Arthur Hurd, husband of Emanuel Church shooting victim Cynthia Hurd, sits beside a portrait of his wife at his home in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. June 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Randall Hill

A year later, Charleston families still reeling from church shooting

A year after a white gunman walked into a Charleston church and opened fire, killing nine black people in a Bible study, some family members say they are struggling to move on, let alone forgive the shooter.

Bryan Stevenson urges America to heal its racial tensions by facing its mistakes

Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, was as a speaker at Christ Episcopal Church, which has a Faith Forum to talk about healing a broken world.

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church property to be sold

The church plans to seek transitional space after the sale closes and then find a new, permanent location, a churh official said.

Obama: Faith is the ‘great cure’ for fear (video)

President Barack Obama, in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, spoke against giving in to fear. (Feb. 4)

At MLK breakfast, Graham reflects on his ‘complex’ path toward forgiveness

Malcolm Graham’s oldest sister, Cynthia Hurd, was among nine black worshipers killed in 2015 by a white supremacist inside a Charleston, S.C, church.

A heart to help the ‘homeless and those in need’

A year ago, Perfect Provisions ministry was providing bag lunches for 75-150 homeless children at Charlotte’s Thomasboro Academy. Barbara Wilder […]

Rock Hill woman’s gift to a stranger starts a chain reaction of giving

Lacy Hoover was just minding her own business, pushing her cart at Sam’s Club in Rock Hill on Tuesday, when a stranger approached. What happened next would start a chain reaction of giving.

Tonya’s T-shirt Campaign

This Christmas season, Qcitymetro columnist Tonya Rivens is collecting T-shirts for inmates in the Mecklenburg County jail, and she needs your help.

Kirk Franklin wants us all to lose our religion

Gospel Insight with Tonya Rivens Gospel artist Kirk Franklin is no stranger to taking on controversy. With the release of […]

A call to embrace ‘absurd logic’

At Charlotte’s 40th interfaith Thanksgiving service, the Rev. Todd Yeary of Baltimore said believers must move beyond religion to begin addressing the world’s problems.

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Brooklyn Village: What’s in it for Black Charlotte?

On Wednesday, county commissioners choose a team headed by an African American to develop the 17-acre site in uptown Charlotte.


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Muhammad Ali predicts that he will win in the fifth round before his fight with Henry Cooper at Wembley Stadium in London, June 1963.
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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...


U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to military personnel at Naval Station Rota in Rota, Spain July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama renews call for public health insurance option

President Obama wants Congress to offer a government-run health insurance option alongside private plans under the Affordable Care Act.



Shirley Hughes will lead JCSU board of trustees

For the first time in its nearly 150-year-history, Johnson C. Smith University will have a woman leading its board of...


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