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Steadman Graham’s 9 steps to success

The author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker met with students at Johnson C. Smith University and delivered a public lecture as part of university president Ronald Carter’s inauguration activities.

It’s official: Foxx is running for mayor

Anthony Foxx, a Charlotte lawyer and city council member, seeks to become the city’s first Democratic mayor in 22 years, and the second African American to hold the post.

Want to do business with CMS?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will join other government agencies for a half-day conference spotlighting contract opportunities for minority, women and small business owner.

Uptown marchers protest domestic violence

The midday vigil was called to protest the killing of Yolanda Nikkia Hill, who dies Sunday in what police are calling a domestic-related homicide.

Steadman Graham speaks today at JCSU

Graham, an author and businessman, also has a successful speaking career, lecturing on business, personal growth and self-development.



Obamas reported $2.6 million in income last year

The first family’s tax records show the vast majority of the couple’s income came from the sale of Barack Obama’s two nonfiction books, "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams From My Father."

Weeping Willow AME holds health symposium

A panel of health professionals from various backgrounds will discuss a variety of topics, with a focus on minority health. The event also offers free screening for diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.

Giving JCSU a more global perspective

Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald Carter wants JCSU students to get a global education. Upcoming events at the school will spotlight that desire.

Diversity career fair arrives in the Qcity today says about 22 employers representing a range of industries will attend. The fair will start at 10 a.m. today at The Park, formerly known as Charlotte Merchandise Mart.

Alphas to host teen leadership event

Project Alpha is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for teens ages 12-18.

Bobcats partners may lose millions

Team partners could lose $35 million in cash over the next two years, the Charlotte Observer reports.



Tough financial times call for cool thinking


It’s tough to stay cool when bills are piling up. But thinking logically can help you avoid an even deeper hole.

Omar Gaither to raise money for Myers Park High

The former Myers Park student and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker will host a fun walk/run and sponsor free football and cheerleading clinics. Space is limited.

John Modest will leave West Charlotte High School

Credited with lifting test scores at West Charlotte High, Principal John Modest is leaving CMS to become one of five regional superintendents for Guilford County Schools.

Michigan may change how teachers are licensed

The state’s 100,000 teachers would be required to prove they are good at what they do before they are allowed into the classroom.


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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