Next week: No Forum: West Charlotte Recreation Center will be in use as a polling place. Please vote in your own precinct if you have not voted early.
Tommie Robinson announced that he now has cards for people who can’t remember that his artist’s studio is at 720 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Carlenia Ivory announced a fundraiser for the Harvey Gantt Center membership challenge and to mark Sarah Stevenson’s recent 89th birthday, to be held on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-9 p.m. at 4329 Hyde Park Drive. Details here.
Levester Flowers announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party Precinct Chairs are sponsoring a 2014 get-out-the-vote blastoff on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 5700 Executive Center Drive, Suite 206. Tickets are $10.
Levester Flowers announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party is looking for more volunteers for early voting and Nov. 4 duty at the polls. To volunteer, call Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Ceretha Sherrill announced that voters on Nov. 4 must vote in their own precinct. Votes cast out of precinct will not be counted.
Bobbie Parks announced that the West Charlotte High School Class of 1961 will hold a balloon release fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Ken Koontz announced that he has submitted to the Charlotte Post a tribute to Mo Collins, the former NFL lineman who was West Charlotte High’s football coach at the time of his death Sunday from kidney failure. Koontz said he would lobby for West Charlotte to name their new football field next year in honor of Mo Collins.
Joel Ford announced that he had additional copies of his North Carolina State Government Resource Guide. A copy is also here.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to the Innovation Challenge: Food finale event on Nov. 19 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University Hance Auditorium, 801 W. Trade St. Details here. Tickets for $25 plus $2.37 fee are here. Keynote speaker is Cary Neff. Info here.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Rep. Ruth Samuelson’s Oct. 18 newsletter.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Oct. 20 newsletter.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement that Genesis Project 1 would receive the applications for free pairs of shoes to be given away to 400 children by AAA & Samaritan’s Feet. Grier asked for the applications by Dec. 1. An explanatory flier is here. The application is here.
Robert Dawkins sent in a list of tips on running an effective voter canvass.
Mark Jerrell sent in a Black Political Caucus invitation to volunteer at early voting polls.
Robert Dawkins sent in a summary of Monday’s City Council hearing on a proposed civil liberties ordinance. The note includes the text of an amended nondiscrimination ordinance approved Oct. 21 by the Raleigh City Council.View the
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.
Jim Puckett and Leonard Richardson vie for Commissioners District 1 seat.
Marinn Bengel and others argue for city bond and sales tax questions on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Newcomer LaTrice McRae is running for the N.C. legislature in Senate District 41.
Joel Ford is seeking re-election to the N.C. Senate representing westside District 38. His opponent, Richard Rivette, will present at a later date.
LaTarzja Henry offers an “informercial” for the ballot question on a sales tax increase.
Judicial candidates on the November ballot.
Vi Lyles comments on issues at stake in Kay Hagan’s U.S. Senate re-election effort.
Lucy Inman, for 4 years a Superior Court judge, is running for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Primary Election results in Mecklenburg.
Primary candidates Vince Coakley, Curtis Osborne, Antoine Ensley, Dondhi Burrell. Special election candidates Amelia Stinson-Wesley, Darrell Bonapart.
District 12 U.S. Congress candidates George Battle, Leon Threatt and Malcolm Graham.
Primary election season has begun. Here’s an index to candidates who addressed the Forum.
Craig Winegardner and Sharon Hudson make case against I-77 toll lanes.
Rep. Rodney Moore offers a thank-you for support during the recently ended legislative session.
Marc Friedland outlines work in front of the Mecklenburg Democratic Party that he now chairs.
Sen. Malcolm Graham and Sen. Joel Ford collaborate on an update of legislative action.
Warren Cooksey discusses HOT lanes on I-77 as part of a DOT 101 presentation.
Joel Ford raises concerns about MBE participation rate at the N.C. Department of Transportation.
Joel Ford along with Rodney Moore and Malcolm Graham offered a Raleigh Report.
Trevor Fuller on November referendum to increase sales tax, chiefly to pay for a teacher salary boost.
Trevor Fuller on county budget and fall referendum on sales tax hike to boost teacher pay.
Judge Theo Nixon comments on changes in N.C. law related to fracking and resale of guns used in crimes.
Randy Harrington leads a presentation on the Charlotte operating budget and community investment plan.
County Manager Dena Diorio on the current budget process.
Dan Clodfelter asks for support the day before he begins an appointive term as Charlotte mayor.
Hagan Senate campaign political director Douglas Wilson assesses the campaign.
Trevor Fuller discusses leadership changes on the Mecklenburg County board.
Fannie Flono, who both attended and presented at the Forum, retires. Excerpts from comments at a retirement party.
Residents review renovation plans for West Charlotte Recreation Center.
Darrell Gregory on programs that can improve young people’s lives.
Malcolm Graham describes the Indaba or “meeting of the elders” on Sept. 12-13 at J.C. Smith, focusing on parental engagement in the West Trade/Beatties Ford corridor.
Gyasi Foluke with a theory on how to implement community change in the African-American community
Parents and education: An Open Forum discussion of who’s responsible when Johnny can’t read, or doesn’t behave.
Megan Boler and Zachary Denard introduce the League of Conservation Voters.
Making Change Happen in the African-American community. An Open Forum discussion.
Council member Vi Alexander Lyles addresses gentrification issue in Charlotte.
“Lived Black History”: Forum participants share stories of the pain, indignities—and coping—of life under segregation.
Joyce Waddell portrayed Harriet Tubman in Underground Railroad skit at Wallace Pruitt Rec Center.
Supt. Heath Morrison speaks on the eve of a citizen vote on a sales tax hike that could boost teacher pay.
John Crawford makes a pitch for the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund.
Lisa Barnes and LaTarzja Henry discuss changes under way in CMS designed to reduce student misbehavior.
Denada Jackson predicts another jump in graduation rate at West Charlottte High.
Daisy Spears Stroud dies at 92. An appreciation and two obituaries.
Thomas Hanley describes the goals of Commonwealth High, a charter set to open in August.
Open Forum on testing at West Charlotte, on a Black Summit, on educating a captive audience.
Supt. Heath Morrison discusses CMS budget and impact on CMS of proposals before the legislature.
Sandra Conway and Elyse Dashew spearhead a letterwriting and petition drive to fully fund the CMS budget.
West Charlotte High School Global Perspective Studies proposed by first-year teachers Rachel Scott and Paige Laurain.
James Ford, a Garinger High world history teacher, is the 2014 N.C. Teacher of the Year.
Akeshia Craven-Howell and others from CMS discuss N.C. charter school law and relations between CMS and the charters.
“West Charlotte High School Story” of ’96 re-aired in tribute to Leroy “Pop” Miller, who died March 1.
Millard House and others offered an update on New Leaders, the nonprofit that trains lateral entry and school personnel for leadership jobs.
Arthur Griffin on “The Long Struggle for Equity in Education in NC,” joined by Richard McElrath and Sarah Stevenson.
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.
T.D. Elder and Lillian Herron recall their years of nursing in Mecklenburg amid racism.
Dr. Vernon Herron opens the Forum with a remembrance of his longtime friend T.B. Haynes and civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain.