Mary C. Curtis: Biden Transition Begins

CHARLOTTE, NC — The White House has given its blessing for President-Elect Joe Biden to receive the president’s daily briefing.

The decision comes a day after President Trump gave the go-ahead to begin transitioning. Meanwhile, the president is still refusing to concede.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more.

You can also check out Mary’s podcast ‘Equal Time.’

The power of Jill Biden and the women Joe Biden trusts

When Barack Obama won the presidency, many tipped a hat to Michelle Obama, his wife and partner, including Barack Obama himself. It was true in 2008 that the candidate was a smart man, a gifted orator and an exceptional politician as he broke through to become the first Black president of the United States. But he could not have done it without Michelle Obama.

That’s my take, anyway.

Mary C. Curtis: Does Delaying Transition of Power Hurt COVID-19 Fight?

CHARLOTTE, NC — President Trump is facing pressure to allow transition talks to begin as coronavirus cases surge across the nation.

This week President-Elect Joe Biden warned that Trump’s delay in transition of power could lead to more COVID-19 deaths.

WCCB political contributor Mary C. Curtis weigh in.

You can also check out Mary’s podcast ‘Equal Time.’

 

POLITICAL WRAP: COVID-19 & the Presidential Transition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dr. Anthony Fauci says “it would be better” if health officials in the Trump administration could start working with the incoming Biden-Harris team on the country’s efforts to battle COVID-19.

It comes as President Trump refuses to concede and marchers converge on Washington to support him.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in the video above.

Mary C. Curtis: Transition Turmoil as Trump Refuses to Concede

CHARLOTTE, NC — President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is pushing ahead, even as President Donald Trump and his administration fight the election results and decline to give access to Biden’s team.

WCCB  political contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses the impact this could have on the country.

POLITICAL WRAP: Biden Prepares Transition; Trump Refuses to Concede

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After an historic election, President-Elect Joe Biden is preparing his transition team, while President Donald Trump and his closest allies, refuse to concede.

With the results showing a divided nation, how can the country come together?

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis gives us her take in the video above.

2020 ‘Harris Has the Potential To Change the Face of U.S. Politics’

When Kamala Harris takes the oath of office on January 20, 2021, more than one ceiling will shatter: America will have its first woman vice president, as well as its first Black and South Asian-American vice president. She will be second in line for the most powerful office in the world.

Once the presidential election was called for Joe Biden Saturday, social media—and streets—erupted with enthusiasm from people who were even more thrilled about his running mate. These are Americans who now see new doors open for their daughters, their immigrant families, themselves.

Black Issues Forum: Election 2020: What Comes Next?

Election Day has come and gone, but Black communities in North Carolina could potentially feel the aftereffects for years to come. This week, Black Issues Forum is peeling back the layers on North Carolina’s biggest political races and breaking down what they could mean for African Americans in our state.

Local News Roundup: Post-Election Edition

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup …

The election night that we’ve been gearing up for over the last four years arrived this week … and lingered. We’ll talk about the big local and state races as well as where local voters showed up for presidential candidates — and where possible, we’ll provide results.

There was no widespread violence in North Carolina on Election Day, but an arrest in the University City-area precinct, a march in Alamance that ended in a pepper spray incident the weekend prior to the election and an overnight march in Raleigh on election night could be the first in demonstrations about results here and around the country.

Charlotte’s three bond referendums took easy victories in the election this week, approving spending of over $197 million for transportation, affordable housing and neighborhood improvements. We’ll talk about exactly where that money will go.

Those stories and an update on COVID-19 in North Carolina as Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into this week’s top stories on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

In North Carolina, red and blue don’t make purple

North Carolina is a political player, a battleground state visited and fought over by national candidates in both parties. And Charlotte has had challenges that mirror those of many big American cities: protests and debates over police reform and frustrations that all citizens don’t share in its economic growth and opportunity. Mary C. Curtis speaks to Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles about the election and what comes next.