Commentary

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.

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?

News & Buzz

Clarence Armbrister, a lawyer with a long career in education, is named JCSU’s next president

Armbrister, currently president of a Philadelphia prep school, will begin his new job at Johnson C. Smith University on Jan....

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

Why stretching is so important before exercising

Question: I just started exercising and have been hearing a lot about flexibility. Why is flexibility important? Flexibility is the...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Kym Jackson learns lesson from grandmother: Pay it forward

American Airlines employee earns company award and $10,000, then donates money to program that helped her sister build a new...

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WFAE’s Charlotte Talks – Charlotte Mayoral Forum
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Christian Book Lover’s Retreat
10.26
Modernism + Film: Journeyman Architect – The Life and Work of Donald Wexler
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Food Prep and Storage Class/Food Too Good to Waste Challenge Kick Off Party
10.27
A Call to Action from Apostle Terrell Murphy