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The trouble with Kwanzaa


I get the principles. But wearing kente cloth and knowing Swahili words doesn’t make me any more authentic.

As duties mount, Obama continues his workouts

Barack Obama has long treated exercise less as recreation than requirement, but his devotion has intensified in recent months.

Isn’t it time we pay (and define) the first lady?


Surely the person in one of the most visible roles on the planet deserves a proper title and salary

Actress, singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

In a career that spanned six decades, Kitt rose from South Carolina cotton fields and came to epitomize sophistication and seductiveness

Kappas bringing Founders’ Day to Charlotte

The national fraternity last held a major Charlotte event in 2003, when the Kappa Conclave drew thousands of guests to the Queen City.

Beyond the boundaries

A loose coalition of Charlotte churches and ministries has been crossing racial and city divides to quietly serve needy families

NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte


Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto

Charlotte church buys shoes for Liberian children

Families at C.N. Jenkins donated more than 60 pairs of new shoes. Liberian children (pictured here) often go without. (Photo: African Dream Academy)

Spokesman: Jackson transplant claim untrue

A spokesman for Michael Jackson has denied reports the singer is suffering from a rare respiratory disease and needs a lung transplant.

C.N. Jenkins will add a third Sunday service

Senior Pastor the Rev. Jerry L. Cannon (pictured) says he believes the 9:30 a.m. service will appeal to Christians looking for “an intimate worship experience.”

Former advisor to MLK dies at 72

The Rev. James L. Bevel spurred a pivotal event of the civil rights movement, the “children’s crusade” in Birmingham, Ala.

Uptown highrise will shelter the homeless

One hundred families with children soon will begin moving into the 12-story Hall House on Tryon Street. The families will remain for six months.

N.C. among the nation’s fastest-growing states

The state gained nearly 181,000 residents from July 2007 to July 2008, a 2 percent increase.

Flying with food or gifts this holiday season?

The Transportation Security Administration offers tips to speed you through those pesky checkpoints.

Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective


The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.


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

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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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