ANSWER Scholarship is helping local mothers attend college

The nonprofit also assists with mentoring and career guidance.

Stop blaming ‘the media’ for how the CIAA gets covered

Through no fault of its own, the tournament has been marred by isolated violence, but don’t expect news organizations to look the other way.

Reading is good for the soul — and fundamental to life success, however you define it

Indulge your passion with these Black History Month book lists and help a child in your life learn to love reading and reading to learn.

Can we talk? Let’s bridge the racial divides that separate women in Charlotte

Can we talk, Ladies? We are the Charlotte Women’s March, and we would like to make your acquaintance. We are […]

Let’s stay connected: Qcitymetro now offers news alerts

Qcitymetro are taking steps to keep you better informed as some social media sites cut back on local news.

Rules for going back to the real world after Black Panther weekend

My husband and I were late for all our morning appointments because we are the world’s geekiest comic book lover […]

‘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.

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