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

Mitchell: Charlotte to host 2018 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

The four-day summit is one of the nation's largest gatherings of black entrepreneurs, attracting more than 1,000 people annually.

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

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...

Faith

‘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...

People

A voice in the crowd: Why one man attended the ‘call to action’ against racism

Despite personal disappointments and persistent doubts, Charlotte resident Justin Perry says he must continue to push for racial justice in...

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8.22
Soup to Nuts Strategy for Starting a Successful Food Business
8.23
Philanthrodating™ Young Professional’s Singles Mixer
8.23
SMALL BIZ SUMMIT
8.23
Courage in the Reality of Hate: Are We Ready?
8.24
Dixie Swim Club