Editors say an Obama presidency will reshape print, Internet, radio and television coverage aimed at African-American audiences
Obama’s win brings big changes for black press
Black women push for gentler hair products
Though millions of African American women have used relaxers, consumer groups and some consumers now demand safer products that are no less effective.
The preacher’s wife
Being married to a pastor is never easy, says Joan Thompson Miller. On Saturday, she will host an appreciation luncheon for first ladies. All denominations are welcomed
Number of unemployed in U.S. tops 11 million
The economy shed 524,000 jobs last month, completing a year that saw the U.S. labor market rival some of the nation’s steepest recessions.
Obama’s mother-in-law to live in White House
It’s official: Marian Robinson, the 71-year-old mother-in-law of President-elect Barack Obama, will be moving into the White House, transition officials said on Friday.
Charles Barkley taking leave of absence from TNT
The announcement came hours after police said the 45-year-old former NBA star was legally drunk when arrested while driving Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Johnny Lee Morrison dies at 68
For many years, Mr. Morrison was employed by the R.H. Bouligny Co. He retired as a machinist from Southeastern Machine Company
Panthers playoff pick and other predictions
I’M JUST SAYIN’
With a perfect 5-0 record predicting NFL games, Jemal is making another guarantee
Charles Morgan Jr. dies at 78
Mr. Morgan, a leading civil rights lawyer who was often vilified and threatened by fellow whites during the turbulent 1960s, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla
10 tips to elevate your style
True style is about individuality, and that comes from within. Find a look that works for you, then make it your own
Fantasia’s Charlotte home is set for auction on Monday
The former American Idol star has ignored repeated demands that she repay a $65,000 loan, according to published reports
Carolinas HealthCare System names new HR executive
Debra Plousha Moore recently came to Charlotte from Ohio, where she held a comparable job at a nonprofit healthcare system in Columbus
Harding High School’s band is nearing its fundraising goal
The Marching Band of Gold has raised nearly $40,000 of the $50,000 it needs to march in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade. Now local groups are helping out
DA drops charges against Mackey
State Rep. Nick Mackey no longer faces prosecution over a charge of failing to turn over business documents in a civil suit against him
No regrets for Jaye Delai
Nearly eight months after he was let go from Q92.7, the former radio DJ and his wife Monica are looking ahead. They host a live jazz series called “A Peace of Jazz”