News & Buzz

Harding’s band surpasses its fundraising goal

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

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

DINING OUT

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.

Entertainment

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What’s Happening, CLT: Dec. 6-8 weekend guide

Check out some events happening in Charlotte this weekend.

Voices

Qcitymetro launches news initiative for Historic West End

Powered by a grant from the Knight Foundation, we will work with westside residents and stakeholders to expand media coverage...

Health

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“Black don’t crack,” but it can

Melanin plays a role in how our skin ages, but more women in their 30s are seeking out anti-aging cosmetic...

Faith

Another accolade for Village HeartBEAT

The Mecklenburg County program that works with local churches to address health disparities in Black and Latino communities won a...

People

Q&A with J.C. Watts Jr., co-founder of Black News Channel

The former congressman and star athlete discusses the network's delayed launch and the intersection of sports and social consciousness.

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