Christian moms called to prayer

On November 14, three local churches and several women’s ministries will participate in “Arise! Cry Out,” a time of fasting and prayer for children and schools.

Loïs Mailou Jones, a retrospective

The works of this pioneering African American artist will be featured at the Mint Museum of Art, opening November 14.

An alternative to Halloween

First Baptist-West is hosting its annual Fall Festival & BBQ Sale as a fun and safe alternative to Halloween.

Brothas, know your health numbers

This event at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will test and screen for prostate cancer, HIV/AIDS, blood pressure, high cholesterol, body fat, diabetes and glaucoma.

New video: Alicia Keys

Watch “Doesn’t Mean Anything” now.

Oprah is set to interview Sarah Palin

The former governor of Alaska will discuss her new book.

An evening to benefit HIV/AIDS awareness

JSW Media Group will host a Red Pump/Red Tie Affair, an event to benefit the Red Pump Project, which educates women about the dangers and spread of HIV/AIDS.

Groups to host grassroots summit

The Oct. 23 meeting will discuss solutions to some of the issues that negatively affect the black community.

Let’s talk about marriage and family

Join other African American couples as they discuss ways to strengthen the black family through better relationships.

Jazz @ the Excelsior Club

A Sign of the Times non-profit organization sponors live jazz music every fourth Sunday of the month at the New Historic Excelsior Club.

A workshop for struggling homeowners


The Charlotte Regional Realtors Association will offer information on affordable-housing issues.

Historical Marker Dedication


Vigil to remember victims/survivors of domestic abuse

Event: Each victim of a domestic violence-related homicide in North Carolina will be remembered with the lighting of a candle, and speakers will include survivors telling their stories.

Charlotte Zetas to host health fair

Attendees can visit information booths, talk with medical experts and see health demonstrations. There will also be free health screenings, raffles and giveaways.

Communications workshop for teens

Event: On Saturday, Oct. 24, Macie Caldwell Consulting Services will hold a “Communicating with Confidence” workshop for 7th – 12th graders.

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Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

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



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