A $25,000 donation from Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and a $13,000 gift from AT&T means the band will be marching in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade
Harding’s band surpasses its fundraising goal
40 CMS students awarded in MKL writing and art contest
More than 100 students submitted artwork or an essay on the theme “Celebrating Diversity, Diplomacy and the Dream.”
School board elects replacement for Vilma Leake
Kimberly Mitchell-Walker was one of 17 people who sought the District 2 seat. With her appointment, the nine-member board again has two African Americans
Happy Birthday, Motown!
Fifty years after its founding, the Motown Sound is still the soundtrack of American life
JCSU football player dies at his Maryland home
Stephen Seard died Saturday from complications caused by a seizure, his family told school officials. He played three seasons on the Golden Bulls’ football team.
Ruth Morrison James dies at age 84
Mrs. James was a member of the Queen City Chapter of Gold Star Wives of America and was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church for many years
Time Warner Cable announces rate hikes
Beginning Feb. 1, the monthly charge for various cable packages will increase anywhere from 4 percent to 9 percent
Motown turns 50 today
A half century has passed since the day Berry Gordy secured the $800 family loan that would transform Detroit and popular music.
Panthers let magical opportunity slip away
I’M JUST SAYIN’
People across the country expected the Panthers to reach the Super Bowl. They had the city in the palm of their hands.
Embracing the promise
The Rev. Clifford A. Jones Sr. of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church delivers his State of the Church address. He wants more focus on helping needy children in Mecklenburg
Fantasia’s south Charlotte home won’t be auctioned today
A lawyer representing a Florida lender said a deal was reached with the American Idol winner to avoid a foreclosure sale
Eat with your iPhone at T1 Tapas
If high-tech gadgets turns you on, this Huntersville restaurant offers a unique experience. The food, however, was not so hot
Is your diet keeping you sick?
People who diet during flu season may have a harder time fighting off infection, new research suggests.
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.