Voices

Bipartisanship, but at what cost?

OPINION

In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda

Mike Tomlin: Young, gifted and (yes) black

I’M JUST SAYIN’

I hate to bring up race, but…shouldn’t we be making more fuss over the fact that another African American coach has won the super bowl?

Cinderella will be a no-show at Super Bowl XLIII

Except in a few notable cases, you just don’t see major upsets in the biggest sporting event of the year

Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin

His moment has arrived

ANALYSIS

Barack Obama takes office today with a realistic prospect of joining the ranks of history’s most powerful presidents.

King and Obama

OPINION

Obama sprang from King’s sacrifice. Without the bullet King took, Obama may have never secured a place on the ballot.

Obama’s election no panacea

OPINION

“Barack Obama’s election does not render my father’s dream realized.”

‘It’s good to see the good things in life’

Martha Young overcame 15 years of crack cocaine addiction and the murder of her son. Next week she travels to witness the swearing in of the nation’s first black president

Dark and lovely, Michelle

OPINION

If a black president represents change, a dark-skinned first lady is straight-up revolutionary.

Panthers let magical opportunity slip away

I’M JUST SAYIN’

People across the country expected the Panthers to reach the Super Bowl. They had the city in the palm of their hands.

Panthers playoff pick and other predictions

I’M JUST SAYIN’

With a perfect 5-0 record predicting NFL games, Jemal is making another guarantee

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

The inauguration can wait

OPINION

Obama’s work starts now, and Washington is ready

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.

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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