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WashPost reporter Wesley Lowery to discuss police shootings and black activism

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author is coming to Charlotte on Thursday, a guest of the Levine Museum of the New South, to talk about his work, his new book and the future of black activism.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith headlines 2017 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees

ESPN commentator and Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith and six others will be inducted Friday into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame.

Meet Oliver W. Ottley III, a Qcity Newcomer

Ottley moved to Charlotte from Los Angeles, where he works in the film and entertainment industry. Moving to Charlotte felt like destiny, he says.

NCCU trustee launches $1 million endowment with $250,000 gift

The money will be used to enhance the NCCU School of Business, which recently announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art building on the Durham campus.

Cam Newton laughs about all those fashion memes (video)

Go ahead and laugh about Cam Newton’s sometimes-outrageous attire. The Panthers quarterback says he enjoys some of the online memes that have made him the butt of our jokes.

Former county manager Harry Jones dies after cancer battle that inspired many

Jones served as county manager – the first black person to hold the job in Mecklenburg – from 2000 to 2013.

At age 13, CMS student Jasmine “Jazzy” Bell is educating her palate

A student at Piedmont IB Middle, Bell aspires to become a culinary and pastry chef, and recently landed a spot on the Fox television competition MasterChef Junior.

Stephen Curry gets assist from Misty Copeland and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

More professional athletes are speaking up to oppose comments made by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, who praised President Donald Trump as an “asset” to America

CMS chief Ann Clark says she’ll remain committed to Charlotte and its children

The superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said she plans to stay in Charlotte after she steps down June 30.

Meet Cheron Porter, a Qcity Newcomer with a passion for volunteering

Cheron moved to Charlotte from Baltimore just over a year ago and has found a meaningful way to get involved in her new community.

8 people we met at the Women’s March on Charlotte

Thousands of people marched through uptown Charlotte on Saturday to show their support for a variety of social and political causes, especially women’s rights.

Madonna on Trump: ‘We have gone as low as we can go’ (video)

During a talk at the Brooklyn Museum, Madonna says Donald Trump has done the public a great service because she believes the nation has now hit rock bottom, and the only direction it can go is up.

At Livingstone College, junior class finds meaning in serving others

The 2016-2017 academic year has been a banner period for service projects taken on by Livingstone College’s junior class.

‘God can triumph over Trump,’ says MLK daughter Bernice King

Speaking at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the youngest daughter of the slain civil rights leader told the audience not to give up hope and “Don’t be afraid of who sits in the White House.”

Scene at AKA Day at the Movies (Photo Gallery)

Scene at AKA Day at the Movies at Studio Grill in Charlotte, which featured the film “Hidden Figures.” The event, held to commemorate the 109th year of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was hosted by the Alpha Lambda Omega chapter.

News & Buzz

Black Political Caucus endorses Vi Lyles in Democratic race for mayor

Lyles released a statement on her campaign’s Facebook page thanking the caucus for what she called a "historic early endorsement.”

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...

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2017 CMBCC 30 Under 30 Recognition Breakfast
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