Next week: City Council district candidates with Sept. 15 primaries.
Sandra Clory announced that MeckMin’s next “We Need to Talk” session would be held Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place.
Kimsioux Montgomery announced the Black Political Caucus 2015 Black & White Ball on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Founders Hall, 100 N. Tryon St. Kickoff planning meeting is Thursday, Aug. 27 at the home of Kevin and Tina Henry.
Rhonda Foxx announced a community forum with Rep. Adams at the Charlotte District office on Sept. 1, 2015 at 6 p.m., at 321 W. 11th St. Video here.
Colette Forrest announced an early vote kick-off rally on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders would be in competition in Raleigh on Friday, Sept. 25. The group is soliciting donations to support the trip.
Sean Gautam announced that his Rotary club is volunteering Saturday, Sept. 12 at Revolution Park for the Charlotte Boxing Academy to raise money for Academy youth programs. Info: See Gautam.
Bobbie Parks announced the Mecklenburg Democratic Party’s inaugural Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at party headquarters parking lot, 5500 Executive Center Drive.
Portia Motsapi thanked Forum participants for the donations and other support that made it possible for her to arrive Saturday from South Africa to pursue her dream of a college experience at Johnson C. Smith University. Video here.
Mo Idlibby sent in an announcement of a town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carole Hoefener Center, 620 E. 7th St., featuring food, tea and a bookbag giveaway.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to a petition to the N.C. Attorney General urging him to schedule a retrial of the involuntary manslaughter case against Randall Kerrick that ended last week in a hung jury. A statewide conference call on the subject will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. Details here.
Azizi Coleman sent in an announcement of the 2nd Annual Sickle Cell Walk for Sept. 12, sponsored by the Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency. Details here. Mayor Dan Clodfelter’s proclamation here.
Nicole McKinney sent in an invitation to “Conversations on Recovery: Sharing Stories of Determination, Support and the Importance of Inclusion,” on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3646 Central Ave., sponsored by Project 658 and Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Tickets here. Flier here.
Shawn Greeson sent in a copy of the Summer edition of the Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Conservation District newsletter.
Brenda Robinson, the first African-American woman to become a Navy pilot, in 1980, sent in a link to her interview on CNN on the day two women completed Army Ranger training.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her Aug. 25 Board Bulletin.
Sharon Holm sent in details of Dr. Cornel West’s Gantt Symposium 2015 visit on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. Details here. Tickets here.
Rita Miles sent in a link to tickets for Charlotte Fashion Week Aug. 25-29 at the Charlotte Country Club. Details here.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that the Gantt Center’s Jazzy 40th Anniversary Gala on Dec. 5 would honor Lonnie G. Bunch, III, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, with the Gantt Center’s Spirit of the Center Award. More here.
Charles Thomas sent in a save-the-date for a three-day conference Sept. 18-20 on alleviating hunger and increasing food access in Charlotte. Details here.
Carla Cunningham sent in an announement of a Women’s Equality Day press conference in Raleigh on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Details here.
Joel Ford sent in a link to a Q&A conducted with him by Southern City, a publication of the N.C. League of Municipalities. Article & pictures here. Full magazine here.
Linda Johnson sent in an announcement that The Charlotte Post would hold a mayoral candidate forum on Friday, Aug. 28 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Carole Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Online tickets are $25.00 plus $2.37 fee here.
Malachi Greene sent in a link to a Brookings Institution article exploring research findings that “non-black teachers have significantly lower educational expectations for black students than black teachers do when evaluating the same students. We cannot determine whether the black teachers are too optimistic, the non-black teachers are too pessimistic, or some combination of the two. This is nonetheless concerning, as teachers’ expectations likely shape student outcomes and systematic biases in teachers’ expectations for student success might contribute to persistent socio-demographic gaps in educational achievement and attainment.”