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Announcements January 2014
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS through Jan. 5, 2014:
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The Forum is on holiday break. There will be no meeting Jan. 7. The Forum returns Jan. 14.

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Leonard Richardson sent in an invitation to a Jan. 28 fundraiser for his District 1 county commissioners campaign.

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Sam Evans sent in a invitation to the Jan. 19 Single Mother Empowerment symposium that contained a YouTube video, which is here. Details and registration here.

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Kim Roseboro sent in an invitation to a 2014 Vision Board Party on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at The Rock of the Kingdom, 1326 Prince Hall in the Double Oaks School.

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Jane Whitley sent in an invitation to the installation of 2014 officers for Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, to be held Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. off Kings Drive.

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Sandra Frazier sent in prayer requests for Charmaine and Dean Williams, whose nephew Justin was in a coma following an accident Dec. 30 in St. Croix.

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LaWana Mayfield sent in a District 3 City Council newsletter.

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Charles Thomas sent in a newsletter from Queen City Forward.

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Kim Roseboro sent in a holiday card from Firm Foundations Youth & Family Outreach.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS through Jan. 12, 2014:

 

Blanche Penn sent in a flier about the free “Highlighting African-American Achievers”, a series of events and tours of exhibits on Feb. 17-22 at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center at Bruns Academy, 501 S. Bruns Ave.

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Inetta Bell sent in a link to a MLK brochure written by Democracy NC and focusing this year on voting law changes. Large quantities of paper copies of the bruchire, for distribution to organizations, are available for order by e-mail. Include in your e-mail your name, quantity needed, organization, mailing address and phone number.

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Gwen Forney sent in a link where supporters of Bright Hopes can order tickets for the Feb. 21 Bobcats game at Time Warner Cable Arena. The special code is BUZZ. If the group sells at least 25 tickets through the link, the organization receive $3 per ticket sold. Info: Forney at 704-535-2759.

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Bill Anderson announced in the Jan. 9 MeckEd newsletter that the group’s two 2014 goals are to get N.C. lawmakers to raise teacher salaries to be competitive with neighboring states; and to fully fund the state’s pre-K program.

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Terry Bradley shared Charlotte’s MLK Planning Committee’s schedule of events marking the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15 and concluding Monday, Jan. 20.

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Colette Forrest sent in an invitation to a Jan. 11 campaign fund-raiser for District Court Judge Donald Cureton Jr.

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Sharon Holm sent in an invitation to a roundtable discussion with local black male leaders answering the question, “Why didn’t you leave us a blueprint”?, introduced by Question Bridge artist Bayeté Ross Smith, to be held Friday, Jan. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Gantt Center. Free tickets are here. The invitation also includes the Gantt Center’s MLK Day activity schuedule.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 14, 2014:

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Phyllis Perry announced for Robin Bradford that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party will hold a fund-raiser on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the former Double Oaks Elementary School. Individual tickets $35. Sponsorships available. Flier is here.

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Paul Holmes congratulated Malachi Greene on his recovery from health issues a year ago.

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Dianna Davis announced that the 2nd Annual Charlotte African-American Festival will be held Feb. 15 at Grady Cole Center. She said she is taking donations and checks from vendors.

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Blanche Penn announced the free “Highlighting African-American Achievers”, a series of events and tours of exhibits on Feb. 17-22 at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center at Bruns Academy, 501 S. Bruns Ave. Flier is here. Sarah Stevenson announced that the Forum would meet at Wallace Pruitt on Feb. 18 to take in the exhibits.

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Bonita Hood announced that she was circulating a petition to oppose a rezoning filed Nov. 25 by Victor King to construct a motel on Montana Avenue, the service road facing I-85 near the University Park neighborhood. Rezoning petition is here. The application is here. Site plan is here. Public hearing is Feb. 17.

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Edward Marsh announced an urban gardening project. Further details were unavailable. His website is here.

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Carlenia Ivory announced a free Growing the Dream luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon at Johnson C. Smith University. She said to sign up by the end of Tuesday, Jan. 14. Info: Contact Ivory.

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Carlenia Ivory announced the MLK Breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at the Charlotte Convention Center Crown Ballroom, 501 S. College St. The annual event benefits the McCrorey Family YMCA and Y Achievers Program. Ivory said 1,300 seats have been sold.

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Gyasi Foluke announced that he had copies of four of his books for sale.

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Sarah Stevenson announced the death Thursday of Franklin McCain, one of the four N.C. A&T students who launched the 1960 sit-in movement in Greensboro. Funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.

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Joyce Waddell announced that the N.C. Democratic Party will bring its Sanford Hunt Frye Dinner to Charlotte on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Tickets are $100. Flier is here.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 21, 2014:

 

Marc Friedland announced a Democratic Party fund-raiser and a forum for District 12 Congress candidates for Jan. 25.

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Pat Cotham announced that she is working with Rev. Shipman at Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church to start a job training program in February. She said success with the first program would lead to one on the west side.

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Blanche Penn announced the free “Highlighting African-American Achievers”, a series of events and tours of exhibits on Feb. 17-22 at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center at Bruns Academy, 501 S. Bruns Ave. Flier is here.

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A member of the Stewart Creek Environmental Association and University Park Neighborhood Association rose to announce that the two groups would oppose a rezoning on Montana Avenue on land where she said a business has contaminated groundwater and expanded without city permits. The rezoning petition filed Nov. 25 by Victor King to construct a motel on Montana Avenue, the service road facing I-85 near the University Park neighborhood, is here. The application is here. Site plan is here. Public hearing is Feb. 17.

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Ken Koontz announced that the real history of Charlotte is on display at the Levine Museum of the New South and encouraged newcomers to the city to take their families to see the displays there.

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Luis Rodriguez announced that organizers are expecting 30,000-40,000 people at Historic Thousands on Jones Street, the 8th annual rally in Raleigh, to be held Feb. 8. More info on the event is on Facebook here. Info on transportation is here.

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Patrick Chang announced that Grameen Bank recently marked its first year in Charlotte with more than 1,000 borrowers as of January, outstripping the projection of 500 borrowers. Thus far, he said, the majority of borrowers are Hispanic, and he has asked the City of Charlotte to assist in promoting the program to increase black participation.

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Robert Hillman announced that the application deadline for the next class of Leadership Charlotte is Feb. 15. Online application tool is here. A time commitment form on the site says participation includes “an orientation day; opening weekend retreat; 10 program days; closing weekend retreat; and a commencement ceremony. In addition, there is a service project requirement to be fulfilled outside of the regular program schedule.” A draft of the online application is here.  “Our community needs more representation, particularly African-American men,” Hillman said. “The program has little problem actually, generally speaking, recruiting women to participate in the program. It seems to have a very difficult problem recruiting men to the program.”

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Sarah Stevenson announced that, while the Forum will focus February presentations on black history, “we need to stop that and display our history all year long.” She invited Forum participants to suggest historians, writers and artists for future presentations. Suggestions via e-mail will be printed out and mailed to Stevenson.

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Louise Woods announced that City Council will vote soon on a proposal to put $12 million behind an application for additional funding for the east-west Gold Line streetcar project.

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Deborah Whitfield sent in a flier about the free Feb. 15 Mecklenburg County Bar Diversity Day for undergraduate and high school students, to be held Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Grimes Lounge on the Johnson C. Smith University campus. Registration deadline is Feb. 8. A press release and registration form give additional details.

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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement that the 2nd Annual Charlotte African American Festival will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1-6 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center. Info: Davis at 704-777-9928 or online.

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement from Toria Boldware that the N.C. Democratic Party will bring its Sanford Hunt Frye Dinner to Charlotte on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Tickets are $100. Flier is here. To volunteer beginning at 8:30 a.m., e-mail Boldware.

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Dianna Davis sent in an appeal for $5,000 for Carolina Kids Network. Her GoFundMe page is here.

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Faith Triggs sent in the January edition of The Tassel, the newsletter of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund.

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Robert Hillman sent in a flier about Entrepreneur High School, a charter scheduled to open in August. A student sign-up form is here.

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Ximena Uribe sent in a save-the-date for the Charlotte World Parade & Festival, to be held this year at Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Their website is here.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Jan. 28, 2014:

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Bonita Hood announced a Jan. 30 meeting at which University Park residents will oppose a rezoning for a motel on Montana Avenue.

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Pat Cotham announced that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper will speak at the Uptown Democratic Forum on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

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Malachi Greene stood to thank all those who had prayed for him during an illness a year ago. “I am what I am because of this community anyway, and I am still here because of this community. Thank y’all so much.”

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Malcolm Graham announced that he would announce his campaign for the 12th District Congress seat, on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Neighborhood Theater, 511 E. 36th St.

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Kerry Miller announced that the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs will hold an entrepreneurship forum and showcase on March 15.

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Luis Rodriguez announced a Jan. 30 press conference by former N.C. Gov. Jim Hunt at 4:30 p.m. at the Government Center focusing on teacher pay.

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Robin Bradford announced the Democratic Party State Executive Committee’s meeting in Charlotte on Feb. 1 at the Convention Center. The Mecklenburg party will meet Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd.

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Robert Hillman announced that Taste of the Nation would be held April 16 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $75 and $100. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest and the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. More here.

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Sarah Stevenson announced a vocal arts competition sponsored by the Business & Professional Women's Clubs. Patrons donating $5 or more will be listed in the program. Competition is Feb. 9 at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, 700 W. Sugar Creek Rd.

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Karen Gipson thanked Forum participants for their support of the MLK Holiday Prayer Breakfast, which was a fundraiser for the McCrorey Y.

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Malachi Greene announced that he was running for the county line.

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Ximena Uribe sent in the January edition of the Cultural Net Gazette from the Charlotte World Parade & Festival.

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John (Moe) Moore passed along an invitation from the Charlotte chapter of the Morgan State University Alumni Association to a book launch and discussion with Fred Moore and Moe about “I Once Was Lost,” a book about medical school graduate Fred’s addiction to crack cocaine, and the spiritual journey that healed his life. The event is Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Actors Theater of Charlotte, 650 E. Stonewall St. More here.

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Blanche Penn sent in a flier about “Highlighting African American Achievers,” a tour and exhibit at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 501 S. Bruns Ave., running from Feb. 17-22.

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Kim Roseboro sent in a flier about a Mentoring Matters 101 training and interest meeting on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 p.m. at the former Double Oaks School, 1326 Prince Hall Building #2.

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Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that journalist Soledad O'Brien will lead a town hall discussion on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St, on “uncovering and sharing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity.” Admission is $10 for students, $15 for Gantt Center members and $20 for the general public.

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Nancy Carter sent in an announcement of a tree seedling and rain barrel sale on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until items are sold out at Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St.

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