“Madea Goes to Jail”: Spare me the drama

MOVIE TIME

As always, Tyler Perry's central character, Madea, is entertaining, but she can't save a poorly written movie packed with melodrama
By admin | February 20, 2009

Amid the Oscars, history in the making

MOVIE TIME

For only the second time in history, two African American actresses are competing in the same category. Taraji P. Henson (l) and Viola Davis (r)
By admin | February 20, 2009

JCSU to publish magazine touting its community involvement

The magazine's editor, Benny L. Smith, said the publication will include stories of how JCSU faculty, staff and students are involved in various aspects of Charlotte's civic life
By admin | February 20, 2009

N.Y. Post: ‘We apologize’ for chimp cartoon

Post editor Col Allen said the drawing was not meant to offend, but critics called it a veiled and racist caricature of President Obama
By admin | February 20, 2009

Tough times for black real estate agents

High unemployment and the nation's foreclosure crisis mean fewer homes are being bought and sold in African American communities. Black agents are taking the brunt
By admin | February 19, 2009

Three Golden Bulls

Three Johnson C. Smith players are named to the CIAA All-Conference team. They are (l-r) forward James Dillard, forward Jerry Hollis and guard Ryan Scott
By admin | February 19, 2009

Holder echos Davidson College speech

Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and Ohio State professor Adrienne Dixson deliver similar messages, but in different venues
By admin | February 19, 2009

I’ve learned to love my natural hair

STYLE ESSENTIALS

Caring for natural hair isn't easy. Fortunately, I've found some products that work
By admin | February 19, 2009

Talk about taboo!

Students at two historically black schools open up about skin tone and openly gay men on campus
By admin | February 18, 2009

Our health is in our own hands

COMMENTARY

African Americans suffer disproportionately from obesity, heart disease and other health-related issues. We as a community can improve on that

By admin | February 18, 2009