Hundreds of young people in Charlotte and surrounding communities are being provided the kinds of opportunities that will foster self-worth, buttress self-esteem and provide them the tools to reach their full potential. This is the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.  This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas will celebrate […]

On the  50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, President Barack Obama appeals to restore it, calling on Congress to update the law. The Supreme Court amended the act two years ago with a ruling that allows jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to have voting changes without having them pre-approved by the Justice Department. These states have historically used […]


Fifty years ago, several hundred peaceful protesters marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to underscore the need for Black voting…