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Obamas reported $2.6 million in income last year

The first family’s tax records show the vast majority of the couple’s income came from the sale of Barack Obama’s two nonfiction books, "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams From My Father."

Weeping Willow AME holds health symposium

A panel of health professionals from various backgrounds will discuss a variety of topics, with a focus on minority health. The event also offers free screening for diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.

Giving JCSU a more global perspective

Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald Carter wants JCSU students to get a global education. Upcoming events at the school will spotlight that desire.

Diversity career fair arrives in the Qcity today says about 22 employers representing a range of industries will attend. The fair will start at 10 a.m. today at The Park, formerly known as Charlotte Merchandise Mart.

Alphas to host teen leadership event

Project Alpha is designed to provide education, motivation and skill-building on issues of responsibility, relationships, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases for teens ages 12-18.

Bobcats partners may lose millions

Team partners could lose $35 million in cash over the next two years, the Charlotte Observer reports.



Tough financial times call for cool thinking


It’s tough to stay cool when bills are piling up. But thinking logically can help you avoid an even deeper hole.

Omar Gaither to raise money for Myers Park High

The former Myers Park student and Philadelphia Eagles linebacker will host a fun walk/run and sponsor free football and cheerleading clinics. Space is limited.

John Modest will leave West Charlotte High School

Credited with lifting test scores at West Charlotte High, Principal John Modest is leaving CMS to become one of five regional superintendents for Guilford County Schools.

Michigan may change how teachers are licensed

The state’s 100,000 teachers would be required to prove they are good at what they do before they are allowed into the classroom.

$25.5 million spent during 2009 CIAA tournament

Although attendance at this year’s event was flat, those who came spent more money, even in a down economy, according to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Author Terry McMillan is coming to Charlotte

McMillan, best known for such novels as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," will be at the Blumenthal Performing  Arts Center on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Literary Festival.

The morning after

What the press (and others) are saying about President Barack Obama’s decision to use military force to rescue Capt. Richard Phillip.

David Winans, gospel patriarch, dies at 74

Mr. Winans and his wife, Delores, gave birth to one of the most successful families in contemporary gospel music. He died from complications of a heart attack and a stroke, according to reports.

In Memory: Mary Wilson

Ms. Wilson graduated from Independence High School, class of 1976. She died after a brief illness. She was 51.


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...


After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...


HBCU grad tapped as honorary grand marshal for Thanksgiving Day parade

Novant Health's Tanya Blackmon will serve as the honorary grand marshal in the 71st annual Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade...


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