Next week: George Metz Jr., Communities In Schools Re-Entry Program at West Charlotte High.
Sarah Stevenson announced for Al Austin an appearance by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Details here.
Joel Ford sent in a spreadsheet listing the A-F school performance scores and growth scores and growth status data for all 2,570 N.C. public and charter schools, arranged by school system.
Nelson Adesegha announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center needs a family doctor and a nurse practitioner/ physician assistant willing to work at its Wilkinson Boulevard office.
Laura McClettie announced that there would be more information next week on the timing of the Forum’s move to another Park & Recreation Center during the upcoming renovation of the West Charlotte center.
Renee Jarrett announced that SaySo would hold a daylong It’s My Transition leadership and empowerment conference on Friday, Feb. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. at Johnson C. Smith University, sponsored by SaySo, a statewide association of youth with experience in N.C. foster care, group homes and mental health placements. Details here.
Renee Jarrett announced that the Mecklenburg County Bar would hold its Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Day for high school and undergraduate students, with registration at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 2850 Zebulon Ave. Details online here.
Jennifer Roberts announced the UNCF Walkathon, to raise money for college scholarships, would be held March 7 beginning at 8 a.m. at Johnson C. Smith University’s athletic field, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Details and registration online here.
Tommie Robinson announced that he had “images to inspire your children, famous black people and such, I have them” at his artist studio, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd. E-mail him.
Lesha Dodson announced that in recognition of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 7, the Carolinas Care Partnership Mobile Testing Unit was touring college campuses to increase awareness, provide testing and offer counseling. Details here.
Levester Flowers announced Mecklenburg Democratic Party’s Fannie Lou Hamer Awards and Fundraiser event on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St. $50 in advance; $75 at the door. Flier here.
Nasif Majeed announced an African American History Celebration sponsored by Masjid Ash-Shaheed on Friday-Sunday, Feb. 13-15. A $41.99 ticket for all events during the weekend may be ordered here. No charge for Saturday event. Details here.
Geneal Gregory thanked fully paid life members of the NAACP present in the room. “Civil rights isn’t free, and it’s not robbery to reach back and pull someone forward.” Lifetime membership levels from $750 to $2,500 available here.
Robert Hillman thanked the 300 people who signed a petition supporting the reopening of Entrepreneur High charter school.
Robert Hillman announced that Taste of the Nation Charlotte will be held April 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Atrium. Proceeds go to Second Harvest and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. Details here.
Marc Friedland announced that the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party would be holding annual precinct meetings, between Feb. 20 and March 6. Precincts elect delegates to the April county convention. Contact Friedland if your precinct is not already organized.
Blanche Penn announced that “Highlighting African American Achievers” would be held Feb. 19-21 at the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Tuckseegee Rd. Details here.
Glenn Burkins invited people to submit their events to the QCityMetro free calandar listings here. He said QCityMetro has more than 40,000 readers.
Corine Mack announced the NAACP HKonJ People’s Assembly in Raleigh on Saturday, Feb. 14. Organizers are still looking for bands to play the event; to inquire, e-mail Mack.
Laura McClettie invited all to invite their friends who do not now have health insurance to apply through C.W. Williams Community Health Center before the Feb. 15 deadline. She said enrollment now requires only about 30 minutes. Enrollment is also available online here.
Ty Turner announced that the State Executive Commmittee of the N.C. Democratic Party would elect a new state chair on Saturday, Feb. 7 at its meeting in Pittsboro. He invited people to advise him about the five candidates by sending him an e-mail.
Ty Turner said the free afterschool program at Marie G. Davis is looking for teachers, and for students from third grade through high school. Contact Turner by e-mail.
Bill Anderson sent in an announcement that CMS Supt. Ann Clark would address the next MeckEd Community Conversation on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Piedmont Natural Gas Auditorium B at 4720 Piedmont Row Drive. RSVP to Shana Phillips.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a Jan. 15 newsletter from U.S. 8th District Rep. Richard Hudson.
LaWana Mayfield sent in a copy of her Feb. 2 newsletter, which includes pictures from the MLK Day wreath laying ceremony and announces a town hall on Saturday, Feb. 21 titled “Gentrification: What does it mean & What are the impacts?” to be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the West Service Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd. RSVP here.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of a Jan. 30 newsletter from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.
Dianna Davis sent in an announcement that the 3rd Annual Charlotte African American Festival will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Grady Cole Center from 11 a.m. Info: Davis at 704-777-9928, by e-mail or online.
Inetta Bell sent in a flier about a $136 Blue Moon bus tour to Charleston June 13-14 titled “Finding Our Roots 2015.”
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his Jan. 30 newsletter.
Hans Faulstich sent in a request for signatures on a petition to reopen the shuttered Entrepreneur High charter school. He included an 8-page PDF file of pictures taken at the school.
Melinda Skutnick sent in a press release about the appointment of Fran Perez-Wilhite to the Veterans Administration’s Research Advisory Committee on Golf War Veterans’ illnesses.
Betty Howell Gray sent in a flier about a free community town hall on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Theme: “Racial Equity in Public Education: How it Impacts African American Males.”
Valaida Fullwood sent in an announcement that author A’Lelia Bundles, great-great granddaughter of the iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam CJ Walker, would speak at the opening of the exhibit Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed & Exhibited. The opening is Friday Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith Univesity library.
Delores Johnson Hurt sent in an announcement on behalf of Marta Carvajal that Thereasea D. Elder and Delores Johnson Hurt will speak Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the free League of Women Voters’ monthly lunchhour meeting at 1817 Central Ave., Room 210. Order lunch for $11 by contacting Marta Carvajal at 704-556-4600 or by e-mail by 11 a.m. Feb. 9.