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 Qcitymetro.com 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.
Are we guilty of ‘black privilege’?
Why has Charlotte’s black community been so quiet about the controversial statues outside a hot new restaurant in SouthEnd?
Words matter, especially when it comes to teaching our children
It’s no secret that children from low-income families lag behind their peers in almost every measure of academic achievement. And […]
Randall Kerrick won’t be re-tried for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell. And who’s surprised?
COMMENTARY (in 200 words or less) No one who’s been paying attention should be surprised that CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick […]
‘Motown: The Musical’ has plenty of hits…and some misses
Qcitymetro editor Glenn H. Burkins shares what he liked and disliked about “Motown: The Musical”
A family reaches back to reclaim its history
At the Blackwell family reunion in Charlotte, members gathered around a large family tree that traces an ancestor back to Africa in 1735.
Bringing down the flag is a good first step — but work remains
COMMENTARY This column was first published in The Charlotte Observer. On Friday morning, I got up early and drove to […]
No, I won’t ‘humble’ myself before law enforcement
I commend former FBI agent Quentin Williams for his efforts to save black lives, but I can’t agree with his advice that we should “humble” ourselves when confronted by law enforcement officers.
Brothers, why white women?
When “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts recently announced that she is in a lesbian relationship, I wasn’t shocked. After […]
Popcorn, peanut butter and Father’s Day
It’s the little things we often remember about our fathers. One daughter offers her tribute to Dad in celebration of Father’s Day.
Men in Black 3: Good but not great
As sequels go, "Men in Black 3" is a fun movie with some obvious flaws…but still a vast improvement from the second installment of this trilogy.