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Announcements March 2014
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 4, 2014:
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Dianna Davis announced that the Charlotte African-American Festival that was snowed out on Feb. 15 has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. African attire suggested.

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

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Apri Agyapong announced a free community conversation about how her organization New Leaders “is concretely suppirting school leaders and teachers” at an event on Wednesday, March 12 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Albemarle Road Elementary, 7800 Riding Trail Road. Guest, New York-based New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines. “It is very important, to keep our program alive and well in the community.” Details here.

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Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders would return to competitions in May.

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Arthur Griffin left for participants a flier with “Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S.” and “Poverty Quick Facts.”

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LaWana Mayfield sent in the text from the Observer’s Feb. 28 new story, “Charlotte won’t ask about convictions on initial job applications” which is at the Observer site or cached here.

 

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Announcements from March 11, 2013:

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Invited for next week: All at-large candidates for the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

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Pat Cotham announced that Wednesday’s Uptown Democratic Forum on Wednesday, March 12 would hear from candidates in statewide judicial races. The Democratic Forum meets at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E 7th St.

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Joyce Waddell announced that the National Council of Negro Women Charlotte Section’s 20th Annual Brotherhood/ Sisterhood Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Drive. Suggested donation $45.

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Joyce Waddell invited all to attend Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Discussion will include the budget.

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Robert Hillman announced that Entrepreneur High School, a public charter school projected to open in August, will hold a information day this Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 5431 Hickory Grove Road. Details here.

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Dianna Davis announced that the Charlotte African-American Festival is this Saturday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Drive. African attire suggested. Performers include the Silver Fox Cheerleaders.

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Dakia McCray announced a free “Wake up! Student Empowerment Summit” for Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive. Details here. Register online.

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Nakiya Cohen sent in an announcement that the Black Political Caucus will hold the following candidate forums: March 25 for clerk of Superior Court, sheriff and all county commission seats; April 1 for Senate 39, Senate 40 and House 98; April 22 for U.S. House 12. Details here.

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Ximena Uribe sent in a reminder of the April 26 Charlotte World Parade & Festival at Freedom Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details here.

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will meet Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Speakers are statewide judicial candidates. Details here.

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Kathryn Block sent in a flier about community engagement meetings on the CMS budget, including upcoming events on April 21 at Hopewell High and April 24 at South Meck High. Details here.

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Connie Johnson sent in an announcement that Mecklenburg County Senior Democrats will hear party Chairperson Robin Bradford at their meeting on Friday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 18, 2014:

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At the Forum March 25: representatives from CMS and charter schools.

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Kim Ratliff announced a fundraiser for her Commissioners at-large candidacy on Wednesday, March 19 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Tanner’s Bistro & Lounge, 505 E. 6th St. Details here.

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Ty Turner announced that he is a navigator for the Affordable Care Act and that the deadline for signing up without penalty is March 31. See Turner or the C.W. Williams Community Health Center for assistance.

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Joyce Waddell announced a fundraiser for her N.C. Senate 40 campaign, an open house and afternoon of jazz on Sunday March 30 at 4 p.m. at 7925 N. Tryon St. Suite 106.

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Joyce Waddell announced that the National Council of Negro Women Charlotte Section’s 20th Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Drive. Suggested donation $45.

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Levester Flowers announced that on Monday, March 24 he will begin teaching voter education classes at Joyce Waddell’s campaign office.

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Dakia McCray announced a free “Wake up! Student Empowerment Summit” for Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, 2800 Coliseum Centre Drive. Details here. Register online.

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Matt Newton announced a noon Tuesday rally for fast-food workers to support a higher minimum wage. The event was planned for the McDonald’s across the street from UNCC.

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Dianna Davis announced that plans are already under way for the 2015 version of last weekend’s Charlotte African-American Festival.

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Carlenia Ivory introduced Antoine Mayfield and Rashonda Jackson, who work on CMS partnership issues and will attend the Forum regularly.

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Trevor Fuller announced a free kickoff rally for his Commissioners at-large campaign from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Shelter 3 at Freedom Park.

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Colette Forrest left a flier for an early voting kickoff rally with free food on Wednesday, April 23 from 6-7 p.m. at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road.

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Nakiya Cohen sent in a revised list of Black Political Caucus candidate forums: March 25 for clerk of Superior Court, sheriff and all county commission seats; March 31 for Senate 39, Senate 40 and House 98; April 7 for U.S. Senate and April 22 for U.S. House 12. Details here.

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Colette Forrest sent in Mayor Patrick Cannon’s 100-Day Report. More on Cannon online here and on Twitter at @CLTMayor. E-mail update sign-ups here.

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Sharon Holm forwarded Shannon McKnight’s change-of-venue announcement for the 2014 Whitney M. Young Jr. Awards Gala, which will be Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E. Trade St. Tickets for $100 are here.

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LaWana Mayfield sent in a newsletter.

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Sharon Holm sent in a synopsis of three exhibits at the Gantt Center.

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Inetta Bell sent in a flier about the free, including lunch, Restoration, Redemption and ReEntry Conference on Saturday, May 3 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St.

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Bob Phillips sent in a flier about two showings in Charlotte of Bill Moyers & Company’s documentary “State of Conflict: North Carolina,” on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion at 7th & McDowell Sts., and Sunday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Universalist Unitarian Church, 234 N. Sharon Amity Road.

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Brittany Yates sent in an announcement that Endless Dreams Foundation would hold a DreamHer Mixer Friday, March 28 at Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. from 5:30-8 p.m. ($10 donation requested) and a free resume workshop on Saturday, Marh 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Plaza Midwood Library, 1623 Central Ave. Details here.

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Connie Johnson sent in an announcement of a Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County reception on Wednesday, March 26 at the Assorted Table Wine Shoppe inside 7th St. Public Market at 224 E. 7th St. following the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performance at Spirit Square. Donation of $25 requested and includes drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres, photos with the band and autographs. Tickets can be purchased at the Wednesday general meeting (6:30 PM) held at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. or from Connie Green-Johnson (704-321-2669) with checks made out to Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County (DWMC). For concert tickets contact Jane Whitley at 704-906-4070 or by e-mail.

 

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Announcements from March 25, 2013:

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At the Forum April 1, all state and local candidates in the May 6 primary who have not yet addressed the Forum. April 8: Candidates for Congress District 12.

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Toni Tupponce announced “the hottest jazz session this side of anywhere” at the 14th Annual Black History Concert, “We Came Before Columbus” featuring Pucho Brown and his Latin Soul Brothers and A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas, to be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at West Charlotte High Auditorium, 2219 Senior Dr. More info by e-mail or online. Tickets ($25-$15) here.

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Levester Flowers announced that Joyce Waddell will open her campaign office with an open house and afternoon of jazz on Sunday, March 30 from 4-7 p.m. at the Gold Hill Pavilion, 7925 N. Tryon St. Suite 106. RSVP to Flowers by March 26 at 704-968-3391. Flier here.

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Ken Koontz announced that he has $10 DVDs for sale of the January Growing The Dream event held by the CMS West Learning Community honoring unsung heroes.

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Rodney Moore announced that the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus will hold meetings statewide focused on designing an action plan to address poverty. The series begins in Durham April 3 and in Winston-Salem April 4. The Charlotte event will be after the May 6 primary.

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Sheila Peltzer called on House District 12 candidates to support a White House Council on Men and Boys similar to ones held previously on women and girls.

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Sheila Peltzer announced that she had a copy to lend of a DVD called “Divorce Corp.,” a documentary on the $50 billion divorce and child custody industry.

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Blanche Penn announced that JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) will hold its 2014 Charlotte Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 5, beginning at 7 a.m. at Carowinds. Penn said the Silver Fox Cheerleaders will participate in the walk. More info here.

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Dakia McCray announced a free forum titled “3rd Grade Reading: We Can Do More” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Keynote speaker is Ralph Smith of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Sponsors are Teach for America, MeckEd, YMCA, Belk Foundation and United Way. More info on flier here.

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Gyasi Foluke announced that his five books offer solutions to many of the education issues discussed at the day’s Forum. See Foluke for copies.

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Ken Simmons sent in an announcement that the previously announced “Evening with the Legendary Robert L. (Bob) Davis Sr.” sponsored by the Grandparents of America has been postponed.

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Nakiya Cohen sent in reminder of upcoming Black Political Caucus candidate interviews. Details here.

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Ximena Uribe sent in an invitation to a Gallery of International Artists Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 6 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Details here.

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Sam Divine Jr. (Forum, 6-26-12) sent in a bar chart comparing GDP growth rates of eight African countries with the so-called BRIC economies of Russia, Brazil, India and China. The full text of Divine’s promotional e-mail is here.

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Jane Whitley sent in a reminder of Wednesday’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band concert, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. with reception sponsored by Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County. Details here.

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Ximena Uribe passed along an announcement of Wednesday’s 2014 Business Showcase, a business-to-business trade show sponsored by the Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance and the Charlotte Chamber. from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 with complimentary reception at 6 p.m., at The Park Expo & Conference Center, Independence Boulevard at Briar Creek Road.

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

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Bill Anderson sent in a save-the-date for April 28 for a statewide summit on “solutions to close the skill gap” and preparing young people for future jobs. RSVPs go by e-mail here.

 


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