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.
North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) is ready for teachers voices to be heard as politicians come up with plans to reopen schools. The organization will hold a call Wednesday night called SOS: Our Schools, Our Safety, Our Say!!!
Parents are responding to the reassignment of the principal of Ardrey Kell High School David Switzer. Charlotte Mecklenburg School District (CMS) conducted an investigation concerning racial incidents that have happened at the school while Switzer was the principal.
The new owner of the Excelsior Club is looking for a dream team of Black Architects to help redevelop the historic establishment. The club has remained empty for several years, now the owner - Darius Anderson - wants to turn the club into a boutique hotel and other creative space.
The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association is talking about race. The association wanted to have a discussion that could help neighbors understand better the life of Blacks who live in Plaza Midwood and surrounding areas.
Many people showed up at the Black Men United Rally on Wednesday. Mecklenburg County Commissioner Mark Jerrell organized the event at Marshall Park. He says since there are many African American male leaders in Charlotte - things should be better for black males.
A petition has been created to keep Ardrey Kell High School principal David Switzer on the job. It has more than 3,000 signatures. The petition comes after another petition was created asking for Switzer to resign.
Former Ardrey Kell High School students have started a petition to ask for the resignation of the principal David Switzer They say the constant racial incidents that have happened at the school down through the years is reason for new leadership.
Ardrey Kell High School students gathered Monday to repaint the school rock that was vandalized over the weekend. The rock highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and had names of people who died at the hands of police. The investigation continues.
Two churches are coming together once again to address the racial divide in America. Independence Hill Baptist Church is a predominately white church. Jonahville AME Zion Church is a predominately black church.
Charlotte Community leaders are speaking out about what changes have been made since the last time large protests happened in Charlotte. Four years ago people took to the streets to voice their frustrations over the police shooting and killing Keith Lamont Scott.
There is local reaction concerning headlines involving encounters with African American men. In New York a white woman called police on a black man who was bird watching. She accused the man of threatening her when video shows he was not.
Parents voiced frustration on the CMS Facebook page, concerned about their planned vacations and the inconsistency of the new calendar. CMS would start school on 17 and then the next week they would be out of school doing remote learning.
She is holding on to the last words she heard from her father. They were to remain an entrepreneur and to keep making a difference. She now has advice for other families who are dealing with silence during this pandemic.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District has decided to have virtual graduations and drive through celebrations to honor its roughly 10,000 high school graduates. The idea is the safest but some are concerned this decision may leave some graduates behind.
Second grade teacher Wendy Tolbert says she has been hearing from parents and students often. She says since parents are now able to see what she does everyday when it comes to teaching their children - parents are grateful.
North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson believes school will start on time next year. Johnson says he has reached out to educators in other states and is closely watching how other countries are getting back to normal.
The community organization University City Family Zone is making sure people don't go hungry during this pandemic. Charles Robinson is with the organization and he is spending around 15 hours a day making sure people get fed
Duke Energy reported sometime early Monday afternoon about 221,000 households and businesses across North and South Carolina lost power because of heavy rain and wind. The Alt family was one of the households sitting in the dark Monday morning.
The State House Select Committee on COVID-19 Health Care Working Group met Thursday to discuss how the state is tackling this pandemic. Leaders got an update on how first-responders are dealing with obtaining Personal Protective Equipment.
Bishop Alan Porter calls himself a walking miracle. He contracted COVID19 and says his recovery was a painful experience. Porter is the Pastor of The Connecting Place at Greater Salem in Northwest Charlotte.
About 1700 needy families in Charlotte received their Easter meal on Monday. This is an annual event sponsored by Hendrick Automotive, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Activities League and Charlotte Mecklenburg School District (CMS).
The company that is helping with affordable housing in Charlotte is also helping small businesses survive during this pandemic. LISC has partnered with Verizon to offer local minority small businesses up at a $10,000 grant.
SREE Hotel management based in Charlotte is helping its employees get through a rough patch. COVID-19 has hit the hospitality industry hard. One in nine people who work in Charlotte are employed in the hospitality industry.