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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

The Deeper Lesson For Charlotte In #Scootergate

App-based transportation can be a wonderful, innovative thing—but there’s a risk in assuming they make buses and trains obsolete.
May 2018

One Week, Three Glimpses of Charlotte’s Future

Charlotte has needs that grow with the population. What kind of strain will the new Carolina Panthers owner place on taxpayers?
May 2018

#discussCLT Podcast: Levine Museum's New Historian

May 2018

City’s Proposed Budget Issues Answer To Call for Change

In November, Charlotte voters elected a new mayor and City Council and demanded a new set of priorities. City Manager Marcus Jones’ proposed budget answers that demand.
May 2018