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Announcements September 2010


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NNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 7, 2010:
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the National Black Child Development Institute would hold an "Entering the College Zone" event for the first 75 children and parents to sign up at Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Focus is on seventh and eighth graders who will be first in their families to attend college. Info:jew@bellsouth.net.
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Levester Flowers announced a meeting of the Save Our Schools group for Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center. He said he would report on his 90-minute conversation with CMS School board chair Eric Davis, "which actually hit a brick wall, but that's another story." Info: Flowers at 704-968-3391 or lnf_2000@yahoo.com.
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Jill Santuccio sent in an announcement of a reception for Mecklenburg District Judge candidate Tyyawdi Hands on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St. and a Women for Judge Hands event at Judge Shirley Fulton's Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit St. on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 2-5 p.m.
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Tracy Montross sent in an announcement that Partners in Out-of-School Time would hold two Coffees With the Mayor in Room 267 of the Government Center. Adults in Charlotte-area agencies that serve youth are invited to attend. The first is on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 8-9:30 a.m., on the subject, "What's going on in Charlotte to ensure that all youth graduate ready for work, education, and life?" The second is on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 8-9:30 a.m., on the subject, "What more do we need for a Youth Development Infrastructure in Charlotte?" Both sessions are follow-ups to a July 13 breakfast with Mayor Foxx on creating an overall plan for youth development. Info: khoward@postcarolinas.org or 704-376-1845 extension 802.
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Bernardo Dargan passed in an announcement that Step Afrika would perform Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. at Dana Auditorium on the Queens campus, 1900 Selwyn Ave. Tickets $5. For group rates, contact Dargan at darganb@queens.edu or 704-337-2320.
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The Forum opens at 8:30 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560. For Wi-Fi password, see Steve Johnston or Recreation Center staff.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 14, 2010:
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Colette Forrest announced that the Urban Business Network would sponsor an event Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Biddle Auditorium on the Johnson C. Smith University campus, 100 Beatties Ford Rd., to which all candidates are invited. The network will cosponsor with the Black Political Caucus a candidates forum Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th & McDowell Streets.
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Colette Forrest announced that the Excelsior Club Humanity Organization would hold a Get Ready, Rock Steady and Vote Party at the New Historic Excelsior, 921 Beatties Ford Rd, on Sunday, Sept. 19 from 7:30-9:30 p.m., $5 cover, featuring candidates, two voting machines to practice on, and Board of Elections officials on hand to answer questions.
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Claire Green Fallon announced that the Northeast Coalition would hold a meeting Saturday, Sept 18 at 2 p.m. at the University Regional Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. Invited, Police Chief Rodney Monroe, City Manager Curt Walton, Commissioners Vice Chair Harold Cogdell and District Attorney candidate Michael Barnes.
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Levester Flowers announced that Save Our Schools Initiative members would attend the school board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
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Johnnie Collins announced that the Black Political Caucus would hold its annual banquet on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Sheraton Airport. Tickets $50.
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Travis Manigan, caseworker for 8th District U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, announced that the congressman's office stood ready to help constituents. Info: travis.manigan@mail.house.gov.
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County Commissioner Dan Murray announced that a recent report from the HIV Council indicated that the disease "is still an epidemic in this community." He thanked the Forum for the opportunity "to hear the judges today. At election it's a great time to have public officials that don't serve in the same branches get to hear what others are saying."
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Lucy Bush Carter passed along an announcement of a meeting on "Addressing the State Budget Crisis" on Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 3-5 p.m. at the Children and Family Services Center, 601 E. 5th St. featuring experts from the N.C. Budget and Tax Center and the Covenant with N.C.'s Children to discuss the N.C. budget: the impact of the previous years' cuts, the projections for upcoming budget debate and "the range of solutions for addressing persistent state budget shortfalls." RSVP: info@nccovenant.org.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement from Courtney Burns that the Bag Lady would host a free workshop entitled "Empowered Voices" at the store, 1710 Kenilworth Ave. Suite 200, on Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m. "Hear the courageous personal story of a North Carolinian woman (a local attorney) who broke her silence after 30 years and stopped a Statesville man from molesting again. Discover the myths about delayed disclosure, how to come forward successfully, and how to protect your children." Info: empoweredvoices@gmail.com.
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Vickie Evans sent in an announcement of a stage play on domestic violence, "A Change Is Gonna Come," on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Elizabeth Avenue campus. Tickets $20 at www.carolinatix.org/default.asp?tix=59&objId=2253
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Blanche Penn sent in an announcement of "Understanding the System: The Federal Laws Governing Our Education System" on Monday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd. Presenters: Blanche Penn, Winners Plus Agency, www.winnersplusagency.org/home.html, and Belinda Cauthen, GB Tubman Services, www.gbtubmaneducational.com.
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Malachi Greene sent in an announcement that Justice Initiatives, Inc. will sponsor a District Attorney candidate debate on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave. Limited seating; registration and seat reservation encouraged at www.justiceinitiatives.org/regsys/index.php [On Sept. 18 this webpage said registrations were no longer available.]
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Deborah Whitfield sent in an announcement of a two-day conference on "The Unfinished Work: Advancing New Strategies in the Struggle for Civil Rights to be held at the Friday Center on the UNC Chapel Hill campus on Nov. 1-2. Conference is dedicated to civil rights pioneer Julius Chambers. Info: www.law.unc.edu/calendar/event.aspx?cid=28052


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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 21, 2010:
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Tracy Montross announced a fund-raiser for the Ann Newman for N.C. House District 103 campaign from 6-8 p.m. at Don Pedro's, 5317 E. Independence Blvd. at Idlewild Road. Info: tracy_montross@yahoo.com.
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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the National Black Child Development Institute would hold an "Entering the College Zone" event for the first 75 children and parents to sign up at Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Focus is on seventh and eighth graders who will be first in their families to attend college. Info:jew@bellsouth.net
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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Sept. 28, 2010
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Pam Jefsen announced that she had been named executive director of St. Peter's Homes and McCreesh Place. "I am very excited to be a part of the organization." She said her board would hold a meet and greet for her on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St. RSVP mboldt-sph@carolina.rr.com.
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Blanche Penn announced a workshop on understanding the CMS school system for Oct. 16 and Oct. 23.
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John Kirkpatrick announced that Communities in Schools would sponsor MenConnect 2011 mentoring program to link adult male mentors and role models with young people. The year-long program kicked off Saturday, Oct. 2 with a breakfast at Druid Hills Elementary, 2801 Lucena St. The program will operate at Druid Hills, Hidden Valley and Reid Park elementaries. Info: Kirkpatrick at Reid Park, 980-343-5035; Federico Rios at Hidden Valley, 980-343-6810; and Joseph Allen at Druid Hills, 980-343-5515.
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Cedric Scott announced Black Political Caucus community forums on strategic voting continue on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. for about two hours. Andrea Huff later added the location: Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Cedric Scott announced that his N.C. Senate campaign had been endorsed by the N.C. Police Benevolent Association.
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Rodney Moore announced a One Nation March to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 2, sponsored by the National Urban League, NAACP and labor organizations, marching for jobs, justice and education. He said 200 bills have been held up in Congress that, if passed, would create about 2 million jobs.
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Martha Alexander announced "what I call my political birthday party" for Monday, Oct. 4 at from 5-7 p.m. at the Mahlon Adams Pavillion in Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave. Contributions $10 or more.
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Natheley McElrath announced a "100 Women in Hats" event in support of County Commissioner Vilma Leake's re-election campaign to be held Saturday, Oct. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Little Rock Community Development Center, 401 N. Myers St.

 



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