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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The Weekly Pick 6

The Weekly Pick 6

Qcitymetro is your guide to all of the unique, interesting events going on in the Queen City, and our weekly Pick 6 highlights some of your options.

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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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Carowinds to get one of the world's tallest, fastest coasters

Carowinds to get one of the world's tallest, fastest coasters

At its peak, Fury 325  will take riders to a height of 325 feet -- roughly equivalent to a 30-story building. It maximum speed will top out at 95 miles per hour.

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2 juveniles arrested after armed carjacking

Police on Thursday arrested two teens – one 14 and the other 15 – on suspicion of armed robbery and carjacking in northeast Charlotte.

Living
How to keep that new hairstyle looking fresh

How to keep that new hairstyle looking fresh

Keeping that new hairstyle looking fresh longer may be easier than you think. The stylists at Tracy Riggs Salon offer some tips.

Events
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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It's move-in time for JCSU's freshman class

It's move-in time for JCSU's freshman class

As a new freshman class arrives at Johnson C. Smith University, Robert Bitting of Winston-Salem prepares for campus life without mom and dad.

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