Brothers, why white women?

When “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts recently announced that she is in a lesbian relationship, I wasn’t shocked. After […]

Popcorn, peanut butter and Father’s Day

It’s the little things we often remember about our fathers. One daughter offers her tribute to Dad in celebration of Father’s Day.

Men in Black 3: Good but not great

As sequels go, "Men in Black 3" is a fun movie with some obvious flaws…but still a vast improvement from the second installment of this trilogy. 

Laying your Isaac down

An "Isaac" is any person or thing that we need to release to God. Are you willing to offer and trust God with yours?

Slam Magazine reminded me of the forgotten influence of Allen Iverson

Slam Magazine recently did a cover story on Allen Iverson which it has published in its Aug 2011 edition, in stores now. It should remind sports fans of how important Allen Iverson was to today’s basketball culture.

EpiCentre officials are hurt by their silence

“We just have no comment at this time.” That was the response we got when Qcitymetro called the corporate offices […]

Building a marriage is like buying a house

An open letter to a niece who will soon be jumping the broom.

Santa, I’m counting on you

I’ve been a good girl all year…except for the time I got smashed, and that time I let some bad words fly…and the time that I…

A child’s murder changed how I view my community

I live in Orange Park, Fla., the small bedroom community where 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted.

It’s time we forge a new reality for black America

We have the power to pass to our children and our children’s children a new reality — that we love one another.

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest

How my trip to the local pharmacy turned scary.

In Qcity stop, Smiley brings message of hope and uplift

The author and commentator also renewed his call for blacks to hold President Obama accountable, a message that brought him withering criticism in the midst of last year’s Democratic primary.


Some clunkers are worth keeping

Our parents knew something that we, in our throw-away age, have forgotten.

Autumn speaks

In Autumn, nature promises us that there will be other harvests after the coming cold.

My date with a younger man

Imagine my surprise when a 21-year-old hottie called to ask me out.

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.


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...


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 –...


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”...


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.


Introduction to the Charlotte Startup Community
Change on a Whiteboard
Diversity – The 9-Letter Word
Minutes and Years and Parks Brothers at Alive After Five
Power of Women Luncheon: Negotiating Authority