Health

A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. But after listening to a sermon that stressed the importance of serving others, he formed an exercise group on his Facebook page.

A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. Yet there he was, in Charlotte’s Revolution Park, leading a […]

CDC Reports: Most US middle and high schools start the school day too early

With classes set to resume later this month, finding time for sufficient sleep will become a challenge for your school-age […]

Southern food tied to heart disease

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with Southern […]

Study: Sudden cardiac arrest more likely in African Americans

By Reuters Wire Service – July 21, 2015 By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Black Americans are more likely […]

A medical program to assist those in need

Last month, I did something that gave me as much of a rush as teaching a fitness class. And in […]

Who Can I Turn To? Navigating the Mental Healthcare Maze

By Sonyia Richardson – July 8, 2015 When you need help for life stressors, anxieties and depressive symptoms, accessing it […]

3 Exercises to Strengthen Core Muscles

Question: I hear a lot about working the core, but I’m not sure why this is important. Answer: The core […]

In North Carolina, prostate cancer attacks black men at a startling rate

By Jay Price and Karen Garloch | The Charlotte Observer In 1997, Halifax Community College math instructor Wendell Perry was […]

Local churches honored for meeting wellness goals

Ten women who attend the church Hispanos Unidos won this year’s Village HeartBEAT competition, with a combined weight loss of […]

A family commits to healthier living

Names: Slyvia and Melvin Austin Church: New Life Fellowship Center Health Factors: Obesity, medication for blood pressure and a desire […]

Mecklenburg health officials seek more women for breast cancer screenings

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is trying to spread the word to women in low-income households about a free program […]

A dream comes true for a Charlotte fitness entrepreneur

Over the years I’ve taught aerobics classes at the YMCA, churches, rec centers, conferences and health fairs, but I’d never […]

Panel discussion on health and fitness

During CIAA week, Nettie Reeves, a nationally recognized fitness expert, will moderate a panel focused on health and fitness.

Stay fit amid the CIAA madness

NO MORE EXCUSES

Just because you plan to party nonstop for the next few days, that’s no excuse to ignore your body’s fitness needs.

News & Buzz

‘God first, Livingstone second’

Founder’s Day speaker Judge J. Carlton Cole spoke through tears as he told how Livingstone College influenced his life.

Entertainment

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...

Voices

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Hometown dancer soars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On Feb. 27 and 28, Jacquelin Harris and the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in the city where...

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2.22
African American Heritage Night
2.23
Southern Spring Home + Garden Show
2.23
Culture Blocks Community Dinner
2.23
Black Fathers Rock
2.24
The Burn