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‘It’s good to see the good things in life’

Martha Young overcame 15 years of crack cocaine addiction and the murder of her son. Next week she travels to witness the swearing in of the nation’s first black president

Dark and lovely, Michelle


If a black president represents change, a dark-skinned first lady is straight-up revolutionary.

Time Warner Cable announces rate hikes

Beginning Feb. 1, the monthly charge for various cable packages will increase anywhere from 4 percent to 9 percent

Embracing the promise

The Rev. Clifford A. Jones Sr. of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church delivers his State of the Church address. He wants more focus on helping needy children in Mecklenburg

Fantasia’s south Charlotte home won’t be auctioned today

A lawyer representing a Florida lender said a deal was reached with the American Idol winner to avoid a foreclosure sale

Happy Birthday, Motown!

Fifty years after its founding, the Motown Sound is still the soundtrack of American life

Motown turns 50 today

A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.

Ruth Morrison James dies at age 84

Mrs. James was a member of the Queen City Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America and was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years

Panthers let magical opportunity slip away


People across the country expected the Panthers to reach the Super Bowl. They had the city in the palm of their hands.

JCSU football player dies at his Maryland home

Stephen Seard died Saturday from complications caused by a seizure, his family told school officials. He played three seasons on the Golden Bulls’ football team.

Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas


If high-tech gadgets turns you on, this Huntersville restaurant offers a unique experience. The food, however, was not so hot

Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78

Mr. Morgan, a leading civil rights lawyer who was often vilified and threatened by fellow whites during the turbulent 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla

Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House

It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.

Number of unemployed in U.S. tops 11 million

The economy shed 524,000 jobs last month, completing a year that saw the U.S. labor market rival some of the nation’s steepest recessions.

Black women push for gentler hair products

Though millions of African American women have used relaxers, consumer groups and some consumers now demand safer products that are no less effective.


Carolina natives J. Cole and Anthony Hamilton lead star-studded lineup for 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Fayetteville's J. Cole to perform during halftime; Hamilton to sing national anthem. Rapper Meek Mill and singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen...


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...


Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize

Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.


Mecklenburg health program wins national competition with $500,000 prize

Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program aims to reduce the health factors related to heart disease and diabetes.


Self-Care for the Busy Professional: Massages are no longer just a luxury service

A Valentine's Day gift sparked an idea for Brandi Fox that led to the creation of Pamper Us Mobile Massage....


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