Voices

Our health is in our own hands

COMMENTARY

African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that

Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?

Author and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. tackles that thorny question this week in a two-hour PBS documentary called “Looking for Lincoln.”

A new GOP, not just window dressing

OPINION

Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change

A proposal to end Black History Month

OPINION

Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley says America has reached a point where we no longer need to live, learn and celebrate separately

Black NFL coaches an endangered species

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.

Bipartisanship, but at what cost?

OPINION

In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda

Mike Tomlin: Young, gifted and (yes) black

I’M JUST SAYIN’

I hate to bring up race, but…shouldn’t we be making more fuss over the fact that another African American coach has won the super bowl?

Cinderella will be a no-show at Super Bowl XLIII

Except in a few notable cases, you just don’t see major upsets in the biggest sporting event of the year

Some random thoughts on the NFL (and Barack Obama?)

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal ruminates on the possible departure of Julius Peppers, the happy retirement of Tony Dungy and a White House visit for coach Mike Tomlin

His moment has arrived

ANALYSIS

Barack Obama takes office today with a realistic prospect of joining the ranks of history’s most powerful presidents.

King and Obama

OPINION

Obama sprang from King’s sacrifice. Without the bullet King took, Obama may have never secured a place on the ballot.

Obama’s election no panacea

OPINION

“Barack Obama’s election does not render my father’s dream realized.”

‘It’s good to see the good things in life’

Martha Young overcame 15 years of crack cocaine addiction and the murder of her son. Next week she travels to witness the swearing in of the nation’s first black president

Dark and lovely, Michelle

OPINION

If a black president represents change, a dark-skinned first lady is straight-up revolutionary.

Panthers let magical opportunity slip away

I’M JUST SAYIN’

People across the country expected the Panthers to reach the Super Bowl. They had the city in the palm of their hands.

News & Buzz

The reason I (a black man) speak up for, and alongside, black women

Serena Williams' treatment proves that the black women I want my daughter to emulate unfairly have to be three times...

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.

Health

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...

Faith

Pew report reveals trend about black millennial faith

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.

People

A day in the life of a physician assistant during Hurricane Florence

Name: Shelda Amilcka Job: Physician Assistant Employer: Novant Health, Urgent Care I was scheduled for the 9 a.m. to 9...

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