The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra is partnering with the Connections Underground Railroad Project. This two-day event features Hidden Freedom Festival on Saturday and the CSYO Spring Reunion Concert on Sunday. The Hidden Freedom Festival features family activities, such as face-painting and a petting zoo, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, and the performance “Toward A […]

From the New York Times: Blacks and Latinos were nine times as likely as whites to be stopped by the police in New York City in 2009, but no more likely to actually be arrested. Click here to view photos. The more than 575,000 stops of people in the city — a record number of […]

School meals matter. Just ask any teacher or parent and they’ll tell you that children who lack proper nutrition have trouble focusing in school.

Maybe your right eye starts twitching when you glimpse your disappearing 'do in the mirror. Or perhaps you fling sofa pillows across the room every time your team blows yet another 20-point lead. This isn't mere annoyance rearing its head—it's bona fide stress, and proof that real anxiety can spring from far more than relationship angst, finances, and work.

  From the Huffington Post: In one of the greatest domestic population shifts in American history, African Americans poured out of the South in the early 20th century. The so-called “Great Migration” brought millions of southern blacks to areas across the country, including hundreds of thousands who came to Chicago. The city’s South Side quickly […]

Sometimes those extra 10 minutes of sleep we get from hitting the snooze button in the morning are not enough.

The Ad Council has launched a new radio campaign to help women understand lupus and identify its symptoms.


If someone with a busy lifestyle that includes working, taking care of family and always being on the go, it can be difficult to find time to work out.

<strong>Type 2 Diabetes</strong> is one of the fastest growing medical conditions in our country today, but is it manageable and maybe even reversable?

Most of us have heard that <strong>bran</strong> can help up lead a <strong>healthier life</strong> but new studies show a direct connection between consumin bran and improving our heart-health.

Tasha Smith (pictured) has some of the most amazing hair year round. That's really hard to do in the summer. Learn more about how to obtain Tasha Smith hair this summer.

BET's Sunday Best promised to make Y'anna Crawley a star - and they have. Crawley has been featured on several awards shows and yesterday she released her first single, "Grandma's Hands."