A Triangle-area family mixes positive messages with scents of lilac, myrrh, tobacco, and other fragrances. Their handcrafted candles illuminate the music and culture of the African diaspora.
A Visit from St. Nicholas
At the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, Santa Claus arrives during the most wonderful time of the year to make every child feel that they’re part of the mosaic of North Carolina life.
Lessons from the Hive
A former hairstylist in Forsyth County turned to beekeeping and agriculture to help children learn about the beauty and wonder of nature.
The Safest Place: The Stewards of Jones Lake State Park
In Bladen County, before integration, a former military man and his family were stewards of the first North Carolina state park open to Black families. There, amid acres of longleaf pines and a sprawling lake, families and friends gathered to eat, play, and pray.
3 Spots to Celebrate Black History Month at the Table
Dig into authentic Jamaican food in Rocky Mount, sip sparkling wine at Charlotte’s only Black-owned winery, and savor a bourbon “banoffee” pecan cinnamon roll in Greensboro.
Voices of Angels in Winston-Salem
For more than three decades, a Piedmont theater company has brought some of the world’s greatest Black actors and playwrights together to tell their stories in venues across downtown Winston-Salem.
No Mountain High Enough
If a walk in the woods meant peaceful meditation for 19th-century naturalists like Henry David Thoreau, it signaled danger for African-Americans. An outdoorsman is changing that narrative by leading Charlotte's Outdoor Afro hiking club on journeys to reclaim natural spaces.
Our Mothers’ House
For a small gathering of parishioners with no immediate ties to the Charlotte area, an after-church breaking of bread reveals the richness of a new, extended family — and the gifts that grow out of it.