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Livingstone College Gospel Choir gets exposure on reality TV show

A Youtube video that features the choir singing backup for gospel recording artist Erica Campbell will be incorporated into Campbell’s new TV One show, “We’re the Campbells.”

CMPD: Man shot while breaking into uptown home has died

A man who was shot by an Charlotte homeowner during an apparent break-in has died from his injuries, CMPD reported […]

Advice for Trump as he creates America’s next great fighting force

The president this week declared space a “warfighting domain” and said he would direct the Pentagon to create a U.S. Space Force.

Jogger finds body in northeast Charlotte

CMPD is investigating a possible homicide after a jogger in northeast Charlotte reported finding a body in the 1900 block […]

Real ID is coming: What you should know before the deadline hits

Starting in October 2020, the federal government may no longer accept your driver’s license as a valid form of identification, so North Carolina DMV is promoting “Real ID.”

Presence matters more than perfection: Saluting fathers everywhere

Can we in Charlotte-Mecklenburg mobilize our black Greek system, our faith based organizations and others to create positive change for our young sons and brothers?

It’s time for black Americans to think strategically about charter schools

Regardless of how the legal challenges to House Bill 514 play out, charter schools will remain a growing fixture on our educational landscape.

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Group warns of court fight if HB 514 charter-school legislation is enacted

Four African Americans who once chaired the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board said the controversial bill would further segregate public schools by race and income.

Saving lives: Pi Phi Chapter holds its annual blood drive

This blood drive is said to be the second-largest in the Charlotte area, behind one hosted by the Carolina Panthers.

Pedestrian struck by police car dies

A pedestrian who was struck by a police car in southwest Charlotte has died from injuries he sustained, CMPD announced […]

Police search for shooter after victim found dead in roadway

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying to determine who shot and killed a man late Sunday in southwest Charlotte. The shooting was […]

Town-run charters schools would take Mecklenburg County back to Jim Crow era, group says

Five African Americans who have led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, including the current chair, will issue a “community call to action” this week to oppose North Carolina House Bill 514.

Woman found dead in motel; police charge boyfriend with murder

A 41-year-old man was charged with murder after police found a woman unresponsive inside a motel room in southwest Charlotte. […]

Marvin R. Ellison, a retail veteran, named president, CEO at Lowe’s

Ellison currently serves as chairman and CEO of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., where he has led an effort to revive the former retail giant.


Athletes with Carolina roots grace Sports Illustrated’s Fashionable 50 list

Stereotypically, basketball is my favorite sport. Aside from watching the game, I enjoy the pageantry of the pregame and postgame...


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?


Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...


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”...


Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.


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