Voices

Wow!!! What a Week

A humorous look back at some of the week’s top news stories.

Confederate statues preserve Southern heritage — the way Klan billboards did

Monuments to the Confederacy are nothing more than a campaign to counter our nation’s true history while opposing efforts toward equality and human rights for blacks.

Celebrate mom and the ‘other mothers’ in your life

Let’s broaden the mom circle to include the people who “mother” us without having the official title.

Talk Back: Should Ray Rice get a second shot at the NFL?

Qcitymetro readers offer some opinions about the former Baltimore Ravens running back who famously assaulted the women he would later marry.

‘LA 92’ is great drama but sheds no light on a dark chapter in American history

Directors of the two-hour documentary said they wanted the film to “hold up a mirror to society” without force-feeding the viewer. In that they succeeded

Talk Back: Are we too soft on Patrick Cannon, and how local is the Charlotte Jazz Festival?

A reader suggests that Charlotte’s black community is too quick to forgive our former mayor. Another raised questions about this week’s Charlotte Jazz Festival.

A trip through time at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Astounding array of material at national African American history museum provokes a range of emotions, teaches some new lessons.

When life reveals its magic

How a little girl’s act of kindness transformed an ordinary weed into a gift of extraordinary beauty.

Collaboration is key to success for black women entrepreneurs

As black women in business, we must view one another as potential collaborators, not as competitors.

A Drunken, Sad Song to Barack Obama

It’s been a month since former President Barack Obama left the White House, and Qcitymetro contributor D. Barbara McWhite is feeling poetic.

Cam Newton is a dad again, but I’m not feeling so young myself

Can I be honest? This week’s news that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor had brought their second child into the world as an unmarried couple left me feeling some kind of way.

A telling need for black history education in the Trump White House

POTUS kicked off his first Black History Month on Wednesday, making it clear that he knows little about African American history. And that he couldn’t care less. Some reaction from around the media:

Social Buzz: 10 great Facebook posts during Obama’s farewell address

Social media was abuzz Tuesday night as President Obama said goodbye as he prepares to exit the White House.

No, the world is not coming to an end

What would Martin Luther King Jr. say about the quagmire of problems facing America today? His life and his determined struggle should offer us clues.

News & Buzz

Brooklyn Village developer says project will expand economic opportunity

Developers of the $683.3 million construction project in uptown Charlotte have said at least 35 percent of total contracts will...

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 women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

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

Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the...

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