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Two CMS students win essay contest

The winners, both middle-schoolers, wrote about how youth violence and drug abuse has affected their lives, the causes of youth violence and what they can do help stop it.

JCSU track star receives high honors

Leford Green, a sophomore sprinter, was named 2008-09 CIAA Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He set a personal best in the 200m and ran the fastest collegiate time in the nation at 20.41 seconds. He also has a 4.0 GPA.

Barack Obama has a rap video

A new YouTube video spoofs the president and the bad U.S. economy

Mike Minter may run for Congress

The former Carolina Panthers safety will decide in the coming weeks whether to run for office, according to published report.

What’s Oprah apologizing for?

The media mogul seeks forgiveness from disgraced author James Frey.

The housing market: A mixed bag for blacks

Despite high foreclosures in recent years, a new report suggests that African Americans are better off in one key housing indicator.

…and it fries great chicken

As an experiment, I used Crisco to moisturize my hair. Keep reading to see what happened.

JCSU will freeze tuition, fees

With the economy in recession, the Johnson C. Smith University Board of Trustees voted to hold the line on costs, the second such decision since the 1974-1975 academic year.

What I like about me: Part III asked people around town what they love about themselves.





BET Awards announces 2009 nominees

It’s that time of the year again ya’ll. Jamie Foxx is set to host 2009 BET Awards on June 28.

Hopes emerge for new prostate cancer test

British scientists think they may have found a new way to identify aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

New westside school approved

The combined elementary-school would be part of a bigger plan to turn Boulevard Homes public housing into a mixed-income community.

President signs Civil Rights history bill

The bill instructs the Librarian of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution to collect video, audio and written testimonials of people who participated in the Civil Rights Movement.

Deltas of Charlotte to host bachelor auction

This year, each bachelor is named after a city that embodies his personas, from Hollywood to Chicago to Charlotte.

‘My purpose in life is to inspire other people’

Khadijah Carter was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago. Today, she says, her ordeal has given her life a new mission.


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...


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?


Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...


Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...


Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.


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