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 Harris got her start.

Wow! What a week

What do Black Panther, Bigfoot and Omarosa Manigault all have in common? Humorist Gerald Terrell takes aim at each as he looks back on some of the week’s news stories.

During Black History Month, an event to honor black fathers

Black fathers in America don’t always get the love they deserve. So with that in mind, local author and fashion […]

Bennett College hires Dorothy Browne as provost

With more than 35 years of experience at research institutions and historically black colleges and universities, Brown has a reputation “for getting things done,” the school said in a statement.

Spencer Merriweather says his DA’s office will do more to support domestic-violence victims

Mecklenburg County’s first African American district attorney said he sees no quick fixes to erase the “trust deficit” that some communities feel regarding police and courts.

Leading on Opportunity appoints Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter as executive director

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, who was orphaned in India, will lead a countywide initiative to address Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s economic mobility problem, which tends to keep poor people poor.

BLKTECH Interactive gets new home at Camp North End

Sherrell Dorsey, the organization’s founder, said the new space will allow BLCKTECH Interactive to host more workshops and training opportunities.

Rep. Alma Adams undergoes medical procedure

The 71-year-old congresswoman underwent a procedure to correct nerve damage in one of her shoulders, her office announced Monday.

Why Colette Forrest is stepping down as chair of Black Political Caucus

The longtime community activist acknowledges a growing frustration as she worked to strengthen the BPC to make it more relevant in local politics.

How a casual conversation resulted in 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes for hurricane victims

The food donation came from Burch Farms, an 8,000-acre agriculture business in eastern North Carolina.

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‘God first, Livingstone second’

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


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”...


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