It’s time for some bold ideas for local government

The expected delay in this year's local elections presents an opportunity to rethink the relationship between city and county government.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | April 13, 2021

Duke Energy must do more to address climate change

The impact of a warming planet is affecting North Carolina residents in ways already visible, and BIPOC communities are especially vulnerable.
By Jennifer Roberts, Tiffany Fant and Nakisa Glover | March 11, 2021

Our homeless problem is not just a housing issue; it’s a systemic issue

It is not accidental that most – not all -- of Charlotte's homeless residents are people of color.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | February 21, 2021

Mecklenburg County Should Pass a Restorative Justice Resolution

With awareness of racial disparities growing in White communities, and with a new federal administration, the time has come for bold action.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | February 2, 2021

America’s original wound still bleeds

After four years of backsliding on issues relating to racial justice and climate change, we have a rare opportunity to make deep progress.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | January 18, 2021