Russell Simmons reflects on success and entrepreneurship

The co-founder of Def Jam sat down with Reuters to talk about how he went from a modest boyhood in New York City to becoming a master of all trades.

Scene at the 2nd Annual AKA Denim & White Day Affair

The ladies of the Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted the event to raise funds for Ethnic-Minority Scholarships and other annual contributions.

Center City Partners wants to make Charlotte a destination for live music

The group most associated with uptown business development believes more live music can be an engine for economic growth.

North Carolina Central professor competes on NBC endurance challenge

Jodie Fleming, who joined the NCCU staff in 2012 as a breast cancer researcher, is part of a five-person team called the Little Giants.

Sean Combs ousts Taylor Swift as hight-paid global entertainer

Guess who’s No. 2.

Teddy McDaniel named president and CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas

McDaniel comes to Charlotte after a long career in the financial services industry and leading the Urban League in Austin, Texas, for the past five years.

Gallery: Scene at the Kickin it with Cam! Kickball Tournament

The event, which benefits children through the Cam Newton Foundation, was attended by a handful of his Panthers teammate and even some of his NFL rivals.

Witnie Martinez joins Gantt Center staff as development director

On the Move: As director of development, Martinez will focus largely on fundraising.

Kimberly Harrington joins Livingstone College public relations team

On the Move: A veteran journalist who worked at a number of community newspapers in North and South Carolina is now assistant director of public relations at Livingstone College.

Morehouse College interim president dies unexpectedly 

William Taggart, the newly appointed interim president of Morehouse College died suddenly Wednesday at his Atlanta home, the school has confirmed. He was 55 years-old.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

Cosby said pills would ‘relax’ her, accuser tells jury

Kelly Johnson told the jury that she lost consciousness after taking the pill and woke up semi-clothed in bed with actor-comedian Bill Cosby.

After much lead up, Bill Cosby trial begins today

The 79-year-old actor and comedian is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University women’s basketball player at his home in 2004.

Photo Gallery: Muhsin Muhammad is featured guest at BLKTechCLT event

The former Carolina Panthers wide receiver is now managing director at private equity firm Axum Capital Partners, responsible for investment selection, and portfolio management.

Former NASA astronaut Joan Higginbotham: preparation and hard work were keys to success

She became the third African-American woman to travel into space. Now retired from NASA, Joan Higginbotham continues to blaze new career paths.

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Durham prepares for rumored white supremacist rally

County offices and businesses close as hundreds take to the streets of downtown Durham in noon-time demonstrations


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...


‘Slave labor’ alleged at North Carolina Church 

Sixteen former members from Brazil told the Associated Press that they were made to work while being subjected to physical...


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