Faith

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People’s Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all races in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Meet the Village HeartBEAT team captains for Greater Bethel AME church

Howard Gaston and Mary Alyce Haynes-Smith, Greater Bethel AME team captains, have found the right fit in Village HeartBEAT for a wellness program that benefits church members.

Activate your faith

Are you taking ownership of your relationship with God, or are you expecting Him to do all the work?

A day of celebration for two of Charlotte’s oldest black institutions – JCSU and First Baptist Church-West

Both institutions, currently separated by less than a mile along the Beatties Ford Road corridor, were founded in 1867 – two years after the end of the American Civil War.

In the West African nation of Ghana, Christians embrace faith with fervor

In the capital Accra, it’s common to see people studying the Bible on the bus, and many office workers keep open Bibles on their desks.

Black History For A New Generation

Our children should know about the African American struggle, but more important, they should know about the strength we have as a people to do great things!

‘God can triumph over Trump,’ says MLK daughter Bernice King

Speaking at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the youngest daughter of the slain civil rights leader told the audience not to give up hope and “Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House.”

Tavis P. Brunson, the religious poet for the non-religious, has died in Columbia

The Charlotte poetry community is reeling at the news that beloved poet Tavis P. Brunson died on Tuesday from medical complications. He was only 44.

Gospel singer Richard Smallwood talks about his battle with depression

He made a career telling others about the goodness and mercy of God, but behind the scene, gospel artist Richard Smallwood was hurting.

Barber: Trump victory proves “myth of race” persists in America

Despite Donald Trump’s win, Barber said, those on the political left must remain steadfast in their struggle for social and economic justice.

News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”

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...

Commentary

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?

Health

After 53-year hiatus, North Carolina Central will award doctorate degrees this week

The Durham HBCU will confer Ph.D.s on three students who studied in the field of integrated bioscience, making them the...

People

Dissatisfied with media coverage, CMPD launches blog to tell its own story

Melissa Treadaway, who once covered CMPD for the Charlotte Observer and now writes and edits "Beyond the Badge," said the...

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5.24
LATIBAH Learn, “Forget Us Not…We are the Links to Your Past”
5.25
LATIBAH Arts N’ Education
5.26
Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive
5.26
Carolina Fair
5.27
Charlotte Tour to NC Wine Festival