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Charlotte and the RNC: This Is Not Normal

This is not a normal president or party. RNC 2020 will not be a normal convention. The Charlotte City Council’s vote Monday to accept the convention reflects an inability or unwillingness to accept that.
July 2018

Charlotte’s RNC Gamble

Charlotte likely will find out next week that it’s landed the 2020 Republican National Convention. Are we sure we understand what we’d be getting into?
July 2018

Task Force or Not, Biggest Risk Found in Inaction

A look at our latest #discussCLT event
July 2018

GALLERY: #discussCLT: Charlotte Task Forces: Are They Effective?

June 2018

Can Virtual Reality Help Cure Racism?

A small but growing body of research indicates that occupying another’s body through virtual reality can reduce implicit bias. A Charlotte community leader, a former police chief. and a French social entrepreneur are introducing it to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
June 2018

How a Charlotte Councilman’s Film Forces Confrontation With Our View of Police—and Ourselves

Tariq Bokhari’s documentary supports CMPD but doesn’t dodge how delicate and charged our perception of police is nowadays.
June 2018

Why Charlotte Leans So Hard On Task Forces

We’ll be talking about community task forces next week at our next #discussCLT event. Do they work? Are startups better? Is there room for both?
June 2018

#discussCLT Podcast: Inside the North Tryon Vision Plan

With Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s chief operations and technology officer
June 2018

It’s Time For Charlotte To Prioritize Low-Income Housing

The poorest most need the most homes. The Charlotte City Council needs a plan to use its expanded housing fund to meet the need—quickly.
June 2018

Dr. Willie Griffin, the Levine Museum of the New South, and Charlotte’s Distant Relationship With Its Own History

Dr. Willie Griffin, the Levine Museum of the New South’s new staff historian, grew up in Charlotte without knowing the rich history of his own family and neighbors.
May 2018