Faith

A year later, Charleston families still reeling from church shooting

A year after a white gunman walked into a Charleston church and opened fire, killing nine black people in a Bible study, some family members say they are struggling to move on, let alone forgive the shooter.

Putney: Arresting suspect at church was ‘indefensible’

Speaking to clergy and community members, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said the arrest of West Charlotte High School band director Duncan Gray during Sunday worship at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was a “failure in leadership.”

Why are you single? Qcity locals gather to discuss being alone

Documentary explores being Christian and single. Is anyone really OK with it?

Bryan Stevenson urges America to heal its racial tensions by facing its mistakes

Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, was as a speaker at Christ Episcopal Church, which has a Faith Forum to talk about healing a broken world.

Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church property to be sold

The church plans to seek transitional space after the sale closes and then find a new, permanent location, a churh official said.

Obama: Faith is the ‘great cure’ for fear (video)

President Barack Obama, in an address to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, spoke against giving in to fear. (Feb. 4)

At MLK breakfast, Graham reflects on his ‘complex’ path toward forgiveness

Malcolm Graham’s oldest sister, Cynthia Hurd, was among nine black worshipers killed in 2015 by a white supremacist inside a Charleston, S.C, church.

A heart to help the ‘homeless and those in need’

A year ago, Perfect Provisions ministry was providing bag lunches for 75-150 homeless children at Charlotte’s Thomasboro Academy. Barbara Wilder […]

Rock Hill woman’s gift to a stranger starts a chain reaction of giving

Lacy Hoover was just minding her own business, pushing her cart at Sam’s Club in Rock Hill on Tuesday, when a stranger approached. What happened next would start a chain reaction of giving.

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.

Kirk Franklin wants us all to lose our religion

Gospel Insight with Tonya Rivens Gospel artist Kirk Franklin is no stranger to taking on controversy. With the release of […]

A call to embrace ‘absurd logic’

At Charlotte’s 40th interfaith Thanksgiving service, the Rev. Todd Yeary of Baltimore said believers must move beyond religion to begin addressing the world’s problems.

Happening Tuesday: Charlotte’s 40th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service

Calls for peace and racial reconciliation will take center stage Tuesday night when MeckMin hosts Charlotte’s 40th annual interfaith Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Baptist Church

Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church installs new pastor

Elder Chester F. Brown III, a Florida native who previously led a congregation in Tallahassee, was installed as the 17th pastor of the congregation anchored in uptown Charlotte.

A life lesson under the Genko tree

For weeks Tonya Rivens walked past a large tree growing near the sidewalk on Trade Street, never realizing the lessons it would teach.

News & Buzz

The reason I (a black man) speak up for, and alongside, black women

Serena Williams' treatment proves that the black women I want my daughter to emulate unfairly have to be three times...

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

People

A day in the life of a physician assistant during Hurricane Florence

Name: Shelda Amilcka Job: Physician Assistant Employer: Novant Health, Urgent Care I was scheduled for the 9 a.m. to 9...

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9.19
Office of Congresswoman Adams Suicide and Mental Health Awareness Resource Fair and Panel
9.20
City of Charlotte HNS Job Fair
9.20
Gantt After Dark
9.21
Paint & Play (Virgo/Libra Season)
9.21
54th Annual Festival in the Park