News & Buzz

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

Was Abraham Lincoln a racist?

Author and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. tackles that thorny question this week in a two-hour PBS documentary called “Looking for Lincoln.”

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.

Put down that blunt, brothers

A study of 369 Seattle men found that regular marijuana use, especially when begun at an early age, may double a man’s risk of testicular cancer

A-Rod: I was “young,” “stupid,” “naive”

Alex Rodriguez admits that he used performance-enhancing drugs while playing baseball with the Texas Rangers from 2001-2003. He had denied such reports for years

Northridge Middle School wins the Black History Trivia Bowl

Seven teams competed for this year’s trophy, up from four last year. The Northridge team, all 8th-grade honor students, practiced for 30 minutes a day for about a month

Free movie today in NoDa

See one of the most controversial black films of the 1970s: “The Spook Who Sat By The Door.” The screening is part of the public library’s Black History Month programming

Bicycles & Blessings

A WORD IN SEASON

A mother tries to teach her autistic son to ride a bike and ends up on a spiritual journey of her own.

Voices from our enslaved ancestors

In honor of Black History Month, a storyteller at the Historic Rosedale Plantation will recall the lives of four slaves who labored there

This Valentine’s Day, indulge your senses

STYLE ESSENTIALS

When shopping for that special someone, let touch, taste, sight, smell and sound guide you

12.6 percent of African Americans unemployed

U.S. employers shed 598,000 jobs last month, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.6 percent

‘I never thought that this would happen’

Nearly 48 years after he was beaten at a Rock Hill bus depot, U.S. Rep. John Lewis gets an apology from the man who says he hit him

Qcitymetro.com celebrates its official launch

Editor/Publisher Glenn Burkins told a crowd at Apostrophe Lounge he wants the site to be accessible to ordinary people, and he challenged them to submit content

Delta Sigma Theta: 96 years of sisterhood

Cynthia Butler-McIntyre (pictured), the sorority’s national president, will be guest speaker when the Charlotte Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrates Founders Day

Tell us your love story

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Qcitymetro.com is celebrating the wonders of Black Love. Tell us about the couple you know who shares that special kind of relationship

Entertainment

Greg-Cox

Carolina Black Music Month: Greg Cox

If you were a fan of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his MTV reality shows, then you may remember seeing a...

Voices

John-Singleton

Charlotte’s Black filmmakers react to John Singleton’s death

Local filmmakers react to the death of Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton, who died on April 29 following complications from...

Health

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

Greg-Cox

Carolina Black Music Month: Greg Cox

If you were a fan of Sean “Diddy” Combs and his MTV reality shows, then you may remember seeing a...

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