News & Buzz

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

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

DA drops charges against Mackey

State Rep. Nick Mackey no longer faces prosecution over a charge of failing to turn over business documents in a civil suit against him

10 tips to elevate your style

True style is about individuality, and that comes from within. Find a look that works for you, then make it your own

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

No regrets for Jaye Delai

Nearly eight months after he was let go from Q92.7, the former radio DJ and his wife Monica are looking ahead. They host a live jazz series called “A Peace of Jazz”

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

It’s never too late to get back on the health bandwagon

As humans, we are prone to get distractions. But when it comes to nutrition and exercise, it's never too late...

Faith

Charlotte church to invest $2 million in mixed-income housing development

The church's investment comes as various studies have found that Charlotte’s supply of affordable housing has not kept pace with...

People

20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades...

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