A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.
Motown turns 50 today
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
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