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‘It’s like one person living one life’

A VALENTINE STORY

After 50 years of marriage and a series of strokes, Rosa Lassiter’s silence says volumes about love.

Excitement builds as IKEA opening nears

Local shoppers will get their first look Wednesday at the 356,000-square-foot lineup of Swedish-designed furniture and goods

Charlotte evolves in technicolor

Free kick-off of new exhibit highlighting Charlotte’s changing face on Sat, Feb. 14, at Levine Museum of the New South. Music, games, storytellers

“Leading Lady”

Vogue says Michelle Obama is “poised to become the most transformative First Lady in history.” Who could question that?

A century of struggle

The NAACP turns 100 today, and not surprisingly, talk turns to whether the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has a place in 21st Century America

‘It was like he knew something I did not know’

Family and friends remember Steven C. Archer II as a man with a passion for sports who loved people

Freshly sprung from jail, Kwame Kilpatrick lands a gig

MOTOWN GOSSIP

Detroit’s former mayor will soon go to work in Texas for a technology company, according to published reports

City worker says she was fired after sex change operation

Anne Marie Clukey, 60, said she didn’t conform to her boss’s “gender stereotype,” reports the Charlotte Observer

Take our Census Bureau Black Trivia Quiz!

How many blacks live in the U.S.? What percentage holds an advanced degree? Test your knowledge of Census Bureau facts about black America

‘I can feel their anguish’

Barbara Jackson keeps slave history alive at Historic Rosedale Plantation. She leads a tour this Sunday to mark Black History Month

Michelle Obama to grace the cover of Vogue magazine

She tells Vogue she is looking for a church to join and is trying to help her daughters get adjusted

Chief Rodney Monroe says he needs more officers

The $4.5 million request comes as city officials are looking to cut costs because of the recession. Tax revenue to the city is expected to decline next year

Kelly: Tough year ahead for NC lawmakers

The national recession will result in a $2 billion state budget deficit this year, and at least that much in the next fiscal year

Toddler recovers from “drowning”

Two-year-old Oluchi Nwaubani of London spent 18 minutes at the bottom of a pool. Now she’s up and running, her parents say

Deadline nears for CMS lottery

Are you unhappy with your child’s school assignment? You have until 10 p.m. tonight to take part in the CMS lottery for magnet programs or seats in non-magnet schools.

Entertainment

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Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

The Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association brings a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29.

Voices

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No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...

Health

Black Health Spotlight: How fibroids helped discover my ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths because it typically goes undetected in the early stages.

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership announces new senior leadership

The Housing Partnership named Simone McDowell its VP of communications and fund development.

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