Larken Egleston announced the Mayor’s International Community Awards on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Booth Playhouse. Tickets for $20-$25 here.
Lesha Dodson announced a Carolina Pop! Run 5K and 10K fundraising walk-run event for Carolinas Care Partnership, on Saturday, June 4 at McAlpine Park. Registration at 8 a.m., run at 9. Tickets $25-$40. Flier here.
Ben Thalheimer encouraged voters to participate in the June 7 primary for U.S. Congress seats. “I don’t expect much of a turnout, so everyone’s vote will really count in the June elections.”
Amelia Stinson-Wesley announced that she would leave next week for Cambodia on a trip involving assessing a remote jungle area for a health clinic, buying local crafts for sale in the U.S. as an economic development project, and making connections to halt human trafficking. Info on Facebook and here.
Dasling Dentistry will hold a free dental clinic on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, at 8420 University Executive Park Drive, Suite 805. Info here.
LaWana Mayfield announced a Charlotte City Council District 3 town hall budget workshop on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.n.-noon at Steele Creek AME Zion Church, 1500 Shopton Rd.
Lorri Miller sent in an announcement that girls and teens age 4-19 may register for the Carolina Girls Rock Scholarship Pageant on Sunday, July 31. Registration deadline June 5. Details here.
Lorri Miller sent in a job opening for a contract sales position at Emind Wellness & Training Institute.
Natalia Diez sent in an announcement that Mary Belk’s N.C. House District 88 campaign would hold a fundraiser on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Comet Grill, 2224 Park Rd. Suggested contribution levels $50-$500.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of the N.C. Department of Revenue list of services and goods that are now subject to the N.C. sales tax.
Joel Ford sent in a link to an article by Cedric Johnson “about how this tax swap – cutting income taxes and expanding sales taxes – is hurting middle- and low-income families in the state. PDF version here.
Martis King sent in an announcement of a free showcase of summer programs for youth 10 and up, to be held Saturday, April 30 at the Empowerment Center of Charlotte, 7925 N. Tryon Street, Suite 210. Some vendor spots available. Details 704-957-1244 or here. Flier here.
Stephanie Counts sent in the April 20 WIE Wednesday Update.
Carla Cunningham sent in her April 18 Raleigh Report.
Graham Kelly sent in an announcement that Rep. Alma Adam’s 12th District campaign would hold a fundraiser on Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, featuring Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock.
Kamikka Williams sent in a flier about a free Spring Fling of “networking, food, shopping and fun” on Saturday, May 7 at the Empowerment Center, 7925 N. Tryon St. Suite 201.
Dena Diorio’s April 25 Board Bulletin.View the
Two pastors discussed nontraditional ways in which they are working with their flock to improve Charlotte.
Tamika Lewis and Robert Dawkins describe efforts to engage youth in undertaking neighborhood improvements of their choosing.
An update on the renovation under way at West Charlotte Recreation Cetner
Justin Harlow’s March update for the Five Points Community Collaborative.
Dianna Davis invites all to the Charlotte African American Festival March 31-April 3.
Malachi Greene was remembered today at his beloved Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum by people touched by a dedicated soul.
Elisa Chinn-Gary, Wilhelmenia Rembert and Queen Thompson: Three women who went first.
Sarah Stevenson’s message to Charlotte’s young leaders, on the death of MarShawn McCarrel in Ohio.
Charles Thomas named program director for Knight Foundation in Charlotte.
Willie Ratchford welcomed the Forum to its new home at Belmont Regional Center at 700 Parkwood Ave.
CIAA staff present on the upcoming basketball tournament in Charlotte
Tommie Robinson to be on Rachel Martin’s Sunday Jan. 10 radio show on NPR.
The Forum moves Jan. 19 to the Belmont Regional Center, 700 Parkwood Ave., Sarah Stevenson announced.
The Tuned In Choir helped make the 2015 Forum Christmas Party a festive gathering.
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.
Carlenia Ivory describes a project working with 21 high school students and their families.
CMS Board Chair Mary McCray offered an update on assignment and the superintendent search.
Brenda Robinson gave this update on the area visits by the Traveling Space Museum and NASA Space Camp.
Dorothy Counts-Scoggins and Bonita Caldwell shared their experiences with leadership.
CMS Supt. Ann Clark and CMS Foundation Executive Director Sonja Gantt.
Blanche Penn: “I’m a freedom fighter.”
James Ford with an update on his job at the N.C. Public School Forum, and a defense of helping children, not blaming them for the lack of support from home.
Carlenia Ivory issued an appeal for turnout at a CMS Policy Committee meeting.
Former CMS principal Ken Simmons says “bad” schools” serving minority students can be fixed “overnight.”
CMS officials pitch participation in student assignment survey.
Take the community online survey designed to assist the school board redesign CMS student assignment.
Five speakers including Kayla Romero argued OneMeck’s case for schools that work for all children.
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.
Jason (Jet) Jones brought his teacher (Maria Macon), his singing, his videos and his enthusiasm for an entrepreneurial approach to the world.
Bonita Caldwell, president of Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens, shared approaches to business leadership.
Juanita Miller, left, Carolyn Logan and Ken Koontz discussed making their way in organizations once closed to African-Americans.
Urban League CEO Dr. Patrick Graham on how League works inside for progress.
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.
Fulton Meachem talks about the Charlotte Housing Authority about 6 months after his arrival as CEO.
Debra Weeks led an update on rebuilding the C.W. Williams Community Health Center.
Charlotte Post covers latest developments in revival of C.W. Williams Community Health Center.
Participants pulled off a total surprise for the guy usually behind the camera as they celebrated Steve Johnston’s 69th birthday.
Lucy Bush Carter describes the work and needs of Charlotte’s meals-on-wheels program.
Dr. Deborah Walker summarized her four-day presentation on diversity, multiculturalism, equity and inclusion.
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.
Greg Phipps, city staff and other City Council members helped present a briefing on Charlotte’s proposed budget.
LaWana Mayfield gave an impromptu update on a community meeting on the city budget, and developments on West Boulevard corridor.
Joel Ford offered an update on issues likely to come up in the legislative short session beginning Monday.
An Open Forum began with a discussion of H.B. 2, the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.”
Five trailblazers on the early years of African-American participation in local government, and the work yet to be done.
Delegation of mayors from Albania explain their U.S. visit.
Four African-American women who went first reflect on where they’ve been, and where things stand today.
Kevin Tully explained the role public defenders play in making the criminal justice system work for all.
Alysia Osborne outlined work undertaken by Historic West End Initiative; legislative leaders reported on the concluded session, and on efforts to inspire voter turnout.
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.
Election results in Mecklenburg from March 15 primary.
Links to short presentations by candidates on the March 15 primary ballot.
Candidates for public office announce their intentions for 2016.
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.