Commentary

DeWayne Walker: The other Aggie coach

I’M JUST SAYIN’

New Mexico State University isn’t the most recognizable athletic program in the world, but it’s about to get a lot more attention

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

I’M JUST SAYIN’

At first, I wasn’t buying into the DeAngelo Williams hype. But after watching him annihilate the New Orleans defense on Sunday, I drank the Kool-Aid

The Republican party has gone South

OPINION

No Republican House members are left in New England, and they have become ever scarcer in New York and Pennsylvania and across the Midwest.

The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

I get the principles. But wearing kente cloth and knowing Swahili words doesn’t make me any more authentic.

Isn’t it time we pay (and define) the first lady?

OPINION

Surely the person in one of the most visible roles on the planet deserves a proper title and salary

3 reasons the Panthers should lose Sunday

OPINION

Make that 4 reasons — if you count this prediction

NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte

OPINION

Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto

Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective

I’M JUST SAYIN’

The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.

Why don’t whites read black authors?

OPINION

The accepted wisdom of the publishing industry is that books by black authors should be marketed to black audiences.

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The Old South is new again

OPINION

Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.

Knowing when to say when

OPINION

Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

Tiger Woods as Obama’s John the Baptist

OPINION

The talented, educated golfer made it acceptable for whites to embrace a black man as hero. Without Tiger Woods, there would be no Barack Obama.

News & Buzz

Corine Mack, president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP talks with reporters at a press conference at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, March 29, 2017. (Qcitymetro)

NAACP will meet with Korean American group to discuss incident in Charlotte beauty supply store

The meeting will be hosted by the Community Relations Committee, a city-county organization created to enforce local human relations and...

Entertainment

Firehouse - 9

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

Obamacare

Republicans unveil plan to dismantle Obamacare; critics pounce

The GOP plan calls for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor .

Faith

From left to right: JCSU alum and former university trustee Thomas Baldwin; JCSU President Ronald Carter; First Baptist Church-West Senior Pastor the Rev. Ricky A. Woods; and Mildred Grier, JCSU class of 1945, one of the school's oldest living graduates, March 12, 2017. (Qcitymetro)

A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 –...

People

Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert tour at Ovens Auditorium, Saturday, March 25, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Force MDs, Hi-Five, Cherrelle, and Doug E. Fresh. (Photos: Courtesy of Media Arts Collective)

Photo Gallery: ‘Back 2 the 80s’ concert at Ovens Auditorium

Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert in Charlotte, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure,...

QcityEVENTS

3.30
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
3.31
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
3.31
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
3.31
Women Symposium and Networking Fair
4.1
Community Blood Drive