News & Buzz

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

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

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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

OPINION

Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto

Kappas bringing Founders’ Day to Charlotte

The national fraternity last held a major Charlotte event in 2003, when the Kappa Conclave drew thousands of guests to the Queen City.

Beyond the boundaries

A loose coalition of Charlotte churches and ministries has been crossing racial and city divides to quietly serve needy families

Charlotte church buys shoes for Liberian children

Families at C.N. Jenkins donated more than 60 pairs of new shoes. Liberian children (pictured here) often go without. (Photo: African Dream Academy)

Entertainment

Weeklong festival showcases jazz greats, the blues, Latin jazz with Cuban flare, new Marsalis composition and more

Revel in the music of Duke Ellington, Nina Simone, and jazz artists from near and far as the Charlotte Jazz...

Voices

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No privilege, but I still made it to college, thanks to mom

While a number of privileged parents were caught in the college admissions scandal, one writer tells a different story of...

Health

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Next Level Leadership ‘Be Mindful’ event provides mental health outlet for Black boys

A listening session sparked the idea for Next Level Leadership cohort to focus on mental health of young Black males.

Faith

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Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and...

People

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Who’s Who in Black Charlotte, a display of excellence

In a time when the Black community is bombarded with images of things being done TO us, I relish the...

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