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Motown turns 50 today

A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.

Ruth Morrison James dies at age 84

Mrs. James was a member of the Queen City Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America and was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years

Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas

DINING OUT

If high-tech gadgets turns you on, this Huntersville restaurant offers a unique experience. The food, however, was not so hot

Johnny Lee Morrison dies at 68

For many years, Mr. Morrison was employed by the R.H. Bouligny Co. He retired as a machinist from Southeastern Machine Company

Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78

Mr. Morgan, a leading civil rights lawyer who was often vilified and threatened by fellow whites during the turbulent 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla

Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House

It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.

Number of unemployed in U.S. tops 11 million

The economy shed 524,000 jobs last month, completing a year that saw the U.S. labor market rival some of the nation’s steepest recessions.

Black women push for gentler hair products

Though millions of African American women have used relaxers, consumer groups and some consumers now demand safer products that are no less effective.

Charles Barkley taking leave of absence from TNT

The announcement came hours after police said the 45-year-old former NBA star was legally drunk when arrested while driving Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Is your diet keeping you sick?

People who diet during flu season may have a harder time fighting off infection, new research suggests.

Obama’s win brings big changes for black press

Editors say an Obama presidency will reshape print, Internet, radio and television coverage aimed at African-American audiences

The preacher’s wife

Being married to a pastor is never easy, says Joan Thompson Miller. On Saturday, she will host an appreciation luncheon for first ladies. All denominations are welcomed

Harding High School’s band is nearing its fundraising goal

The Marching Band of Gold has raised nearly $40,000 of the $50,000 it needs to march in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade. Now local groups are helping out

Carolinas HealthCare System names new HR executive

Debra Plousha Moore recently came to Charlotte from Ohio, where she held a comparable job at a nonprofit healthcare system in Columbus

Fantasia’s Charlotte home is set for auction on Monday

The former American Idol star has ignored repeated demands that she repay a $65,000 loan, according to published reports

Entertainment

A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...

Commentary

I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?

Health

After 53-year hiatus, North Carolina Central will award doctorate degrees this week

The Durham HBCU will confer Ph.D.s on three students who studied in the field of integrated bioscience, making them the...

Faith

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...

People

Oprah Winfrey drops in at JCSU Baccalaureate Service

The media mogul was there to celebrate the graduation of Andronica Klaas, who enrolled at JCSU after attending the Oprah...

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