Why I shed no tears for Bill Cosby

It’s amazing to see so many black folks rushing to defend the disgraced comedian. When last I saw a migration this large, I was standing on the Serengeti plains of East Africa watching the wildebeest trek to greener fields.

Ask Donna Maria: How do I attract high-end clients for my business?

Dear Donna Maria: How do I attract high end clients for my event planning business? Sincerely, Courtney Young Events by […]

Five Strategies Small Businesses Can Use To Lure Last Minute Holiday Shoppers

There are 11 days until December 25, and that means time is running out for you to lure those last […]

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

On the town with Toni

Toni Baker-Tyson offers her weekly entertainment picks and dishes the 411 on Charlotte’s new jazz club.

Tonya’s T-shirt Campaign

This Christmas season, Qcitymetro columnist Tonya Rivens is collecting T-shirts for inmates in the Mecklenburg County jail, and she needs your help.

Introducing Donna Maria’s New Small Business Column!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first small business column for! This inaugural column takes a “get to know you” […]

Let’s remember what really matters at JCSU

As drama unfolds surrounding Johnson C. Smith University and its leadership, we must not forget the most important people in all of this — the JCSU students.

Living in poverty with my dysfunctional family

I got arrested last week for selling drugs. I knew selling drugs was wrong, and I also knew I’d probably get caught, but poverty has a way of changing one’s outlook on life.

Christian culturalists and the delusion of victimhood

Isn’t it odd that Christian culturalists, who’ve enjoyed every advantage here for more than 400 years, would now cast themselves as a victim class?

Being white and reading Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Trouble with Obamacare

As the Affordable Care Act enters its third year, I’m starting to have serious doubts about the program’s long-term viability.

Is this what our schools have come to?

The violent encounter between a black, female student and a police officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., is indicative of a much bigger problem.

Welcome to the new website

After nearly seven years, we decided to give our website a facelift. In addition to its new look, we’ve also implemented some practical changes.

It’s not too late for a fourth-quarter victory

This year is coming to a close. You still have three months — the fourth quarter — to accomplish the things you set out to do this year.

News & Buzz

Carol Anderson, author of ‘White Rage,’ to speak at Levine Museum on Sept. 26

History professor traces white backlash against black progress from Reconstruction to the election of Barack Obama.


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...


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...


Charlotte church to invest $2 million in mixed-income housing development

The church's investment comes as various studies have found that Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing has not kept pace with...


20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades...


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