Voices

A child’s murder changed how I view my community

I live in Orange Park, Fla., the small bedroom community where 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted.

It’s time we forge a new reality for black America

We have the power to pass to our children and our children’s children a new reality — that we love one another.

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest

How my trip to the local pharmacy turned scary.

In Qcity stop, Smiley brings message of hope and uplift

The author and commentator also renewed his call for blacks to hold President Obama accountable, a message that brought him withering criticism in the midst of last year’s Democratic primary.

 

Some clunkers are worth keeping

Our parents knew something that we, in our throw-away age, have forgotten.

Autumn speaks

In Autumn, nature promises us that there will be other harvests after the coming cold.

My date with a younger man

Imagine my surprise when a 21-year-old hottie called to ask me out.

Life’s simple treasures

Happiness is often found in the mundane things of life.

Our kids and teachers need us

As a new school season begins, let’s resolve to make this year our best one yet.

The ‘Excercist’

It all started when I heard a voice coming from my treadmill.

She tried weave

How a bad hair day nearly turned disastrous.

Catnipped

How a yellow tabby named Rover taught a 50-year-old mom that it’s never too late for a life-changing experience.

Michigan may change how teachers are licensed

The state’s 100,000 teachers would be required to prove they are good at what they do before they are allowed into the classroom.

Why the double standard, Charlotte?

OPINION

The questions raised about DSS head Mary Wilson’s hiring decisions were not raised when other public officials made questionable personnel moves.

Things do change

OPINION

Forty-four years after a bloody confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the 44th president of the United States is a black man.

News & Buzz

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Health

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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