June 13, 2016

Charlotte’s Westside

Charlotte MapWest Charlotte contains a diverse group of neighborhoods with a complicated past, urgent needs, and exciting resources. The articles below help to describe each of these aspects of our target area.

We offer these articles not necessarily to endorse their perspective(s), but rather to illustrate the history, needs, and resources in our community and the various, thoughtful ways that people talk about them. Agree or disagree with the details or presentation, these articles depict important aspects of the beautiful and complicated community that we have come to love.

For more details about our target area, please see our full church plant profile.


Articles and Media about West Charlotte

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report (Executive Summary)
(Leadingonopportunity.org)

The Stubborn Facts of Charlotte – 2016
(ForCharlotte.org)

“Black Lives Matter and Racial Tension in America”
(Barna Group)

“7 of the Most Interesting Ideas to Boost Charlotte’s West End”
(Andrew Dunn, CharlotteAgenda.com)

“White People in Biddleville: The Story of a Changing Neighborhood”
(Pam Kelly, Charlotte Observer)

“Could West Charlotte be the City’s New South End?”
(CharlotteFive.com)

“West Charlotte High Explores History, Pride, and Segregation”
(Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer)

“West Charlotte High School Story” [Video]
(City of Charlotte)

“How Charlotte Came to Be a Segregated City”
(Andrew Dunn, CharlotteAgenda.com)

“Moving Against Gentrification: Here Are Your Action Items”
(Greg Jarrell, CharlotteAgenda.com)

“7 Guns in CMS Last School Year; 4 Were at West Charlotte High”
(Ann Doss Helms, Charlotte Observer)

“The Challenge of Charlotte’s West Side”
(Greg Lacour, Charlotte Magazine)

“Charlotte’s Economic Success Masks Deep Black-White Divide”
(Chris Isidore, CNN.com)


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