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Harry Jones selected Man of the Year

The Mecklenburg county manager will be honored this month by the Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.

Keep your teen active this summer

The idea of sleeping late probably sounds great to most teens. But even that gets boring. Look for sumer programs to keep them active and help them grow.

Is it safe to criticize this man?

President Barack Obama has been in office not yet 100 days. He is responsible for leading two wars and fixing the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression. Can African Americans safely question his performance? (Photo: the White House)

In Memory: Alexander Hamilton Byers

Mr. Byers was a retired teacher, principal and administrator in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. At Ranson Junior High, he became the first black principal of a predominately white school.

Too tall for his coffin, his legs were sawed off

Ann Hines of Allendale, S.C., said she and her children were devastated this week to learn that the town rumor that had been whispered for years was, in fact, true. (Photo: Courtesy of Ann Hines)

A barbershop 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.

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.


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...


Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.


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