Talk Back: Are we too soft on Patrick Cannon, and how local is the Charlotte Jazz Festival?

A reader suggests that Charlotte’s black community is too quick to forgive our former mayor. Another raised questions about this week’s Charlotte Jazz Festival.

A trip through time at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Astounding array of material at national African American history museum provokes a range of emotions, teaches some new lessons.

When life reveals its magic

How a little girl’s act of kindness transformed an ordinary weed into a gift of extraordinary beauty.

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.

A Drunken, Sad Song to Barack Obama

It’s been a month since former President Barack Obama left the White House, and Qcitymetro contributor D. Barbara McWhite is feeling poetic.

Cam Newton is a dad again, but I’m not feeling so young myself

Can I be honest? This week’s news that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor had brought their second child into the world as an unmarried couple left me feeling some kind of way.

A telling need for black history education in the Trump White House

POTUS kicked off his first Black History Month on Wednesday, making it clear that he knows little about African American history. And that he couldn’t care less. Some reaction from around the media:

Social Buzz: 10 great Facebook posts during Obama’s farewell address

Social media was abuzz Tuesday night as President Obama said goodbye as he prepares to exit the White House.

No, the world is not coming to an end

What would Martin Luther King Jr. say about the quagmire of problems facing America today? His life and his determined struggle should offer us clues.

News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”

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

Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at...

Faith

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...

People

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits "Beyond the Badge," said the...

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Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive
5.26
Carolina Fair
5.27
Queen City Sneaker Expo & 3on3 Tournament
5.27
Community Blood Drive
5.27
Charlotte Tour to NC Wine Festival