News & Buzz

Report: Ousted United Way CEO engineered her own pension

Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King ignored a lawyer’s concerns and engineered a $2.1 million pension for herself, a new report concludes. Public outcry led to King’s firing.

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.

Bad economy draws bigger crowds to churches

Pastors nationwide say they’ve seen a burst of new interest. Congregations large and small are adding programs of practical advice for people in fiscal straits.

Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire

Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.

The case for an auto bailout

OPINION

When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!

Qcity groups seek toys for local elementary

Tonight’s toy drive will benefit Thomasboro Elementary, the school dubbed “ghetto” by a CMS teacher on her Facebook page.

John Legend was so much more than a piano man

CONCERT REVIEW

The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.

UNC panel to study hate crimes policy

Racist graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama has prompted the University of North Carolina System to review its student code of conduct. Harold Martin (pictured) will lead the review.

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Bank of America may slash 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Thursday announced what’s likely its biggest round of layoffs ever — 30,000 to 35,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years.

Focus on what matters this Christmas

STYLE ESSENTIALS

Holiday shopping needn’t be a stressful or financially draining affair. Tips for surviving with wallet intact.

The Old South is new again

OPINION

Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.

CMS to recruit, train principals for high-poverty schools

Ninety-one of the district’s 172 schools are labeled high-poverty. Students at those schools are disproportionately African American.

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Send us a photo of your Christmas display and enter a chance to win a $50 gift card and have your story featured on Qcitymetro.

Knowing when to say when

OPINION

Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

Entertainment

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.

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

The show must go on: OnQ Productions temporarily comes out of hiatus for ‘Soulful Noel’

Despite the theater company’s ongoing hiatus, OnQ is back with 'Soulful Noel,' bringing contemporary renditions to your favorite Christmas classics.

QcityEVENTS

12.19
Charlotte Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
12.20
Aquaman Advance Screening
12.21
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
12.21
Knocturnal presents CL Smooth
12.21
The Sean Mason Trio – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and Cool Jazz Favs