Voices

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.

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

3 reasons the Panthers should lose Sunday

OPINION

Make that 4 reasons — if you count this prediction

The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

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

NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte

OPINION

Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto

Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective

I’M JUST SAYIN’

The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.

Why don’t whites read black authors?

OPINION

The accepted wisdom of the publishing industry is that books by black authors should be marketed to black audiences.

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The Old South is new again

OPINION

Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.

Knowing when to say when

OPINION

Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

Tiger Woods as Obama’s John the Baptist

OPINION

The talented, educated golfer made it acceptable for whites to embrace a black man as hero. Without Tiger Woods, there would be no Barack Obama.

News & Buzz

Facebook faces civil rights backlash after U.S. Senate report confirms voter suppression

NAACP is leading #LogOutFacebook protest while others are demanding internal changes to the widely popular platform.

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Health

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

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25 female politicians honored during local “Celebration of Women Elected to Office”

The Black Women’s Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Women’s March honored 25 local women during their annual recognition ceremony.

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