Living Here

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.

Fantasia’s Charlotte home may be sold at foreclosure

The $1.3 million home on Bevington Place will be auctioned off at noon on Jan. 12 if the American Idol doesn’t fork over late payments, county records show

News & Buzz

Facebook faces civil rights backlash after U.S. Senate report confirms voter suppression

NAACP is leading #LogOutFacebook protest while others are demanding internal changes to the widely popular platform.

Entertainment

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.

Voices

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...

Health

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...

Faith

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...

People

The show must go on: OnQ Productions temporarily comes out of hiatus for ‘Soulful Noel’

Despite the theater company’s ongoing hiatus, OnQ is back with 'Soulful Noel,' bringing contemporary renditions to your favorite Christmas classics.

QcityEVENTS

12.19
Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
12.20
Aquaman Advance Screening
12.21
Soulful Noel
12.21
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
12.21
Knocturnal presents CL Smooth