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?

Sondra answers a reader’s question about working the abs

Despite working out, a reader says she can’t seem to shed that pooch more than a year after giving birth.

Christine Cauthen: Staying active, eating healthy

Name: Christine Cauthen Church: New Covenant Bibleway Church Risk Factors: High Blood Pressure / Borderline Diabetes Her Story: Christine Cauthen’s […]

5 ways to get more fiber in your diet

A diet rich in fiber can have many health benefits — lower bad cholesterol (LDL), fewer digestive issues, and more controlled blood sugars.

For Edith Green, Village HeartBEAT has been a ‘lifesaving program’

For years, Edith Green ignored her strong family history of diabetes…until she got tested as part of the Village HeartBEAT program.

May is Stroke Awareness Month; Know the 5 Signs

May is Stroke Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 130,000 people die from strokes […]

Arthur Johns: He’s down 114 pounds and counting

Two years ago, Arthur Johns struggled to walk long distances, and when he tried to climb stairs, he found himself winded.

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Corine Mack, president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP talks with reporters at a press conference at Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, March 29, 2017. (Qcitymetro)

NAACP will meet with Korean American group to discuss incident in Charlotte beauty supply store

The meeting will be hosted by the Community Relations Committee, a city-county organization created to enforce local human relations and...


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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...


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.


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 –...


Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert tour at Ovens Auditorium, Saturday, March 25, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure, Force MDs, Hi-Five, Cherrelle, and Doug E. Fresh. (Photos: Courtesy of Media Arts Collective)

Photo Gallery: ‘Back 2 the 80s’ concert at Ovens Auditorium

Scene at the “Back 2 the 80s” concert in Charlotte, featuring: Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Al B. Sure,...


Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
Women Symposium and Networking Fair
The 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival
CMPD Sexual Assault Awareness Event