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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 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, is celebrating the wonders of Black Love. Tell us about the couple you know who shares that special kind of relationship

NO SCHOOL TODAY: Surprise snow hits Qcity

School officials declare an optional teacher workday — employees report two hours late. The Charlotte Observer reports that roads are slick this morning and black ice is reported

A new GOP, not just window dressing


Charlotte-area resident Lenny McAllister says the election of Michael Steele to lead the Republican National Committee represents real change

UNCC student athlete dies from apparent heart attack

Steven Archer, a sophomore who ran track at the school, was stricken during a pickup game of basketball, UNCC officials said.

CMS dropout rate was lower last year

About 5.91 percent of district students quit during the 2007-2008 school year, down from 6.39 percent the previous year

Miss JCSU Tanoia Hill hopes to be crowned Miss CIAA

The 21-year-old senior is in a tough fight. Students at some CIAA schools have launched an Internet campaign to deny JCSU a three-peat.

Mike Minter sues Charlotte bank for dropping names

The only “Legacy” a failed Qcity bank left is a lawsuit by Mike Minter and others alleging the bank falsely listed Beyonce and Magic Johnson as investors, among other charges

Come party with

Charlotte’s hottest new website will sponsor Pop Life@Apostrophe, 1440 S. Tryon St., on Wednesday, February 4th, at 6 p.m.

A proposal to end Black History Month


Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley says America has reached a point where we no longer need to live, learn and celebrate separately

Black NFL coaches an endangered species

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is the third black coach to make it to the Super Bowl in two years — the second to win it. But the spate of progress may be short-lived.

Bipartisanship, but at what cost?


In his well-meaning effort to build a broad base of congressional support, President Obama may be handing GOP lawmakers too much power over his agenda



“View the Right Thing” film series tackles racial and social themes through Black cinema

The film and discussion series commemorates the 30th anniversary of "Do the Right Thing" and other movies that sparked social...



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...


Michael Floyd works out at the McCrorey YMCA in Charlotte, NC.

‘Real men’ do care for their health; witness these two

On average, men in the U.S. die about five years earlier than women of the same age. Worldwide, that disparity...


Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

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



8 Charlotte couple-preneurs share how they make it work

These Charlotte-based couples show that it is possible to mix business and pleasure. Plus, they offer advice for other would-be...


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