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City worker says she was fired after sex change operation

Anne Marie Clukey, 60, said she didn’t conform to her boss’s “gender stereotype,” reports the Charlotte Observer

“Leading Lady”

Vogue says Michelle Obama is “poised to become the most transformative First Lady in history.” Who could question that?

A century of struggle

The NAACP turns 100 today, and not surprisingly, talk turns to whether the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has a place in 21st Century America

‘It was like he knew something I did not know’

Family and friends remember Steven C. Archer II as a man with a passion for sports who loved people

Freshly sprung from jail, Kwame Kilpatrick lands a gig


Detroit’s former mayor will soon go to work in Texas for a technology company, according to published reports

Take our Census Bureau Black Trivia Quiz!

How many blacks live in the U.S.? What percentage holds an advanced degree? Test your knowledge of Census Bureau facts about black America

Toddler recovers from “drowning”

Two-year-old Oluchi Nwaubani of London spent 18 minutes at the bottom of a pool. Now she’s up and running, her parents say

‘I can feel their anguish’

Barbara Jackson keeps slave history alive at Historic Rosedale Plantation. She leads a tour this Sunday to mark Black History Month

Michelle Obama to grace the cover of Vogue magazine

She tells Vogue she is looking for a church to join and is trying to help her daughters get adjusted

Chief Rodney Monroe says he needs more officers

The $4.5 million request comes as city officials are looking to cut costs because of the recession. Tax revenue to the city is expected to decline next year

Kelly: Tough year ahead for NC lawmakers

The national recession will result in a $2 billion state budget deficit this year, and at least that much in the next fiscal year

A-Rod: I was “young,” “stupid,” “naive”

Alex Rodriguez admits that he used performance-enhancing drugs while playing baseball with the Texas Rangers from 2001-2003. He had denied such reports for years

Deadline nears for CMS lottery

Are you unhappy with your child’s school assignment? You have until 10 p.m. tonight to take part in the CMS lottery for magnet programs or seats in non-magnet schools.

Put down that blunt, brothers

A study of 369 Seattle men found that regular marijuana use, especially when begun at an early age, may double a man’s risk of testicular cancer

Northridge Middle School wins the Black History Trivia Bowl

Seven teams competed for this year’s trophy, up from four last year. The Northridge team, all 8th-grade honor students, practiced for 30 minutes a day for about a month


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?


It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late...


Charlotte church to invest $2 million in mixed-income housing development

The church's investment comes as various studies have found that Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing has not kept pace with...


20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades...


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