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The Voice of the Black Community

Harsher discipline handed to black students in South

Study tracks suspensions and expulsions in 3,000 school districts

Norman conquest: Panthers defender hits stride

Cornerback Josh Norman playing with maturity, purpose

Table Charlotte: Avocado Tomato Salad

Ditch the old, try this recipe on for a fresh alternative

With the open mic set, focus is on the words and rhythm

Performers of varied backgrounds link with love of stage


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Due process for Standing While Black

Cops who violate rights unconscionable

Answer the call to stand for justice

Past time to demand  and live up to it

Upcoming Events

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Journey to Space @ The Charlotte Observer IMAX® Dome Theatre

It is time to take the next great leap into


2015 Kannapolis Arts & Music festival

Keys to the City, a service mark of Sundrop



This unique historic town welcomes more than 40

Latest News

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49ers losing streak extends to three

Charlotte (2-3) falls to 4-0 Temple 37-3

Sisters share tears, cheers in remembering Emanuel 9

Volleyball match at JCSU promoted nonviolence

Hip hop festival aims to break convention

Global showcase in Charlotte Oct. 9-10