A humorous look back at some of the week’s top news stories.
Wow!!! What a Week
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.