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Friendship CDC gets $24,838 grant

The money will be used to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The grant will come from the Critical Need Response Fund.

Flight 1549: “Miracle on the Hudson”

A skilled US Airways pilot and fast-acting New York rescuers averted what looked like another tragedy playing out in view of New York skyscrapers.

Monroe: Police department moves are paying off

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says last year’s lower crime rate can be traced, in part, to changes he initiated

Charlotte law firm honored for civil rights work

The Echo Foundation has given its top award to the law firm Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter for its work fostering integrattion of Charlotte public schools.

Taking the OUCH! out of eyebrow arching


If you hate the pain of waxing or plucking, the ancient hair-removal technique of “threading” may provide a less painful alternative

54-year-old man arrested, charged with four unsolved rapes

Police say DNA linked Gilbert McNair to a string of sexual assaults attributed in the 1990s to the “Myers Park Rapist,” a man who terrorized the upscale community

Can Michelle Obama influence American fashion?

The incoming First Lady demonstrates not just that she understood the power of clothes to transmit a message, but a readiness to adjust the message as the need arises.

Obama’s “beast” of a car revealed

The Secret Service said this 2009 limo will provide a “valuable asset” in providing President Obama with the highest level of protection.

FAA: All survive crash of Charlotte-bound flight

A US Airways plane headed to Charlotte has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. All are said to be safe

A shepherd where God has placed him

The Rev. William Franklin Blue was mentored at one of Charlotte’s largest African American churches. He now leads a small congregation in rural South Carolina

CATS cutting trains during peak hours

Starting in March, CATS will operate only six trains per hour at peak times, down from eight an hour today – a move that will save the transit agency $100,000.

King alleges discrimination by United Way

Gloria Pace King is appealing the organization’s decision to deny her previously approved retirement benefits. She also filed an EEOC discrimination complaint

Harding’s band surpasses its fundraising goal

A $25,000 donation from Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and a $13,000 gift from AT&T means the band will be marching in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade

School board elects replacement for Vilma Leake

Kimberly Mitchell-Walker was one of 17 people who sought the District 2 seat. With her appointment, the nine-member board again has two African Americans

40 CMS students awarded in MKL writing and art contest

More than 100 students submitted artwork or an essay on the theme “Celebrating Diversity, Diplomacy and the Dream.”


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.


From parenthood to eroticism: 5 spoken-word artists showcasing Charlotte’s poetry scene

Once an underground society for Charlotte’s creatives and those who love them, the city’s poetry community — and popularity —...


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