Jonathan McFadden

Why Our Grief is Loud When Black Heroes Die

Editorials | September 3, 2020

NOTE: This story was originally posted on The Black Panther image was commissioned for this article from local artist Marcus Kiser. No one’s saying Chadwick Boseman was a (panther) god. He wasn’t the Second Coming of Christ. He wasn’t the… read more »

Will Charlotte’s ‘farsighted’ developers honor Brooklyn Village promises?

Editorials | February 12, 2020

In late January, writer Jonathan McFadden toured the Levine Museum of the New South’s exhibit, “Brooklyn: Once A City Within A City,” with author and historian, Tom Hanchett. Here are his thoughts about the experience. Do yourself a favor, and spend… read more »

Let’s troll-proof your words

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources | December 17, 2019

In this life, there are worse things than Internet trolls, like confusing “your” and “you’re” or writing “phantom” when you mean “fathom.” I’m not a troll, but I do enjoy helping people with their words. So, I’ll pop into The Biscuit every now and th… read more »

Why Urban Renewal in Charlotte Just Won’t Die

Creative News | July 2, 2019

Editor’s note: After plans for new development displaced 120 entrepreneurs from a North End business center, we at The Biscuit decided to put the issue in a proper historic context. We spoke with Dr. Willie Griffin of Levine Museum of the New South t… read more »

TURNBACK TUESDAY: Charlotte’s Role in “The Hate U Give”

CLT Creatives | July 2, 2019

It’s “Turnback Tuesday,” y’all — that time of the week where we reheat a past Biscuit bite that has relevance for today. With the 2018 movie, “The Hate U Give,” popping up on HBO this summer, we’re serving up this interview that Jonathan McFadden co… read more »

‘Commercial gentrification’ pushes 120 entrepreneurs out at North End biz center

Creative News, Editorials | April 22, 2019

Up to 120 small businesses — most of which were minority-owned — lost their offices this April in a coveted piece of North End being transformed into a mixed-use space for large offices and retail. As a community, we are deeply concerned about affo… read more »

Davita Galloway Hopes Big Hoops Brings Big Business for Minority Retailers

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | February 11, 2019

“It’s a statement that we are here. You can’t erase us, and you can’t push us to the perimeter …” – Davita Galloway   Charlotte’s minority-owned businesses will take center stage during two major events this month poised to bring millions of vis… read more »

Nothing’s Off the Table on The Cookout Podcast

CLT Creatives | January 14, 2019

I don’t think the show is trash by any means, but there are a lot of podcasts out there, so I’m like, “Why The Cookout?” – Chase Kassidy, The Cookout When he sits behind the mic, there are very few lines Chase Kassidy won’t cross and very little he w… read more »

You may have seen this Charlottean in “The Hate U Give”

Editorials | December 13, 2018

Chances are, you’ve seen Brian Lafontaine on screen somewhere. Chances are, you probably didn’t know it. He was an anesthesiologist in an episode of “Homeland.” A doctor in an episode of “Stranger Things.” “Counter Guy” in two episodes of “Dawson’s C… read more »