News & Buzz

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.

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.

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

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

NABFEME-CLT

NABFEME returns to promote mentoring and collaborating for women in music and entertainment

The organization, which focuses on Black women in music and entertainment, restarts its Charlotte chapter led by media maven Jameka...

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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For National HIV Testing Day, Mecklenburg health department and providers offer free screenings

Mecklenburg County Public Health, Atrium Health and Novant Health are teaming up to provide access to free HIV screenings, resources...

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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Celebrating Charlotte’s oldest citizen

Hester McCardell Ford was born in 1904. On Thursday, the 115-year-old was recognized as Charlotte's oldest person.

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WFAE Amplifier’s Lunch-time Concert Series
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Gary Clark Jr., in concert
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Rosa Parks Farmers Market Community Mid-Season Celebration
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Sip & Paint at Pilot Brewing
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