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RNC 2020 organizers commit to Black business inclusion

Black leaders are developing a directory of Charlotte’s Black businesses to ensure diverse vendors involved with the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Hate, not guns, is America’s true addiction, Malcolm Graham says in Time op-ed

Graham, whose sister, Cynthia Hurd, was killed along with eight other worshipers at Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, said Americans of goodwill must take the lead in addressing the deadly combination of hate and guns.

Election results sent a clear signal: A wind of change is blowing…and women will lead the way

A shift among suburban voters from Republican candidates to Democrats will mean significant changes to county and state government.

#SouthParkSusan Surrenders

The search has ended for a Charlotte woman whose racially charged rant toward two black women went viral. Susan Westwood, […]

Stephen Curry signs on to produce Charleston church shooting documentary

The documentary ‘Emanuel’ features interviews with survivors and family members about the 2015 hate crime.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte to provide Election Day childcare

So far, 170,464 people have voted in Mecklenburg County. That’s more than half of the early voting numbers during the […]

Family of Butler High School shooting victim denies bullying claims

The family of 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen addressed the media Tuesday morning, a day after the teen was killed in a […]

Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean B&B: A tropical getaway tucked in the Charlotte suburbs

The black-owned bed-and-breakfast represents five generations of businesswomen and Caribbean heritage.

The epidemic of mass killings in America has left us numb and emotionally drained

Whether we blame guns, the paucity of mental health care or the simple loss of civility, something undeniably sick is happening in America.

Suspect and victim identified in Butler High School shooting

Jatwan Craig Cuffie is charged with first-degree murder in classmate’s death. CMS superintendent implies bullying was a factor.


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

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


Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...


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...


Black-owned breakfast eatery coming to 7th Street Public Market

Gregory and Subrina Collier transfer their popular contemporary breakfast restaurant, The Yolk, from Rock Hill to uptown Charlotte.


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