Opinion: If Charlotte is lucky, Trump will take his convention elsewhere
Three reasons why our city is better off not hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention.
By Glenn Burkins | June 3, 2020
Q&A with local leaders from Black Political Caucus and Democratic Party’s African American Caucus
Four questions answered by Khalif Rhodes and Collette Alston, top leaders of the two civic groups.
By Christine Edwards | September 9, 2019
Who’s running? Here are Charlotte’s City Council and mayoral candidates
Charlotte polls open Aug. 21 for residents to vote early in the local primary elections. Several City Council races will be decided during the primaries.
By Christine Edwards | August 19, 2019
Darrel Williams appointed chair for sales tax referendum committee
The former county commissioner and community leader will serve as chair of Partnership for a Better Mecklenburg, a group supporting the Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum voters will see on the Nov. 5 ballot.
By Katrina Louis | August 14, 2019
Black Census Project reveals priorities for Black voters
The Black Futures Lab's Black Census Project polled over 30,000 Black people, including groups underrepresented in traditional surveys.
By Katrina Louis | July 24, 2019
Charlotte, host city of the 2020 RNC, votes to ‘strongly condemn’ Trump’s racist rhetoric
Council member Justin Harlow, who drafted the resolution, said it was meant to be a “statement and stance against racism and xenophobia."
By Olivia Richard | July 23, 2019
Justices take federal courts out of political gerrymandering question
“We conclude that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts,” Roberts wrote in an opinion Thursday.
By Kirk Ross | June 28, 2019
Sen. Cory Booker calls for action during Charlotte roundtable on gun violence prevention
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker discussed his 14-part plan to curb gun violence, which includes a proposal for licensing gun ownership.
By Jonathan Limehouse | May 10, 2019
Senator Cory Booker will make Charlotte stop to talk gun laws
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker will join roundtable at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte on May 10.
By Katrina Louis | May 4, 2019
Rep. Alma Adams delivers State of the District focusing on impacts of government shutdown
U.S Rep. Alma Adams addressed anxieties felt by federal workers in the wake of the recently ended government shutdown, but also spoke on affordable housing, upward mobility and more.
By Katrina Louis | January 28, 2019