Randall Kerrick won’t be re-tried for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell. And who’s surprised?

COMMENTARY (in 200 words or less) No one who’s been paying attention should be surprised that CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick […]

‘Motown: The Musical’ has plenty of hits…and some misses

Qcitymetro editor Glenn H. Burkins shares what he liked and disliked about “Motown: The Musical”

A family reaches back to reclaim its history

At the Blackwell family reunion in Charlotte, members gathered around a large family tree that traces an ancestor back to Africa in 1735.

Bringing down the flag is a good first step — but work remains

COMMENTARY This column was first published in The Charlotte Observer. On Friday morning, I got up early and drove to […]

No, I won’t ‘humble’ myself before law enforcement

I commend former FBI agent Quentin Williams for his efforts to save black lives, but I can’t agree with his advice that we should “humble” ourselves when confronted by law enforcement officers.

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.

News & Buzz

Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

Campbell has served as Charlotte's assistant city manager since 2014.


It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.


Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...


Karen Clark-Sheard headlines concert benefiting Komen Charlotte

The gospel concert will also feature Jekalyn Carr and LeJeune Thompson as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month event.


Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

Campbell has served as Charlotte's assistant city manager since 2014.


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