In a career that spanned six decades, Kitt rose from South Carolina cotton fields and came to epitomize sophistication and seductiveness
Actress, singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81
NBA hits point of embarrassment in Charlotte
Love the Bobcats or hate them. But please, do anything to prove we are a better NBA city than Toronto
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
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.
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.”
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
I’M JUST SAYIN’
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.”