Voices

“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 […]

Rae Carruth, despite his tale of woe, is NOT the victim here

Commentary: Gee, it’s hard to imagine that y’all aren’t doing happy handstands at the prospect of running into Rae in the frozen foods section of your local Piggly Wiggly.

Things to know about the 6 ballot amendments

Midterm elections are near, and polls show that many voters know little about the six amendments on the ballot.

Let’s talk about African-Americans and Charlotte’s craft beer scene

There’s a niche of black people who enjoy craft beer. Can we play a role in Charlotte’s brewery boom?

Justice is no longer blind with Kavanaugh confirmation

With the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, we’re witnessing the continued erosion of the justice system.

The reason I (a black man) speak up for, and alongside, black women

Serena Williams’ treatment proves that the black women I want my daughter to emulate unfairly have to be three times better than everyone else.

Brands must take a stance to survive. Nike made itself clear with Colin Kaepernick ad

A post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Sep 3, 2018 at 12:20pm PDT “Believe in something. Even if it […]

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.

An open letter to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys

Dear Jerry Jones, Oh say can YOU see? You have fumbled an opportunity to intercept a lie and use your […]

News & Buzz

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20 families recognized as Habitat Charlotte celebrates milestone

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte hosted its HomeJoy celebration to commemorate serving 2,000 families with affordable housing.

Entertainment

Eye-on-Tryon

What’s Happening, CLT: Nov. 8-10 weekend guide

What’s Happening, Charlotte? Weather: So, we’re just going to bypass fall and go straight into winter, huh? Expect sunny days...

Health

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Lauren Travis, The Barre Code franchise owner, talks about the ballet barre-inspired workout

Lauren Travis pursued entrepreneurship after encouraging words from her mother and nearly two years as an instructor for The Barre...

Faith

United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte

The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M....

People

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Want to host an event? Good Life at Enderly Park should be on your radar

The owners say the 10,800-square-foot facility is filling a void of minority-owned event venues in Charlotte.

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Vegfest Jr.
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Aries Spears at The Comedy Zone
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Once On This Island
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Southern Christmas Show
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Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons