Voices

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 […]

Can the StoryMining250 project make us less divided?

Levine Museum of the New South’s oral history initiative seeks to build bridges among differences.

Qcitymetro has a new managing editor, and that’s exciting

As the website’s top editor, Katrina Louis will be responsible for, among other things, deciding what content gets published.

How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about […]

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.

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
7.17
Charlotte Chorale Auditions
7.17
Charlotte Black Pride CenterStage
7.18
Premiere Thursdays at the Jazz Room presents… Mac Arnold & Plate Full ‘o Blues plays Muddy Waters
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“These Shoes Don’t Fit” – One Night Only