Voices

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.

Panthers playoff pick and other predictions

I’M JUST SAYIN’

With a perfect 5-0 record predicting NFL games, Jemal is making another guarantee

Just call me butter, ’cause I’m on a roll

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal is perfect in his NFL post-season picks. He also has some thoughts about this past weekend

The inauguration can wait

OPINION

Obama’s work starts now, and Washington is ready

Playoff picks: Four more shots at perfection

I’M JUST SAYIN

A lesser sports writer might boast after so closely calling last week’s Panthers-Saints games. But I’m nothing if not modest

Awaking the inner giant

OPINION

The problems that beset black America will start to vanish when we embrace the ideals of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeWayne Walker: The other Aggie coach

I’M JUST SAYIN’

New Mexico State University isn’t the most recognizable athletic program in the world, but it’s about to get a lot more attention

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

I’M JUST SAYIN’

At first, I wasn’t buying into the DeAngelo Williams hype. But after watching him annihilate the New Orleans defense on Sunday, I drank the Kool-Aid

The Republican party has gone South

OPINION

No Republican House members are left in New England, and they have become ever scarcer in New York and Pennsylvania and across the Midwest.

The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

I get the principles. But wearing kente cloth and knowing Swahili words doesn’t make me any more authentic.

Isn’t it time we pay (and define) the first lady?

OPINION

Surely the person in one of the most visible roles on the planet deserves a proper title and salary

News & Buzz

One person shot at Concord Mills movie theater

Officials said the shooting incident resulted from an argument over seating inside of the AMC movie theater in Concord Mills...

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

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Up close with Tifferney White, leading lady of education at Discovery Place

White was supposed to graduate from JCSU and go on to medical school. But, a chance meeting at Discovery Place...

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