Slam Magazine reminded me of the forgotten influence of Allen Iverson

Slam Magazine recently did a cover story on Allen Iverson which it has published in its Aug 2011 edition, in stores now. It should remind sports fans of how important Allen Iverson was to today’s basketball culture.

EpiCentre officials are hurt by their silence

“We just have no comment at this time.” That was the response we got when Qcitymetro called the corporate offices […]

Building a marriage is like buying a house

An open letter to a niece who will soon be jumping the broom.

Santa, I’m counting on you

I’ve been a good girl all year…except for the time I got smashed, and that time I let some bad words fly…and the time that I…

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.

News & Buzz

Police: Pedestrian struck and killed in northwest Charlotte

A 60-year-old man died early Sunday after he was struck by a car while walking along Brookshire Boulevard in northwest...



All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.



Oprah Winfrey is bringing her arena tour to Charlotte

That's good news for those who won't be in the room for her sold-out appearance at next month's UNCF luncheon.


Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

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



Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...


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