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.

Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize

Mecklenburg County’s Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m […]

7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

The end of the year is typically when most weight gain occurs. Here are strategies to help you stay on track with your fitness goals during the holidays.

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 Charlotte.

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 […]

Message in the music: How the city of Charlotte is hoping a rap song can teach residents about waste management

The song, “Go Green Go Clean,” encourages Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents to think twice about the amount of waste they generate.

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January – […]

How I got training to help others going through mental health crisis

I recently went back to school. I squeezed into a small, crowded room with 27 people and sat through an […]

News & Buzz

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“Camp Cradle” offers teen offenders chance to be active outside of jail

Camp Cradle allows 16- and 17-year-olds at Detention Center North to participate in outdoor recreation for the first time in...

Entertainment

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Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.”...

Voices

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Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.”...

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Envision Eastland Public Forum
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Juneteenth! at Levine Museum
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Ari Lennox – Shea Butter Baby Tour
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#BeONE Music Experience
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