Laura McClettie invited all to the April 4 Forum when, to mark the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Steve Crump will show new documentary. More info here.
Sylvia Grier announced the death on Tuesday of Mrs. Thelma McCoy, “the author of ‘Trapped In A Lawyer’s Den by Bloodsuckers’ and the very first to make ‘Juneteenth’ popular in Charlotte…. She was 3 months from her 97th birthday, June 13th.”
March 31: Applications due from nonprofits and other groups for grants of $1,000-$10,000 for “projects and programs addressing societal disparities experienced by African Americans.” Begin applications here under “grant program name” pulldown of Foundation for Black Philanthropy.
May 20: Applications due for CPCC’s Accelerated Career Training Program that provides free 7- to 16-week training in eight career paths. Flier here.
March 16: “3 Principles of Using Emotional Intelligence in B2B & B2A Relationships,” free, 11 a.m. via Zoom.
March 18: Women empowerment session, 2 p.m., free, Arbor Glen Rec Center, 1520 Clanton Rd. designed to create community with community. “We welcome your presence as we boldly share our experiences amongst one another as they tell their stories. DJ and light refreshments. Details here.
March 17-19: Profound Gentlemen Community Impact Assembly. More here.
March 18-19: Robotics Competition, 10:30-5 p.m., free, Convention Center, involving three local teams of high school age, others across the state. Reservations and info here.
March 18: “I am because we are,” 10-11:30 a.m., SouthPark Regional Library, 7015 Carnegie Blvd. Dr. Sonya Ramsey shares from her biography, “Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern-Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership.”
March 20: “Show me the money” financial literacy workshop for youth, free, 6-8 p.m., Do Greater Charlotte Foundation 2400 Greenland Ave. Info and reservations here.
March 21: MeckMIN Open Tables discussion, 6:30-9 p.m., Muslim Community Center, 3124 Johnston Oehler Rd. Info and registration here.
March 23: Park and Recreation listening session about initial master planning recommendations for Latta Place, free, 6 p.m., South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Rd. RSVP here. Background here.
March 25: Health & Community Affair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor registration due March 1 here.
March 25: Community Engagement Task Group for Community Justice’s Community Conversation, 12:30-2 p.m., West Charlotte Rec Center, 2401 Kendall Dr. RSVP by e-mail.
April 8: Community Resources Day at Lincoln Heights Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1819 Catherine Simmons Ave.
April 10-14: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for Myrtle Beach Show Trip, $675.
April 25-30: VISIONS Civil Rights Trail Tour in Alabama. Info: Deborah J. Walker, 704-724-7469 or e-mail.
April 30: “A Jazzy Derby Affair,” a Delta Sigma Theta fundraiser for sorority scholarships, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hilton Charlotte Uptown, 222 E. 3rd St. Tickets $85 plus $10 parking. Register here.
May 2: MeckMIN Annual Community Leader Awards Breakfast fundraiser, 7:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Tickets $50 here. Sponsorship opportunities here.
May 19: Urban League Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards. Details to come.
June 11: Art Auction for Second Chances, noon-5 p.m., Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Sept. 19-21: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains Show Trip, $395.
Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum near Cincinnati.
Candidates & Elected Officials
Alma Adams 3-14
Nasif Majeed 3-9
Natasha Marcus 3-10
Joyce Waddell 3-14
Nonprofits & Governments
Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services 3-10
Delta Sigma Theta 3-9
Goodwill Industries 3-8
Money Magnets Club 3-8
New Rural Project 3-11
Pride Magazine 3-10
Read Charlotte 3-10
UNCC Urban Institute 3-9