Voices

Auntie Maxine might have been wrong, but it felt so good

Why are Democrats still playing nice? America has proven that it worships a thug masculinity that bullies citizens and leads by division.

Advice for Trump as he creates America’s next great fighting force

The president this week declared space a “warfighting domain” and said he would direct the Pentagon to create a U.S. Space Force.

Presence matters more than perfection: Saluting fathers everywhere

Can we in Charlotte-Mecklenburg mobilize our black Greek system, our faith based organizations and others to create positive change for our young sons and brothers?

It’s time for black Americans to think strategically about charter schools

Regardless of how the legal challenges to House Bill 514 play out, charter schools will remain a growing fixture on our educational landscape.

Wow! What a Week! (June 1-8)

No more bikinis for Miss America, Kanye reveals disorder, Philadelphia Eagles grounded

Saving lives: Pi Phi Chapter holds its annual blood drive

This blood drive is said to be the second-largest in the Charlotte area, behind one hosted by the Carolina Panthers.

We made them march

North Carolina teachers didn’t wake up one day and decide to go the state Capitol on a whim. We drove them to do it.

Wow! What a week

Rudy drops a dime on Trump. A tribute to Kanye West. And jobs suggestions for Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Black folks, Frappuccinos and talk of boycotts

It has been a tough few weeks for black folks attempting to get their consumerism on.

Know your history: A former FBI agent talks about the origin of policing in America

Understanding history, he says, is crucial to confronting the tensions that exist between law enforcement and the African American community.

Wow! What a Week!

Lamar Odom says weed helped him kick a crack addiction. Betsy DeVos wants to prosecute leakers. And pity the youngsters who pick on Alma Adams.

Shout out to ‘Black-ish’ for this week’s HBCU episode

The show reminded me just how special it was to attend a Historically Black College or University.

Resurrection of King

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a man is reminded that God has answered the long-ago prayer of a little boy.

31 signs you’re a native Charlottean: black edition

A list published last week by CharlotteFive.com didn’t ring true with some of Charlotte’s black natives, so one decided to compile a list of her own.

The optics of critiquing Ava Duvernay

In these polarized times, can men offer an honest critique of Duvernay’s directing skills without coming across as sexist?

News & Buzz

Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

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

Entertainment

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.

Health

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...

Faith

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.

People

Debra Campbell hired as Asheville city manager

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

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