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Two injured in random west Charlotte shootings

The victims were shot in the legs as they walked in the Brookhill area off Remount Road. Police were looking for two men in a green Mazda.

Just call me butter, ’cause I’m on a roll

I’M JUST SAYIN’

Jemal is perfect in his NFL post-season picks. He also has some thoughts about this past weekend

The inauguration can wait

OPINION

Obama’s work starts now, and Washington is ready

Preaching the virtues of a healthy diet

Denise Hairston says fatty foods, too much salt and sugar are killing black Americans. Her message: A healthy, meat-free diet can be tasty, too

Nick Mackey faces misdemeanor charge

The charge is related to a July judgment against Mackey’s law firm for unpaid rent, attorneys fees, interest and other costs that now total $101,402

Playoff picks: Four more shots at perfection

I’M JUST SAYIN

A lesser sports writer might boast after so closely calling last week’s Panthers-Saints games. But I’m nothing if not modest

Black history unfolds in Colorado

In the same grand chambers where the Ku Klux Klan once held sway, two black men will assume the most powerful positions in the Colorado General Assembly

Apartheid foe Helen Suzman dies at 91

Suzman was one of the few white South African lawmakers to fight against the injustices of racist rule

Unsolved murders from ’08 linger into ’09

Thirty-two of Charlotte’s 83 homicides from last year were unsolved at year end, according to a Charlotte Observer analysis.

Awaking the inner giant

OPINION

The problems that beset black America will start to vanish when we embrace the ideals of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeWayne Walker: The other Aggie coach

I’M JUST SAYIN’

New Mexico State University isn’t the most recognizable athletic program in the world, but it’s about to get a lot more attention

Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said

What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion

STYLE ESSENTIALS

When it come to style and fashion, find what works for you and make it your own. True style is about individuality.

50,000 expected for uptown celebrations

After a 12-year absence, First Night Charlotte returns to welcome 2009. A heavy police presence will be on hand for crowd control and to discourage drunk driving

Christian-themed hotel planned for S.C.

Guests could stay in rooms themed after the biblical King Solomon’s Temple or go to a juice bar named the Garden of Eden

Entertainment

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.

Voices

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...

Health

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...

Faith

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...

People

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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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