Unsolved murders from ’08 linger into ’09

Thirty-two of Charlotte's 83 homicides from last year were unsolved at year end, according to a Charlotte Observer analysis.
By admin | January 1, 2009

Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

The cause was complications of a heart attack he had on Nov. 26, a spokesman said
By admin | January 1, 2009

50,000 expected for uptown celebrations

After a 12-year absence, First Night Charlotte returns to welcome 2009. A heavy police presence will be on hand for crowd control and to discourage drunk driving
By admin | December 31, 2008

Delta Sigma Theta film showcase returns

More than 400 people attended last year’s event, which screens short films by African American women. Organizers this year are looking to top that number
By admin | December 30, 2008

A journey into our proud past

Learn about black life after emancipation with a new online tool at the State Library of North Carolina. View historic photos. Read short profiles of people and institutions
By admin | December 30, 2008

Blagojevich picks Obama’s Senate replacement

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named former state attorney general Roland Burris (pictured here) to fill Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat
By admin | December 30, 2008

Christian-themed hotel planned for S.C.

Guests could stay in rooms themed after the biblical King Solomon's Temple or go to a juice bar named the Garden of Eden
By admin | December 30, 2008

A “catalyst” for independent films

Troy Whitehurst launched First Sunday Cinemas to showcase independent films produced by local and national filmmakers. He hopes to build on his efforts in the coming year.
By admin | December 29, 2008

Report: More black teens are killing

The murder rate among black teenagers has climbed since 2000, even as murders by young whites have scarcely grown or declined in some places, says a new report.
By admin | December 29, 2008

Confessions of a DeAngelo convert

I'M JUST SAYIN'

At first, I wasn’t buying into the DeAngelo Williams hype. But after watching him annihilate the New Orleans defense on Sunday, I drank the Kool-Aid
By admin | December 29, 2008