Mel Watt

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert‘s alleged sexual abuse of a male student over 30 years ago when he was a high school teacher may not…

President Obama will nominate N.C. Congressman Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. This agency oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Watt has served the 12th District, which snakes through Charlotte, Greensboro and parts of Winston-Salem since it was created in 1992. Watt serves on the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees housing […]

Actress Alfre Woodard joined Rep. Mel Watt, state Sen. Malcolm Graham and Johnson C. Smith University president Ron Carter to announce youth summit at JCSU during the Democratic National Convention. The press conference was supposed to be an announcement for UFuture – A Summit for Innovative Young Thinkers, but it quickly became a call to […]

Actress Alfre Woodard joined Rep. Mel Watt, state Sen. Malcolm Graham and Johnson C. Smith University president Ron Carter to announce youth summit at JCSU…

Delta’s grand opening drew elected officials, city leaders and Radio One’s foodies. The new restaurant is on North Tryon Street in the former home of GW Finns. The New Jersey-based restaurant touts soul-inspired food. The menu is a mix of traditional soul food dishes with a touch of cajun. On first bite, the collards and […]

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her Let’s Move campaign to the CIAA tournament on Friday. Students from David Cox and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary school participated in basketball and jump rope relays with Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Reps. Mel Watt and G.K. Butterfield along with CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe attended the […]

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her Let’s Move campaign to the CIAA tournament on Friday. Students from David Cox and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary school participated…

The Lowe’s Pride Award once again was the place for African Americans to see and be seen. The who’s who of black Charlotte attended the event including the Radio One team as well as congressman Mel Watt. This year’s gala celebrated cultural diversity in an event titled Global Fusion. The annual gala recognized contributions of […]

The Who's Who of Black Charlotte attended the JCSU 2nd Annual Arch of Triumph Gala at the Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday. Attendees included the Gantts, Rep. Mel Watt, Urban League president Patrick Graham and numerous elected officials and city leaders.

VIA CNN President Obama signed sweeping health care reform legislation into law Tuesday, hailing the moment as the latest example of America facing up to major challenges for the benefit of all its people. The bill constitutes the biggest expansion of federal health care guarantees in more than four decades, and its enactment was a […]