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Wow! What a week (Jan. 21-26)

Why is Clarence Thomas hating on strippers? Mo’Nique wants us all to boycott Netflix. And Chuck Shumer folds in the face of a government shutdown.

Suspect charged with assaulting woman, 94, and daughter, 72

Tai’Quan Rodgers, 23, has been arrested and charged with assaulting a 94-year-old woman and then sexually assaulting the woman’s 72-year […]

CMS wants to distribute 400 free hotspot devices to high school students

It’s part of a nationwide initiative by Sprint, which is offering free broadband access to 1 million students who lack high-speed connections at home.

Bennett College hires Dorothy Browne as provost

With more than 35 years of experience at research institutions and historically black colleges and universities, Brown has a reputation “for getting things done,” the school said in a statement.

Spencer Merriweather says his DA’s office will do more to support domestic-violence victims

Mecklenburg County’s first African American district attorney said he sees no quick fixes to erase the “trust deficit” that some communities feel regarding police and courts.

Where were all the black women at the Charlotte Women’s March?

I’m not saying black women were absent from the march, but I had expected (and hoped) to see them out in greater numbers.

Photo Gallery: Charlotte Women’s March 2018

Charlotte Women’s March: An estimated 5,000 people marched trough uptown Charlotte on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in support of gender equality and to voice opposition to President Donald Trump.

23-year-old man killed in east Charlotte car crash

Christian Lee McCullar, 23, died early today when he lost control of the car he was driving and struck a […]

16-year-old boy is Charlotte’s latest homicide victim

Police said the teen has stepped outside his home around midnight Saturday before his family heard gunshots.

Wow! What a week (Jan. 14-19)

Aziz Ansari might be a jerk, but he’s no sexual predator. Tracee Ellis Ross deserves a pay raise. And the Trump administration loses a racist. All that and more when we look back on the week that was.

Leading on Opportunity appoints Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter as executive director

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, who was orphaned in India, will lead a countywide initiative to address Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s economic mobility problem, which tends to keep poor people poor.

Speaker at MLK Breakfast says King’s lessons still relevant, especially in era of Trump

Charlotte-based entrepreneur and author Pamela R. Lue-Hing said the slain civil rights leader would be dismayed by event currently happening in the White House.

Fifty Years After King

Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., we still celebrate his vision of a more just nation.

12 Ways to Honor MLK’s Legacy

There are several events happening around the Qcity to celebrate and honor King’s legacy.

Wow! What a Week (Jan. 7-12)

Wolff stands by his book. The CATS Blue Line extension will soon be running. And Oprah wows them at the Golden Globes. It’s all part of the week that was.


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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