Health

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 […]

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their […]

Why stretching is so important before exercising

Question: I just started exercising and have been hearing a lot about flexibility. Why is flexibility important? Flexibility is the […]

Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia

NIH funded study supports link between mental and vascular health.

Expert tips for finding the right foundation to match your skin tone

Professional makeup artist Johnatha Camp knows a thing or two about beauty.

Single women: How far would you go to have a baby with no partner?

In our latest podcast, a fertility specialist gives the low-down on who is going to the sperm bank, how to design your baby and what will it cost you.

Talking healthy hair with LaMonica Cuthbertson, Different by Design Hair Salon

We take great care to ensure that our hair looks good, but are we also taking the proper steps to ensure that it remains healthy?

Social interaction can help cancer patients survive longer

Study highlights the importance of social interaction during chemotherapy. It can help patients live longer after treatment.

4 tips for summer fitness

With a little planning, you can enjoy summer, stay healthy and have fun too.

Officials: Fixing county health department could take a year and millions of dollars

Acknowledging years-long failures in Mecklenburg County’s health department, county officials on Tuesday called for an overhaul of the agency. County […]

It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it’s never too late to start again.

Charlotte has a new support group for black women coping with infertility

The support group Fertility for Colored Girls was started by a Chicago minister in 2014 and has now spread to seven locations, including Charlotte.

Real Talk: Dr. Ian Smith dishes the skinny on weight loss 

Are you struggling to drop more pounds? Have your weigh-loss efforts hit a plateau? Maybe it’s time to “Blast the Sugar Out,” says celebrity Author Dr. Ian Smith.

Scene at the Kappa Foundation’s Healthy Achievement 5k Run/Walk

The event was held Saturday in uptown Charlotte to raise money to support the foundation’s mentoring efforts.

Under fire for his leadership, Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia will step down

Plescia, who heads the Mecklenburg County Health Department, faced growing criticism after it was revealed that county health clinics had mishandled test results for nearly 200 women who were screened for cervical cancer.

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Entertainment

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“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...

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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Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
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Jazz Room presents… Dawn Anthony sings Nancy Wilson