Faith

Church of God in Christ (COGIC) convention draws thousands to Charlotte

The convention, which ends Friday, includes a variety of Christian workshops, music events and educational opportunities for young people.

Charlotte church hit by arson is reborn on Easter with new name, new mission

After a 2015 fire, the dwindling African American congregation was forced to ask itself some painful questions, with the most important being: What is our mission?

Church forum to discuss racial disparities in CMS discipline numbers

The Rev. Henry Williams, senior pastor at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, said he hopes the event will center on answers and solutions, not pointing fingers.

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.

Why I’m not worried about the outcome of this election

Choosing a candidate this election cycle was not easy, but I exercised my right and responsibility and voted early — and I am at peace.

Writers of Christian fiction and their fans meet in Charlotte for weekend fellowship

The Christian Book Lover’s Retreat, recently held in Charlotte, was a three-day event filled with “faith, fun and fellowship, and a whole lot of books.”

(Video) Hillary Clinton speaks at Charlotte church

Hillary Clinton says the spate of gun violence in the United States shows that “protecting all of God’s children is America’s calling.”

MeckMin to hold ‘listening session’ on faith and race

MeckMin, a Charlotte nonprofit representing nearly 100 local congregations, will sponsor a potluck dinner to examine “the intersection of interfaith understanding and race.”

News & Buzz

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Voices

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No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...

Health

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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Women: Movers of The Movement
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Chip and Dip Day @ Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
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Pop-up Village for Ashley Park and Movement School
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Knights Fest
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The Queens of Soul Jazz – Jeanette Harris and Althea Rene