Voices

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.

Wow! What a Week!

Lamar Odom says weed helped him kick a crack addiction. Betsy DeVos wants to prosecute leakers. And pity the youngsters who pick on Alma Adams.

Shout out to ‘Black-ish’ for this week’s HBCU episode

The show reminded me just how special it was to attend a Historically Black College or University.

Resurrection of King

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a man is reminded that God has answered the long-ago prayer of a little boy.

News & Buzz

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Health

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.

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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Women: Movers of The Movement
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Chip and Dip Day @ Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
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Pop-up Village for Ashley Park and Movement School
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Knights Fest
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The Queens of Soul Jazz – Jeanette Harris and Althea Rene