News & Buzz

Blagojevich picks Obama’s Senate replacement

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named former state attorney general Roland Burris (pictured here) to fill Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat

Christian-themed hotel planned for S.C.

Guests could stay in rooms themed after the biblical King Solomon’s Temple or go to a juice bar named the Garden of Eden

Delta Sigma Theta film showcase returns

More than 400 people attended last year’s event, which screens short films by African American women. Organizers this year are looking to top that number

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

I’M JUST SAYIN’

At first, I wasn’t buying into the DeAngelo Williams hype. But after watching him annihilate the New Orleans defense on Sunday, I drank the Kool-Aid

A “catalyst” for independent films

Troy Whitehurst launched First Sunday Cinemas to showcase independent films produced by local and national filmmakers. He hopes to build on his efforts in the coming year.

Selecting a college requires strategy

MAKING THE GRADE

Don’t stress about making the perfect choice, but do begin the process with purpose and a plan.

Report: More black teens are killing

The murder rate among black teenagers has climbed since 2000, even as murders by young whites have scarcely grown or declined in some places, says a new report.

Starting fresh in 2009

SAVVY CONSUMER

We learned some hard financial lessons in 2008. Begin now planning for a better new year

Beat the post-Christmas letdown

Don’t spend what’s left of your holiday glued to the couch. Qcitymetro offers 7 ideas for family fun

The Republican party has gone South

OPINION

No Republican House members are left in New England, and they have become ever scarcer in New York and Pennsylvania and across the Midwest.

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.

The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

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

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

OPINION

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

3 reasons the Panthers should lose Sunday

OPINION

Make that 4 reasons — if you count this prediction

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

Entertainment

Win 2 tickets to see Patti LaBelle in concert

It’s 2019, and the team at Qcitymetro has a “new attitude”! That’s why one of our lucky Morning Brew newsletter subscribers...

Voices

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...

Health

5 last-minute gift ideas for fitness lovers

Although I love to exercise, retail therapy ranks pretty high on my fave list of things to do. Consequently, I’m...

Faith

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...

People

National Mentoring Month: Jarron Thomas, role model in corporate America and the community, thanks to mentors

Jarron Thomas has spent years in the tech and consulting industry providing solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His role as...

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