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CIAA Tournament is a cash infusion for Charlotte’s economy

Even with a decline in attendance and direct spending last year, the popular weeklong event generated nearly $48 million in economic impact.

Stop blaming ‘the media’ for how the CIAA gets covered

Through no fault of its own, the tournament has been marred by isolated violence, but don’t expect news organizations to look the other way.

Your guide to traffic/parking, game tickets and meals on wheels during CIAA week

With a little planning, you can survive the high-traffic volumes, parking woes and find a spot to grab a bite while on your way to the next venue.

Your guide to CIAA Super Saturday, step shows, networking events and more

Visitors and residents can experience the fun for free on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Charlotte Convention Center.

JCSU’s Blount and Yancy among inductees into 2018 CIAA Hall of Fame

Also to be inducted: Former NFL standout Coates (Livingstone), celebrated football and golf coach McDougal (Fayetteville State), and Winston-Salem State’s 1967 basketball team – the first black college team to win an NCAA national title.

Reading is good for the soul — and fundamental to life success, however you define it

Indulge your passion with these Black History Month book lists and help a child in your life learn to love reading and reading to learn.

Pedestrian struck and killed in southwest Charlotte

Update: CMPD identified the victim as Lakeisha Isaac, 41. *** A pedestrian was stuck and killed early Monday while standing in […]

Can we talk? Let’s bridge the racial divides that separate women in Charlotte

Can we talk, Ladies? We are the Charlotte Women’s March, and we would like to make your acquaintance. We are […]

Northlake Mall shut down after shots fired

Authorities shut down Northlake Mall late Saturday after shots were reported outside the mall. Police arrested a 17-year-old male and […]

Let’s stay connected: Qcitymetro now offers news alerts

Qcitymetro are taking steps to keep you better informed as some social media sites cut back on local news.

Driver killed in east Charlotte crash

A 27-year-old man died early Saturday when he crashed his car into a tree in east Charlotte. Authorities identified the […]

Police arrest 14-year-old boy for making threats against fellow student

CMPD arrested a 14-year-old boy Saturday and charged him with making threats against another student at Druid Hills Elementary School. […]

‘God first, Livingstone second’

Founder’s Day speaker Judge J. Carlton Cole spoke through tears as he told how Livingstone College influenced his life.

Rules for going back to the real world after Black Panther weekend

My husband and I were late for all our morning appointments because we are the world’s geekiest comic book lover […]

5 events you should attend this week

‘The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys.’ WFAE Community Conversation with Charlotte’s black leaders. A tribute to black fathers. Plus more.


A peek inside Firehouse Bar & Lounge, soon to be Charlotte’s newest hot spot

Owner Clarence Boston said he hopes the lounge, located near Bank of America Stadium, will attract young professionals of all...


I can’t keep rolling my eyes at today’s headlines; it’s starting to hurt

Is it just me, or is the constant drum beat of social media starting to make us loopy?


Everyone’s a winner at the Sorority Greek Health Olympics

Last week I sprinted to the finish line of a wellness project I had been working on since January –...


Churches must do more to promote health and healing, says World Council of Churches official

Dr. Mwai Makoka, in Charlotte to study Mecklenburg County's Village HeartBEAT program, said the church must “embrace a new paradigm”...


Women must be agents for change, says international humanitarian Tererai Trent

It all starts, she said, when women discover what fuels their individual passions for change.


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