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The Voice of the Black Community
Out & About - July 7, 2014
Families braved the rain for outdoor Fourth of July celebrations. Plus photos from other events around town including the Mint Museum's Bearing Witness celebration and the annual Women Who Lead Luncheon. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL COSTON)

Women Who Lead Luncheon - June 28
The 12th annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon was held June 28 at The Westin Charlotte featuring the much-anticipated HATitude Competition. This year marked the first time the luncheon was held without its namesake. A special tribute was held for Angelou, who died in May at the age of 86. (Photography by Daniel Coston).

17th Annual Juneteenth Festival
The 17th annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas was held June 12-15 at Independence Park near Uptown Charlotte. The four-day festival, which features food, arts and music, celebrates the cultural traditions and diversity of Black people with various programs, activities and performances. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL COSTON)

Bends, Brunch & Bubbly - June 1
All In PR and The Crowne Hotel of Charlotte hosted the Bends, Brunch and Bubbly charity event for Charlotte professionals on June 1. Attendees, which included NBA legend Muggsy Bogues, Carolina Panther Byron Bell and the Ace & TJ Show’s Lindsay Gladden, enjoyed a brunch buffet complete with unlimited bubbly and a celebrity yoga session in support of Always Believe Foundation and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL WILLIAMS III)

Deltas of Charlotte Charity Bachelor Auction 5/17/14
Deltas of Charlotte Foundation held its 10th Annual Charity Bachelor Auction, “The 2014 Diamond Collection: The Real Men of the QC,” May 17 at the McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square. Ramona Holloway and Jessica “The Girl Next Door” hosted the live auction, which gave ladies an opportunity to bid on dates with some of Charlotte’s most successful eligible bachelors ages 25-65. Proceeds from the event will be used to support programs that improve the quality of life for women and families in the greater Charlotte region. (PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL WILLIAMS III)

The Jetpool Hangar Pairings Party 5/19/14
The William Wilson Foundation held its annual signature fundraiser, the William Wilson Celebrity Invitational, May 19-20. The two-day event kicked off Monday night with The Jetpool Hangar Pairings Party, where guests got a taste of the “jet set lifestyle,” enjoying gourmet hors d'oeuvres and spirits while mingling with celebrities and lounging on private jets and luxury cars. The event served as a fundraiser for the William E. Wilson Scholarship Fund for survivors of domestic violence and Autism Speaks. (PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLIAMS III)

Black In America
Critically acclaimed journalist, educator and mentor, Soledad O'Brien, hosted a powerful discussion focused on uncovering and sharing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity. Joining O'Brien for the panel discussion was Charlotte community leaders Dr. Patrick C. Graham, President & CEO, Urban League of Central Carolinas, Tiffany Capers, Managing Director - Growth, Development, Partnerships, Teach For America, Charlotte and Ron Stodghill, author, journalist and Director, Innovo Laboratory at Johnson C. Smith University. Photos by Pam Palmer, PPT Photography

 
  
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