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?
By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer | April 17, 2017

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.
By Glenn Burkins | April 5, 2017

Activate your faith

Are you taking ownership of your relationship with God, or are you expecting Him to do all the work?
By Sharisse M. Alexander | April 1, 2017

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.
By Glenn Burkins | March 13, 2017

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.
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg, Reuters | March 1, 2017

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!
By Sharisse M. Alexander | February 21, 2017

‘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."
By Rich McKay, REUTERS | January 16, 2017

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.
By Glenn Burkins | December 29, 2016

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.
By Glenn Burkins | December 21, 2016

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.
By Qcitymetro Staff | November 14, 2016