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?
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
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
If we truly love our HBCUs, shouldn’t we send them our best athletic talent?
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”
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
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
Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change
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.
Bipartisanship, but at what cost?
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?