Commentary

The inauguration can wait

OPINION

Obama’s work starts now, and Washington is ready

Just call me butter, ’cause I’m on a roll

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal is perfect in his NFL post-season picks. He also has some thoughts about this past weekend

Playoff picks: Four more shots at perfection

I’M JUST SAYIN

A lesser sports writer might boast after so closely calling last week’s Panthers-Saints games. But I’m nothing if not modest

Awaking the inner giant

OPINION

The problems that beset black America will start to vanish when we embrace the ideals of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeWayne Walker: The other Aggie coach

I’M JUST SAYIN’

New Mexico State University isn’t the most recognizable athletic program in the world, but it’s about to get a lot more attention

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

I’M JUST SAYIN’

At first, I wasn’t buying into the DeAngelo Williams hype. But after watching him annihilate the New Orleans defense on Sunday, I drank the Kool-Aid

The Republican party has gone South

OPINION

No Republican House members are left in New England, and they have become ever scarcer in New York and Pennsylvania and across the Midwest.

3 reasons the Panthers should lose Sunday

OPINION

Make that 4 reasons — if you count this prediction

The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

I get the principles. But wearing kente cloth and knowing Swahili words doesn’t make me any more authentic.

Isn’t it time we pay (and define) the first lady?

OPINION

Surely the person in one of the most visible roles on the planet deserves a proper title and salary

NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte

OPINION

Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto

Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective

I’M JUST SAYIN’

The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.

Why don’t whites read black authors?

OPINION

The accepted wisdom of the publishing industry is that books by black authors should be marketed to black audiences.

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

News & Buzz

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan....

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

Why stretching is so important before exercising

Question: I just started exercising and have been hearing a lot about flexibility. Why is flexibility important? Flexibility is the...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new...

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WFAE’s Charlotte Talks – Charlotte Mayoral Forum
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A Call to Action from Apostle Terrell Murphy