Open Mic: It's not your average gong show

Open Mic: It's not your average gong show

Open Mic, hosted by Blumenthal Performing Arts, has been growing in popularity since its inception in 2013. With no rehearsals or sound checks, local performing artists step onto the stage to showcase an array of surprising talent.

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Qcity woman overcomes fear of water to become a triathlete

Qcity woman overcomes fear of water to become a triathlete

WEDNESDAY WELLNESS

Meet Latisha Huckaby. She went from being afraid of water to swimming in 17 feet. This weekend, she'll complete her 12-week journey by participating in the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon.

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Speakers demand justice for Jonathan Ferrell

Speakers demand justice for Jonathan Ferrell

About two dozen social activists gathered Tuesday near the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police memorial to demand justice for Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a CMPD officer a year ago this week.

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Coming Thursday: A community forum about blacks, jobs and energy

Coming Thursday: A community forum about blacks, jobs and energy

On Thursday, the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) will be in Charlotte to co-sponsor a summit focusing on jobs in the oil and natural gas industry for minorities and woman.

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Harold Cogdell "disappointed" in Panthers decision to sideline Greg Hardy

Harold Cogdell

In a Facebook post, the Charlotte attorney and former city council member recalled the time in 2001 when a former female employee accused him of assault -- an accusation of which he ultimately was acquitted.

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Parts of southeast Charlotte experiencing water problems

Utilities officials are working to find out why some residents of southeast Charlotte awoke Monday to low water pressure.

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Kenneth Carr: Back home for the Sunset Jazz Festival

Kenneth Carr: Back home for the Sunset Jazz Festival

It’s been eight years since Charlotte-born jazz musician Kenneth Carr last played before a home audience. On Saturday, he and his band, The Tigers, will perform at the Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival.

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Ben Chavis: 'I cannot afford to be pessimistic'

Ben Chavis: 'I cannot afford to be pessimistic'

Former NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Chavis said he remains optimistic about the future for African Americans, despite racial inequalities that persist in education, economics and the criminal justice system.

Living
No defense for Ray Rice

No defense for Ray Rice

COMMENTARY

After the initial blown call, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL finally got it right when they terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice.

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Patrick Cannon asks court to delay his sentencing

Patrick Cannon asks court to delay his sentencing

Patrick Cannon’s lawyers filed a request Monday to delay his sentencing in the public corruption case against him.

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In week 1 of CIAA football, a big win for WSSU

Winston-Salem State opened the CIAA football season with a win over UNC Pembroke -- the 400th victory for the school's football program.

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Wrong-way crash leaves 1 dead, 1 facing felony charges

A 51-year-old man faces two felony charges following a wrong-way crash early Sunday that killed a 32-year-old passenger in another car.

Living
Managing your natural hair need not be a fulltime job

Managing your natural hair need not be a fulltime job

The stylists at Tracy Riggs Salon offer some "dos" and "don'ts" of natural hair care.

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CMS graduation rates reach a new high

According to preliminary figures, 85.2 percent of CMS students graduated within four years in 2013-2014, up from 81 percent the previous year.

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New CIAA deal will mean cheaper seats, lower hotel rates, more events

New CIAA deal will mean cheaper seats, lower hotel rates, more events

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will control about 3,000 hotel rooms under a six-year deal that will keep its annual basketball tournament in Charlotte through 2020.

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Charter school moves to JCSU campus

Charter school moves to JCSU campus

After years of working to prepare at-risk children for college, the leaders of Kennedy Charter in Charlotte are trying a new approach – moving the school onto the campus of Johnson C. Smith University.

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The Rev. William Barber: Labor and civil rights must work together

The Rev. William Barber: Labor and civil rights must work together

Speaking at a Labor Day rally in Charlotte, the Rev. William Barber called on labor unions and civil rights groups to work hand-in-hand to elect state lawmakers who will value the importance of workers.

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A 2nd West Charlotte student is struck on Beatties Ford Road

For the second time this week, a West Charlotte High School student has been struck by a car and seriously injured while trying to cross Beatties Ford Road.

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Mecklenburg Democrats to focus on voter guide, county chairman says

Mecklenburg Democrats to focus on voter guide, county chairman says

Marc Friedland, the newly elected chairman of the Mecklenburg Democratic Party, says one of his top priorities this fall is to compile a comprehensive voter guide for Democrats, now that straight-ticket voting has been eliminated.

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West Charlotte student upgraded to 'fair' condition after being struck by car

The 16-yea-old girl was listed in critical condition Monday after she was struck while crossing Beatties Ford Road on the first day of school.

Health
Charlotte women work to end stigma of mental illness

Charlotte women work to end stigma of mental illness

Charlotte grandmother Fonda Bryant has struggled with depression for years and considered ending her life more than once.

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In wake of Ferguson shooting, JCSU students hold a 'peace rally'

In wake of Ferguson shooting, JCSU students hold a 'peace rally'

Students at Johnson C. Smith University held a “Peace Rally” in memory of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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Living
On the town with Toni

On the town with Toni

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out Toni Baker-Tyson's weekly entertainment picks.

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'A work in progress' at the Black Chamber of Commerce

'A work in progress' at the Black Chamber of Commerce

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce has launched a new strategic plan aimed at giving black-owned businesses more of the assistance they say they need.

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1 dead in east Charlotte home invasion

Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead during a Wednesday morning home invasion in east Charlotte.

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Charlotte blacks called "cowards" for not defending Patrick Cannon

Charlotte blacks called

B.J. Murphy and Keith Richards, who recently launched the Internet station QC102.com, said former Mayor Patrick Cannon was taken down in a "deliberate plot" while the city black community did nothing to defend him.

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Scene at the Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival

Scene at the Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival

Threats of scattered showers did not deter fans who attended the Charlotte Sunset Jazz Festival at Symphony Park, which featured saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield and Kenny Carr and The Tigers.

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Clifford Jones loses in bid to head National Baptist Convention

Clifford Jones loses in bid to head National Baptist Convention

The Rev. Clifford Jones of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church came in third in his bid to be elected president of the National Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest black religious group.

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Feeling lucky? We've got just the ticket

Feeling lucky? We've got just the ticket

This week Qcitymetro unveils a new feature on the calendar page -- a place were readers can go weekly to win tickets and get discounts on some of the hottest shows in town.

Health
3 exercises to aid that aching back

3 exercises to aid that aching back

Lower back pain is one of the most common neurological ailment in the United States. Fortunately, a well-rounded exercise program can help protect, relieve and strength the back.

Living
Scene at the Mi Amour Couture Charity Fashion Show

Scene at the Mi Amour Couture Charity Fashion Show

The creations of eight local designers were on display Friday night at the Charlotte City Club when models hit the runway for the Mi Amour Couture Charity Fashion Show, hosted by celebrity stylists and television personality Dwight Eubanks.

Faith
Rev. Clifford Jones on quest to lead National Baptist Convention

Rev. Clifford Jones on quest to lead National Baptist Convention

If elected Thursday in New Orleans, the senior minister of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church said he will promote an evangelism that is “Christocentric” and “holistic.”

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Scene at the James Clyburn book signing

Scene at the James Clyburn book signing

Images from the Harvey B. Gantt Center, where South Carolina congressman James Clyburn attended a book signing for his new memoir.

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5 questions for Alfred Alexander

5 questions for Alfred Alexander

Alexander Funeral Home is celebrating 100 years in business this month. Qcitymetro met with company President Alfred Alexander, who offered his thoughts on a range of topics related to his work.

Faith
An attitude of ingratitude

An attitude of ingratitude

FAITH MATTERS

Isn’t it interesting how we sometimes pray for something, but after we receive it, we start to complain about the very thing we prayed to receive?

Health
On hot days, modify your outdoor workout

On hot days, modify your outdoor workout

Just because the calendar says late August doesn't mean the hot days of summer are completely gone. So when exercising outside, here are some precautions you should take.

Living
The continued war on black males

The continued war on black males

GUEST COMMENTARY

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is simply the latest example of a long war that America has waged against black men and boys.

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Scene at the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade

Scene at the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade

Scene at the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade in uptown Charlotte.

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