Black History Month

Hidden Gems of CLT: Ebony Wine & Spirits

There's a lot of places to buy wine in Charlotte but not many of them are made by black creators or suppliers. In this week's hidden gems of Charlotte, WCCB'S Alexandra Elich, takes us to Ebony Wine & Spirits, Charlotte's only -black owned wine company.

Spotlight on Black Women Owned Business in CLT: Best of Both Souls

Three magic words: Nashville Hot Chicken.  Now add 'vegan' and you have a winning combo for a line out the restaurant door.  When Best of Both Souls Chef Chenelle Bragg, aka "Nelly," prepares her fan-favorite, vegan chicken sandwich, she knows she's cooking up gold. 

Spotlight on Black Women Owned Business: Charlotte Fit

"Keeping the Queen Strong."  The tagline of Charlotte Fit is more than a nod to the Queen City.  Owner Taylor Calamese has spent the last 7 years boosting the health and confidence of local women.  Since 2014, Charlotte Fit, formerly TC Lifestyle Fitness, has been an inclusive, boutique gym, offering customized personal training and nutrition coaching for the modern woman.  "The big thing that separates our gym from other gyms is that it's very small personal training, only 1-4 people max at our small group training sessions," says Calamese.

Spotlight on Black Women Owned Businesses in CLT: Popbar

A powerful black woman is taking Gotham by storm.  But in Charlotte, powerful black women have always been essential in shaping the city.  To celebrate the first black Batwoman played by Javicia Leslie Sundays on Charlotte's CW, we are shining the bat-signal on businesses run by black women in Charlotte. For those with a sweet tooth and a case of indecisiveness, Popbar in NoDa is the answer. "If you want to put everything on it we'll figure out how to do it for you," says Kia Lyons, owner of the popular purple artisanal popsicle shop.

Spotlight on Black Women Owned Businesses in CLT: 1501 South Mint

A powerful black woman is taking Gotham by storm.  But in Charlotte, powerful black women have always been essential in shaping the city.  To celebrate the first black Batwoman played by Javicia Leslie Sundays on Charlotte's CW, we are shining the bat-signal on businesses run by black women in Charlotte.

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