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.
#BankBlackCharlotte: One of the steps to bridge the equity gap
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: […]
Where does Alma Adams really live? Voters deserve to know
With the race heating up for the 12th Congressional District, questions are being raised about the true residency of incumbent Rep. Alma Adams, who says she has moved to Charlotte from Greensboro.
City Council got it right in voting no compromise on HB2
(Opinion) In voting to stand pat against calls to repeal its own nondiscrimination ordinance, Charlotte’s City Council affirmed that some things in America should not be bargained way.
Why Prince’s death hit me especially hard
(Commentary) Whenever I’m happy. Or sad. Whenever I feel loved. Or feel alone. Prince was there with the perfect lyric and the perfect note.
On the Town with Toni (April 1 – April 3)
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.
[Commentary] In Chicago, Trump got a dose of his own medicine
On Friday, March 11, Donald Trump and his supporters should have stayed at home, because his kind of activity doesn’t play well in “Gangster Town.”