Voices

She tried weave

How a bad hair day nearly turned disastrous.

Catnipped

How a yellow tabby named Rover taught a 50-year-old mom that it’s never too late for a life-changing experience.

Michigan may change how teachers are licensed

The state’s 100,000 teachers would be required to prove they are good at what they do before they are allowed into the classroom.

Why the double standard, Charlotte?

OPINION

The questions raised about DSS head Mary Wilson’s hiring decisions were not raised when other public officials made questionable personnel moves.

Things do change

OPINION

Forty-four years after a bloody confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the 44th president of the United States is a black man.

Let’s keep our top athletes at home

OPINION

If we truly love our HBCUs, shouldn’t we send them our best athletic talent?

Lessons Learned?

Have those of us watching on the sidelines — not to mention Rihanna or Chris Brown — learned anything from this very public case of domestic blues?

Alan Keys goes on Obama attack

In a YouTube video, Keys denies that Barack Obama is the legitimate president. He predicts civil war if Obama is not “stopped,” calling him a “radical communist”

Misdirected anger?

Yes, the New York Post cartoon was racist and insensitive, says Charlotte’s conservative commentator Lenny McAllister, but African Americans have bigger issues

Talk about taboo!

Students at two historically black schools open up about skin tone and openly gay men on campus

Our health is in our own hands

COMMENTARY

African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that

Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?

Author and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. tackles that thorny question this week in a two-hour PBS documentary called “Looking for Lincoln.”

A new GOP, not just window dressing

OPINION

Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change

A proposal to end Black History Month

OPINION

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley says America has reached a point where we no longer need to live, learn and celebrate separately

Black NFL coaches an endangered species

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.

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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