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New York Post cartoon called racist

Was the artist comparing President Barack Obama to a rabid chimpanzee? Or, are critics seeing things that simply aren’t there?

Kary Bowser Jr. is Qcitymetro’s new movie reviewer


If you listen to the Matt and Ramona Show (107.9, The Link), you know him as Doc, the co-producer. Now read his movie reviews here

Talk about taboo!

Students at two historically black schools open up about skin tone and openly gay men on campus

Our health is in our own hands


African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that

Gayle King: ‘My heart just aches for Rihanna’

US Magazine spoke with a host of celebrities about what can only be called the Chris Brown-Rihanna incident. See what some are saying

Helping women rediscover their passions

Wialillian Howard says too many women neglect their own needs while focusing on what others think they should be. She has planned an April retreat to address such issues is featured on radio station WFAE

WFAE reporter Julie Rose interviews Editor/Publisher Glenn Burkins. See what folks are saying about Charlotte’s newest news site

Peppers is adamant: He wants to go

The Pro Bowl defensive end tells reporters he’ll demand a trade if the Carolina Panthers attempt to retain him for the upcoming season

Smart shopper, yes. Recessionista, no.

Are there really women out there shopping at high-end stores who are too ashamed to be seen carrying their purchases?

Faith News & Notes

A weekly roundup of events and news from the Charlotte-area faith community

Fighting to keep their niche

While more black students are going to college, a shrinking percentage are choosing HBCUs, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

5 tips for keeping your love alive

William and Rosa Lassiter of Rock Hill have been married for more than 50 years. Read what has worked for them

Charlotte evolves in technicolor

Free kick-off of new exhibit highlighting Charlotte’s changing face on Sat, Feb. 14, at Levine Museum of the New South. Music, games, storytellers

Gorman: CMS faces significant budget cuts

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools may eliminate more than 1,200 jobs to cope with the worsening economy, Superintendent Peter Gorman tells school board members

Jennifer Hudson dominates NAACP Image Awards

It’s been a rough year for Jennifer Hudson with the death of family members, but the NAACP gave her something to smile about


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?


Why women should weight train

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


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”...


Hometown dancer soars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

On Feb. 27 and 28, Jacquelin Harris and the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in the city where...


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