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Nick Mackey inspires new legislation

State Sen. Dan Clodfelter has proposed new rules limiting the power of political parties to fill vacant seats in special elections. Clodfelter was motivated by last year’s Mackey controversy.

Your stimulus money is on the way


Not all the economic stimulus money is going to big business. Starting next month, families and individuals will begin seeing cash benefits.

Villa Heights principal dies

James Aiken Jr., 52, had been principal of Villa Heights Academic Center since 1997. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Annual UNC Charlotte step show planned for April 3

The lineup includes a faculty/staff step teaser, a modeling showcase and, of course, the main event — step performances by eight Greek organizations.

Suspect in Conover murders dies in Utah

Police say the unnamed suspect shot and killed his girlfriend then himself as authorities closed in on a lonely road in southwest Utah. The couple may have been heading to California.

The local NAACP calls a public meeting

Charlotte-area officials say they want public input as they seek to rebuild the defunct local chapter, which fell into disarray amid allegations of financial irregularities.

Perdue budget would eliminate 1,400 state jobs

N.C. Gov. Beverly Perdue said her budget proposal would slash most of the jobs by eliminating unfilled positions. State spending would be cut by $360 million.

Networking with a purpose

The Black Law Student Association at Charlotte School of Law is hosting a networking and charity event to benefit children in Haiti.

Obama unveils plan to aid small businesses

The White House will spend $15 billion to buy up loans currently held by small banks and lenders. It also would increase the guarantee on some Small Business Administration loans, making the less risky to lenders.

Job loss + Life = Stress

A Central Piedmont Community College workshop offered advice Monday for balancing the inevitable stresses that come with unemployment.

Former JCSU coach says he was wrongfully fired

In court papers filed in his lawsuit against Johnson C. Smith University, former head football coach Daryl McNeill says a key error was mistakenly inserted into his contract with the school.

Black women are suddenly in Vogue


Vogue magazine features Beyonce on its April cover, following Michelle Obama in March — the first back-to-back sister display ever for the iconic arbiter of style

Bus trip planned to Hampton University

The Charlotte chapter of the school’s alumni association will sponsor a trip for Charlotte-area high school students interested in attending Hampton. The trip is scheduled for April 3-4.

Cheney: U.S. is less safe under Obama

The former vice president said President Obama is misguided in rolling back key national security elements of the Bush/Cheney years. He also praised Rush Limbaugh and attacked Obama’s economic stimulus plan.

BeBe Winans charged with pushing ex-wife

Debra Winans said the Grammy-winning gospel artist pushed her to the ground during an argument over their children at her Nashville home.


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...


Pew report reveals trend about black millennial faith

Black millennials ‘stay prayed up,’ according to Pew report

When it comes to faith, black millennials are spiritually inclined and low maintenance but always questioning purpose.


Meet Daisha Haynesworth, a Qcity Newcomer

A chance for better weather and a vibrant social scene was enough to lure Haynesworth from Cleveland to Charlotte.


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