The NFLPA okayed the NFL owners agreement and Roger Goodell says “Football Is Back.” The players voted to approve the tentative deal after a four and half month lockout. The owners unanimously approved the deal last week. Players said there were still some terms that needed to be ironed out. “We didn’t get everything that […]

Cam Newton is used to wearing jersey No. 2, but on Friday he proudly accepted a Carolina Panther jersey adorned with the No. 1. The Carolina Panthers welcomed their No. 1 draft pick and new quarterback during a press conference on Friday at Bank of America Stadium. Newton, who was accompanied by his father and […]

When I saw the final score of last night’s NCAA championship game where Auburn University defeated the University of Oregon, I sent a tweet to my friends that said, “Congratulations.  Your plantation was the strongest tonight.”

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is set to undergo a medical procedure today that sparked a prayer vigil in her hometown Detroit. Franklin was not at the vigil. but she released the following statement: “Thanks to the Detroit City Council for their prayer vigil. And, many thanks to the City for their support. All […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is eligible to play in the SEC title game this weekend, even though the NCAA says his father broke rules by shopping his son to another school. The NCAA released its finding in a statement Wednesday. The college sports governing body had concluded on Monday that a violation of […]

VIA CHARLOTTEOSBERVER.COM The off-season has been rough for the Carolina Panthers will retirements and trades, but the latest news is the worst: Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith broke his left arm Sunday. What makes it worse is Smith broke his arm playing flag football. He already had surgery to insert a plate, but that’s […]

My92.7 radio host Patrick Cannon is also the city council’s mayor pro tem. Cannon has been a longtime fixture in Charlotte’s face. We wrap up Black Music Month by occasionally highlight My92.7 radio personalities and deejays. Negro spirituals provided the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. What do you listen to you to inspire you […]

By Tom Hanchett, historian Levine Museum of the New South Golden Gate Quartet In the late 1930s this quartet burst onto the national scene, thanks to records made in Charlotte, and introduced the hot sound of swing to acapella gospel. The Gates started singing as teenagers in Virginia, then moved to Charlotte to perform live […]

By Tom Hanchett Today J.H. Gunn is barely remembered as the long-ago principal of J.H. Gunn School off Albemarle Road on Charlotte’s east side. But 80 years ago this African American leader was known throughout the eastern U.S. as a recording and touring musician at the helm of Jimmie Gunn and His Orchestra. J. H. […]

Topic: True Success (Hour 1 of 2) (Hour 2 of 2) Special guests: Speech Thomas (2x Grammy award winner, Founder of Arrested Development and Motivational Speaker) along with his wife Yolanda. Speech made his first million at age 23, his Group Arrested Development is one of VH-1’s Greatest Hip-Hop Artists of all time. For […]