Next week: Dr. Deborah Walker on “Diversity, Multiculturalism, Equity, and Inclusion: Defining Moments.”
Ophelia Garmon-Brown announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force would kick off a listening tour on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Details here. Register here.
Aretha Blake announced that she would be a candidate for District Court judge.
Sherri Moore announced that West Mecklenburg High School would have representatives at both services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7237 Tuckaseegee Rd., on Dec. 6 about mentoring and employment opportunities. She invited people willing to mentor or employ West Meck students to e-mail her.
Maurice Jones announced that the STEM class at the Anita Stroud afterschool program at Ivory Baker Rec Center will cover animal cell structure next week on Monday-Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. Visitors welcome.
Faith Fickling announced that she would be a candidate for District Court judge.
Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir rehearses Thursdays (but not this week on Thanksgiving) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St.
Nancy Carter announced that the Soil & Water Conservation District Board had received a three-year grant to support public-private ventures to stabilize eroding stream banks. Contracts will require landowners to pay a portion, and to maintain the project for 10 years. Contact Anganette Byrd by e-mail.
Nakisa Glover announced a public hearing on the Clean Power Plan on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center. A march for climate justice will be held before the hearing. See Glover to sign up to speak at that hearing. Info on march at Facebook.
Sean Gautam announced a tree planting at Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Devonshire Elementary School at 9 a.m. on March 12. Register here.
Brenda Robinson announced that her Aviation Camps of the Carolinas would be at Rock Hill Airport for two one-day camps for 14- to 17-year-olds on Dec. 28-29. Fee is $75 per student. Details here. Sponsors, mentors, chaperones and underwriters for transportation welcome. Use contact form on her website.
David Howard left an announcement that his think tank ReThink CLT will host a forum on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Room 267 of the Government Center on “The Future of Government Opportunities.” Flier here.
Alysia Osborne sent in an announcement that Center City Partners will host a drop-in on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at The Wadsworth Estate, 400 S. Summit Ave., to receive feedback on its proposed work program for the next three years.
Queen Thompson sent in an announcement of a free celebration on Dec. 4-5 in Hillsborough to mark the 130th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and freedom from slavery. Details here. “The celebration will convene in the former Slave Dwelling of Jesse Ruffin, the slave of Thomas Ruffin, N.C. Supreme Court Justice, who signed for N.C. ratification of 13th amendment. Jesse drove Ruffin to sign for the ratification on Dec. 4, 1865 and returned home a free man…. Queen Thompson and other descendants of Jesse Ruffin are expected to spend the night of their great, great, great, great grandfather’s nationally recognized slave dwelling on Dec. 4.”
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 11th Annual Domestic Violence Memorial Tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at police headquarters, 601 E. Trade St. Free parking in metered parking area and parking deck.
Bill Anderson sent in a link to video of Rucker Johnson’s presentation “Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation” on Nov. 12 at UNCC Center City Building. Alex Granados’ posting on EdNC.org on the event is here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that enough tickets have been sold to ensure the private screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the AMC Concord Mills 24, 8422 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord. Advance ticket purchases here. Details here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her Nov. 18 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Dena Diorio sent in her Nov. 23 Board Bulletins.
Munro Richardson earlier announced that Read Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte College of Education will co-host a free “What Matters in Literacy” on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus, 320 E 9th St. Featured speakers are James Kim of Harvard Graduate School of Education, CMS Supt. Ann Clark of CMS, Lee Keesler of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Devonya Govan-Hunt of Black Child Development Institute. Details here. Flier here. Event is free but you must RSVP here or at 704-666-5619.View the
Co-chairs of the Opportunity Task Force explain what they’ve learned about economic mobility.
Long-delayed renovation at West Charlotte Rec Center may start in January.
QCityMetro profiles J’Tanya Adams’ work spearheading Saturday’s Internet and Computer Bazaar to provide more low-income families access to the Internet.
Charlotte Post outlines education workshops about upcoming Kwanzaa celebration.
Observer profiles Sarah Stevenson on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Sean Garrett, six months into the top job at United Way of Central Carolinas, pitched community conversations and rebuilding action for community improvement.
Malcolm Graham writes about the Charleston murders, the loss of his sister, and the appropriate response.
Georgia Ferrell, mother of Jonathan Ferrell, and her son Willie thanked Charlotteans who have supported them during the Kerrick trial.
Sarah Stevenson asked for help raising money for tuition and fees for two South African students heading to the States to attend Johnson C. Smith University.
A self-appointed group of 26 Charlotte mostly business leaders will meet four times a year to address community issues they choose to tackle.
Advice from Marian Wright Edelman’s guest, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, on handling anger over discrimination.
Jeremiah Chapman calls on a multiracial audience to participate in rebuilding the Briar Creek Road Baptist Church as a multiracial act of unity.
JCSU President Ron Carter said Monday night that Tuesday would bring a major announcement about the future of the Beatties Ford corridor.
Michael Curry, currently bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, is first African-American elected to head the national Episcopal church.
Civil Liberties proposal goes to City Council Monday, suggesting a resolution.
Vernon Herron. longtime Forum participant and retired Baptist minister and social justice advocate, died May 16.
Sarah Stevenson and Forum receive JCSU Arch of Triumph Award at university’s April 11 Gala.
Longtime TV journalist Ken Koontz looks back on events in city, offers a warning to young people, and discusses his current projects.
An update on renovation at West Charlotte Recreation Center.
Corine Mack was recently named president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg chapter of the NAACP.
Brenda Robinson, an African-American “first,” uses her aviation experience to give back to young people.
Carlenia Ivory and Dr. Yolonda Holmes make plea for mentors at West Meck High.
Terrell Ivory discusses his recruitment of minority students to Phillips Academy in Massachusetts.
Queen Thompson on why CMS is naming a new school for her grandfather, Lawrence Orr.
Ken Simmons led a group presentation on appoaches to education at majority-African American schools.
Janeen Bryant and six other candidates for CMS Board of Education.
N.C. Sen. Joel Ford claims CMS hiring freeze; Supt. Ann Clark says it applies only to teaching assistants.
Portia Motsapi thanks donors who helped raise tuition money for her first semester at JCSU.
Munro Richardson is in a listening phase as head of new Read Charlotte initiative to improve proficiency by third grade.
Video of “A Dream Again Deferred?”, a look back and forward about how segregation and resegregation played out in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
An archive of material on the CMS budget, from various sources.
Tom Hanley on first year at Commonwealth High, a for-profit high school succeeding with dropouts.
Supt. Ann Clark on why she does what she does, on leadership, and on the issues of the day.
Connie Sessoms Jr. says CMS Driver’s Ed will reach fewer teens if fees rise to cover costs.
Mary McCray said the CMS school board would start by consulting the community as it begins the search for a new long-term superintendent.
Amid requests for mentoring and support, Forum participants raise questions about who’s in charge at West Charlotte High.
“Highlighting African-American Achievers” is Feb. 19-21.
Betty Howell Gray on Feb. 12-13 conference on “Educating Our Black Youth: A Community Responsibility”
Belk Foundation’s Johanna Anderson outlines 8-year project to have 80% of third-graders reading proficiently in 8 years.
Melanie Brown asked for volunteers to help West Charlotte High School place volunteer proctors for end-of-course testing in January.
Entrepreneurial business owners and executives share some of their experiences.
Laura Clark and Christian Friend outline rebuilding efforts at old Boulevard Homes public housing site.
Officials from Charlotte Works called on CMS, CPCC and employers to make time for youth to learn work skills.
Google Fiber staffers on the status of the rollout of gigabyte-speed Internet access in Charlotte.
Dale Mullennix on Housing First, a trailblazing effort to end chronic homelessness.
Bob Morgan, president of the Charlotte Chamber, painted a picture of a diverse, growing city and a chamber trying to change with it.
Lucy Bush Carter, executive director of Friendship Trays, made this presentation Tuesday about the launch Wednesday of a new culinary job training program.
The Young Entrepreneurs Network is helping young business owners learn the ropes.
Anna Hood and Fannie Flono discuss breaking down barriers in the workplace.
Henry Rock wants to train Charlotteeans to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Three speakers from different organizations focus on minority inclusion in the workplace.
Care Ring navigator Elana Congress summarizes upcoming deadlines under Affordable Care Act.
News outlets report on C.W. Williams Health Center audit going to commissioners.
Local papers write about situation at C.W. Williams Community Health Center.
Three nonprofits collaborate to provide medical care and medications to those without other options.
Training is available from Mental Health America of Central Carolinas to help spot mental health issues among family, friends and colleagues.
Staff from Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency described their efforts to assist sickle cell patients, and educate the public on disease.
Charlotte artist Tommie Robinson’s 2015 exhibition at Latibah Collard Green Museum featured the Environmental Series canvases that were part of his recent work as UNCC artist-in-residence.
Debra Weeks, new CEO of C.W. Williams Community Health Center.
Sandra Clory announced a Tai Chi class she is teaching at Myers Park Baptist Church.
Desmond Wiggan described investment services available from Primerica.
Nelson Adesegha on fallout from Chapter 11 filing at C.W. Williams Community Health Center.
Johnson C. Smith University to present one of its Arch of Triumph Awards to the Forum at its annual gala in April 2015.
Terry Ellington and Lesha Dodson on HIV/AIDS in Charlotte and the Carolinas, and the work of Carolinas Care Partnership.
Nelson Adesegha and Laurissa Adams-Hunt, board members for ailing C.W. Williams Community Health Center, offered an update on the center’s “reorganization.”
Radio personality Travis “Church Boy” Gilliam headlines session on the perils of unacknowledged depression.
Velma Love describes the Lee Thompson Young Foundation’s aims to improve public awareness of mental health issues.
Mary Johnson’s partisan endorsements while facilitating a Forum meeting brought a statement from Forum co-founder Sarah Stevenson.
Leon Burton, who became CEO of C.W. Williams Community Health Center April 1, joins Mark Batson and Laura McClettie in outlining efforts to sign people up for the Affordable Care Act.
Sylvia Grier is among interviews in WTVI feature about grandparents, even great-grandparents raising youngsters.
Sandra Clory on trip to Egypt and the Falasha or Ethopian Jews that her father called his people.
Open Forum included comments by Commissioners Chair Trevor Fuller about the difficult community issues that lie ahead.
Mecklenburg legislators give an update on the recently completed General Assembly session in Raleigh.
County Manager Dena Diorio reported on leadership changes, renovations and reorganizations.
Rhonda Foxx announces a Sept. 1 community forum at Rep. Alma Adams’ Charlotte office.
Kerr Putney, new Charlotte-Meclenburg Chief of Police, spotlights the need for officers to know their community.
Staff and City Council members explained transit plans for Charlotte, and the financing difficulties ahead.
Mecklenburg Republicans say the party is changing with the passing of a generation.
Retiring CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe and District Attorney Andrew Murray.
Vi Lyles, David Howard and Michael Barnes lay out differences on city budget vote.
Officers from Mecklenburg, 12th District and 9th District Democratic Parties outlined party strategy.
Joel Ford issues a call for black elected officials to work together.
Darrell Gregory reviewed efforts by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council to funnel assistance to groups making a real impact with at-risk juveniles.
Warren Cooksey and Jean Leier with an update on the N.C. project to add toll lanes on I-77.
City staff and elected officials offer a primer in Manager Ron Carlee’s city budget proposal.
Four commissioners address county issues of the day, including elections, budgets, social mobility.
Vi Lyles explains Council thinking on moving garbage collection costs to the property tax.
Members of the Mecklenburg delegation to the N.C. General Assembly, including Sen. Jeff Tarte pictured, reviewed issues pending during the current session.
LaWana Mayfield and David Howard offered explanations of LGBT vote on City Council, and how allegations of price gouging during CIAA are being dealt with.
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee discusses his role, the high-profile issues on the city’s agenda, and how he came to see city government as a tool for justice.
Elected leaders at local and state levels offered comments about the issues of 2015.
Election 2015 results.
Jennifer Roberts, Edwin Peacock answer questions at the Forum a week before the Charlotte mayoral election.
District candidates for Charlotte City Council.
Candidates for at-large seats on Charlotte City Council.
Dan Clodfelter, facing an Oct. 6 primary, spoke about mayor’s role and his plans for a full term. He was joined by GOP Council candidate John Powell.
Janeen Bryant and six other candidates for CMS Board of Education.
Five of the seven candidates in District City Council contests on the Sept. 15 primary ballot.
Laurence Bibbs, Bruce Clark, Julie Eiselt and Claire Fallon on Council at-large primary.
Seven of the 12 at-large candidates in the Sept. 15 City Council primary.
Five of the six candidates for Charlotte mayor in the September primaries make their case, answer questions.
Alicia Brooks thanked supporters for help during her election to be a District Court judge.
Resident Superior Court Judge Linwood Foust comments on changing demographics on the local bench.
Here are the winners of 2014 elections in Mecklenburg and North Carolina.
John Arrowood is one of 19 candidates for a single N.C. Court of Appeals seat.
Mark Davis, running for re-election to N.C. Court of Appeals, encourages listeners to vote their interests.
Irwin Carmichael and Chris Hailey spar over their proposals for the Sheriff’s Department.
Alma Adams is the Greensboro Democrat who won the Democratic nomination for the 12th District and faces Republican Vince Coakley on Nov. 4.
Martha Efird and Elisa Chinn Gary, candidates for Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court
Richard Rivette is challenging incumbent Joel Ford in N.C. Senate District 38. Ford appeared Sept. 23.
At-large county commissioner candidates Ella Scarborough, Emily Zuyus, Scott Carlisle, Trevor Fuller and Pat Cotham.