Voices

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 […]

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.

News & Buzz

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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Entertainment

Orchestra-Noir

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

Health

Mecklenburg tax collector will seize wages, bank accounts for overdue Medic bills

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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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Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...

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