Voices

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.

31 signs you’re a native Charlottean: black edition

A list published last week by CharlotteFive.com didn’t ring true with some of Charlotte’s black natives, so one decided to compile a list of her own.

The optics of critiquing Ava Duvernay

In these polarized times, can men offer an honest critique of Duvernay’s directing skills without coming across as sexist?

You don’t get to use me: This black girl is tired of doing the heavy lifting

I have a whole list of Regular Black Girl Problems, and you want me to come to a meeting and try to make you legit?

Black women are too busy saving America to make friends.

Black women are going to do their own thing, regardless of what the rest of the world is doing. They have been going it alone for a while now.

Wow! What a week

Stacey Dash will run for Congress. Johnny C. Taylor, formerly of Charlotte, is Trump’s top advisor on HBCUs. And despite the financial success of “Black Panther,” leading roles remain scarce for black actors.

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.

News & Buzz

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

Entertainment

It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.

Health

Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...

Faith

After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...

People

Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.

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