Under GOP bill, 23 million could lose health coverage, says government watchdog

The report could aid Democrats who have accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of putting sick and low-income people at risk in their bid to repeal Obamacare.

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ emerge from shadows

Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of black men in rural Alabama. […]

Allie Hill is determined to lose weight, and she’s having fun along the way

She and her Village HeartBeat teammates at Second Calvary Baptist Church are committed to getting healthier this year.

Black Americans living longer, but disparities remain

The death rate fell 25 percent for African-Americans from 1999 to 2015, mostly for those aged 65 and older, the CDC said.

Diane Carter, first-time Village HeartBeat member, excited to be on the team

Suffering from chronic back pain for 12 years, this 15th Street Church of God member is finally seeing some relief.

Move your body, raise money and celebrate the Earth on Saturday

Enjoy family-friendly events to get or keep you on the path to wellness, walk or run to raise money for cancer, take a climb to benefit rescue personnel, or celebrate the Earth.

Busy mom makes time to get healthy with Village HeartBEAT program

Karen Flores, the mother of five children, thought she was pretty healthy though she needed to lose some weight. Then tests showed some lurking health problems.

Two Village HeartBEAT members share a passion for healthy cooking

What started as an effort to help family members get healthy developed into a lifelong cooking habit for two church members.

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.

Sororities approach the finish line in weight-loss competition

Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta sororities push to lose weight, live healthier. Who will be the biggest loser?

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.”


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...


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?


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...


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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