News & Buzz

Obama’s win brings big changes for black press

Editors say an Obama presidency will reshape print, Internet, radio and television coverage aimed at African-American audiences

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”

Entertainment

Orchestra-Noir

All-Black orchestra showcases tunes that speak to the culture

North Carolina-trained conductor leads orchestra that performs with a contemporary twist.

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

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Oprah Winfrey is bringing her arena tour to Charlotte

That's good news for those who won't be in the room for her sold-out appearance at next month's UNCF luncheon.

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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Statewide “Green Book” exhibit will highlight Charlotte people and places

North Carolina's 'Green Book Project' explores the 327 entries in "The Negro Motorist Green Book," including the histories of 55...

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