Community Conversation

  Samaritan’s Feet giving out shoes to Lake Arbor neighbors

Samaritan's Feet wants Lake Arbor residents to make sure they are not forgotten. The organization is teaming up with other partners to have a day of caring for the residents who are facing hard times.

  Special elevators to rescue people in BofA Tower during emergencies are first on the east coast

  Talking about increasing wages for city contracted workers on Labor Day

  History Making Marines In Town for Convention

  Community Matters Cafe giving people a second chance

  Citizens Review Board waiting for changes to CMPD’s use of deadly force policy

  Churches come together with bail bond company to help those in jail

Continued Coverage

  Miss North Carolina on a mission to get more African American females to go for a crown

  An organization helps working professionals afford homes in Charlotte

  New sidewalk in Indian Land helps keep students safe

  CMS Board Chair says district won’t be silent concerning racist letters

  Sandy Hook parent wants gun violence considered a public health crisis

  Career fair in Mecklenburg Co. Jail is getting the job done

  Is new coffee shop in Indian Land causing a ‘coffee war’?

There's a unique 250 sq. ft. coffee shop that has opened in Indian Land along Hwy 521. It is called Burr and Berry. It is a drive-thru and walk-up coffee shop. There is none like it in Indian Land.

  New YBLA Leaders Want to take Organization Nationwide

The Young Black Leaders Alliance (YBLA) has been in Charlotte for more than 13 years. It has helped many African American young males and females accomplish their goals and become leaders. This year YBLA is changing things up.

  CMS Board Chair responds to selection of new Superintendent and criticism

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District Board Chair Mary McCray calls new CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston solid and has no doubt he will do a good job. She believes he will offer the district stability and will restore confidence.

  Amateur Charlotte Tennis Tournament promotes sport and court play

Malcolm Graham is adding tennis tournament director to his title. His foundation - Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation - named after his sister - is sponsoring Charlotte's Premier Amateur Tennis Championship. It takes place August 16-18.

  CEO of Urban League of Central Carolinas talks about economic mobility

  What CMS is getting out of hiring a PR firm

  Community Conversation with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio

  Fifth Third Bank helps small businesses get a piece of the ‘billion-dollar pie’

  Charlotte Mecklenburg School District Stopped Fingerprinting for a Year

  Black Enterprise Leadership Conference inspiring entrepreneurs in Charlotte

Excelsior Club now under contract

The owner of the Excelsior Club received a bit of good news Thursday.

  Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum discusses future of Eastland Mall site

The old Eastland Mall site was the topic of conversation at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum. People in the community showed up to hear the developer from Crosland Southeast discuss potential plans for the once iconic site.

  Youth Offenders in Mecklenburg County Jail Get to See Daylight

Young offenders locked up at Detention Center North are now allowed to go outside three times a week for two hours to play football, corn-hole, soccer, badminton and volleyball.

  The Excelsior Club gets referred to city’s Economic and Development Committee

Monday, Charlotte City Council unanimously referred The Excelsior Club to the city's Economic and Development Committee. At -Large City Councilman James Mitchell is the chair. He will instruct city staff to see how much money it will take to bring the building back up to code.

  Time is running out to save Charlotte’s historic Excelsior Club

Time is running out for the Excelsior Club located in West Charlotte. It is the first black club in Charlotte, NC. It opened in 1944 and closed its doors in 2016. There was a one year moratorium set from demolishing the historic landmark.

  Two Pastors united by hate crime, come together to talk about race

The two churches began their mission to do their part to help tear down the walls of racism. The pastors believe this was God's assignment for them.

  Diversity and Inclusion Team now part of District Attorney’s Office

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather has created something he says is a first in North Carolina. His office now has a Diversity and Inclusion Team.

  WBTV Community Conversation: Reading, Writing, and Race

WBTV’s Community Conversation: Reading, Writing, and Race will discuss the use of the "N" word and why it is still used today.

  Charlotte ministers react to video of fatal officer-involved shooting

Charlotte community leaders are responding to the video released Monday of the latest Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) fatal officer-involved shooting.

  Charlotte woman goes from homeless to author

Blanche Gaddy, who has been homeless twice, didn’t let the challenges she was going through prevent her from using her gift of writing to produced a book while she was in the shelter.

  First responders open up about need for more diversity in the workplace

The event is open to all companies and people in the Charlotte community and surrounding areas. Leaders believe this is the perfect time to talk about diversity.

  Charlotte Fire Chief discusses goals ahead of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference

The City of Charlotte is hosting its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference, the first of its kind in North Carolina, between April 14-April 17 this year.

  Local churches step up to tackle Affordable Housing

Some local churches are stepping up to help Charlotte's affordable housing problem. It is estimated about 24,000 homes are needed to assist people who are desperately seeking affordable housing.

  Charlotte radio stations silencing R. Kelly after documentary series

The recent documentary series about musical artist R. Kelly and his alleged inappropriate relationships with girls has hit a chord with the Charlotte radio community. Radio stations have decided to pull R. Kelly's music.

  Bennett College shatters goal and raises $8.2 million to keep it’s accreditation

Through donations from the community, local and national companies, and former and current students, Bennett College not only reached their goal but shattered it.

  WBTV Community Conversation: Black Boys and the Promised Land

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed the Promised Land is a place that offers a quality education, economic mobility, and a place where people could pursue their dreams.