Former United Way CEO Gloria Pace King ignored a lawyer’s concerns and engineered a $2.1 million pension for herself, a new report concludes. Public outcry led to King’s firing.
Report: Ousted United Way CEO engineered her own pension
Bad economy draws bigger crowds to churches
Pastors nationwide say they’ve seen a burst of new interest. Congregations large and small are adding programs of practical advice for people in fiscal straits.
The case for an auto bailout
When conditions are so fragile, we can’t risk another economic blow. When you see a hole in the dike, don’t discuss the virtues of laissez-faire policies — plug it!
Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire
Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.
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.
Qcity groups seek toys for local elementary
Tonight’s toy drive will benefit Thomasboro Elementary, the school dubbed “ghetto” by a CMS teacher on her Facebook page.
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
The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.
Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?
There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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.
Focus on what matters this Christmas
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
Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.
Knowing when to say when
Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.