The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said
Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion
When it come to style and fashion, find what works for you and make it your own. True style is about individuality.
Unsolved murders from ’08 linger into ’09
Thirty-two of Charlotte’s 83 homicides from last year were unsolved at year end, according to a Charlotte Observer analysis.
50,000 expected for uptown celebrations
After a 12-year absence, First Night Charlotte returns to welcome 2009. A heavy police presence will be on hand for crowd control and to discourage drunk driving
Christian-themed hotel planned for S.C.
Guests could stay in rooms themed after the biblical King Solomon’s Temple or go to a juice bar named the Garden of Eden
Delta Sigma Theta film showcase returns
More than 400 people attended last year’s event, which screens short films by African American women. Organizers this year are looking to top that number
A journey into our proud past
Learn about black life after emancipation with a new online tool at the State Library of North Carolina. View historic photos. Read short profiles of people and institutions
Blagojevich picks Obama’s Senate replacement
Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named former state attorney general Roland Burris (pictured here) to fill Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat
Selecting a college requires strategy
MAKING THE GRADE
Don’t stress about making the perfect choice, but do begin the process with purpose and a plan.
Report: More black teens are killing
The murder rate among black teenagers has climbed since 2000, even as murders by young whites have scarcely grown or declined in some places, says a new report.
Starting fresh in 2009
We learned some hard financial lessons in 2008. Begin now planning for a better new year
A “catalyst” for independent films
Troy Whitehurst launched First Sunday Cinemas to showcase independent films produced by local and national filmmakers. He hopes to build on his efforts in the coming year.
Beat the post-Christmas letdown
Don’t spend what’s left of your holiday glued to the couch. Qcitymetro offers 7 ideas for family fun
As duties mount, Obama continues his workouts
Barack Obama has long treated exercise less as recreation than requirement, but his devotion has intensified in recent months.
Actress, singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81
In a career that spanned six decades, Kitt rose from South Carolina cotton fields and came to epitomize sophistication and seductiveness