Voices

Wow! What a week (Oct. 8-13)

Black pastors take a knee in Charlotte; Detroit has a watermelon scandal; and Donald Trump is still a moron.

Wow! What a Week (Oct 2-6)

Cam Newton gets a lesson about sexism; Republican Tim Murphy gets a lesson about tipping; and rapper B.o.B. needs a lesson in astronomy.

Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue must go

In journalism, a reporter’s credibility is everything. When that is gone, not much is left. Sadly, Observer sports reporter Jourdan […]

Talkback: What readers are saying about Cam Newton and ‘routes’

We like to spark conversations on our Morning Brew newsletter. Then we stand back and listen. Talkback is a sampling […]

Wow! What a week

Clarence Thomas stalks Anita Hill; Jane Fonda gets dissed by Megyn Kelly; and Ray Lewis can’t decide if he’s kneeling or praying.

Trump threatens annihilation; troubles mount for Kevin Hart; Billy Bush talks

Wow! What a Week: Gerald is back with his unique take on some of the week’s top headlines

While Colin Kaepernick sits, the NFL is awash in hypocrisy

Colin Kaepernick, a proven, talented quarterback, cannot get a job in the National Football League. Even non-football fans know the […]

At JCSU, book spotlights 10 black men of Northwest Corridor

I also talked with Ronald Carter about the school’s search for a new president.

Sculpture is a stunning tribute to native son Romare Bearden

New public artwork by Bearden peer, Richard Hunt, pays tribute to Charlotte-born artist’s life and works.

Wow!!! What a week (Sept. 10-15)

Joel Ford got dissed. Hillary is still whining. And the Cleveland Browns achieve world peace. Just some of the nonsense that happened this week.

5 takeaways from the Charlotte primary vote

Charlotte will have a new mayor come December. Incumbent Jennifer Roberts got bounced in Tuesday’s Democratic primary by Mayor Pro […]

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.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

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

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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