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Announcements February 2014
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 4, 2014:
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Pat Cotham announced that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper will speak at the Uptown Democratic Forum at noon on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. On March 12, the Forum will hear from N.C. Appeals Court and N.C. Supreme Court candidates.

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Ximena Uribe sent in a flier about the 10th Anniversary Charlotte Jewish Film Festival running Feb. 12-April 6. Details here.

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Charles Thomas sent in a flier about applications being due Feb. 14 for Queen City Forward’s Impact3 program aimed at “High-Impact, High-Growth Startups That Have A Social Mission As A Part Of Their Core Value.”

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will honor Black History Month at their monthly general membership meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12at The Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Reception at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 featuring audience participation led by Connie Green Johnson.

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Sarah Stevenson called in an announcement that the Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs would sponsor a free vocal arts competition on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, 700 W. Sugar Creek Rd

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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement that the Charlotte African American Festival will be held on Saturday Feb. 15 from 1-6 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center in downtown Charlotte. For more information visit their website or call Davis at 704-777-9928.

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Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of Soledad O’Brien’s Black in America Town Hall Tour on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. General admission tickets are $20 and are here.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 11, 2014:

 

The Feb. 18 Forum meets at the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 501 S. Bruns Ave. off Beatties Ford Road near Johnson C. Smith University. The center is behind Bruns Avenue Elementary.

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Ken Koontz announced that he has DVDs at $5 per copy showing the Jan. 18 Growing the Dream lunch and awards ceremony at Johnson C. Smith University.

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Tammy Hill announced that the University Park neighborhood would attend City Council Feb. 17 to oppose a rezoning for a motel on Montana Avenue abutting their neighborhood.

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Alexis Cureton announced that she and her partner Kathy are starting a Second Chance Staffing agency on LaSalle Street.

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Sarah Stevenson announced that the Feb. 25 Forum would include Ken Koontz, Jim Burch and others.

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Michelle Ridgley sent in an announcement that the Charlotte chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., will host the 56th Southeast District Conference in Charlotte March 13-16 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park Hotel. Info on flier or Ridgley by e-mail or 704-351-4156.

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Colette Forrest sent in a comment from Michael Barnes about Black History Month.

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LaWana Mayfield sent in a newsletter keyed to storm safety.

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County’s meeting postponed from Feb. 12 due to snow would be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St.

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Christy Kluestner sent in an announcement of “Symphony and a Movie,” to be held Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd. Ticket prices and other details on flier.

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that candidate filing ends at noon on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Board of Elections, 741 Kenilworth Ave. Ste. 202.

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Janet Cowell sent in a comment encouraging her fellow North Carolinians to file for public office.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 18, 2014:

 

Pam Grundy announced that the paperback “Lion Pride: The Legacy Continues” helps mark the 75th anniversary this year of West Charlotte High School. She said copies are available from the West Charlotte National Alumni Association. Proceeds go to the association. Copies may be ordered here.

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Phyllis Perry announced that Precinct 210 would have its organizational meeting March 4 at 7 p.m. at Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd.

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Mary Johnson announced that Precinct 55 would meet March 6 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist-West, 1801 Oaklawn Ave.

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Ken Simmons announced “An Evening with the Legendary Robert L. (Bob) Davis Sr.” sponsored by Grandparents of America will be held on April 5. Tickets will be $30. Details here.

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Nasif Majeed announced a grand opening and fund-raiser for his N.C. Senate District 40 campaign office on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. 508 Eastway Drive Suite B, at Eastway and The Plaza.

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Byron Johnson announced that George Battle would hold a kick-off for his U.S. 12th District campaign on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center 2401 Kendall Drive. Details here.

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Pat Cotham announced that the Uptown Democratic Forum would host candidates for the N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 12 at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

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Sarah Stevenson announced that Mayor Patrick Cannon would keynote speaker at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3001 Beatties Ford Rd. Soul food at 1:15 p.m.

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Jeremiah Chapman sent in an announcement that Alma Adams, candidate for the U.S. 12th District, would hold a press conference and town hall on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at the IBEW local union, 1900 Crossbeam Rd. Details here.

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Robert Hillman left an announcement of a Info Day on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for Entrepreneur High School, an N.C. charter school scheduled to open in August. Info Day is at 5431 Hickory Grove Rd. Details here.

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Rodney Moore sent in an invitation to a town hall discussion about offshore and onshore energy issues, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Biddle Hall on the Johnson C. Smith University campus. Details here.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 25, 2014:

 

Pat Cotham announced that the Uptown Democratic Forum would host candidates for the N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 12 at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.

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Ken Simmons announced “An Evening with the Legendary Robert L. (Bob) Davis Sr.” sponsored by Grandparents of America will be held on April 5 at West Charlotte High School. Tickets will be $30. Details here.

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Robert Hillman announced that Entrepreneur High School, a public charter school scheduled to open in August, would hold an information session on Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5431 Hickory Grove Rd. He said EHS would be a vocational-technical school.

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Ken Koontz announced that the Tuesday Forum was designed for a community of 200,000 people, but Mecklenburg now hosts more than a million people. “The majority of the people in this county don’t have a doggone clue. So the paradigm has changed. We have to change the way we deal with getting information to these people and getting them involved.”

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Amy Farrell sent in an announcement of a new Youth Leadership Alliance for K-12 students to “learn about local government, build civic leadership, and use student voice to report on and highlight issues and government actions impacting youth.” Sponsor is GenerationNation in partnership with the city, county and CMS. Info is online. Interested teens may also send e-mail  or call 704-343-6999.

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Malachi Greene sent in a 65-page PDF copy of “The Rising Cost of Not Going to College.” a Feb. 11, 2014 report by Pew Research.

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Delores Hurt sent in an announcement that culinary journalist Toni Tipton-Martin will speak about her research on the history of African-American women who have served as cooks in the United States, at a free event on Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Sponsors are the Social Justice Ministry of Friendship Missionary Baptist and the UNC Center for the Study of the New South. Info: e-mail C. Gibson.

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Kim Ratliff sent in an announcement that she had filed for re-election to an at-large seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

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Ximena Uribe sent in an announcement of the April 26 Charlotte World Parade & Festival.

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Sharon Holm passed along an announcement of a CIAA Week party to benefit the Urban League of Central Carolinas, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. at Sip, 5th & Tryon Sts.

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Michelle Ridgley sent in an announcement that the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. and the Levine Museum of the New South would hold an induction ceremony to the Women's History Hall of Fame on Friday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at the museum, 200E. 7th St. Tickets are $15 in advance from NANBPWC members or NANBPWC Inc, PO Box 481587, Charlotte NC 28269 by Friday March 14. Inductees are Project L.I.F.T. co-chairman, Anna Spangler Nelson, chaplain and retired educator Mildred Smith Campbell, and Jesus Ministry founder Maudia Melendez. Info: Jeannette Price by e-mail jdprice115@gmail.com or Ridgley at 704-351-4156 or by e-mail.


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