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Actress, singer Eartha Kitt dies at 81

In a career that spanned six decades, Kitt rose from South Carolina cotton fields and came to epitomize sophistication and seductiveness

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


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.”



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

Check out some events happening in Charlotte this weekend.


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...



“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...


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...


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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