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In first major appearance since leaving office, Obama tell young people to engage with communities

Speaking to an audience in Chicago, he made no mention of President Donald Trump and took no questions from reporters.

Radio hosts Matt and Ramona sign for another 4 years on Charlotte airwaves

“The Matt & Ramona Show” also was recently named — for the fourth time — “Best Radio Show” by the voters in Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards.

How a simple hashtag derailed a music event at BluNotes of Charlotte

It was billed as a “listening event” with R&B singer Case, but somehow a misleading hashtag turned everything upside down.

Charlotte black journalists pay tribute to veteran reporter Steve Crump

Crump, a native of Louisville, Ky., has been described as the institutional memory of WBTV, having worked there more than 30 years.

Kimberly Robinson, owner of Sole Addiction Mobile Shoetique, wins business award

The Charlotte-based mobile shoe store was among 102 businesses selected as winners in the 2017 American Small Business Championship.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

The former New England Patriots star was found hanging in his cell shortly after 2 a.m, according to Massachusetts prison officials. Authorities suspect suicide.

Fresno killings ‘solely based on race’ (video)

At a press conference Tuesday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer that Kori Ali Muhammad, a black man suspected of killing three white people, chose his targets based on race.

150 years after ‘transformative gift,’ Biddles rediscover Johnson C. Smith University

Descendants of Mary Biddle rediscover the HBCU their matriarch helped to establish a century and a half ago.

With HB2 repeal, NCAA tournaments return to North Carolina

Transgender advocates criticized the decision, saying lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people still face discrimination in North Carolina.

Trump administration drops HB2 lawsuit

The Justice Department said it dropped its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of House Bill 2 because the North Carolina legislature had replaced it with a new law called House Bill 142.

Meet the 2017 Delta Debutantes

The 53rd annual Debutante Cotillion was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Twenty-two contestants were awarded college scholarships, and three local charities received financial support.

Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at age 57

Celebrities and fans took to social media to mourn his death. Chris Rock tweeted that Murphy was “one of the funniest most real brothers of all time.”

Patrick Cannon returns to Charlotte radio with Saturday morning talk show

The former Charlotte mayor, who served time in federal prison on public corruption charges, will host a talk show on Radio One’s Old School 105.3 FM, starting April 15.

Family makes $11,000 by giving up their plane seats

Laura Begley Bloom and her family, trying to get to Florida to start a vacation, were paid $11,000 in gift cards by Delta Airlines for giving up their seats. The story comes days after a United passenger was dragged from a plan after he refused to relinquish his seat on an overbooked flight.

Chris Jackson named to lead Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Organization selects insider after a national search to replace retiring president and CEO Michael Elder.

Entertainment

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...

Commentary

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?

Health

After 53-year hiatus, North Carolina Central will award doctorate degrees this week

The Durham HBCU will confer Ph.D.s on three students who studied in the field of integrated bioscience, making them the...

Faith

William Barber stepping down as North Carolina NAACP president to head national movement

Barber said his new effort to establish the New Poor People's Campaign will focus on organizing poor people of all...

People

Oprah Winfrey drops in at JCSU Baccalaureate Service

The media mogul was there to celebrate the graduation of Andronica Klaas, who enrolled at JCSU after attending the Oprah...

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