Commentary

Is Philadelphia on the right track in taxing sugary drinks? I’ve got mixed feelings

Is it wise for a city to use its taxing authority to discourage certain behaviors – in this case the consumption of a product that’s legal and desired by millions?

How Muhammad Ali Taught Us, How Muhammad Ali Made Us

Muhammad Ali helped black men look at America differently. He helped us to see our place here and in the world differently.

What black women learned at the Blavity EmpowerHer Conference

Kia O. Moore, a Charlotte writer and creative director of Hip Hop University, offers a first-person account of a recent New York conference designed to empower creative, black women.

How you can get involved helping our youth

Join me and others in law enforcement and the faith community as we seek to show genuine concern for the young people of Mecklenburg County.

12 steps to transitioning from employee to entrepreneur: Step 6: Nail a target customer and a product she wants to buy

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

Where does Alma Adams really live? Voters deserve to know

With the race heating up for the 12th Congressional District, questions are being raised about the true residency of incumbent Rep. Alma Adams, who says she has moved to Charlotte from Greensboro.

City Council got it right in voting no compromise on HB2

(Opinion) In voting to stand pat against calls to repeal its own nondiscrimination ordinance, Charlotte’s City Council affirmed that some things in America should not be bargained way.

Why Prince’s death hit me especially hard

(Commentary) Whenever I’m happy. Or sad. Whenever I feel loved. Or feel alone. Prince was there with the perfect lyric and the perfect note.

On the Town with Toni (April 1 – April 3)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

[Commentary] In Chicago, Trump got a dose of his own medicine

On Friday, March 11, Donald Trump and his supporters should have stayed at home, because his kind of activity doesn’t play well in “Gangster Town.”

Okay, fellas, I wanna get in your pants

Now that I have your attention, can we talk about prostate cancer?

12 Steps to Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur: Step 5: Get Your Finances In Order

Many dream of starting their own business. In this week’s installment, Donna Maria talks about the financial steps necessary.

Opinion: Diversity is best for all CMS students

In an open letter to school board members, Qcity resident Brandi Williams says its time to deconstruct the current system to create equity and fairness for all CMS families.

12 Steps to Transitioning From Employee to Entrepreneur: Step 4: Pave the Way for a Smooth Departure

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

Our school board has failed us

(COMMENTARY) As the CMS board undertakes the thorny issue of student assignment, every decision it makes will now be viewed through the prism of Tuesday night’s racially divided vote.

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

After 53-year hiatus, North Carolina Central will award doctorate degrees this week

The Durham HBCU will confer Ph.D.s on three students who studied in the field of integrated bioscience, making them the...

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...

QcityEVENTS

5.24
LATIBAH Learn, “Forget Us Not…We are the Links to Your Past”
5.25
LATIBAH Arts N’ Education
5.26
Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive
5.26
Carolina Fair
5.27
Queen City Sneaker Expo & 3on3 Tournament