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What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion

STYLE ESSENTIALS

When it come to style and fashion, find what works for you and make it your own. True style is about individuality.

Unsolved murders from ’08 linger into ’09

Thirty-two of Charlotte’s 83 homicides from last year were unsolved at year end, according to a Charlotte Observer analysis.

Awaking the inner giant

OPINION

The problems that beset black America will start to vanish when we embrace the ideals of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeWayne Walker: The other Aggie coach

I’M JUST SAYIN’

New Mexico State University isn’t the most recognizable athletic program in the world, but it’s about to get a lot more attention

Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said

50,000 expected for uptown celebrations

After a 12-year absence, First Night Charlotte returns to welcome 2009. A heavy police presence will be on hand for crowd control and to discourage drunk driving

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

Christian-themed hotel planned for S.C.

Guests could stay in rooms themed after the biblical King Solomon’s Temple or go to a juice bar named the Garden of Eden

Delta Sigma Theta film showcase returns

More than 400 people attended last year’s event, which screens short films by African American women. Organizers this year are looking to top that number

A journey into our proud past

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 “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.

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

Starting fresh in 2009

SAVVY CONSUMER

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

Entertainment

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Hip-Hop legends headline this year’s North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees

Five music artists with North Carolina ties to be honored at a ceremony in October.

Voices

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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...

Health

Health expert Dr. Ian Smith gives tips, dispels myths on clean eating and healthy living

During a recent Charlotte visit, the New York Times bestselling author and TV host sat down with QCityMetro to talk...

Faith

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Local church organizes to bail out dads on Father’s Day

New Birth Charlotte Church launches Father’s Day Bail Out initiative to bail out nonviolent, first-time offenders on June 16, 2019.

People

Harlem Beer Distributing is looking to diversify Charlotte’s craft beer scene

The Black-owned beer distributor includes Harlem Brewing Company, a craft beer brand created by Shaw University graduate Celeste Beatty.

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