Commentary

Things do change

OPINION

Forty-four years after a bloody confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the 44th president of the United States is a black man.

Let’s keep our top athletes at home

OPINION

If we truly love our HBCUs, shouldn’t we send them our best athletic talent?

Lessons Learned?

Have those of us watching on the sidelines — not to mention Rihanna or Chris Brown — learned anything from this very public case of domestic blues?

Alan Keys goes on Obama attack

In a YouTube video, Keys denies that Barack Obama is the legitimate president. He predicts civil war if Obama is not “stopped,” calling him a “radical communist”

Misdirected anger?

Yes, the New York Post cartoon was racist and insensitive, says Charlotte’s conservative commentator Lenny McAllister, but African Americans have bigger issues

Talk about taboo!

Students at two historically black schools open up about skin tone and openly gay men on campus

Our health is in our own hands

COMMENTARY

African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that

Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?

Author and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. tackles that thorny question this week in a two-hour PBS documentary called “Looking for Lincoln.”

A new GOP, not just window dressing

OPINION

Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change

A proposal to end Black History Month

OPINION

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley says America has reached a point where we no longer need to live, learn and celebrate separately

Black NFL coaches an endangered species

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.

Bipartisanship, but at what cost?

OPINION

In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda

Mike Tomlin: Young, gifted and (yes) black

I’M JUST SAYIN’

I hate to bring up race, but…shouldn’t we be making more fuss over the fact that another African American coach has won the super bowl?

Cinderella will be a no-show at Super Bowl XLIII

Except in a few notable cases, you just don’t see major upsets in the biggest sporting event of the year

Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin

News & Buzz

Charlotte Works to launch $4.2 million Careers4All program

The nonprofit workforce development board will target new resources in areas of Mecklenburg County where unemployment rates are in the...

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Health

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Joel Ford will seek re-election to his N.C. Senate seat

The three-term Democrat, who failed in his quest to be Charlotte's mayor, announced his re-election bid on Wednesday, hours after...

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