African Hair Braiding - 6021 The Plaza # G, Charlotte, NC (704) 531-3311
J Taylor Styles - Category: Beauty Salon - A new Celebrity Stylist has relocated to Charlotte and is ready to bring out the Celebrity in you!!! - 8746 Arbor Creek Drive Charlotte, NC (980) 833-5982 - (visit website)
Lock Star Natural Hair Salon - Natural hair care for you 2132 McClintock Rd, Charlotte, NC (704) 334-6624 - (visit website)
New Beauty Supply - Category: Beauty Supply - 1522 Ladora Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 905-5066
Nufaces International Hair Studio - Category: Hair Salon - Let us give you the hairstyle that fits your lifestyle. We are located just minutes from uptown Charlotte in the University area. We offer services for both relaxed and natural hair. Come in and let us create your signature look.... - 520 Collins-Aikman Dr. Suite A-100 Charlotte, NC 28262 (704) 756-2752 - (visit website)
Oasis Day Spa! - Charlotte’s Premiere Boutique Spa Oasis is a member of the National Day Spa Association Proudly servicving our guests for many years 2036 E 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204-3336 (704) 333-8777 - (visit website)
Oumy Professional African Hair - 3549 N Sharon Amity Road # 204, Charlotte, NC (704) 531-6666
Pure Body Salon & Spa, Inc. - We are classified as a beauty salon, hair salon, nail salon, barbershop, day spa, and massage center. 2415 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208 (704) 393-1019 - (visit website)
Universal Mobile Hair Braiding - Charlotte, NC (704) 398-8394
Vibez Hair Studio - 2605 Beatties Ford Road, Suite 6, Charlotte, NC (704) 395-0112
Volume Salon - Category: Hair Salon - 520 West Fifth Street, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 333-8589
World Class Hair Care - Category: Beauty Supply - World Class Hair offers 100% virgin Brazilian and Malaysian hair at a very affordable price. No matting, tangling, shedding. With proper care hair last 9-12 months. We also ship to any location, $20.00 overnight or $10.00 priority. - 3710 W WT Harris Blvd Suite A Charlotte, NC (704) 921-7200 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Designs by Ginnefer - Category: Event Planners - Ginnefer's has a large selection of colors and high quality of Polyester tablecloths, Satin table overlays, Organza table overlays, chair covers, self-tie satin chair covers, Satin chair sashes, and Organza sashes, Chair Bow, and Table Runners. At Ginnefer's we understand all the worries and stress that come with planning and setting up your event. You can make this event less stressful by allowing us to setup and tear down your event location. - 2Tree Ridge Rd. Charlotte, NC (704) 575-4291 - (visit website)
Executive Sellers Realty - Category: Realty - Top Real Estate firm serving the Charlotte- Metro area, along with surround communities - 10130 Perimeter Parkway #200 Charlotte, NC (704) 491-2870 - (visit website)
I.D. Marketing & Consulting - Category: Marketing - We are a Marketing and Consulting Firm founded on the principle of market research. Our goal is to use in depth consulting services to reveal the goals and intent of the client and/or professional. Using the acquired details, we implement strategic planning to promote clients accurately to the target audience, demographic, and geographic location. Our goal at I.D. Marketing & Consulting is to provide effective solutions designed to boost your business, be it small or a large organization.?Our consultants design solutions tailored specifically to the needs of your business in order to ensure you achieve your dreams of success. - 3030 Village Glen Ln. Charlotte, NC (704) 588-2801 - (visit website)
Johnson C Smith University - Category: Historically Black College - 100-152 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 378-1000 - (visit website)
Konscious Money Entertainment Group - Category: Promotion Agency - Konscious Money Entertainment Group based in Uptown Charlotte, NC, is your premier urban entertainment promotion agency that offers you a variety of innovative promotions to make your special event or venue a success.
Our promotional specialties include, but are not limited to providing live music entertainment, fashion and beauty venues, comedy venues, spokespeople, personal and business event planning, advertising, group fundraising, public relations, charity event planning, and promotion of local talent and more.
121 W.Trade St., Charlotte North Carolina (704) 218-9645 - (visit website)
Omni Dor - Category: Children Fashion - When It Comes To The Latest Children Fashion Omni Dor Provides Trendy Yet Affordable Clothing For Your Little One. Give Your Child That Celebrity Kid Sense Of Style With Our Quality Fashion Pieces. Let Omni Dor Make The World Your Childs Runway Today! - Blue Hampton Lane Charlotte, NC (612) 888-6664 - (visit website)
Stiforp - Category: Business Services - Stiforp is Profits spelled backwards and profits you will earn upon joining. Stiforp has a HUGE compensation plan. All you have to do is join. - 10024 Oak Run Dr. Charlotte North Carolina (704) 915-2259 - (visit website)
The Charlotte Post - Category: African American Newspaper - 1531 Camden Road, Post Office Box 30144, Charlotte, NC, 28230
Trena Miller, Realtor - Category: Real Estate - North Carolina’s Premier Charlotte Area Realtors! Charlotte NC Buyers Agent & Listing Specialist in Charlotte specializing in Charlotte NC
First Time Home buyers Down payment Assistance Programs. - 3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 101 Charotte, NC 28277 (704) 965-3319 - (visit website)
Wrapped Goodies - Category: Novelty Items - Personalized wrappers for candy, water bottles, etc. favors for events and occasions. - 4821 Dogwood Place Charlotte North Carolina (704) 421-1002
100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, Inc. - Category: Community Service - 931 Wilann Drive Charlotte, NC 28202 - (visit website)
Latibah Collard Green Museum - 3103 Cullman Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206 (704) 737-8097 - (visit website)
Nzinga Creative Arts Center - The Nzinga Creative Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to provide arts and cultural/educational-related programs for children and adults. 3218 Benard Avenue, Charlotte, NC (704) 787-5123 - (visit website)
The Harvey B. Gantt Center - Celebrating the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to American culture for 35 years and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 547-3700 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Bill Spoon's Barbecue - Southern Cuisine 5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC (704) 525-8865
Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen - 1/2 price Cajun Mary's at Brunch and all day Sunday!!
Laissez les Bon Temp Rouler!! 501 E 36th St, Charlotte, NC (704) 331-9898
Cajun Queen Restaurant - Enjoy the friendly, laid-back atmosphere of 'Nawlins without having to leave your back yard. Experience the sensation of true New Orleans cuisine has never been easier. We have a number of entree and drink specialties 1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 377-9017 - (visit website)
Coffee Cup - Voted Top 5 best soul food Restaurant in U.S. 2909 N. Davidson, Charlotte, NC (704) 334-6640 - (visit website)
Mert’s Heart and Soul - One of Charlotte, North Carolina’s finest restaurants. 214 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 342-4222 - (visit website)
Price's Chicken Coop - Why Cook? Get the best & most for your money at Price's Chicken Coop 1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC (704) 333-9866 - (visit website)
Simmons Soul Food Restaurant - Smothered Pork Chops, Barbecue Ribs, Baked Chicken,
Dine-In, Takeout, Catering, Banquet Room. - The Best Soul Food in the Nation! 516 N Graham Street Unit A-3, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 334-6640 - (visit website)
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q - Sonny's BAR-B-Q Restaurant and Catering - Orlando - Tampa - Gainesville - Atlanta - Charlotte 4301 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC (704) 333-3792 - (visit website)
North Carolina Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction - 1401 Parkwood Ave, (704) 377-0642 - (visit website)
The Park Ministries - 6029 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216 (704) 392-1681 - (visit website)
Apostrophe Lounge - Category: Nightclubs - 1440 S. Tryon Street
Before & After Luxury Lounge - (Nightclub) Afterhours, Hip-Hop, Top 40, R&B 301 East 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Bentley's RSVP - Category: Nightclubs - 305 W. 4th Street
Downtown Charlotte (704) 909-7471 - (view video)
Club Ice - Category: Nightclubs - 300 E.Stonewall Street
Cajun Queen Restaurant - Live jazz seven nights a week 1800 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 377-9017 - (visit website)
Club Prevue - (Lounge) Happy Hour, Bar, Club, 80s, Hip-Hop 2909 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Club 935 - Category: Nightclubs - 935 S. Summit Avenue
Excelsior Club - Excelsior, is the spot for Thursday nights. A fun place to party, if you don't mind navigating tight spaces to reach ladies at their tables. 921Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte NC (704) 336-5709
Halo - Category: Nightclubs - 820 Hamilton Street
Kiss Ultra Lounge - Category: Nightclubs - 204 W. Woodlawn Road
(704) 561-9919 - (view video)
Luna Lounge - Category: Nightclubs - 521 North College Street -
McBonies Bar & Grill - Category: Nightclubs - 4800 Monroe Road (704) 563-2999 - (visit website)
Prevue Lounge - Category: Nightclubs - 2909 N. Davidson Street
The festival will include gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and hip- hop artist, art, literature, food, dancers, drummers, a marching band competition, speakers, vendors, special awards and recognitions and much more.
The Goals of the Charlotte Black Film Festival is to:
Promote diversity through cultural expressions, dialogue and understanding, Promote and display works that express the African-American experience.
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