Voices

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?

Wow! What a Week!

Lamar Odom says weed helped him kick a crack addiction. Betsy DeVos wants to prosecute leakers. And pity the youngsters who pick on Alma Adams.

Shout out to ‘Black-ish’ for this week’s HBCU episode

The show reminded me just how special it was to attend a Historically Black College or University.

Resurrection of King

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a man is reminded that God has answered the long-ago prayer of a little boy.

31 signs you’re a native Charlottean: black edition

A list published last week by CharlotteFive.com didn’t ring true with some of Charlotte’s black natives, so one decided to compile a list of her own.

The optics of critiquing Ava Duvernay

In these polarized times, can men offer an honest critique of Duvernay’s directing skills without coming across as sexist?

You don’t get to use me: This black girl is tired of doing the heavy lifting

I have a whole list of Regular Black Girl Problems, and you want me to come to a meeting and try to make you legit?

Black women are too busy saving America to make friends.

Black women are going to do their own thing, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing. They have been going it alone for a while now.

Wow! What a week

Stacey Dash will run for Congress. Johnny C. Taylor, formerly of Charlotte, is Trump’s top advisor on HBCUs. And despite the financial success of “Black Panther,” leading roles remain scarce for black actors.

ANSWER Scholarship is helping local mothers attend college

The nonprofit also assists with mentoring and career guidance.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

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...

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

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”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Community
5.23
Diversity – The 9-Letter Word
5.23
Change on a Whiteboard
5.24
Circle K Speed Street Presented by Coca-Cola
5.24
Minutes and Years and Parks Brothers at Alive After Five