J. Anthony Brown to join Steve Harvey Morning Show

In what may seem like an act of treason, comedian J. Anthony Brown, long associated with the Tom Joyner Morning Show, says he will join rival Steve Harvey, effective effective April 17

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 with stab wounds.

Clint Smith: Linking America’s past to the racial disparaties we now see

This award-winning teacher, writer and spoken-word poet will speak in Charlotte about how race-based policies of the past are still playing out in society today.

BET co-founder Sheila Johnson reflects on a lifetime of business success

Most people would be thrilled to succeed in one field. Sheila Johnson has triumphed in several.

WashPost reporter Wesley Lowery to discuss police shootings and black activism

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author is coming to Charlotte on Thursday, a guest of the Levine Museum of the New South, to talk about his work, his new book and the future of black activism.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees

ESPN commentator and Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted Friday into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame.

Meet Oliver W. Ottley III, a Qcity Newcomer

Ottley moved to Charlotte from Los Angeles, where he works in the film and entertainment industry. Moving to Charlotte felt like destiny, he says.

NCCU trustee launches $1 million endowment with $250,000 gift

The money will be used to enhance the NCCU School of Business, which recently announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art building on the Durham campus.

Cam Newton laughs about all those fashion memes (video)

Go ahead and laugh about Cam Newton’s sometimes-outrageous attire. The Panthers quarterback says he enjoys some of the online memes that have made him the butt of our jokes.

Former county manager Harry Jones dies after cancer battle that inspired many

Jones served as county manager – the first black person to hold the job in Mecklenburg – from 2000 to 2013.

At age 13, CMS student Jasmine “Jazzy” Bell is educating her palate

A student at Piedmont IB Middle, Bell aspires to become a culinary and pastry chef, and recently landed a spot on the Fox television competition MasterChef Junior.

Stephen Curry gets assist from Misty Copeland and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

More professional athletes are speaking up to oppose comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who praised President Donald Trump as an “asset” to America

CMS chief Ann Clark says she’ll remain committed to Charlotte and its children

The superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said she plans to stay in Charlotte after she steps down June 30.

Meet Cheron Porter, a Qcity Newcomer with a passion for volunteering

Cheron moved to Charlotte from Baltimore just over a year ago and has found a meaningful way to get involved in her new community.

8 people we met at the Women’s March on Charlotte

Thousands of people marched through uptown Charlotte on Saturday to show their support for a variety of social and political causes, especially women’s rights.

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Superintendent Ann Clark addresses the audience and board prior to unveiling a new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools boundary plan on Tuesday.
Jeff Siner, The Charlotte Observer

75 CMS schools will see change in Ann Clark’s boundary plan, and there are surprises

If passed by the school board, the changes will take effect in 2018-19. Public hearings are scheduled.


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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?


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Busy mom makes time to get healthy with Village HeartBEAT program

Karen Flores, the mother of five children, thought she was pretty healthy though she needed to lose some weight. Then...


Pastor Kenneth Robinson preaches Easter Sunday--the Easter Service at The Creek Church relaunched the church after a damaging 2015 arson fire. The Creek Church - formerly Briar Creek Baptist Church--celebrated Easter Sunday with an Easter egg hunt and a vision of "healing, help, and hope." Diedra Laird, The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte church hit by arson is reborn on Easter with new name, new mission

After a 2015 fire, the dwindling African American congregation was forced to ask itself some painful questions, with the most...


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