Suzman was one of the few white South African lawmakers to fight against the injustices of racist rule
Apartheid foe Helen Suzman dies at 91
Awaking the inner giant
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
What Lil Wayne can teach us about fashion
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.
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
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
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
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.
Starting fresh in 2009
We learned some hard financial lessons in 2008. Begin now planning for a better new year
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.
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.