Next week: Matt Newton, Mecklenburg County Democratic Party Chair; Cozzie Watkins, 12th District Party Chair; possibly others.
Gyasi Foluke announced that in his latest book is an article by Umar R. Abdullah-Johnson that explores the overmedication of schoolchildren, “a very serious problem.”
Sheila Peltzer announced that she would like the names of lawyers who would be willing to support shared-parenting bills now before the N.C. General Assembly. A copy of her pitch to legislators on April 24 is here.
Levester Flowers announced that the Second Ward National Alumni Association would sponsor a bus tour to Cherokee on June 6.
Carrie Cook announced that she would encourage people to support the CMS School Board’s appropriation request to Mecklenburg County Commissioners. She said the Commissioners’ next public hearing on the budget is June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center.
Carlenia Ivory announced that the Forum was trying to get CMS Supt. Ann Clark back to talk about the budget.
Carlenia Ivory announced that schools are in need of volunteer proctors for end-of-year testing. Call any school to volunteer.
Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders took home the gold at last weekend’s competition, and will compete in September in Raleigh. “This might not be a big deal to y’all, but the thing about it is, these cheerleaders, the oldest one is 78, as long as we can keep our cheerleaders active and moving, it is a big thing to us.”
Carolyn Logan announced that the Blackberry Brunch sponsored by the Black Women’s Caucus will be held Saturday, June 27 at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Dr. Tickets are $50.
Tommie Robinson thanked everyone for attending his recent art exhibition. He said he had enough money to last into the new year.
Henry Rock sent in a reminder that City Startup Labs would end its current 15-week bootcamp for entrepreneurs with a pitch event on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at UNCC Center City, 320 E. 9th St. Students will compete for prizes, software, loans and slots in Packard Place’s business incubator. Details here.
Phyllis Perry sent in an announcement that Precinct 210 would have a lunch meeting with City Council District 2 member Al Austin on Thursday, May 28 at noon at Denny’s, 4541 Sunset Rd. Purchase your lunch then ask Austin questions. Details: Perry by e-mail or 704-299-9577.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of the 5th Ujamaa Friday on Friday, May 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 5104 Reagan Drive Suite 5. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her May 26 Board Bulletin.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement about plans to prepare for a June 8 City public hearing on a proposed civil rights resolution. Details here. Model ordinance here. Talking points on model ordinance here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement of the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County’s Annual Doris Cromartie Fundraiser Gala honoring former U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins, to be held Thursday, Aug. 20 fro 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Details here.
Joel Ford sent in a May 19 news release from the Department of Transportation announcing the completion of financial requirements for the I-77 express lanes and the cost of cancellation of the project. Text here.
Laura Clark sent in a copy of the May newsletter of the Renaissance West Community Initiative.
Justin Harlow sent in an announcement that the Five Points Community Cooperative & Historic West End Partners, Inc. will host a family and pet friendly Food Truck & Movie Night on Saturday, May 30 at the old Park and Shoppe lot at 1600 W. Trade St. Food trucks will serve from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; movie will start at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Info: e-mail Justin Harlow.