Claflin University joins CIAA as conference spreads into South Carolina

The Orangeburg, S.C., school does not have a football team but currently offers 10 of the CIAA’s 14 championship sports, including basketball.

Police: man shot and killed in southeast Charlotte

CMPD is investigating a deadly shooting that was reported early today in southeast Charlotte. The shooting was reported just before […]

Black women are too busy saving America to make friends.

Black women are going to do their own thing, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing. They have been going it alone for a while now.

ASAT Awards: honoring unsung black women who toil in the trenches

Self-described ‘broker for change,’ Brandi Williams, launches celebration of unheralded women in the areas of fashion, business, creative arts, and social justice, to name a few.

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

32-year-old man killed in car crash

Calvin Anthony Smartt III, 32, was killed last Sunday when he lost control of the car he has driving and […]

Police: 17-year-old killed early Sunday

CMPD identified Charlotte’s latest homicide victim as a 17-year-old boy who was shot outside a convenience store early Sunday. At […]

NFL’s Chris Smith wants Charlotte youth to dress for success

His charity, Chris’ Closet, will provide mentorship, life skills and professional clothing to empower youth.

Wow! What a week

Stacey Dash will run for Congress. Johnny C. Taylor, formerly of Charlotte, is Trump’s top advisor on HBCUs. And despite the financial success of “Black Panther,” leading roles remain scarce for black actors.


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...


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?


Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...


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”...


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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Personally Speaking: To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement
SHELL SHOCKED: Documentary film about Youth and Gun Violence with facilitated after- film discussion
Planning to Win: Charlotte’s Vision
Free screening of ‘Chairman Jones’ and talk by Steve Crump (WBTV)