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The Economic Crisis for Young Black Men

A new report from the same Harvard researchers behind the infamous (for Charlotte) economic mobility study unveils disturbing findings about the economic prospects of black men.

How HackathonCLT Hopes To Boost Charlotte’s Tech Rep

More than 1,000 ‘hackers’ will compete next week for prize money by crunching data to find ways to ease Charlotte’s divide between rich and poor.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 35, Our #MeToo, Charlotte Live Event

Why #MeToo Has a Charlotte Footprint, Too

The first #discussCLT event of 2018 centered on the #MeToo movement and how it’s developed in the Queen City.

GALLERY: #discussCLT: Me Too, Charlotte at Catawba Brewing Co.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 34, Charlotte Symphony CEO Mary A. Deissler

The #KeithLamontScott Demonstrations and the Russians

The U.S. Justice Department’s indictments of 13 Russians for undermining the American political system include references to some trolls capitalizing on the Keith Lamont Scott protests.

Who’s Going To Pay For Charlotte’s Transit Future?

CATS CEO John Lewis discusses the future of Charlotte’s transit system in the latest #discussCLT podcast episode. But can the city achieve its goals with minimal federal investment?

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 33, CATS CEO John Lewis

What Did (and Will) the Charlotte Women’s March Mean?

The Charlotte Women’s March meant a lot of different things to people who attended. Here are three big ones.

Taking Community Policing to the Communities

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, during a briefing Wednesday, released crime statistics for 2017. But Chief Kerr Putney also discussed the work beyond the stats.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 32, Voices of the Charlotte Women's March

To Stream, and How to Stream

The Charlotte City Council spent roughly an hour Monday discussing whether the city should stream its meetings on live online video via Facebook. On Tuesday, the debate continued on—where else?—Facebook.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 31, Basal Coffee

The Failed Amazon Bid and Charlotte’s Achilles Heel

Charlotte’s pride took a hit Thursday morning when the city was excluded from the list of potential sites for Amazon’s eastern headquarters. But the reason for the exclusion isn’t hard to figure out.

Leading on Opportunity Finds Its Leader

The Leading on Opportunity council finally named the community effort’s new director, Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter. Her work is, in more ways than one, cut out for her.

A County Commissioner Takes To the Streets

Mecklenburg County commissioner Pat Cotham, a longtime advocate for the homeless, went uptown with sandwiches and hand warmers last week when the mercury dipped.

Digging For the Root of Charlotte’s Homicide Spike

Charlotte created a Homicide Task Force after the last big jump in murders in 2005. This time, a city working group is trying a new approach.

What Should #discussCLT Discuss In 2018?

#discussCLT hit its stride in 2017. It could use your input as we roll into 2018.

The ‘Big Cat’ Left Signs

The fast-moving Jerry Richardson affair reveals a familiar mechanism of power.

Is Charlotte Leading on ‘CEO Activism’?

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, at a Charlotte Chamber luncheon Monday, said corporate leaders ‘have a duty’ to address the city’s economic mobility problem.

#discussCLT Podcast: Episode 30, Michael Twitty

The Long Legacy of Charlotte’s Graham Case

A ‘Radiolab’ spinoff podcast on U.S. Supreme Court cases delivers a fascinating summary of the case that set the standard for police use of force.

A Valedictory For Levine Museum’s Brenda Tindal

A Q&A with Brenda Tindal, the Levine Museum of the New South staff historian who’s leaving next month for the Detroit Historical Society.
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