News & Buzz

Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said

What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion

STYLE ESSENTIALS

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

SAVVY CONSUMER

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

Entertainment

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...

Voices

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?

Health

Why women should weight train

As a fitness professional, I enjoy seeing others reach their fitness goals — weight loss, gaining strength, revving up their...

Faith

Friendship Missionary Baptist to sponsor hurricane-relief trip to Texas

The church is looking for able-bodied men to work gutting homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

People

Anthony Foxx will lead commission examining Davidson College’s link to slavery

The former Charlotte Mayor and Davidson College graduate will play a major role in selecting members of the commission, the...

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Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. Hosts Second Annual State of the District Address
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