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Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’ (video)

During a talk at the Brooklyn Museum, Madonna says Donald Trump has done the public a great service because she believes the nation has now hit rock bottom, and the only direction it can go is up.

At Livingstone College, junior class finds meaning in serving others

The 2016-2017 academic year has been a banner period for service projects taken on by Livingstone College’s junior class.

‘God can triumph over Trump,’ says MLK daughter Bernice King

Speaking at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the youngest daughter of the slain civil rights leader told the audience not to give up hope and “Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House.”

Scene at AKA Day at the Movies (Photo Gallery)

Scene at AKA Day at the Movies at Studio Grill in Charlotte, which featured the film “Hidden Figures.” The event, held to commemorate the 109th year of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was hosted by the Alpha Lambda Omega chapter.

Megachurch pastor Eddie Long, 63, dies from cancer

The influential and controversial megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long has died at age 63 after a battle with cancer, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced Sunday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade (photo gallery)

Scene at the Carolinas HealthCare System Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade in uptown Charlotte, January 14, 2017.

Obama tearfully thanks Michelle, daughters, Biden (video)

President Obama got emotional thanking his family during his farewell Tuesday evening. He especially teared up thanking his wife Michelle for taking on a role she didn’t ask for, with “grace and grit.”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend on the red carpet

The R&B crooner and his model wife talk with Entertainment Tonight about the end of the Obama era.

Michelle Obama in her final speech as first lady: ‘I hope I’ve made you proud’

Speaking to a group of school Counselors exactly two weeks before Donald Trump will be sworn in, the first lady said America is defined by its diversity.

How will history remember Barack Obama? (Video)

As the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama brought pride and hope to the White House, but some say his legacy as a pioneer is clouded by racial backlash and deep divisions along black-white lines.

At this year’s Pride Awards, ditch the tuxedo and gown and break out the jeans

Pride Magazine Publisher Dee Dixon talks about the decision to change this year’s dress code for a gala best known for black ties and flowing gowns.

This community advocate is building bosses in Grier Heights

Jania Massey’s entrepreneurial-themed program, Stiletto Boss University, is being closely watched because of its ties to international nonprofit Mama Hope.

Cam Newton talks about emotional hug with sick child

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton talks about receiving a hug from a sick child on Tuesday, and the impact the moment had on him. “I was just there to comfort him,” he said.

Tavis P. Brunson, the religious poet for the non-religious, has died in Columbia

The Charlotte poetry community is reeling at the news that beloved poet Tavis P. Brunson died on Tuesday from medical complications. He was only 44.

Dr. Alisahah Cole finds her ‘dream job’ at Carolinas HealthCare System

As medical director for community health at CHCS, Cole has authority over programs at 13 hospitals and 10 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina.

News & Buzz

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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...

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 –...

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