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 – two years after the end of the American Civil War.

Gospel singer Richard Smallwood talks about his battle with depression

He made a career telling others about the goodness and mercy of God, but behind the scene, gospel artist Richard Smallwood was hurting.

Barber: Trump victory proves “myth of race” persists in America

Despite Donald Trump’s win, Barber said, those on the political left must remain steadfast in their struggle for social and economic justice.

Why I’m not worried about the outcome of this election

Choosing a candidate this election cycle was not easy, but I exercised my right and responsibility and voted early — and I am at peace.

Writers of Christian fiction and their fans meet in Charlotte for weekend fellowship

The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat, recently held in Charlotte, was a three-day event filled with “faith, fun and fellowship, and a whole lot of books.”

(Video) Hillary Clinton speaks at Charlotte church

Hillary Clinton says the spate of gun violence in the United States shows that “protecting all of God’s children is America’s calling.”

MeckMin to hold ‘listening session’ on faith and race

MeckMin, a Charlotte nonprofit representing nearly 100 local congregations, will sponsor a potluck dinner to examine “the intersection of interfaith understanding and race.”

4 African American pastors sign letters in support of Robert Pittenger

U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte was widely criticized when he said those protesting the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott were acting out of “hate” and jealousy of white people.

South Africa bans U.S. pastor over anti-gay views

South African gay and lesbian groups collected more than 60,000 signatures opposing a visit by Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona .

Going against the grain, black church backs Trump for President

On Sunday, Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte’s NoDa community came out strong for the Republican presidential nominee.

News & Buzz

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Black lawmakers meet with Trump about infrastructure, reducing crime

Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling the sit-down a "positive" first step...

Entertainment

Get-Out - 1

‘Get Out’ is a modern-day classic that peels back the covers of America’s racial amnesia

In one brilliant film, writer Jordan Peele reveals some of the ugly truths about race relations in America, including the...

Commentary

Martha Cooper-Hudson

Collaboration is key to success for black women entrepreneurs

As black women in business, we must view one another as potential collaborators, not as competitors.

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 .

People

Earlene Campbell-Coleman

Her ‘Grandpa Frank’ was a slave and she’d never seen his face – then her phone rang

Charlotte resident Earlene Campbell-Coleman recently received a photo of a former slave who turned out to be her great-great-great grandfather,...

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Mecklenburg County Small Business Outreach Event
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UNC Charlotte Celebrates Opening of Confucius Institute
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100 Black Women Blood Drive
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
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The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival