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Wright: Obama’s rise was God inspired

The Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. told an audience at Howard University that God helped Barack Obama achieve what no other African American has done

Julius Peppers wants out

The Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl defensive end announced late Friday night through his agent that he wants a change of scenery

Police: “Myers Park rapist” still unknown

A man arrested Thursday and charged with four rapes in the 1990s in Myers Park is not the only man whom police say targeted the neighborhood nearly two decades ago.

See our list of activities honoring MLK

Five Charlotte churches sponsor a joint worship service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating the election of President-elect Barack Obama

Friendship CDC gets $24,838 grant

The money will be used to provide temporary overflow shelter support to the Salvation Army. The grant will come from the Critical Need Response Fund.

Flight 1549: “Miracle on the Hudson”

A skilled US Airways pilot and fast-acting New York rescuers averted what looked like another tragedy playing out in view of New York skyscrapers.

Monroe: Police department moves are paying off

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says last year’s lower crime rate can be traced, in part, to changes he initiated

Verona Elizabeth Dixon McIlwain Vaughn, 81

Mrs. Vaughn loved cooking and entertaining. Her home was a place where people loved to come and fellowship

William C. Mobley, a retired school teacher, dies

Mr. Mobley enjoyed teaching and mentoring young people. He influenced countless students over his 38-year career

FAA: All survive crash of Charlotte-bound flight

A US Airways plane headed to Charlotte has crashed into the Hudson River, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. All are said to be safe

A shepherd where God has placed him

The Rev. William Franklin Blue was mentored at one of Charlotte’s largest African American churches. He now leads a small congregation in rural South Carolina

Charlotte law firm honored for civil rights work

The Echo Foundation has given its top award to the law firm Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter for its work fostering integrattion of Charlotte public schools.

Taking the OUCH! out of eyebrow arching


If you hate the pain of waxing or plucking, the ancient hair-removal technique of “threading” may provide a less painful alternative

54-year-old man arrested, charged with four unsolved rapes

Police say DNA linked Gilbert McNair to a string of sexual assaults attributed in the 1990s to the “Myers Park Rapist,” a man who terrorized the upscale community

Can Michelle Obama influence American fashion?

The incoming First Lady demonstrates not just that she understood the power of clothes to transmit a message, but a readiness to adjust the message as the need arises.


Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay and Taraji P. Henson star in "The Best of Enemies."

Actress Taraji P. Henson plays Durham civil rights activist on the big screen

“The Best of Enemies” tells story of Ann Atwater and former Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis and their surprising...



No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...


Black health spotlight: Rwenshaun Miller, his mental health struggles now fuel his advocacy

Failed suicide attempts and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Rwenshaun Miller says “Let’s Talk About It” to end the stigma around...



Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...



Community advocate Tiffany Capers begins as executive director for Grier Heights revitalization nonprofit

Search committee struck by her passion to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights and a “very deep commitment...


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