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

Gov. Roy Cooper wants Confederate monuments removed from state grounds

The Democratic governor said monuments honoring the slave-holding Confederacy are best displayed in museums and history books.

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

It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late...

Faith

‘Slave labor’ alleged at North Carolina Church 

Sixteen former members from Brazil told the Associated Press that they were made to work while being subjected to physical...

People

Charlotte author Monica Wood is on a mission to empower girls and boys

PR and crisis management expert Monica Wood pens a series of books for children.

QcityEVENTS

8.18
The Jazz Room at The Stage Door Theater
8.18
Best Laid Plans
8.18
AfroPop! CLT: The Block Party @ Camp North End
8.18
90’s Bar Crawl
8.19
Queen City Entrepreneurs’ Conference