Mary Johnson announced that Park & Rec’s “beach” at Ramsey Creek State Park would open for swimming on Saturday, May 28.
Nasif Majeed announced that a coalition of community groups will petition Mecklenburg commissioners at their June 2 budget hearings for a $40 million multigenerational health/recreation center at Eastway Park off Eastway Drive.
Betty Howell Gray announced a Whole Child Conference on social-emotional learning, sponsored by CMS, on June 28-30 at The Park Expo & Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd. Details here. Other material here.
Jacotron Potts announced that West Charlotte High School would hold Decision Day on Thursday, May 26, at 8:45 a.m. at the school at 2219 Senior Dr., when 90 seniors will declare their college, military or career choices.
Cassandra Townsley announced a joint yard sale and virtual online fundraiser with Tammy Johnson to raise tuition for summer internships for their children Malachi Townsley and Breauna Johnson. Yard sale Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at 1704 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here. Online GoFundMe sites for Malachi and Breauna.
Ceretha Sherrill announced that early voting for the June 7 primary for Congress begins Thursday, May 26.
Sarah Stevenson announced that she had $50 tickets for the Black Women’s Caucus 31st Anniversary Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Hilton Center Executive Park, 5624 Executive Park Dr.
Maurice Jones announced a renewable energy green jobs symposium for middle and high school students on Friday, May 27 from 1-5 p.m. at Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Rd.
Renea Steele announced that nonprofits can raise funds at Time Warner Cable Arena by having their volunteers staff arena vending sites during events. Call 704-688-8218 to seek Steele and more information.
Jarrod Jones announced that the school board and county commissioners would hold a joint session Tuesday, May 24 at 3 p.m. in Room 267 at the Government Center. It’s “an opportunity to see our politicians at work.”
Lisa Santiago sent in an announcement that her book, “Discovering Your WHY” has been published and is available on Amazon.
Larken Egleston sent in a save-the date for Young Democrats’ cleanup project on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-noon on Matheson Avenue. Detail to follow.
Dena Diorio sent in her May 23 Board Bulletin.
Tricia Cotham sent in an invitation to her Congress District 12 campaign’s fundraising reception on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The King’s Kitchen, 129 W. Trade St. Tickets $100. Invitation here. RSVP here.
Elizabeth Trotman sent in an announcement that the Hats, Flowers and Pearls Tea will be held Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at Southern Gourmet, 9101 Monroe Rd. Suite 110. Fee $40 by May 27, $50 after May 27. Details here.
Cynthia Wallace sent in an announcement that Connie Green-Johnson’s campaign for N.C. House District 105 would hold a campaign kick-off Tuesday, May 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Trio Restaurant, 10709 McMullen Creek Parkway. Flier here.
Joel Ford sent in his May 17 newsletter.
Trevor Beauford sent in an announcement of a “Minority Male Baccalaureate Service of Celebration” honoring minority male high school graduates on Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. in Biddle Auditorium at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement of Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange’s free Women Worth More Spring Conference on Wednesday, May 25 from 9-11 am. at Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr. Details here. Register here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her May 19 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Mecklenburg Democratic Women would hold a candidates meeting on Wednesday, June 8 from 6:30 p.m. at The Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Each candidate will speak for one minute.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.
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.
Malcolm Graham writes about the Charleston murders, the loss of his sister, and the appropriate response.
Dream Builders Communications and Profound Gentlemen offered ideas on what works to improve schools.
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.
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.
Elana Congress discussed health programs at Care Ring; Eric Montgomery discussed estate planning.
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.”
County Manager Dena Diorio brought key staffers to the Forum to let them explain the county’s work.
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.
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.