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Black NFL coaches an endangered species

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.

Thomas Y. Chunn Sr.

Mr. Chunn moved to Charlotte from New York in 1989.

Bipartisanship, but at what cost?


In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda

Mike Tomlin: Young, gifted and (yes) black


I hate to bring up race, but…shouldn’t we be making more fuss over the fact that another African American coach has won the super bowl?

Large Qcity crowd expected for Marian Wright Edelman

Edelman, a longtime advocate for children’s issues, will speak at a Thursday fundraiser benefiting the Charlotte Junior League. The event is free, but donations are requested

CIAA ticket go on sale tomorrow at JCSU

Officials say the limited supply will go fast. The Martin Street gate will open at 5 a.m. Ticket sales will begin at 7 a.m. in the Brayboy Gymnasium

Cinderella will be a no-show at Super Bowl XLIII

Except in a few notable cases, you just don’t see major upsets in the biggest sporting event of the year

It’s Serena Down Under — again!

Serena Williams crushed Dinara Safina 6-0, 6-3 to win the Australian Open today, picking up her 10th Grand Slam title

US Airways: ’09 outlook is murky

Charlotte’s dominant carrier reported a $2.2 billion loss for 2008 after recording a $427 million profit the previous year

U.S. economy shrank 3.8 percent last quarter

The federal government today reported the biggest quarterly drop in 26 years. The news gives ammunition to President Obama as his call for a major economic stimulus package

Charlotte-based commentator calls for national black “fast”

Lenny McAllister wants a 40-day moratorium on black crime, black truancy and language degrading to black women. The fast would extend through Black History Month

“Style cannot be dictated”


Fashion columnist Lashawnda K. Becoats begins a monthly Q&A with local people who put the "style" in Style Essentials. Today, meet Chris Capel, 30

Police arrest two on murder-robbery charges

Investigators are trying to determine whether the pair, plus a third person who was already in the Mecklenburg jail, were involved in a string of robberies

A Huntersville church studies the principles of prayer

The Rev. LaShaun Hamilton said understanding prayer begins with the basic knowledge that a higher being is at work

Looking for work? Consider this advice

Bill Means, director of the Career Center at Queens University of Charlotte, says unemployment can be stressful, but job seekers needn’t give up


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...


5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...


After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...


The show must go on: OnQ Productions temporarily comes out of hiatus for ‘Soulful Noel’

Despite the theater company’s ongoing hiatus, OnQ is back with 'Soulful Noel,' bringing contemporary renditions to your favorite Christmas classics.


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