In four nights of protesting following the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott, missing have been the faces I’ve grown accustomed to seeing in uptown Charlotte.
I missed you at last night’s protest march
CIAA should move its popular tournament in opposition to HB2
As North Carolina debates the future of HB2 and the very real issue of gender dysphoria, the CIAA must position itself squarely on the proper side of history.
A lesson in what it means to be human: Inside the Sprint store
The young woman was overweight and dark-skinned.The old man walked in on a cane. His thin white skin was pocked with bruises and red and blue age-scars.
Black voters won’t be fooled by Donald Trump’s ‘pivot’
Trump’s stop in Charlotte Thursday evening was a shameless display of political desperation and a hopeless attempt to dupe black voters.
Voter suppression is an ugly art form
COMMENTARY: The North Carolina voter ID law recently struck down as unconstitutional was a clear attempt at voter suppression.
#BankBlackCharlotte: One of the steps to bridge the equity gap
Community organizers across the nation are leading the charge for the black community to start banking with black banks and credit unions, including in Charlotte.
Remembering my mother on this special day
Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines remembers her mother, Mrs. Eleazar Hines Bell, who died 21 years ago from heart disease.
It’s time our athletes step up to address injustice in America
Commentary: I am calling on African American athletes, and all athletes of goodwill, to stand against the killing of innocent Americans by law enforcement.
Poem: ‘What it Means to be Privileged’
“What it means to be privileged” To be privileged Is to be able to stand outside a store And not […]
The Fourth of July Belongs to Louis Armstrong
COMMENTARY: In our American mythology, Louis Armstrong symbolizes all of our nation’s struggles and all of its glories.
Is Philadelphia on the right track in taxing sugary drinks? I’ve got mixed feelings
Is it wise for a city to use its taxing authority to discourage certain behaviors – in this case the consumption of a product that’s legal and desired by millions?
How Muhammad Ali Taught Us, How Muhammad Ali Made Us
Muhammad Ali helped black men look at America differently. He helped us to see our place here and in the world differently.
What black women learned at the Blavity EmpowerHer Conference
Kia O. Moore, a Charlotte writer and creative director of Hip Hop University, offers a first-person account of a recent New York conference designed to empower creative, black women.
How you can get involved helping our youth
Join me and others in law enforcement and the faith community as we seek to show genuine concern for the young people of Mecklenburg County.
12 steps to transitioning from employee to entrepreneur: Step 6: Nail a target customer and a product she wants to buy
This week, I’m continuing my 12 Steps to Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur series. Our steps so far: Step 1: […]