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Announcements March 2012

Announcements from March 6, 2012 were not prepared.

 

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Announcements from March 13, 2012

 

Laura McClettie announced that Arthur Griffin would hold a fund-raiser for N.C. State Superintendent June Atkinson on Friday, March 30 at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd., time not specified.

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Ken Koontz announced that WGIV had cancelled its Wednesday morning live public conversation show known as Rudean's Roundtable, held at Rudean's Restaurant at 2228 Beatties Ford Road. "We will revive, some way, somehow, and we'll let you know as soon as we do."

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Candidate speeches were ruled out of order by the chair, but candidates in the room who introduced themselves included Marc Gustafson, Trevor Fuller, Ben Thalheimer, Joel Ford, Robert Hillman, Robin Bradford, Beverly Earle, Gary Henderson, T.C. Romaine, Rodney Moore, a representative of Charlotte Brown-Williams and a representative of Keith Bradford.

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Carlenia Ivory announced that she would have next week a flier about the April 15 Spring Family Fund & Education Day. Here's an old flier.

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Carlenia Ivory announced that Johnson C. Smith University would host it second annual Ndaba on Friday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop topics for the community forum include "public education in Charlotte, a community perspective; land use planning; economic empowerment; community leadership; and building a new political agenda." Breakfast and lunch will be served. Contact Ivory  to sign up.

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Carlenia Ivory announced that J.C. Smith University's highest annual award for a private citizen will be bestowed on Sarah Stevenson on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the University Convocation at 100 Beatties Ford Road.

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Blanche Penn announced that total scholarships for the graduating class at Rocky River High School now totals $1.5 million.

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T.C. Romain announced that the Arts & Science Council and the juvenile justice system are developing a program called LAST (Learning Art as a Social Tool) to pair adjudicated youth with carpenters, for example, to learn how to make chairs during their court-ordered punishment. Final meetings on the program are to be March 20.

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Dr. Robbie Akhere announced that the Out of Control Tour would stop in Charlotte Tuesday, March 13 to tell the audience "who is bankrolling the far right campaign in North Carolina, which politicians are benefiting from this money, what legislation they have introduced or plan to introduce – and how all of this affects your life." Future stops include Wilmington on March 28 (info and register here) and Greensboro on April 5 (info and register here).

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Malachi Greene announced that while he had expressed his concerns to the Charlotte Observer last year (and to the Forum), the Observer had once again buried in its newspaper its coverage of "the largest athletic event basketball tournament (the CIAA). Both the ACC and the Big 10 draw fewer fans than the CIAA, he said. "I'm going to suggest that it might be wise if some of you would take some action also. We know how the news media functions, and I suspect that a little prodding on the part of some interested people might cause them to change that. I've already cussed, so I don't need to cuss in here. I got my cussin' out… so I'm through being mad; however, y'all might get a little bit angry and start cussin'.

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Lucy Bush Carter announced that three of the CIAA teams, Saint Augustine's, Shaw and Virginia State, volunteered to package meals at Friendship Trays during the tournament, and the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs delivered meals. "The whole team came… I think personally that is an affirmation for the coach and the universities that they would have their young people do that … and THAT should have been in the Charlotte Observer."

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 20, 2012:

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Kim Ratliff announced that the Black Political Caucus Annual Spring Ball would be held on Friday, May 4 from 6-10 p.m. at the Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive.

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Kim Singletary announced that People Involved in Motivating our Students Higher (PIMOSH) will hold a Rizing Starz Boot Camp for children ages 4-15 during the week of April 2-6 at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at Spirit Square. Fee is $139 for the week. A flier is here. To register: 704-208-4594.

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Mark Gustafson announced that the Public Art Commission light installation at the I-77 overpass at West Trade Street, financed by Johnson C. Smith University and the city's public art ordinance, has been turned on. He said a formal reception will follow.

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Carlenia Ivory repeated in Sarah Stevenson's presence her March 13 announcement in Sarah Stevenson's presence that J.C. Smith University's highest annual award for a private citizen will be bestowed on Stevenson on Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. at the University Convocation at 100 Beatties Ford Road.

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Blanche Penn announced that she would be taking some youth to a free public lecture in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College on April 3 at 7 p.m. featuring playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The conversation is free but is ticketed. Info: Ann Marie Costa ancosta@davidson.edu

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Robert Hillman announced that Taste of the Nation would be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Atrium at 301 S. Tryon St. Tickets  are $70 and $100, with proceeds going to hunger projects including the Community Culinary School of Charlotte, where he is a mentor.

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Laura McClettie announced for Arthur Griffin that Arthur and Alicia Griffin will host a free reception for N.C. State Supt. June Atkinson on Friday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. A flier is here.

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Colette Forrest sent in an announcement of a reception and fundraiser for Washington-based Hip Hop Caucus, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. at Caviar Nightlife, 300 E. Stonewall St beside the Westin Hotel. Hip Hop Caucus Honorary Board Member Congressman Mel Watt and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx are hosts. Tickets ($25, $50, $100) are here.  Hip Hop Caucus is a nonpartisan organization targeting urban voters aged 18-40 who don't traditionally vote.

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Nakiya J. Cohen sent in an announcement that the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg will hold a primary candidates forum open to the public on Sunday, April 15 from 5 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at McDowell and 7th Streets. Questions: Cohen by e-mail.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 27, 2012:

 

Kim Ratliff announced a fund-raiser for her campaign for county commissioner at-large on April 4 at the Tin Fulton Walker law firm, 301 E. Park Ave.

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Pat Cotham announced a March 29 fund-raiser at the Tin Fulton Walker law firm, 301 E. Park Ave.

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Pat Cotham announced that candidate for N.C. Governor, Bob Etheridge, would visit the Uptown Democratic Forum on Friday, April 20 at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

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Martha Gamble Hall invited those interested in mentoring students to assist C.N. Jenkins Presbyterian Church this summer as it hosts a Freedom School. More info is here.

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Robin Bradford announced that the Black Political Caucus will hold its candidates forum on April 15 at 5 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.

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James Mitchell left an announcement that City District 2 will have a community paper documents shredding event on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Vest water treatment plant, 820 Beatties Ford Road. Flier is here.

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Robbie Akhere announced that the Black Women's Caucus had secured the use of the yellow house at 1315 Beatties Ford Rd. for its meetings and welcomes the public to the facility on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. for a social gathering and for its 6:30 p.m. meeting.

 

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Carla Cunningham announced that Lifespan, a provider of services for the developmentally and mentally disabled, plans an advocacy day in May when a group will travel to the N.C. General Assembly to meet with legislators. Last year's trip involved 300 people from across the state.

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Patrine Reddick announced that People Involved in Motivating our Students Higher (PIMOSH) will hold a Rizing Starz Boot Camp for children ages 4-15 during the week of April 2-6 at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center at Spirit Square. Fee is $139 for the week. A flier is here. To register: 704-208-4594.

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Robert Hillman announced that Taste of the Nation would be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Atrium at 301 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $70 and $100, with proceeds going to hunger projects including the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

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Sarah Stevenson announced that Johnson C. Smith University would host its second annual Indaba on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshop topics for the community forum include public education in Charlotte, a community perspective; land use planning; economic empowerment; community leadership; and building a new political agenda. Breakfast and lunch will be served. More info is here.

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Queen Thompson left an announcement of Let's Have A Talk conversations planned for April 4 and April 18 at 6 p.m. at The Park, 800 Briar Creek Road, about "arrest, school records of suspensions and the lifetime serious consequences." A flier is here.

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Cheryl Emanuel left an announcement of Let's Walk Saturday on April 290 to "celebrate our commitment to make our health our priority." Flier is here.

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Patricia Fletcher sent in an announcement of the launch of ElderCare Buddy at a luncheon on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. 5th St., Suite 120

 

 

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