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
‘It’s good to see the good things in life’
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
I’M JUST SAYIN’
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.