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.

Life’s simple treasures

Happiness is often found in the mundane things of life.

Our kids and teachers need us

As a new school season begins, let’s resolve to make this year our best one yet.

The ‘Excercist’

It all started when I heard a voice coming from my treadmill.

She tried weave

How a bad hair day nearly turned disastrous.


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

News & Buzz

Is Charlotte on the verge of losing the CIAA tournament?

While calling Charlotte a “great host,” a CIAA official said the time has come to consider new locations for the...


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.


Movies @ The Museum- Bino & Fino
A Creative Journey Closing Reception + Panel with Patrick Diamond, Christy Lee & B.E. Noel
Funky Monks at Alive After Five!
Eddie B: Teachers Only Comedy Tour
2018 Queen City Summer Festival