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Assistance for Haiti


Let us know what your church or organization is doing to help earthquake victims in Haiti.

Bridging Musical Worlds: The Legacy MLK

In this three-part performance, the Charlotte Symphony string trio will play from the classical repertoire, followed by a jazz set by Going Through Changes.

Man of Style

You’ll never guess what inspires the fashion of Bishop Claude Richard Alexander Jr., senior pastor at The Park Church.

Free hair cuts for kids

No Grease Barbershop’s Brother 2 Brother Foundation sponosors “Cuttin’ Class For Kids” event.

Reception/dinner for new CATS chief

The Jan. 23 event will welcome Carolyn Flowers, chief executive officer of Charlotte Area Transit System.

QCAA basketball tryouts

Children ages 9 to 12 are invited to participate in team tryouts.

SAT/ACT test preparation session

The Women of Wisdom mentorship group is sponsoring an SAT/ACT test-taking preparation session.

Southern film festival begins in York, S.C.

The first film, “Hallelujah!,” is one of the earliest talkies to star Nine Mae McKinney, an African American actress from Lancaster, S.C.

Sistas meet to talk money, health and more

A Lott of Sista Love will hold an informational session at the University City Regional Library.

10 things I’m thankful for in 2010

By Sondra E.Z. Hines

As a new year begins, I count my blessings.

Calling all diva poets

Expect a night of raw, heart-moving poetic expression.

Bechtler museum opens

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opens its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Black Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Wesley Carter, publisher of Working Charlotte Magazine, will talk about building a sustainable business through branding.

After school clay class

The Mint Museum of Art is hosting a clay class for children ages 6-10.

Create art at the Mint Museum

The Mint Museum of Art is hosting a family art-making event using watercolors.

News & Buzz

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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.


How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

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7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

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After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...



25 female politicians honored during local “Celebration of Women Elected to Office”

The Black Women’s Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Women’s March honored 25 local women during their annual recognition ceremony.


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