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Lingerie football team moving to the Qcity

Atlanta is about to lose its first lingerie-wearing women’s football team, and guess where published reports say the team is heading next.

Tell Obama how you are making your community better

The White House has set up a Web page where volunteers can share their stories. Winning entries will be featured later.

A device women can stand up for


Finding a nice, clean restroom isn’t always possible. I found a product that makes those urgent bathroom breaks a bit less frightening.

Alphas to Obama: Create a council on men and boys

The world’s oldest black Greek-lettered organization wrote to Obama after the president last month established the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Bishop Anthony Jinwright indicted on tax evasion

A federal grand jury says the senior pastor of Greater Salem City of God filed false federal and state tax returns, evaded taxes and made false statements to federal agents, all while spending lavishly on expensive homes and cars.

Brian Freeland named CMS Teacher of the Year

Freeland, a history teacher at the New Technology School at Garinger, was chosen from among seven finalists. He said he grew up poor and saw education as his way out of poverty.

Black Political Caucus will take new direction, new chairwoman says

Gloria Rembert, elected Sunday to lead the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Political Caucus, said her goals are to rebuild public trust, recruit new members and increase voter outreach.

Historic building would house church CDC

Little Rock AME Zion Church wants to buy back the city-owned building that now houses the Afro-American Cultural Center. The building would house many of the church’s community service programs.

In memory: Mark Benjamin Sharpe

Mr. Sharpe, 98, was given the "Order of the Long Leaf Pine," North Carolina’s highest civilian award.

In memory: Raymond Edward Wooley

Mr. Wooley attended N.C. A&T and was a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church since 1971.

Hill Harper is coming to the Qcity

The actor and author will sign books May 9 at the Afro-American Cultural Center.

BofA reports $2.8 billion first-quarter profit

After suffering a $2.4 billion loss previously, today’s announcement is welcome news for Charlotte’s big bank — as well as for the hordes of Qcity residents who work there.

JCSU freshman wins CIAA Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

Cameron Chatman, who grew up in High Point, had a 13-0 record in conference play. She became the second freshman to win CIAA Player of the Year.

King family gets $800k from D.C. memorial project

The family of Martin Luther King Jr. has charged a foundation for using his image in a fundraising campaign to build a national monument to the slain civil rights leader.

Healthy feet require care and attention

As a licensed nail technician, I see firsthand the effects of feet neglect. It’s not a pretty sight.


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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