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A barbershops 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.

New group seeks to nurture young black males

"Men on Fire" grew out of a Black Male Community Summit held earlier this year at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Members are writing a strategic plan to outline their objectives.

Scholarship gala to benefit N.C. A&T students

Sponsored by the Queen City Alumni Chapter of North Carolina A&T State University, “Vegas Night” will include casino games, heavy Hors d’oeuvres, a DJ spinning dance music, cash bar, prizes for winners and a silent auction.

When friends or family ask for cash

As more workers lose their jobs and banks tighten their lending standards, the chances of being hit up for a personal loan grows exponentially. But how should you respond?

Free health screening at local church

C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Mecklenburg County Health Department will offer screenings to detect problems from high blood pressure to prostate ailments.

West Charlotte High students to walk for nonviolence

The midday walk along Beatties Ford Road will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) club, which was formed after the 1989 shooting death of a student.



Prom dress offer draws record number

A bad economy means more students are registering with the Girl Talk Foundation to get new or slightly used prom gowns. This year’s Prom Project attracted at least 800 girls.

4 questions for Bob Johnson

The Charlotte Bobcats majority owner was the first to get a haircut at the soft opening of the No Grease Exclusive Men’s Grooming Lounge @ Time Warner Cable Arena.


No, you’re not seeing things. That brother really is riding a horse along a street in outer Charlotte.

Getting angry about executive pay


The outrage consumers felt over AIG bonuses adds fuel to a growing movement to rein in executive compensation.

No Grease opening new uptown location

Twin brothers Damian and Jermaine Johnson will open their fourth area barber shop in the Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte Bobcats owner Bob Johnson is expected to be their first customer.

JCSU releases its 2009 football schedule

The Golden Bulls will play Livingston College in the inaugural Commemorative Classic, which honors the contributions the schools made in playing the nation’s first black college football game in 1892.

Why the double standard, Charlotte?


The questions raised about DSS head Mary Wilson’s hiring decisions were not raised when other public officials made questionable personnel moves.

Seeing opportunity; taking a chance

Charisma Smith and Obie Chambers recently bought a drywall supply company. They are looking to establish themselves as a minority supplier in an industry where few are African American.


It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.


How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...


Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...


Pew report reveals trend about black millennial faith

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.


Meet Daisha Haynesworth, a Qcity Newcomer

A chance for better weather and a vibrant social scene was enough to lure Haynesworth from Cleveland to Charlotte.


For the Culture, For the Future — Charlotte Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month
8.2.0 Second Anniversary Celebration Week
The Lion King
Save Our Summer Blood Drive
The Lion and the Little Red Bird