Blood pressure care in U.S. improving, but disparities remain

Doctors are treating blacks nearly as often as whites for high blood pressure, new research shows, but blacks are still less likely to have the condition under control.

Study: Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

This study is one of few to include information about fathers and suggests that dad’s weight also has significant influence on child development.

Consumers worry about what will happen after ACA repeal

As repeal of the Affordable Care Act gets closer to reality, some health care experts are predicting chaos that could leave millions of Americans without coverage.

5 gift ideas with a fitness theme

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine lost her mother to cancer. It was unexpected, aggressive and sent the […]

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.

Holiday depression is real; 8 ways to battle the blues

Several factors can trigger holiday depression: finances, loneliness, stress from obligations, and Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is caused from shorter days with less sunlight.

Study: Smoking in moderation is bad for your health

There is no such thing as a safe level of smoking. Even low-intensity smokers are at increased risk of earlier death.

Don’t toss the floss

Despite recent reports, dentists say there is good reason to clean between your teeth.

Obamacare premiums will rise by double digits in 2017

The average premium for Obamacare insurance plans sold on Healthcare.gov will rise 25 percent next year, the U.S. government said on Monday,

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.

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

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