U.S. employers shed 598,000 jobs last month, pushing the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.6 percent
12.6 percent of African Americans unemployed
‘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
Qcitymetro.com 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, Qcitymetro.com 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 Qcitymetro.com
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