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Don’t give in to high college costs


The cost of a college degree climbs higher each year. Reduce those costs with a few simple steps — while your child is still in high school

Tips for preserving those Obama keepsakes

With proper storage or display techniques, your cherished items will look great for years to come

U.S. Senate confirms Clinton for Secretary of State

Republicans and Democrats alike said her swift confirmation was necessary so that President Obama could begin tackling major foreign policy issues

Obama plunges into new role

On Day 1, President Obama calls Middle Eastern leaders and prepares for his first presidential briefings on the economy and Iraq.

AKA sorority brings women’s business expo to Charlotte

Organizers say a bad economy may be just the time to launch a new enterprise

A brush with the unexpected

A Charlotte Cub Scout troop has a chance encounter with Barack Obama

His moment has arrived


Barack Obama takes office today with a realistic prospect of joining the ranks of history’s most powerful presidents.

King and Obama


Obama sprang from King’s sacrifice. Without the bullet King took, Obama may have never secured a place on the ballot.

Teaching King’s legacy to a new generation

To celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Davidson College hosted “King Day for Kids.”

Winter storm warning: 3-5 inches in Charlotte

Forecasters say they expect a storm to dump snow over much of North Carolina late tonight and Tuesday

Obama’s election no panacea


“Barack Obama’s election does not render my father’s dream realized.”

Obama presidency will present unprecedented security challenges

As jubilant Democrats were nominating Barack Obama for president in late August, the U.S. Secret Service placed its largest order ever for bulletproof glass.

Next stop: The White House

A slow-moving train carrying Barack Obama rolled into D.C. Saturday, carrying not just the Obama family but the hopes and dreams of countless black Americans

Wright: Obama’s rise was God inspired

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told an audience at Howard University that God helped Barack Obama achieve what no other African American has done

Julius Peppers wants out

The Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl defensive end announced late Friday night through his agent that he wants a change of scenery


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...


7 tips for staying fit during the holidays

The end of the year is typically when most weight gain occurs. Here are strategies to help you stay on...


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...



25 female politicians honored during local “Celebration of Women Elected to Office”

The Black Women’s Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Women’s March honored 25 local women during their annual recognition ceremony.


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