Malachi Greene, 1943-2016. Obituary story here.
Ella Scarborough announced that Mecklenburg County had approved tax breaks for Red Ventures in exchange for creating 400 new jobs in the county. She asked Forum participants to encourage the unemployed to apply. Feb. 16 news coverage here. Job applicants go here.
Ella Scarborough announced that Mecklenburg County had announced the eradication of homelessness among veterans. She encouraged Forum participants who know of any remaining homeless veterans to let her know by phone, 980-314-2879, or e-mail.
Blanche Penn announced the Silver Fox cheerleading squad would perform during CIAA week. She thanked those who had donated toward a project to obtain new uniforms for the squad.
Sherri Moore announced that the West Mecklenburg Advisory Board’s first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 from 8:15-9:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room at Hawk Academy, the old Wilson Middle School, at 7020 Tuckaseegee Rd. Questions: E-mail Sherri Moore.
Mike Evans announced that Superior Court Judge Yvonne Mims Evans had announced her retirement plans to spend more time with her husband. He also encouraged support for District Court judge candidate Aretha Blake in the March 15 primary.
J’Tanya Adams announced a panel discussion on “economic and digital justice” on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at Sanctuary Charlotte Church, 11301 Granite St. Flier here.
J’Tanya Adams announced an Internet Bazaar offering access to reduced-price Internet access, training and computers, on Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church, 1901 Rozzelles Ferry Rd. Flier here.
Rob Hillman announced that he was looking for women to coach a robotics team for 6th-8th grade girls. No technology background necessary; “you just have to be someone who understands how to supervise kids.” Technical and some financial assistance is available from 100 Black Men. Info: Hillman by e-mail.
Carlenia Ivory announced that Betty Howell Gray had been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the N.C. Governor’s Office.
Yolanda Holmes offered up a thank-you from the CMS Community Partnerships and Family Engagement team for public support of recent outreach activities to ensure participation in the recently completed CMS survey on student assignment.
Sarah Stevenson announced a Soul Food for Black History luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3001 Beatties Ford Rd. Speaker is Dr. Gyasi Foluke.
Elana Congress left an announcement that experts are available to advise on Affordable Care Act questions that relate to taxes, in English and Spanish. To schedule a free appointment and for location details, call 855-733-3711 or visit here.
Bonita Buford sent in an announcement of “Harriet’s Return,” a play based on the life of Harriet Tubman, on Tuesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Gantt Center. Details here.
Paulina Havelka sent in an announcement of a meet-and-greet for her District Court judge campaign on Friday, Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at the home and Kathy and Marty Kreshon, 6527 Chipstead Ln.
Dena Diorio sent in her Feb. 22 Board Bulletin.
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that the Young Democrats and other party auxiliaries will hold a candidate forum on Monday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Flier here. More info here.