I’m stunned. At age 47, Dennis Darrell is gone. Darrell was a leader in Charlotte’s film community. He sponsored events showcasing black filmmakers. I used to attend his events at Tonic (now demolished), and later Spirit Square when he drew larger audiences. Darrell died Monday of an undisclosed illness. According to the Charlotte Observer, he […]
Grab your sodas, your blanket and your boo and head over to South Charlotte for the Charlotte’s Drive-In Movies. Shows start at sunset, about 8:45 p.m. This is Charlotte’s only drive-in. It opened May 7, and will feature first run films, two shows each night.
VIA QCITYMETRO.COM Church finance expert Dan Busby offered some advice following this month’s conviction of Bishop Anthony Jinwright. Busby heads the national Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Below is an excerpt from Busby’s interview with Charlotte Observer reporter Tim Funk. Here are five lessons churches can take from the Jinwrights’ case: 1. Churches should use […]
Everyone on their Christian journey should hear this sermon by Rev. BW Smith, Sr. From his Facebook page: The late great Rev. Dr. B. W. Smith, Sr. (The Award Winning Sermon “Watch Them Dogs’ Preacher) served as the Senior Pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Buffalo, New York for 32 years and is a Former […]
Every Sunday morning I send out a text to my un-churched friends “reminding” them of the time and location of my church. Sometimes, I start on Saturday night, when I know my friends are out and about. Maybe they won’t drink so hard, or will set their alarm clock to get up a little early and hang in the pews with me.
VIA BLACK CHRISTIAN NEWS A Princeton University professor says the black church is dead. Whoa. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod professor of religion and chairman of the Center for African-American studies at Princeton University, posted on the Huffington Post, “(The) idea of this venerable institution as central to black life and as […]
In less than 12 hours, I was saturated in Asian and black culture all on a Saturday in the Q.C. My day started on Lake Norman for the annual Charlotte Dragonboat Festival. Dozens of organizations and businesses sponsored boats to participate in the races on the lake. The event was part of the annual Asian […]