By Dr. Luv The magic words that most people want to hear are ‘I Love You’, followed by a passionate hug and a heartfelt kiss. The problem with the words ‘I Love You’ is that they aren’t clearly defined. If you ask couples who claim to be ‘In Love’, what the words ‘I Love You’ […]

The Carolinas Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) will honor Johnson C. Smith University President Ronald L. Carter at its Fifth Annual Creative Thinkers Awards on Feb. 20. Carter will join four other honorees, including Jerry Orr, aviation director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport; Dr. Ruth Shaw, founding chair of the Carolina Thread […]

The Harvey Gantt Center is celebrating the contributions of African Americans with Saturday morning storytelling and hands-on art activities for kids, a documentary film and discussion series, free teacher training, a Nigerian Afro-beat dance party and late hours every Tuesday in February! Thursday, February 7, 2013 – 5:30 pm Teachers as Scholars: African American Literature […]

Johnson C. Smith University’s Department of Political Science and Social and Behavioral Sciences will hold a series of educational events during Black History Month. All events are free and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Technology Center auditorium with refreshments to follow. On Feb. 6, civil rights activists Charles Jones and Dorothy Counts […]

If you’re not scared, you should be. The news coming out of Raleigh these days doesn’t bode well for Charlotte or the state’s working poor.…

If you’re not scared, you should be. The news coming out of Raleigh these days doesn’t bode well for Charlotte or the state’s working poor. If the recent action happening in a Republican-led Raleigh is any indication of direction the state is going we’re in trouble. Here’s what happened in the last week: • Governor […]

Charlotte’s East and West side community members will have an opportunity on Feb. 6 to discuss issues surrounding economic development, the streetcar, corridor revitalization and community empowerment at a town hall meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Johnson C. Smith University’s Biddle Hall, 100 Beatties Ford Road. The Town Hall will […]

After Christmas, the number of phone calls increases at my office. Most of the callers have the same questions: Can I file my taxes with my last paycheck? Can I get an advance tax refund loan? These cash-strapped callers know that the answer is “No” but they try anyway. Why? Because these callers over-spent on […]

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Gov. Pat McCrory verbal assault on liberal arts education could signal scary times for North Carolina colleges and students. In an interview with conservative radio host Bill Bennett, McCrory said he wanted to shift funding away from subjects that don’t lead to jobs. He criticized an “educational elite” for offering courses in subjects such as […]

Now that New Orleans Hornets are officially changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, there’s buzz about Bobcats reclaiming Charlotte’s first franchise name. The Hornets hired national nationally polling company Harris Interactive to conduct a survey of season ticket holders and the public about what it would take to sell more tickets and team […]