Voices

‘What’s Columbine?’

Forty-seven days into 2018 and the United States has witnessed two mass shootings at schools. If that doesn’t leave us angry, then we are as much the problem as those who perpetrate these horrendous crimes.

Wow! What a week

What do Black Panther, Bigfoot and Omarosa Manigault all have in common? Humorist Gerald Terrell takes aim at each as he looks back on some of the week’s news stories.

Wow! What a week (Feb. 4-9)

Televangelist Gloria Copeland offers a remedy for flu. In Philly, it ain’t a riot unless Black Lives Matter shows up. And Chrisette Michelle set to perform Saturday in Rock Hill.

Economic opportunity. Upward mobility.  Access to the American Dream.

Lee Institute is reaching out to bring its Greater Good program to communities of color, millennials, underrepresented neighborhoods, LGBT groups and others whose voices are essential to our local nonprofit boards.

Wow! What a week! (Jan. 28-Feb.2)

The n-word controversy lands at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. CBC members wear Kente cloth to State of the Union. White nationalist says he can’t find a lawyer in ol’ Virginia to represent him.

On the town with Toni (Feb. 2-4)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Charlotte? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson’s weekly entertainment picks. It’s fun for grown folks.

Wow! What a week (Jan. 21-26)

Why is Clarence Thomas hating on strippers? Mo’Nique wants us all to boycott Netflix. And Chuck Shumer folds in the face of a government shutdown.

Where were all the black women at the Charlotte Women’s March?

I’m not saying black women were absent from the march, but I had expected (and hoped) to see them out in greater numbers.

Wow! What a week (Jan. 14-19)

Aziz Ansari might be a jerk, but he’s no sexual predator. Tracee Ellis Ross deserves a pay raise. And the Trump administration loses a racist. All that and more when we look back on the week that was.

Fifty Years After King

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., we still celebrate his vision of a more just nation.

Wow! What a Week (Jan. 7-12)

Wolff stands by his book. The CATS Blue Line extension will soon be running. And Oprah wows them at the Golden Globes. It’s all part of the week that was.

As Qcitymetro marks 10 years of community service, we’ve got big plans for 2018

We asked our readers to tell us what content they value most, and now we’re using that info as we plan for the new year.

Wow! What a week (Dec. 24-29)

Ron Rivera finds odd way to motivate his team. What’s not to love about a Bojangles’ biscuit? A “Real Housewife” charged with attacking police officer.

Wow! What a Week (Dec. 17-23)

The Big Cat is declawed. Diddy wants the Panthers. And Tavis Smiley is working overtime. Wow! What a week it’s been.

Five Points business district gets new branding campaign

How does a historically black community embrace change without losing its cultural identity? For much of the last three years, […]

News & Buzz

Gantt Center gets $100,000 gift from Day Runner, a black-owned startup

Gantt Center officials said the money will be used to expand programming, especially programming that benefits children.

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Health

Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...

Faith

Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...

People

Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.

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50 Years: Dr, King’s “Then” and Our “Now”
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DiscussCLT: Social Media and Your Kids. It’s Complicated.
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Know Your Value, Know Your Worth – Charlotte Corporate Women’s Network
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Community Pie Social
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Movie Night with The 100: AVENGERS: Infinity War Movie Premiere