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.

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?

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?

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.


Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Charlotte Fair
Meet & Eat Community Engagement Series
WFAE’s Charlotte Talks Midterm Election Special
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