Black Charlotteans Who Are Shaping Our City
QCity Metro is an independent, online service whose mission is to provide news, information and commentary from a Black perspective. Founded in 2008, QCity Metro is one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations built to serve a local, Black audience.
Each February, QCity Metro celebrates Black History Month by acknowledging 28 Charlotte residents who have made our city a better place to live, work and play. This year’s edition of The Great 28 includes entrepreneurs, activists, business executives, philanthropists, volunteers, nonprofit leaders, government employees and one member of our faith community.
In 2023, QCity Metro named Dr. Darlene Ifill -Taylor, founder of Three Strand Wellness, as one of the top community leaders. Darlene Ifill-Taylor, M.D., has focused her mental-health practice on providing care for those who take care of others. That includes healthcare workers, physicians, nurses, teachers, caregivers, clergy, first responders and parents. Dr. Ifill-Taylor was trained at Tulane University School of Medicine, Howard University and was chief resident in her fellowship program at George Washington University School of Medicine. She moved to Charlotte as an outpatient medical director with Novant Health and is now a regional medical director at Greenbrook TMS, which offers therapy for treatment-resistant depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.