Charlotte's REEL Urban Network (RUN) to the Democratic National Convention
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Category: Westside Stories

Contest Winner

Second Contest Winner Announcement
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Emmanuel Reid

What is a Civil Rights Leader? This video tells about whites who helped during the civil rights movement.
– Jennifer Williams


They Named Me Hope by Kenroy Walker:

Kenroy explains he felt about leaving Jamaica and coming to America to get an education in the states.
– Jennifer Williams


“Let’s Move”

Let’s Move:
Michelle Obama during CIAA spreads awareness about her new initiative “Let’s Move”.

Deshauna Selby- Barber History

With Charlotte growing, Deshauna Selby interviewed some of the Queen City’s barbers at the local barbershop.   Some have been giving barber service in Charlotte for 15 years to create and witness lots of history for their community.  The community barbershops create a family of different walks of life.  Barbers take pride in their job by not just cutting hair, but seeing how Charlotte has grown since the opening of their local shop.  Business has been good, but the history created over the years has been better.  Watch how the different barbers take pride in the Queen City.


My Grandma Winnie Mandela

Most people know Winne Mandela by her position to her husband, but this story is different.  Her grandson talks about this phenomenal woman as his caregiver.  Grandma Winnie taught her grandson morals and principals for helping people.  Although she is a busy woman, she still helps her grandson with his education and teaches him to be respectful   He is thankful that she pushed him to attend a university in the United States.  Check out this video of Grandma Winnie!

Throwback to Smith…

Reginald Singetary explores the history of Smith through the eyes of Dr. Keith Lonnie Williams.

Reginald Singetary’s Inspiration

Reginald Singetary talks about his aunt that attended Johnson C. Smith University in 1963 and her struggles during that time.

Miriam’s Pathway Lighted by a Teacher

Miriam tells her story about the influence one teacher can have on many students..

Harvey Gantt & Dr. Carter

In this video Harvey Gantt explores the Dr. Carter’s visionary new plan and his innovative Mosaic Village including the exploration of the Westside and how it is being refurbished. Mr. Gantt provides a humble yet flattering reflection. Stay tuned for the new upgraded improvements by Dr. Carter and the Smith family.