For Olympia D. and daughter Brilliance, fitness is a family affair

Despite her hectic schedule, Charlotte radio host Olympia D. finds time to incorporate fitness into her life and makes it a priority to include her daughter.

Getting your body ready for summer

With regular exercise, a sensible diet and commitment to fitness, you can work toward being the best you ever. That is, if you’re willing to take the plunge.

Summer: A wonderful time to enjoy fresh fruit

The American Heart Association recommends that we eat at least four servings of fruits per day. Seasonal fruits are abundant this time of year.

Scene at the Kappa Foundation’s Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk

The Healthy Achievement 5K Run/Walk is the signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundation’s vision and mentoring […]

Is Philadelphia on the right track in taxing sugary drinks? I’ve got mixed feelings

Is it wise for a city to use its taxing authority to discourage certain behaviors – in this case the consumption of a product that’s legal and desired by millions?

Charlotte’s West Side gets a farmers market

The Rosa Parks Farmers Market opened to the public on Tuesday, June 7 – a trial run of sorts – but it will have its official opening on Tuesday, June 21.

Nurse sees all moms reflected in the worried eyes of Guatemalan mother

Levine Children’s Hospital nurse Leslie Golden had no idea the years she spent in Spain as a teenager would help years later as she traveled to Guatemala to educate nurses on caring for critically sick children.

4 benefits you get from strength training

If you think strength training is just for body builders, think again. It can be an essential part of your […]

Is fast food too accessible to kids?

Mecklenburg County Health Director Dr. Marcus Plescia is proposing to restrict fast food restaurants opening near schools. Is this a good idea? Would it improve the diets of children and teens?

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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.



On the town with Toni (July 29-31)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Charlotte? Check out Toni Baker Tyson's weekly entertainment picks. It's fun...


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...


Earl Phillip, second from left, the North Carolina director for the Donald Trump campaign, spoke at a rally to support Trump at Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries on North Davidson Street on Sunday afternoon. Rachel Herzog

Charlotte African-American church rallies behind Trump

In the sanctuary of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries on North Davidson Street, about 100 church members gathered Sunday...



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...


Community Blood Drive
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National Dance Day
NC Polynesian Festival
Safe Sitter Class at the Y