Is William Barber the new moral voice of America?

The North Carolina civil rights leader said he's an unlikely choice by God to lead the Moral Monday movement, which has spread beyond its roots in Raleigh to other states.
By Glenn Burkins | July 27, 2015

A family reaches back to reclaim its history

At the Blackwell family reunion in Charlotte, members gathered around a large family tree that traces an ancestor back to Africa in 1735.
By Glenn Burkins | July 26, 2015

Blumenthal looks to inspire Freedom School students by letting them experience live theater

On a recent Thursday in uptown Charlotte, 1,100 Freedom School students unloaded from buses and trooped into the Blumenthal Performing […]
By Glenn Burkins | July 24, 2015

Yasmin Young talks about her exit from WPEG

For five years, Yasmin Young was a vital part of the top-rated “Morning Madhouse” on WPEG-FM (“Power 98” 97.9). Then, […]
By Glenn Burkins | July 13, 2015

Bringing down the flag is a good first step — but work remains

COMMENTARY This column was first published in The Charlotte Observer. On Friday morning, I got up early and drove to […]
By Glenn Burkins | July 11, 2015

Bowie State mourns the sudden death of a key faculty member

Freddie T. Vaughns, a Bowie State University faculty member recently honored by the White House as a Historically Black College […]
By Glenn Burkins | July 6, 2015

Ritz-Carlton will pay refunds to customers charged extra during CIAA Week

The Ritz-Carlton has agreed to pay a refund to people who paid a 15 percent service charge for food and […]
By Glenn Burkins | July 6, 2015

Local churches honored for meeting wellness goals

Ten women who attend the church Hispanos Unidos won this year’s Village HeartBEAT competition, with a combined weight loss of […]
By Glenn Burkins | May 31, 2015

No, I won’t ‘humble’ myself before law enforcement

I commend former FBI agent Quentin Williams for his efforts to save black lives, but I can't agree with his advice that we should "humble" ourselves when confronted by law enforcement officers.
By Glenn Burkins | April 14, 2015

Former FBI agent tells CPCC students how to avoid fatal encounters with police

As the nation grapples with the latest case of a white police officer killing an unarmed black man – this […]
By Glenn Burkins | April 8, 2015