Congregation celebrates the life, legacy of Bishop Phillip Davis

Congregation celebrates the life, legacy of Bishop Phillip Davis

At Nations Ford Community Church, members gathered Monday to honor the life and legacy of their senior pastor, who died Saturday from what authorities say was an accidental gunshot wound.

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State NAACP demands retrial of Randall Kerrick

The North Carolina NAACP is calling on state Attorney General Roy Cooper to retry the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man.

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Convicted rapist gets 36 years for JCSU assault

Convicted rapist gets 36 years for JCSU assault

Frederick Sullivan, a 44-year-old temporary laborer, was convicted of sexually assaulting a JCSU student during homecoming weekend in 2013.

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Police: Suspect who fired shots at apartment building in custody

An 18-year-old man has been arrested, charged with being one of three people who fired shots into an occupied apartment building earlier this month.

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15-year-old girl injured in shooting

A 15-year-old girl was in stable condition Sunday after she was injured in a shooting in northwest Charlotte.

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1 dead in overnight shooting

The shooting was reported at 3:11 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Lasalle Street, just north of uptown.

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Bernie Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina

Bernie Sanders courts black voters in South Carolina

In North Charleston, the Democratic presidential candidate invoked the names of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray and Walter Scott, all unarmed black men who died in the hands of police officers.

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Jury deadlocks in Kerrick trial; protestors march in uptown Charlotte

Jury deadlocks in Kerrick trial; protestors march in uptown Charlotte

Protestors marched though the streets of uptown Charlotte late Friday after a judge declared a mistrial in the case of Randall Kerrick, a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013.

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Hillary Clinton to Black Lives Matter activists: Focus on changing policies, not hearts

Hillary Clinton to Black Lives Matter activists: Focus on changing policies, not hearts

In a video of the meeting released by the group, Hillary Clinton said the only way to relieve the effects of deep-seated racism in the United States was to change government policies.

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Woman charged in Grier Heights killing

Woman charged in Grier Heights killing

Police said Shirley Takeisha Martin, 22, shot and killed Anthony Lamont Howie following a domestic dispute.

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Civil rights champion Julian Bond dies at age 75

Civil rights champion Julian Bond dies at age 75

VIDEO: Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Scene at the Queen City Battle of the Bands

Scene at the Queen City Battle of the Bands

Scene at the 2015 Queen City Battle of the Bands at Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium.

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Randall Kerrick won't be re-tried for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell. And who's surprised?

Randall Kerrick won't be re-tried for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell. And who's surprised?

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In the United States these days, “oops” has become a winning defense for cops who kill people who should not have been killed.

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'Motown: The Musical' has plenty of hits...and some misses

'Motown: The Musical' has plenty of hits...and some misses

Qcitymetro editor Glenn H. Burkins shares what he liked and disliked about the show.

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A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

A local minister serves God by helping others get fit

WEDNESDAY WELLNESS

Jacotron Potts never set out to be a fitness instructor. But after listening to a sermon that stressed the importance of serving others, he formed an exercise group on his Facebook page.

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Meet the man behind Queen City Battle of the Bands

Meet the man behind Queen City Battle of the Bands

Derek Webber, owner of Webber Marketing & Consulting, brought the Battle of the Bands competition to Charlotte in 2010. It wasn't his first effort involving HBCUs.

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Marchers demand a re-trial for Officer Randall Kerrick

Marchers demand a re-trial for Officer Randall Kerrick

A small group of determined residents marched Monday in front of the Mecklenburg courthouse demanding a re-trial for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man, in September 2013.

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"Motown" is filled with songs everyone knows and loves

Motown founder Barry Gordy produced too many hits for one musical, but that didn’t stop him from including 66 songs – snippets, in some cases – in the Broadway production that's heading to Charlotte.

Faith
A Shelby preacher plans to arm some of his church members

A Shelby preacher plans to arm some of his church members

The Rev. Melvin Clark, pastor at Washington Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby, said he doesn't want his church members to feel defenseless in the event of an attack.

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After three days of buzz, a new Charlotte radio station is born

After three days of buzz, a new Charlotte radio station is born

Radio One made it official Monday when it announced the launch of Charlotte’s newest radio station – 92.7 The Block -- devoted to hip-hop and R&B.

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