News & Buzz

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.

UNC panel to study hate crimes policy

Racist graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama has prompted the University of North Carolina System to review its student code of conduct. Harold Martin (pictured) will lead the review.

John Legend was so much more than a piano man

CONCERT REVIEW

The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.

Bank of America may slash 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Thursday announced what’s likely its biggest round of layoffs ever — 30,000 to 35,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years.

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Focus on what matters this Christmas

STYLE ESSENTIALS

Holiday shopping needn’t be a stressful or financially draining affair. Tips for surviving with wallet intact.

Show us your Christmas lights, win $50

Send us a photo of your Christmas display and enter a chance to win a $50 gift card and have your story featured on Qcitymetro.

CMS to recruit, train principals for high-poverty schools

Ninety-one of the district’s 172 schools are labeled high-poverty. Students at those schools are disproportionately African American.

The Old South is new again

OPINION

Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.

Knowing when to say when

OPINION

Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

Funeral services are set for Barbara Brewton Cameron

Officials at the church she founded say they expect a large crowd, including international guests and national recording artists.

Tiger Woods as Obama’s John the Baptist

OPINION

The talented, educated golfer made it acceptable for whites to embrace a black man as hero. Without Tiger Woods, there would be no Barack Obama.

Entertainment

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Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.”...

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

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

Faith

Photo Gallery: Village HeartBEAT Hearts of Champions Gala

More than 1,200 people attended this annual event, representing 44 local churches.

People

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Carolina Black Music Month: Fantasia

Multiplatinum Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantasia (Barrino) Taylor first captured America’s attention in 2004 as Season 3 winner of “American Idol.”...

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