Voices

‘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

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

3 reasons the Panthers should lose Sunday

OPINION

Make that 4 reasons — if you count this prediction

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.

News & Buzz

Why the journalism collaborative is focusing on the affordable housing crisis

It’s become an iconic counter-image to the boomtimes all around us in Charlotte: a sign held up at a city...

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Health

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

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Charlotte Artsy Folks, bridging the gap between artists and art collectors

Charlotte Artsy Folks, a local group of African American art collectors and art lovers, looks to create closer connections with...

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