Commentary

Andrew Murray is right; the evidence does not support a criminal charge in the Keith Scott case

Based on the evidence I saw, no court was ever going to convict CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson for the killing of Keith Scott.

Why Donald Trump won’t win

Barring a political cataclysm between now and election day, Trump will lose because of one basic fact: The American electorate has shifted in ways that few of us fully appreciate.

‘Language of the Unheard’

Charlotte must listen to the voices of those who marched in protest of the police killing of Keith Scott. They represent a part of our community that has been too often overlooked.

Clinton Put Trump’s Smallness on Display for Voters to See

In a 90-minute debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was entirely overmatched on issues of substance.

12 Steps to Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur: Step 7: Create, Protect, and Sustain Your Brand

This week, I’m continuing my 12 Steps to Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur series. Our steps so far: Step 1: […]

I missed you at last night’s protest march

In four nights of protesting following the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott, missing have been the faces I’ve grown accustomed to seeing in uptown Charlotte.

CIAA should move its popular tournament in opposition to HB2

As North Carolina debates the future of HB2 and the very real issue of gender dysphoria, the CIAA must position itself squarely on the proper side of history.

A lesson in what it means to be human: Inside the Sprint store

The young woman was overweight and dark-skinned.The old man walked in on a cane. His thin white skin was pocked with bruises and red and blue age-scars.

Black voters won’t be fooled by Donald Trump’s ‘pivot’

Trump’s stop in Charlotte Thursday evening was a shameless display of political desperation and a hopeless attempt to dupe black voters.

Voter suppression is an ugly art form

COMMENTARY: The North Carolina voter ID law recently struck down as unconstitutional was a clear attempt at voter suppression.

#BankBlackCharlotte: One of the steps to bridge the equity gap

Community organizers across the nation are leading the charge for the black community to start banking with black banks and credit unions, including in Charlotte.

Remembering my mother on this special day

Qcitymetro fitness writer Sondra E. Z. Hines remembers her mother, Mrs. Eleazar Hines Bell, who died 21 years ago from heart disease.

It’s time our athletes step up to address injustice in America

Commentary: I am calling on African American athletes, and all athletes of goodwill, to stand against the killing of innocent Americans by law enforcement.

Poem: ‘What it Means to be Privileged’

“What it means to be privileged” To be privileged Is to be able to stand outside a store And not […]

The Fourth of July Belongs to Louis Armstrong

COMMENTARY: In our American mythology, Louis Armstrong symbolizes all of our nation’s struggles and all of its glories.

News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”

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

Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at...

Faith

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...

People

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits "Beyond the Badge," said the...

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Carolina Fair
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Queen City Sneaker Expo & 3on3 Tournament
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Community Blood Drive
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