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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 toward finding common ground.

Federal jury will get to see video in Walter Scott killing

Lawyers for defendant Michael Slager had argued in court that jurors should not be allowed to view a video of the ex-cop shooting Scott in the back as Scott fled a traffic stop in North Charleston.

Military wins big in Trump’s first budget; domestic spending, foreign aid lose

The Environmental Protection Agency and State Department stand out as targets for the biggest spending reductions.

CMPD: Male shot dead in apparent S. Charlotte robbery

Police got a call at 4:44 a.m. about a robbery in the 6600 block of Fishers Farm Lane, just north of Interstate 485.

1 dead after shooting in northwest Charlotte

The shooting was reported Tuesday at LaSalle Street and Beatties Ford Road.

Police turn to cellphones to unravel mystery surrounding uptown shootout during CIAA

Police are hoping that a series of abandoned mobile devices can help them determine who fired shots in uptown Charlotte as the annual tournament was wrapping up.

Video poses new questions about 2014 Ferguson police shooting

Video footage unearthed by a documentary filmmaker raises questions about whether Michael Brown actually did rob a convenience store minutes before he was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer.

Poll: Americans oppose bathroom laws limiting transgender rights

The issue of transgender bathroom rights has become the latest flashpoint in the battle over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

CMPD chief talks at scene of police shooting

Chief Kerr Putney, speaking with reporters Wednesday in north Charlotte, describes what led to an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead.

CMPD officer kills man holding hunting rifle in north Charlotte

The incident began midday Wednesday when Charlotte-Mecklenburg police got a call about a person who was threatening to commit suicide.

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 .

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

Darren Vincent (Qcitymetro)

Darren Vincent: Recent stabbings at Red@28th not reflective of his business

The owner of Red@28th said his business has not been negatively affected by a weekend fight that left five people...

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