Larken Egleston announced a meeting of Charlotte International Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners on Wednesday, May 20 from 7:30-10:15 a.m. at the Government Center, 600 E. 4th St. Flier here. RSVP here.
Ken Koontz announced that his new 30-minute WENS-TV show will air on Channel 18, WCCB, on Sundays at 11 p.m. He asked for story ideas and advertisers.
David Howard announced that he had questioned the low African-American participation in a city program to help residents with real estate acquisition and appraisals. Details on qualifications for vendors working with the city program are here.
Vi Lyles announced that following last night’s City Council budget hearing, members will begin sorting out what to add or delete from the manager’s recommendation. She joked, “If you have something that you really want, let’s make sure it’s there. If you have something that you don’t want to have happen, call Dave Howard.” Lyles said she responds to e-mails.
Vi Lyles announced that said she would moderate a panel discussion on African-American participation in the political process, with N.C. Sen. Joel Ford and S.C. Sen. Marion E. Kimpson (Charleston & Dorchester Counties) on Saturday, May 16 at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. The discussion will be followed by comments by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Elyse Dashew announced that the DVA Book Club would discuss Frye Gaillard’s “A Dream Long Deferred” on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. The public is invited. Flier here.
Lesha Dodson announced that Carolinas Care Partnership would hold a fundraising 5K run on Saturday, June 20 at 8 a.m. at Reedy Creek Park, 2900 Rocky River Rd. Flier here.
Ella Scarborough announced that the Black Women’s Caucus would hold its 30th annual Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, June 27 at 11 a.m. See Scarborough for $50 tickets.
Cozzie Watkins announced that the 12th District Democratic Party Convention would be held this Saturday, May 16 in Greensboro (2 p.m., Guilford Party Headquarters, 2300 W. Meadowview Rd., Suite 110). Watkins said she was running for election as chair of the 12th District party.
Lilyn Hester announced that Google NC would host Google I/O Extended, a Charlotte window on the company’s San Francisco coding conference, on Thursday, May 28 from 8 a.m. at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St., with an afterparty from 4:30-7 p.m. Details here. Registration required at this form.
Carlenia Ivory distributed a flier about the CMS budget and said Supt. Ann Clark would return to the Forum to discuss the budget.
Gyasi Foluke noted that the new Forum meeting location is named for Carlenia Ivory, who with Don Baker was instrumental in making its construction possible.
Sarah Stevenson announced that she had 10 more tickets to sell for the 51st annual Prince of Peace Lutheran Church barbecue at 3000 Beatties Ford Road on Friday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See Stevenson for $8 tickets.
Sarah Stevenson asked for prayers for the family of Delois Huntley, who died Sunday, May 10 at the age of 69. Huntley was 12 and a 7th-grader when she integrated Alexander Graham Junior High in 1957.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement of professional development sessions for out-of-school providers on May 14 ($30), May 19 (free), and May 26 ($30). All are at 10 a.m. at the Council for Children’s Rights, 601 E. 5th St.
Dee Jones sent in an announcement that Trevor Fuller would hold a community meeting on Monday, May 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pinewood Elementary, 805 Seneca Place. Details here.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his May 11 Raleigh Report.
Greg Phipps sent in an announcement that he would host a town hall Tuesday, May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Oasis Shriners Headquarters, 604 Doug Mayes Place, next to Sam’s Club in the Shoppes at University Place. Details here.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement that some Plaza-Midwood residents are organizing to oppose the Vanlandingham rezoning. Details: E-mail Greeson.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement of an American Postal Workers Union National Day of Action event on Saturday, Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Downtown Station, 201 N. McDowell St., with parking at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. “Please come out… in support of postal workers as they fight for Good Postal Service, Good Jobs and a Good Contract.” Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her May 11 Board Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will meet on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Asian Herald Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.