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Kappas bringing Founders’ Day to Charlotte

The national fraternity last held a major Charlotte event in 2003, when the Kappa Conclave drew thousands of guests to the Queen City.

Beyond the boundaries

A loose coalition of Charlotte churches and ministries has been crossing racial and city divides to quietly serve needy families

Charlotte church buys shoes for Liberian children

Families at C.N. Jenkins donated more than 60 pairs of new shoes. Liberian children (pictured here) often go without. (Photo: African Dream Academy)

Spokesman: Jackson transplant claim untrue

A spokesman for Michael Jackson has denied reports the singer is suffering from a rare respiratory disease and needs a lung transplant.

C.N. Jenkins will add a third Sunday service

Senior Pastor the Rev. Jerry L. Cannon (pictured) says he believes the 9:30 a.m. service will appeal to Christians looking for “an intimate worship experience.”

Former advisor to MLK dies at 72

The Rev. James L. Bevel spurred a pivotal event of the civil rights movement, the “children’s crusade” in Birmingham, Ala.

Flying with food or gifts this holiday season?

The Transportation Security Administration offers tips to speed you through those pesky checkpoints.

Panthers’ inspired performance needs perspective


The Panthers showed they are poised, physical and talented in their Sunday night loss to the Giants. But the euphoria around here has to be short-lived.

Uptown highrise will shelter the homeless

One hundred families with children soon will begin moving into the 12-story Hall House on Tryon Street. The families will remain for six months.

N.C. among the nation’s fastest-growing states

The state gained nearly 181,000 residents from July 2007 to July 2008, a 2 percent increase.

Why don’t whites read black authors?


The accepted wisdom of the publishing industry is that books by black authors should be marketed to black audiences.

Felton: “I love to give back to the community”

Charlotte Bobcats guard Raymond Felton passed out food boxes Sunday to hundreds of families facing Christmas in need, his third year sponsoring the event.

Qcitymetro adds a sports blogger

C. Jemal Horton has worked at the Washington Post, Indianapolis Star and Charlotte Observer. Writing a blog, he says, “will be a form of therapy for me.”

S.C. State gets warning from accrediting agency

The school is placed under a one-year warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for failing to comply with the agency’s standards.

The Rev. Cameron is remembered for her faith, concern for poor

An estimated 1,500 people attended a memorial for the Rev. Barbara Brewton Cameron. Solos were sung by gospel greats Blanche McAllister, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Dewayne Woods.


What’s Happening, CLT: Nov. 15-17 weekend guide

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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...



Lauren Travis, The Barre Code franchise owner, talks about the ballet barre-inspired workout

Lauren Travis pursued entrepreneurship after encouraging words from her mother and nearly two years as an instructor for The Barre...


United House of Prayer to host centennial celebration in Charlotte

The Charlotte celebration is expected to draw members and church leaders nationwide, including the church’s current leader, Bishop C. M....



Want to host an event? Good Life at Enderly Park should be on your radar

The owners say the 10,800-square-foot facility is filling a void of minority-owned event venues in Charlotte.


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