Entertainment, Travel, and Leisure Guide

Since 1991!

This publication was first produced in the winter of 1991 as The Guide to Black Charlotte and was the first distributed magazine targeting African-Americans in CharlotteNC, and first publication across-the-board to feature singles advertising. Back then the city of Charlotte suffered from the old holier-than-thou complex and people looked down on folks advertising themselves for dates and likened it to prostitution. In fact, it was so bad that a local church cancelled their pending subscription order because we featured a model in swim wear. My God! Oops!

I occasionally read some of our old editions and wonder what happened to the folks and businesses that we covered back then in the early 1990’s when Charlotte did not even appear on the national weather map and people would confuse it with CharlestonSC, or CharlestonWV. The Mayor of Charlotte back then (1991) was the honorable Sue Myrick who did her thing as a North Carolina State Congresswoman until retiring years ago. By the way, she was the first and only female Mayor in Charlotte history until Jennifer Roberts (and today Vi Lyles),and was nice enough to provide us with a signed welcome letter dated January 111991. I wonder what it would fetch on eBay today?

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Actor Glyn Turman - Trend Magazine Online
Award-Winning Actor Glyn Turman
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Calvin Gilmore – Carolina Opry
S. Epatha Merkerson - Trend Magazine Online
S. Epatha Merkerson – Chicago Med

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First Edition/Trend

This next to the last print edition features Mr. Melvin Tennant former — and first African-American nationwide — President and C.E.O. of the now defunct Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Mike Gunn - Trend Magazine Online

Second Edition/Trend

This last print edition features Mr. Mike Gunn former Sales Director at the Omni Charlotte Hotel. He is now working in the industry in Birmingham, AL, and is still a nice person to know.

Future Edition/Trend

We really want to hear from you no matter where in this world you are located! If you have an interesting Entertainment, Travel, and Leisure story do not hesitate to contact us today!