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Karen Clark-Sheard headlines concert benefiting Komen Charlotte

The gospel concert will also feature Jekalyn Carr and LeJeune Thompson as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month event.

Let’s talk about African-Americans and Charlotte’s craft beer scene

There’s a niche of black people who enjoy craft beer. Can we play a role in Charlotte’s brewery boom?

Justice is no longer blind with Kavanaugh confirmation

With the impending confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, we’re witnessing the continued erosion of the justice system.

No Grease owners rally for barber arrested at CMS school

Some local barbers are upset following the arrest of a student barber volunteering free haircuts to underprivileged kids at Thomasboro Academy.

Queen City Battle of the Bands left Charlotte; does anyone care?

The national band competition moves to Houston in 2019 after a five-year run in the Queen City.

Police: 12-year-old boy struck by bullet while waiting for school bus

A 12-year-old boy waiting for a school bus was struck by a bullet Thursday morning during a shooting in northeast […]

The reason I (a black man) speak up for, and alongside, black women

Serena Williams’ treatment proves that the black women I want my daughter to emulate unfairly have to be three times better than everyone else.

Can The Black Mecca become Charlotte’s go-to festival?

The art, tech, and music festival sets sights on becoming a staple Charlotte experience for black millennials and creatives.

Hope still alive for the historic Excelsior Club, thanks to new deal

The Historic Landmarks Commission would have one year to purchase the property or find another buyer.

Hurricane Party and 6 other things to do if you’re stuck in the house for Hurricane Florence

No power? No problem. Here are seven things to get into if Hurricane Florence comes through.

Hometown Historymaker: Marines to honor Charlottean during Marine Week ceremony

Charlotte native Pvt. Howard Perry is featured in a NoDa mural to recognize him as the first black Marine recruit. He broke the 167-year tradition in 1942.

Brands must take a stance to survive. Nike made itself clear with Colin Kaepernick ad

A post shared by colin kaepernick (@kaepernick7) on Sep 3, 2018 at 12:20pm PDT “Believe in something. Even if it […]

Sickle cell disease doesn’t stop Charlotte’s ‘The Lion King’ star

The hometown Broadway actor, who plays Young Simba in “The Lion King,” credits his mother and tour wrangler for helping to monitor his illness.

I’m an “American Idol” contestant: CMS teacher takes another shot at fame

After an attempt in 2012, Timothy Moore auditioned again for the singing competition to inspire his students.

Affordable housing locations ‘meaningless’ if transit and jobs not considered, says local CEO

Community Link CEO says Charlotte needs a brand new locational policy, not revising the current one that doesn’t work.


It’s time that a black person reviewed “The Book of Mormon”

I finally admitted I was totally offended and there wasn’t a damn thing funny.


How Michelle Williams triggered my memories of depression

Recent news about former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams checking into a medical facility for depression triggered a memory about...


Charlotte is testing a plan that could eliminate food waste from our landfills

A pilot program to compost the food we throw out is being tested in eight historically black communities in northwest...


After deadly attack on Pittsburgh synagogue, Charlotte’s faith leaders call for love, unity

Three days after a gunman killed 11 worshipers inside a Jewish center in Pittsburgh, members of Charlotte’s faith community came...


Have we finally dropped the stigma around Black infertility?

Local advocates and celebrities -- like Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Union -- rekindle talks about Black infertility.


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