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Ballantyne theater to screen documentary on Liberia

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" recounts how a group of Christian and Muslim women brought peace to war-ravaged Liberia.

Foxx to launch campaign at West Charlotte High

Mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx will make it official on April 16. He will travel that day to various parts of Charlotte to highlight issues he would focus on if elected.

Leave Madonna alone!


So, the Material Girl wants to adopt an African baby. Get over it.

CMPD reports lower crime

The Charlotte area’s overall crime rate fell nearly 26 percent in the first three months of 2009, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Terrell Stafford to perform at UNC Charlotte

The jazz trumpeter will rehearse with the school’s 20-piece Jazz Ensemble then join them for an April 21 performance.

Higher vacancies, lower rents

A bad economy and a burst of new rental units and condos are putting the on Charlotte-area landlords.

Griffin: Fix, don’t disband CMS Equity Committee

School board chairwoman Molly Griffin said she opposes disbanding a citizens’ panel that identifies racial disparities within Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

Jordan is in the Hall of Fame

Arguably the greatest hoopster in history, Michael Jordan scored 32,292 points in 15 seasons with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He joined four others in the 2009 class.

Speak out about the local justice system

Four judges will attend a public forum Tuesday to accept questions and discuss challenges facing our local courts.

Harry Jones selected Man of the Year

The Mecklenburg county manager will be honored this month by the Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.

Keep your teen active this summer

The idea of sleeping late probably sounds great to most teens. But even that gets boring. Look for sumer programs to keep them active and help them grow.

Is it safe to criticize this man?

President Barack Obama has been in office not yet 100 days. He is responsible for leading two wars and fixing the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression. Can African Americans safely question his performance? (Photo: the White House)

In Memory: Alexander Hamilton Byers

Mr. Byers was a retired teacher, principal and administrator in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. At Ranson Junior High, he became the first black principal of a predominately white school.

Too tall for his coffin, his legs were sawed off

Ann Hines of Allendale, S.C., said she and her children were devastated this week to learn that the town rumor that had been whispered for years was, in fact, true. (Photo: Courtesy of Ann Hines)

A barbershop with spa services

No Grease owners Jermaine and Damian Johnson say they want their new uptown location to have the feel of a traditional barbershop, but with a few spa-like services.


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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