Confederate statues preserve Southern heritage — the way Klan billboards did

Monuments to the Confederacy are nothing more than a campaign to counter our nation's true history while opposing efforts toward equality and human rights for blacks.
By Mark Allan Williams | August 22, 2017

What’s Happening, Charlotte: 11 fun things you can do this weekend (May 19-21)

From a charity bachelor auction to a wine tour, there's plenty happening in the Qcity this weekend.
By QCity Metro | May 20, 2017

Celebrate mom and the ‘other mothers’ in your life

Let's broaden the mom circle to include the people who “mother” us without having the official title.
By Ramona Holloway | The Matt and Ramona Show | May 5, 2017

Talk Back: Should Ray Rice get a second shot at the NFL?

Qcitymetro readers offer some opinions about the former Baltimore Ravens running back who famously assaulted the women he would later marry.
By QCity Metro Staff | May 2, 2017

‘LA 92’ is great drama but sheds no light on a dark chapter in American history

Directors of the two-hour documentary said they wanted the film to “hold up a mirror to society” without force-feeding the viewer. In that they succeeded
By Glenn Burkins | April 24, 2017

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?
By Dee Dee Strickland | April 23, 2017

Talk Back: Are we too soft on Patrick Cannon, and how local is the Charlotte Jazz Festival?

A reader suggests that Charlotte's black community is too quick to forgive our former mayor. Another raised questions about this week's Charlotte Jazz Festival.
By Glenn Burkins | April 17, 2017

A trip through time at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Astounding array of material at national African American history museum provokes a range of emotions, teaches some new lessons.
By Mordecia D. Strickland | March 20, 2017

When life reveals its magic

How a little girl's act of kindness transformed an ordinary weed into a gift of extraordinary beauty.
By D. Barbara McWhite | March 8, 2017

Collaboration is key to success for black women entrepreneurs

As black women in business, we must view one another as potential collaborators, not as competitors.
By Martha Cooper-Hudson, guest columnist | March 7, 2017