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Announcements February 2010

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 2, 2010:
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Vilma Leake announced a meeting on Monday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m.-Noon in Room 267 of the Government Center or people interested in the rules by which Mecklenburg County will assess requests from nonprofit agencies for financial assistance. In the last budget cycle, the county funneled about $5 million to nonprofits whose work supported county goals.
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Robin Bradford announced that Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets downtown would hold its Heritage/Cultural Weekend on Friday, Feb. 19 through Sunday, Feb. 21. All events are free, beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. with an open community dialogue and a discussion of the film "Prince Among Slaves"; on Saturday, an open market from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring vendors, performers and poets, and the 10 a.m. Sunday service in which participants are encouraged to wear African attire and to join church members in a walk from the sanctuary to the Little Rock Community Development Center, the church's original sanctuary re-acquired from the city after its use as the African-American Cultural Center.
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Gyasi Foluke announced that he had finished a yet-to-be-published book titled "Truth My Teacher Never Told Me" that examines the contents of two textbooks, and extracts "35 points of gross miseducation" of African-American children.
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Ken Koontz announced the death Saturday at age 72 of George Williams, a former news photographer at WBTV. Funeral will be at Mount Carmel Baptist Church either Wednesday or Thursday.
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Vivian Mitchell announced that the Sunset Linda Vista Community Watch would hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 4700 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs left an announcement that MeckEd and the Levine Museum of the New South would co-sponsor "History, Geography and CMS The Tour" this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Museum, 200 E. 7th St. Cost is $15 plus lunch. Detail: Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs at rajacobs@mecked.org or Sarah Pierce at 704-335-0100 ex. 221.

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Maddy Baer sent in an announcement of "Changes of Note," a free performance of chamber works by local composers, on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. at Dana Auditorium at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave. More info at 704-337-2213 fom@queens.edu.
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Michael Sexton sent in a reminder of a essay deadline of Friday, Feb. 12 for middle school students engaged in the "Do the Right Thing Essay Challenge."

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 9, 2010:


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Lucy Bush Carter announced that Friendship Trays would hold a Sweets & Treats fund-raiser on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5:30 p.m. "Eat well, taste wine, and go home with a chocolate dessert for you and your sweetie for Valentine's Day." More info at www.friendshiptrays.org.
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Vivian Mitchell announced that the Sunset at Linda Vista Neighborhood Community Crime Watch would hold a reactivation meeting this Thursday, Feb. 11 at Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 4700 Beatties Ford Rd., from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Gyasi Foluke announced that he would be the guest speaker at a fund-raising dinner for Sheriff candidate Antoine Ensley to be held Friday, Feb. 26s at 8 p.m. at Bentley's on 27, the restaurant on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza, 201 S. College St. downtown. More information may be available later at Ensley's campaign website, www.ensleyforsheriff2010.com.
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Pam Jefsen invited people to join the volunteer Red Cross choir. Rehearsals are tonight, then the following Monday and then the Tuesday of the next week. The choir, led by Dr. Thomas Moore, will sing at a fund-raising lunch for the Red Cross on March 4. More details: jefsenp@usa.redcross.org.
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Rodney Moore announced that he would file as a candidate in N.C. House District 99 (Mackey seat) race at the Board of Election office at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.
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Elisha Minter sent in an announcement that the Beatties Ford Library Branch needs tutors "and most of all children to tutor" on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. for children ages K-12. "We need Spanish tutors especially."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 16, 2010:

Next week: Members of the Mecklenburg delegation to the N.C. Legislature.
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At Dr. Vernon Herron's suggestion, Tuesday's Forum watched "A War For Your Soul - Birmingham version," Reggie Bullock's Internet movie designed to provoke discussion of problems plaguing the black community. Herron also suggested watching a video rendition of the Black National Anthem which ends with Barack Obama's inauguration. Both videos are now playing on the Forum website, www.tueforumclt.org The URL for Bullock's movie is http://vimeo.com/3658572. The Black National Anthem video is on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyS3HPInHtI&eurl=http://www.balmingilead.org/home.asp&feature=player_embedded
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N.C. Sen. Malcolm Graham announced that Majority Whip of the N.C. House, Rep. James Clyburn, would headline a fund-raising event in March for his re-election campaign.
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Beverly Cotton Lawston announced that she filed for election to represent District 2 (Leake seat) on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. More info: 704-712-6244 or
e-mail votelawston4district2@yahoo.com.
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David Howard announced that the western district of the Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials would meet this Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at East Stonewall AME Zion Church, 1729 Griers Grove Rd. He said the public is invited to attend sessions of the conference, which will deal with federal stimulus, the 2010 U.S. Census, pandemic flu and updates on a range of other issues.
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Pam Jefsen, Natheley McElrath and Sarah Stevenson joined forces in announcing that the new Red Cross Singers will rehearse on next Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Red Cross, 2401 Park Rd. The group, directed by Dr. Thomas Moore, will open the annual Red Cross fund-raiser at the Westin on March 4. "We need some more men," Stevenson said. More details: jefsenp@usa.redcross.org.
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Blanche Penn announced that the Senior Games are coming up and that dancers and sports enthusiasts are welcome. More information: www.cmseniorgames.org or www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Special+Events/Senior+Games.htm
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Gyasi Foluke announced that he would be the guest speaker at a fund-raising dinner for Sheriff candidate Antoine Ensley to be held Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Bentley's on 27, the restaurant on the 27th floor of the Charlotte Plaza, 201 S. College St. downtown. More information may be available later at Ensley's campaign website, www.ensleyforsheriff2010.com.
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Gyasi Foluke announced a panel discussion this Friday of the movie, A Prince Among Slaves, at The Little Rock CDC Floretta D. Gunn Theatre at the old Afro-American Cultural Center at McDowell and 7th Streets. Panelists include Foluke and CMS school board chair Eric Davis.
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Joyce Waddell announced that the League of Women Voters would mark the League's 90th birthday on this Friday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Red Rocks Cafe, 4223-B Providence Rd. The event includes cocktails and a silent auction fundraiser to benefit the Citizen's Education Fund. To donate items or services valued at $100 or more or for further information: Marta Carvajal at communications@goleaguego.org or 704-277-9552.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that Prince of Peace Lutheran Church would sponsor a day trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro on Saturday, Feb. 27, leaving the church at 3001 Beatties Ford Road at 8 a.m. and returning by 6 p.m. Cost for admission and transportation range in price from $10 to $25 depending on age. For more information, see Stevenson.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that the public was invited to attend Prince of Peace Lutheran's Black History Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. Speaker is Franklin McCain, one of the first four participants in the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins. Singing will be the Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church choir led by Dr. Thomas Moore.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 23, 2010:

Next week: Police Chief Rodney Monroe.
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Blanche Penn announced a workshop on the contents of the CMS 2014 Plan and "if it's really for our children," to be held Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., sponsored by the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center and the Friendship Community Circles, a project supported by the Lee Institute. Info: Blanche Penn at 704-890-4101.
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Queen Thompson announced that the Hope (Hear Our Public Employees) Coalition will meet on March 11 at the Charlotte Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd. in preparation for appearances before local government bodies "to support equal justice for local and state employees." Info: www.nchope.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17313784283&ref=search&sid=1030941765.474691959..1.
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Nancy Carter announced that the City Council's budget process begins with an afternoon meeting today, Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that Dr. Vernon Herron left the meeting early when he learned of the death of his brother, Willie Herron.
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Sarah Stevenson announced for Sally Robinson a program titled "Divining America: The African American Church in the Fight for Equality," on this Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Speakers are Julia Robinson of the UNCC Department of Religious Studies, and Greg Davis of UNCC and pastor of Belmont Presbyterian Church. Info: Sam Shapiro at 704-416-0252.
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Sarah Stevenson announced a Black History Celebration at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church this Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. Speaker is Franklin McCain, one of the first four participants in the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins. Singing will be the Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church choir led by Dr. Thomas Moore. Stevenson asked that people attending the soul food meal that will precede the 2 p.m. speech to call her "so I can cook enough food for you."
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Willie Ratchford, Ledger Morrissette and Terry Bradley sent in announcements of a free community panel discussion on the 1960s sit-ins to integrate public accommodations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, to be held this Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at McDowell and 7th Streets. Panelists include B.B. DeLaine, Charles Jones, Hattie Walker, Edith DeLaine, Ruth Townes, Mary Bradley, Barbara Funderburke, Tom Hanchett and Sidney Freeman. Moderator is Steve Crump of WBTV News. Reservations requested: Terry Bradley at 704-336-5271 or tbradley@ci.charlotte.nc.us
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that United Family Services is the beneficiary of Charlotte's Oscar Night America to be held March 7 at the Mez Theaters at the EpiCenter in downtown Charlotte.
General information: www.onacharlotte.org. Tickets at: /webtixs.easytixs.com/iPicEpicentre/VenueDisplayPage.aspx?dtticks=634025466004817500
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of a statewide domestic violence conference on March 18-19 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., with keynote speakers the Rev. Aubra Love of the Black Church and Domestic Violence Institute, and Tony Porter, co-founder of the National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women, sponsored by Beauty for Ashes Ministry. Info: Conference Coordinator Brenda Carroll at ␣bcbfam@gmail.com and www.beaut4ashesmin.org.

 

 

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