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This week Levi's released Raphael Saadiq's version of The Spinners 1970's hit "It's A Shame." Take a listen.

Whether you get your haircut at No Grease Barbershop or not, you’ve heard of them. They are one of Charlotte’s most popular barbershops and one of the city’s most successful businesses. Charlotte Observer business columnist Ron Stodghill wrote about No Grease co-founders Damian and Jermaine Johnson, known simply to most as the twins. No Grease […]

Long-time NBA player Maunte Bol died over the weekend. Bol was 47 years old. He played for several NBA teams, including Washington Wizards (they were the Bullets when Bol played); Golden State Warriers; Philadelphia 76ers; and the Miami Heat.

Former Mayor Pro Tem and longtime City of Charlotte leader Susan Burgess died this morning.

VIA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER The U.S. Census Bureau’s county population estimates show that our nation is becoming older and more racially and ethnically diverse. One in every 10 counties nationwide have minority populations that exceed 50 percent, as does Hawaii, New Mexico, California, Texas and the District of Columbia, according to a Charlotte Observer article. These […]

Black women have emerged triumphant in May’s official unemployment data, with a decrease of 10 per cent in unemployment from 13.7 per cent in April to 12.4 per cent in May.

Actor Don Cheadle is known around the world as an advocate of environmental issues. His work on clean energy and climate change and his avid campaigning for genocide victims were all reasons the United Nations named him a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program last week during a ceremony to mark World Environment Day.

African American celebrities are showing up for the green movement. Many celebrities have decided to make a commitment to going green by putting their celebrity where their heart is. TheUrbanDaily decided to list the top 10 Greenest Celebrities. Who made the list?

VIA CHARLOTTE OBSERVER Change is coming to Beatties Ford. For decades one of the city’s central corridors has been detoriating and city leaders and developers have often talked about revitalizing the street, but nothing has happened. Change is coming. This week, a group of national real estate heavyweights comes to town to study the area […]

From NewAmericaMedia.org: While Jena Sheriff says he is trying to rid his community of drugs, critics accuse him of exacting revenge against Black residents. At 4 a.m. on July 9, 2009, more than 150 officers from 10 different agencies gathered in a large barn just outside Jena, Louisiana. The day was the culmination of an […]

Ronide Baduel keeps a broken teacup tucked away for safekeeping. One day, she will look at it, maybe even smile, and recall how life’s rhythms shifted with the earth in January.

VIA: CharlotteObserver.com Phase II of North Carolina’s Appliance Rebate program begins today. In April, the state implemented the first phase of the program,which offered instant rebates on instant rebate for refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and dishwashers. The goal was to assist residents with replacing inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. During the second phase, […]