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Announcements from February 2011

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 1, 2011:
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Levester Flowers announced that Save Our Schools will host a "countywide reconciliation program" on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 727 W. Trade St.
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Beverly Irby announced the 1st Annual Rowe "Jack" Motley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit C.W. Williams Community Health Center, to be held Wednesday, March 2, at Birkdale Golf Club, 6500 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville. For sponsorship information, contact Qiana Fountain at qiana@zuri-creative.com.
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Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Community Choir now rehearses Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St.
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Amadou Shakur sent in an announcement that he has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to take the docudrama "Prince Among Slaves" on national tour. For leads on how to put the screenings before young African-Americans "anywhere in the U.S.", contact Shakur. Movie trailer is here.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message announcing that February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Information is here.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for Feb. 8, 2011:
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Next week: N.C. Treasurer Janet Cowell.
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Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Community Choir would rehearse tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 6-7 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St.
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Robert Dawkins announced that Democracy South would continue to push against passage of an N.C. photo ID bill for voting. He invited participants to help with phone banks tonight and Wednesday at the Organizing for America office, 1523 Elizabeth Ave. A delegation will drive to Raleigh Feb. 16 to lobby legislators. Info is here
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Deborah Whitfield encouraged people to attend tonight's school board meeting in support of Bright Beginnings.
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Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced that AHEC, the Charlotte Area Health Education Center, would sponsor a Teen Health Careers and Healthy Behaviors Conference on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Target audience is middle and high school students and their parents. Conference is to "teach teens how to make healthy eating choices and introduce them to careers in health care." Registration $5 before March 12, $10 on March 12 and thereafter. Breakfast and lunch provided. Info is here or Bethel Knapp at 704-512-6528.
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Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced that the North Carolina Women in Public Service group is taking applications due April 1 for its Women in Office Institutes June 23-26 and July 21-23. Info is here.
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Cedric Scott encouraged Forum participants to volunteer at CMS schools, even if only 30 minutes each week as a reading buddy. "I don't even have a child at Reid Park, but I am the only African-American male who goes there every Monday, and that's disappointing."
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Louise Woods implored school board members not to pit Bright Beginnings funding against weighted student staffing funds. "These teachers at high-needs schools are already overwhelmed…. We really need to find other sources of revenue…. It's like Solomon dividing the baby."
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Lucy Bush Carter announced a fun Sweets and Treats fund-raiser for this Thursday, Feb. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Friendship Trays, 2401-A Distribution St. in South End Charlotte. "Make Valentines and get a nice little Valentine dessert for you and your sweetie." Suggested donation of $30 per person includes food, wine, good fellowship and fun." Info is here.
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Araminta Johnston sent in a message that she has published "And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.", a biography of a former Bishop of Mississippi whose outspoken stands for justice and civil rights included presence during the rioting that accompanied the integration of Ole Miss by James Meredith. Upcoming book readings include St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 13; Park Road Books at 7 p.m., March 24, and at an unspecified date sponsored by the Queens Office of Multicultural Affairs. The book website is here.
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N.C. Rep. Becky Carney sent in a message apologizing for not attending the Forum while she serves in the legislature. "We all need to be vigilant about protecting public education! I guess you have been following the legislation that was introduced in the Senate last week on Charter Schools. Parts of that proposed bill need to really be discussed; i.e., the establishing of a Charter School Commission. Also the move into N.C. from groups that advocate for school vouchers."
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The Forum meets Tuesdays 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 for Feb. 15, 2011:
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Next week: A celebration of Black History Month. Names of commenters to come Sunday.
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Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir meets Tuesday nights at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St. Click the arrow to hear the conclusion of his announcement.
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Beverly Irby announced the 1st Annual Rowe "Jack" Motley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit C.W. Williams Community Health Center, to be held Wednesday, March 2, at Birkdale Golf Club, 6500 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville. For sponsorship information, contact Qiana Fountain at qiana@zuri-creative.com.
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Andrea Huff announced that the Black Political Caucus will meet Sunday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.
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Joyce Waddell announced a School Board District 3 community meeting for Monday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at Vance High School, 7600 IBM Drive. Info: waddelljoyce@hotmail.com
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Richard McElrath announced a School Board District 2 meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Harding High School, 2001 Alleghany St.
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Henk Jonker sent in an announcement of a County Budget Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave. off Wilkinson Boulevard.
The event replaces the annual State of the County address by Commissioners Chair Jennifer Roberts. Info: Brian.gott@mecklenurgcountync.gov.
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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement of an annual free Carolina Kid News TV Show Black History Walk of Fame featuring live portrayals of African American historians, on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2-5 p.m. at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr. Info: Davis at carolinakidsnews@yahoo.com and www.carolinakidnews.com.
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Beverly Lawston sent in an announcement of a CIAA Jazz Extravaganza featuring Michael Porter, sponsored by Grand Parents of America Inc., on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historical House of Dr. Robert H. Greene 2001 Oaklawn Ave. Donations are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Contact Duwanda Dorsey at 704-737-8636 or Beverly Cotten Lawston at 704-605-8228. Email jazzextravaganza@yahoo.com Credit card payment accepted through Paypal. Flyer in Microsoft Word is here.
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Tracy Russ of Crossroads Charlotte sent in a note thanking the Forum his visit at the Forum on Feb. 8, "and more particularly, your candid questions. I am very much looking forward to the session on March 1, and please let me know if I can answer more questions or provide information in any way to you moving forward." Contact Russ at 704-579-0042.

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