Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 Forums would be devoted to N.C. House and N.C. Senate candidates.
Alicia Brooks announced that Shirley Fulton will sponsor a reception for Brooks’ campaign for District Court judge on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Ave. Details here.
Malcolm Graham announced that Johnson C. Smith University would host its 4th annual Indaba from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Grimes Lounge at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here. Topic is parental engagement report co-sponsored with CMS. “Let There Be Light,” a collection of essays on the Beatties Ford/West Trade corridor, will be released at a press conference on Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in Grimes Lounge.
Betty Leake announced office hours for the Mecklenburg Democratic Party at 5500 Executive Center Drive, Suite 210: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Sheila Peltzer announced that she had a copy to lend of a DVD called “Divorce Corp.,” a documentary on the $50 billion divorce and child custody industry.
With tongue firmly planted in check, and following up last weekend’s UNCC-JCSU football game and on his earlier critique when a UNCC official was quoted as saying that UNCC had finally brought college football to Charlotte, JCSU alumnus Ken Koontz said, “It’s official now, that UNC Charlotte HAS brought college football to Charlotte because that crap we put on the field Saturday was not college football. I’ve seen middle schools play better than that….”
Tommie Robinson invited all to the Latibah Collard Green Museum at 720 Tuckaseegee Rd., where he has his art studio.
Ty Turner announced that the Black Political Caucus’ next candidate debate is Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Candidates are those for Congress and NC legislative seats. The final debate, also at St. Luke, is Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. for all judges. Flier is here.
April Harley sent in an announcement of a reception and fund-raiser for the campaign of N.C. Supreme Court Cheri Beasley on Monday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. at National Bank Building, 428 E. 4th St.
Joel Ford announced a free “Energize Charlotte: A Community Conversation About Energy, Opportunity, and Workforce Readiness” to be held Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, 400 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Register here. Flier is here. Ford said reservations were coming in faster from outside Charlotte than from inside Charlotte.
Donna Reed announced a free National Family Empowerment Conference and Family Fest for Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Carole A. Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Flier here.
Latrice McRae announced that the Internal Revenue Service is holding free workshops for small businesses at the Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Wednesday, Sept. 17 and at the Matthews branch, 230 Matthews Station St., on Thursday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Details and registration links are here.
Carlenia Ivory thanked Malcolm Graham for his efforts to find the votes on City Council to approve the Gold Line trolley extension.
Bill Anderson left an announcement of MeckEd’s Annual Community Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Westin Hotel. Details and scholarship opportunities are here.
Robert Dawkins sent in a Maya Angelou Pledge Card suitable for helping Democracy North Carolina identify prospective voters to call in get-out-the-vote efforts.
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement that the charter Entrepreneur High School has opened at The Park Independence, 800 Briar Creek Road, until its facility at 5745 Central Ave. is ready. Details here.
Nancy Carter sent in an announcement that Louise Woods is a finalist for the City of Charlotte’s 2014 Neighborhood Leadership People’s Choice Award sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The winner will be selected via online voting via charmeck.org. More info here.
Bill Anderson sent in an announcement about MeckEd’s 2014 Interactive data maps. Details here.
Garcia Nelson sent in a copy of new rules by the United House of Prayer for All People that appear to end a policy of reserving space at church events for the seating of “invited guests.” Guest are now welcome to join the congregation in the available seating. Details here.
Gloria Rembert sent in an announcement of an AKA Fall Political Forum on Thursday, Oct, 1 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Paige Laurain sent in an announcement that the Global Perspective Studies Program at West Charlotte High School (Forum, April 29) will hold a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the school, to raise funds to take the students next spring to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic to “work with the orphaned population on environmental, educational, and economic sustainability.” Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Flier here. Info by e-mail or 704-802-9969.
Dena Diorio sent a copy of her Sept. 8 Board Bulletin.