Voices

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.

Protesters accuse Habitat for Humanity of gentrifying neighborhoods during affordable housing event

The handful of protesters interrupted Habitat Charlotte CEO during affordable housing event featuring author and activist Marc Lamont Hill.

Could this be the year Charlotte makes real progress to fix its affordable housing crisis?

Community Link CEO Floyd Davis, Jr. is hopeful after the recent investment into Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis, but poses three questions that need answers as the community tackles the issue.

WBTV to air ‘candid and raw’ conversation about guns, violence and young black boys

The one-hour show will be broadcast on Jan. 21 — Martin Luther King Day — and will include a range of community voices, including the voices of five black boys who talk about the challenges they face growing up in Charlotte.

For Thomas Davis, a roller-coaster career falls short of fairy-tale ending

Professional sports are big business. David Tepper’s NFL record $2.2 billion purchase of the Carolina Panthers last year is proof […]

As the CIAA tournament leaves Charlotte, another piece of culture leaves with it

Months prior to the CIAA basketball tournament relocation announcement, the Queen City Battle of the Bands also said goodbye to Charlotte. What gives?

Stop the disrespect: Vote Kemba Walker as an All-Star starter

Kemba Walker has made two All-Star Game appearances as a reserve. He deserves to be named an All-Star Game starter. He’d be the first since 1993.

Examining a village strategy for 2019: City leaders must stop operating in silos to address our issues

A Charlotte educator explores how a village strategy can be the key to solving some of the city’s most urgent problems.

“Take me back, Cardi”: Qcitymetro couple discusses hip-hop marriage stunt and PR

His-and-her commentary from Qcitymetro’s managing editor and staff writer.

‘Blackfishing’: Appreciation for Black culture or cultural appropriation?

Some are comparing ‘blackfishing’ to ‘blackface’ and pointing out as another example of how mainstream wants Black people’s rhythm but not our blues.

Don’t let “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte” make you think marriages are dying

After its premiere, this Charlotte wife gives her response to the new reality web series, “The Real Sidechicks of Charlotte.”

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

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

Inclusion in nonprofit leadership is an opportunity for all

People of color must be equitably represented in nonprofit leadership if we hope to achieve economic and social mobility for all.

The epidemic of mass killings in America has left us numb and emotionally drained

Whether we blame guns, the paucity of mental health care or the simple loss of civility, something undeniably sick is happening in America.

Why voters should approve all 3 bond initiatives at the end of ballot (Commentary)

As an avid Carolina Panthers fan, I often draw inspiration from the “Keep Pounding” motto for causes beyond the team’s […]

News & Buzz

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CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve...

Entertainment

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“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...

Health

Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Rook and King is the fashion accessory your lapel has been missing

Jeremiah Allen, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, is the founder of Rook and King custom lapel pins.

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Dialogue with Dads
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Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
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Charlotte Chorale Auditions
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