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A WORD IN SEASON

A mother tries to teach her autistic son to ride a bike and ends up on a spiritual journey of her own.

Voices from our enslaved ancestors

In honor of Black History Month, a storyteller at the Historic Rosedale Plantation will recall the lives of four slaves who labored there

This Valentine’s Day, indulge your senses

STYLE ESSENTIALS

When shopping for that special someone, let touch, taste, sight, smell and sound guide you

12.6 percent of African Americans unemployed

U.S. employers shed 598,000 jobs last month, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.6 percent

‘I never thought that this would happen’

Nearly 48 years after he was beaten at a Rock Hill bus depot, U.S. Rep. John Lewis gets an apology from the man who says he hit him

Qcitymetro.com celebrates its official launch

Editor/Publisher Glenn Burkins told a crowd at Apostrophe Lounge he wants the site to be accessible to ordinary people, and he challenged them to submit content

CMS dropout rate was lower last year

About 5.91 percent of district students quit during the 2007-2008 school year, down from 6.39 percent the previous year

Delta Sigma Theta: 96 years of sisterhood

Cynthia Butler-McIntyre (pictured), the sorority’s national president, will be guest speaker when the Charlotte Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrates Founders Day

Tell us your love story

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Qcitymetro.com is celebrating the wonders of Black Love. Tell us about the couple you know who shares that special kind of relationship

NO SCHOOL TODAY: Surprise snow hits Qcity

School officials declare an optional teacher workday — employees report two hours late. The Charlotte Observer reports that roads are slick this morning and black ice is reported

A new GOP, not just window dressing

OPINION

Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change

UNCC student athlete dies from apparent heart attack

Steven Archer, a sophomore who ran track at the school, was stricken during a pickup game of basketball, UNCC officials said.

Miss JCSU Tanoia Hill hopes to be crowned Miss CIAA

The 21-year-old senior is in a tough fight. Students at some CIAA schools have launched an Internet campaign to deny JCSU a three-peat.

Mike Minter sues Charlotte bank for dropping names

The only “Legacy” a failed Qcity bank left is a lawsuit by Mike Minter and others alleging the bank falsely listed Beyonce and Magic Johnson as investors, among other charges

Come party with Qcitymetro.com

Charlotte’s hottest new website will sponsor Pop Life@Apostrophe, 1440 S. Tryon St., on Wednesday, February 4th, at 6 p.m.

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

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”...

People

During Black History Month, an event to honor black fathers

Black fathers in America don’t always get the love they deserve. So with that in mind, local author and fashion...

QcityEVENTS

2.19
Dr. Eddie Moore-TGFWWWTBB Community Panel Discussion/Book Signing
2.20
LIFT- Young Adult Ministry of Nations Ford Community Church presents: #Relationshipgoals
2.20
Youth Workshops in Clay by Clayworks
2.20
On-the-job training grant info session for career-seekers
2.20
The Knowledge Series: Part 3