Voices

‘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

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

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.

5 things I did in 2016 that I hope to do more of in 2017

No New Year’s resolutions here, except a resolve to hold onto some things from 2016 that made me healthier and more content.

A last-minute Christmas outing left me caroling, caroling through the town

I left home looking to pick up a few last-minute gift ideas, but a surly cashier left me singing some old Christmas favorites.

Andrew Murray is right; the evidence does not support a criminal charge in the Keith Scott case

Based on the evidence I saw, no court was ever going to convict CMPD Officer Brentley Vinson for the killing of Keith Scott.

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.

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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