The Trouble with Obamacare

As the Affordable Care Act enters its third year, I’m starting to have serious doubts about the program’s long-term viability.

Is this what our schools have come to?

The violent encounter between a black, female student and a police officer at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., is indicative of a much bigger problem.

Welcome to the new Qcitymetro.com website

After nearly seven years, we decided to give our website a facelift. In addition to its new look, we’ve also implemented some practical changes.

It’s not too late for a fourth-quarter victory

This year is coming to a close. You still have three months — the fourth quarter — to accomplish the things you set out to do this year.

Are we guilty of ‘black privilege’?

Why has Charlotte’s black community been so quiet about the controversial statues outside a hot new restaurant in SouthEnd?

Words matter, especially when it comes to teaching our children

It’s no secret that children from low-income families lag behind their peers in almost every measure of academic achievement. And […]

Randall Kerrick won’t be re-tried for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell. And who’s surprised?

COMMENTARY (in 200 words or less) No one who’s been paying attention should be surprised that CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick […]

‘Motown: The Musical’ has plenty of hits…and some misses

Qcitymetro editor Glenn H. Burkins shares what he liked and disliked about “Motown: The Musical”

A family reaches back to reclaim its history

At the Blackwell family reunion in Charlotte, members gathered around a large family tree that traces an ancestor back to Africa in 1735.

Bringing down the flag is a good first step — but work remains

COMMENTARY This column was first published in The Charlotte Observer. On Friday morning, I got up early and drove to […]

No, I won’t ‘humble’ myself before law enforcement

I commend former FBI agent Quentin Williams for his efforts to save black lives, but I can’t agree with his advice that we should “humble” ourselves when confronted by law enforcement officers.

Brothers, why white women?

When “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts recently announced that she is in a lesbian relationship, I wasn’t shocked. After […]

Popcorn, peanut butter and Father’s Day

It’s the little things we often remember about our fathers. One daughter offers her tribute to Dad in celebration of Father’s Day.

Men in Black 3: Good but not great

As sequels go, "Men in Black 3" is a fun movie with some obvious flaws…but still a vast improvement from the second installment of this trilogy. 

Laying your Isaac down

An "Isaac" is any person or thing that we need to release to God. Are you willing to offer and trust God with yours?

News & Buzz


JCSU and Carolina Panthers talk diversity, talent pipeline

Stride, the Carolina Panthers' Black employee resource group, held a panel discussion about the importance of diversity in sports and...


What’s Happening, CLT: Events this weekend in Charlotte (Sept. 20-22)

Cooler temperatures have finally arrived in Charlotte, so get out this weekend and have some fun.


Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt taken from today’s Morning Brew newsletter. Sign up to have Morning Brew delivered to your in-box....


Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.



This One’s for Us: #TeamBlkGrlFly launches weeklong celebration of Black womanhood

Creative entrepreneur Davita Galloway and #TeamBlkGrlFly are hosting a week of events culminating with their signature event, A Seat at...


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