Learn about black life after emancipation with a new online tool at the State Library of North Carolina. View historic photos. Read short profiles of people and institutions
A journey into our proud past
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
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
We learned some hard financial lessons in 2008. Begin now planning for a better new year
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
The Republican party has gone South
No Republican House members are left in New England, and they have become ever scarcer in New York and Pennsylvania and across the Midwest.
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
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
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?
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
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
NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte
Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto