Voices

Laying your Isaac down

An "Isaac" is any person or thing that we need to release to God. Are you willing to offer and trust God with yours?

Slam Magazine reminded me of the forgotten influence of Allen Iverson

Slam Magazine recently did a cover story on Allen Iverson which it has published in its Aug 2011 edition, in stores now. It should remind sports fans of how important Allen Iverson was to today’s basketball culture.

EpiCentre officials are hurt by their silence

“We just have no comment at this time.” That was the response we got when Qcitymetro called the corporate offices […]

Building a marriage is like buying a house

An open letter to a niece who will soon be jumping the broom.

Santa, I’m counting on you

I’ve been a good girl all year…except for the time I got smashed, and that time I let some bad words fly…and the time that I…

A child’s murder changed how I view my community

I live in Orange Park, Fla., the small bedroom community where 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted.

It’s time we forge a new reality for black America

We have the power to pass to our children and our children’s children a new reality — that we love one another.

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest

How my trip to the local pharmacy turned scary.

In Qcity stop, Smiley brings message of hope and uplift

The author and commentator also renewed his call for blacks to hold President Obama accountable, a message that brought him withering criticism in the midst of last year’s Democratic primary.

 

Some clunkers are worth keeping

Our parents knew something that we, in our throw-away age, have forgotten.

Autumn speaks

In Autumn, nature promises us that there will be other harvests after the coming cold.

My date with a younger man

Imagine my surprise when a 21-year-old hottie called to ask me out.

Life’s simple treasures

Happiness is often found in the mundane things of life.

Our kids and teachers need us

As a new school season begins, let’s resolve to make this year our best one yet.

The ‘Excercist’

It all started when I heard a voice coming from my treadmill.

News & Buzz

Dates, details emerge for Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit in Charlotte

The annual event is returning to Charlotte for the first time since 2008.

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

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

During Black History Month, an event to honor black fathers

Black fathers in America don’t always get the love they deserve. So with that in mind, local author and fashion...

QcityEVENTS

2.18
Pinkalicious, The Musical
2.19
Dr. Eddie Moore-TGFWWWTBB Community Panel Discussion/Book Signing
2.20
LIFT- Young Adult Ministry of Nations Ford Community Church presents: #Relationshipgoals
2.20
Youth Workshops in Clay by Clayworks
2.20
On-the-job training grant info session for career-seekers