The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The month was launched in America back in 1981. It is a time to raise awareness and educate people about the signs and dangers of domestic violence. That was the focus of this week's Community Conversation.
Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather is serious about making sure his office has training in cultural competency. In 2019 he kicked off a Diversity and Inclusion Committee within his office.
Neighbors in one of Charlotte’s oldest communities are ready to confront Charlotte Mecklenburg School District school board members at its Tuesday night meeting. People in the Cherry Neighborhood are concerned board members will sell a school that they have been requesting to own for more than 30 years.
One community leader says if the city can move fast to change nine street names - she believes they should move quickly to change other issues that are plaguing communities that often feel marginalized.
WBTV recently sat down with a group of people who are not ready to take the COVID vaccine. We talked to four people - three were reluctant and one received both shots and encouraged others to take the shot.
The Pastor of First Baptist Church West - Dr. Ricky Woods - says the method that local Charlotte Black churches are using to get vaccines to their church members is working. The method is so successful it is catching on.
The owners of No Grease Knights of the Razor Barbershop in South Park Mall are waiting to hear from mall management about the next steps. South Park Mall Management suddenly terminated the temporary lease agreement of the barbershop.
Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) were beaming with pride and joy Tuesday during the Presidential Inauguration for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is a graduate of Howard University located in Washington, DC.
WBTV is continuing the work to help tear down the technology divide in Mecklenburg County. WBTV will partner again with E2D (Eliminate the Digital Divide) for Collect to Connect. It will take place Tuesday, January 12th at NC Music Factory from Noon to 6 PM.
Ninth graders at Providence Day School are on a special assignment. They have spent two days looking through donated computers helping them get ready for students who are in need of a computer during remote learning.
Local colleges are stepping up to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. UNC- Charlotte, Johnson & Wales University, and Wingate University are providing free testing before students head back home for Thanksgiving.
Pew Research shows the number of Black voters who were eligible to vote in Election 2020 was 30 million people. That is a record high. Locally there are about 1.5 million Black voters in North Carolina
On Election Day 2020 a group called Lawyers and Collars sent ministers to polls in Mecklenburg County and around the country to keep an eye on things. They were called Poll Chaplains. The assignment was to team lawyers and preachers up to report possible issues and keep the peace.
The Black Church Action Fund founded in 2017 is on a mission to reach African American voters this election season. The organization has created a Souls to the Polls bus to help voters navigate the polls and handle voting irregularities or voter intimidation.
Charlotte Community Leaders are responding to the CMPD releasing the video of Harold Easter dying while in police custody. Officials say Easter was in the interrogation room experiencing a medical emergency and no officer saw it.
Jacob Blake, Sr. will participate in a peace rally on Sunday at Romare Bearden Park to honor his son. The peace rally is happening on the fourth anniversary of the police shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) teachers are banding together to create and sell T-shirts to help students get connected. The district says at the beginning of this school year more than 16,000 households with a CMS student in it lacked connectivity.
There are about 4,000 homeless students in Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District. The remote learning has become a challenge for those students. About 20 homeless students are getting shelter at Harvest Center Charlotte.
Community leader Dee Rankin is concerned the stories of African Americans are not being shared in certain Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) classrooms. The CMS Equity Committee member and Education Chair of the Charlotte Black Political Caucus met with school leaders about the new Language Arts c
The National Urban League released a report called “The 2020 State of Black America, Unmasked.” The report outlines how Blacks are doing when it comes to healthcare, economics, education, social justice, and civil engagement. National Urban League CEO Marc Morial calls it a crisis.
There's a new principal at Ardrey Kell High School this school year. Jamie Brooks takes over at a time when there have been multiple racial incidents that have happened at the school since the school opened 10 years ago.