Living Here

Gala to celebrate life of Valerie Woodard

Woodard, 56, was a Mecklenburg commissioner when she died Oct. 3, 2008, from a rare blood disorder.

CMS offers “Can We Talk?” workshops

The workshops are designed to give families tips for having successful parent-teacher conferences.

 

Cornel West to discuss his new book

The author and lecturer is coming to the uptown Knight Theater to discuss his latest work,  "Brother West: Living and Loving Outloud, a Memoir."

Black Chamber to host business breakfast

Qcity businessman Stoney Sellars will offer practical advice to entrepreneurs and those aspiring to become one.

Chocolate Drops string band to perform

This trio performs traditional African-American string-band music originating in the Carolina Piedmont.

Soul Train Awards return

After a two-hiatus the popular award show will return honoring many in the music industry.

Hampton U. to recruit in Qcity

Students who submit all required admissions materials will be interviewed and receive admissions decisions on the spot. Merit-based scholarship determinations will be made.

Exhibit to showcase artwork of child soldiers

Exhibit to show artwork of child soldiers in Uganda

Usher won’t sign the “Papers”

The R& B singer delays his divorce.

New music: Usher

According to “Papers,” the future ex-Mrs. Usher played a big role in the break-up.

Singer Tyrese creates new comic book character

The actor/singer has created the first ever digital comic book.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to host Nobel Peace Prize Concert

The Smiths say they are humbled and honored to be a part of this world-wide event.

N.C. artist on display at Gantt Center

David Wilson, an African American artist from Apex, created the colorful glass panels now hanging along the Stonewall Street side of the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

Kanye West: If He Did It

If West’s and Taylor Swift’s moment was all a ruse, they’ve pulled the biggest scam this year.

Harding High’s marching band to perform in inaugural parade

The band was selected from 1,382 organizations that applied to participate. The school now must raise raise about $30,000 to cover transportation, lodging and meals.

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

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...

Voices

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?

Health

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 –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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Know Your Value, Know Your Worth – Charlotte Corporate Women’s Network
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