News & Buzz

Palin’s church is badly damaged by fire

Damage to Alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s Wasilla Bible Church was estimated at $1 million, authorities said Saturday. No one was injured.

Is Sunday morning TV too white?

Roughly 80 percent of newsmakers and pundits who appeared on Sunday news shows over the past eight years were white men, says a liberal think tank.

Qcity groups seek toys for local elementary

Tonight’s toy drive will benefit Thomasboro Elementary, the school dubbed “ghetto” by a CMS teacher on her Facebook page.

UNC panel to study hate crimes policy

Racist graffiti aimed at President-elect Barack Obama has prompted the University of North Carolina System to review its student code of conduct. Harold Martin (pictured) will lead the review.

John Legend was so much more than a piano man

CONCERT REVIEW

The soul crooner packed the show with flashing lights and booming bass, and preferred standing and dancing to just tickling the ivories.

Bank of America may slash 30,000 jobs

Bank of America on Thursday announced what’s likely its biggest round of layoffs ever — 30,000 to 35,000 jobs eliminated over the next three years.

Is Jesse Jr.’s political career kaput?

OPINION

There’s a lot of head shaking over Jacksons murky involvement in the swirl of muck engulfing Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Focus on what matters this Christmas

STYLE ESSENTIALS

Holiday shopping needn’t be a stressful or financially draining affair. Tips for surviving with wallet intact.

The Old South is new again

OPINION

Old attitudes persist about race, but new arrivals could change all that. Just look at North Carolina.

Knowing when to say when

OPINION

Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

Show us your Christmas lights, win $50

Send us a photo of your Christmas display and enter a chance to win a $50 gift card and have your story featured on Qcitymetro.

CMS to recruit, train principals for high-poverty schools

Ninety-one of the district’s 172 schools are labeled high-poverty. Students at those schools are disproportionately African American.

Funeral services are set for Barbara Brewton Cameron

Officials at the church she founded say they expect a large crowd, including international guests and national recording artists.

Tiger Woods as Obama’s John the Baptist

OPINION

The talented, educated golfer made it acceptable for whites to embrace a black man as hero. Without Tiger Woods, there would be no Barack Obama.

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

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Jack and Jill chapter opens reading room at Charlotte school

The organization of African American moms donated more than 600 books to Brisbane Academy.

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