Voices

In fighting to oppose the RNC in Charlotte, LaWana Mayfield showed why voters put her in office

As far back as December, Mayfield stood alone among her city council peers as having the prescience to understand just how divisive this issue could become for Charlotte.

Why I don’t want the Republican National Convention in Charlotte

If social and economic mobility is what we claim as our focus, bringing the RNC to Charlotte would be in direct conflict to that.

What About Us? A Letter from America’s Children

As concerned Americans line up to protest President Trump’s ill treatment of immigrant families, a writer asks, where is that same compassion for our U.S.-born children who suffer abuse, neglect and poverty?

Charlotte hosts the GOP convention? Not so fast, says Braxton Winston

The first-term city council member says he wants to hear more from the city’s residents before making up his mind.

Journalists are there – heading toward the crazy.

The people who cover news are in a fight for your lives, and theirs.

Auntie Maxine might have been wrong, but it felt so good

Why are Democrats still playing nice? America has proven that it worships a thug masculinity that bullies citizens and leads by division.

Advice for Trump as he creates America’s next great fighting force

The president this week declared space a “warfighting domain” and said he would direct the Pentagon to create a U.S. Space Force.

Presence matters more than perfection: Saluting fathers everywhere

Can we in Charlotte-Mecklenburg mobilize our black Greek system, our faith based organizations and others to create positive change for our young sons and brothers?

It’s time for black Americans to think strategically about charter schools

Regardless of how the legal challenges to House Bill 514 play out, charter schools will remain a growing fixture on our educational landscape.

Wow! What a Week! (June 1-8)

No more bikinis for Miss America, Kanye reveals disorder, Philadelphia Eagles grounded

Saving lives: Pi Phi Chapter holds its annual blood drive

This blood drive is said to be the second-largest in the Charlotte area, behind one hosted by the Carolina Panthers.

We made them march

North Carolina teachers didn’t wake up one day and decide to go the state Capitol on a whim. We drove them to do it.

Wow! What a week

Rudy drops a dime on Trump. A tribute to Kanye West. And jobs suggestions for Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.

Black folks, Frappuccinos and talk of boycotts

It has been a tough few weeks for black folks attempting to get their consumerism on.

Know your history: A former FBI agent talks about the origin of policing in America

Understanding history, he says, is crucial to confronting the tensions that exist between law enforcement and the African American community.

News & Buzz

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

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

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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