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Announcements May 2014
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 6, 2014:
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The Forum did not meet today. The following announcements were mailed in.

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Chance Lewis sent in a save-the-date for the free event “60-Year Commemoration of the Brown vs. Board of Education Landmark Decision: The Impact on Charlotte and the Carolinas,” a meet & greet, program, dinner and entertainment to be held at UNC Charlotte Center City Campus, 320- E. 9th St., on Monday, May 12 from 4:15-7:30 p.m. Info here. This flier lists panelists as Bill Anderson, Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, Laura Foxx, Deborah Kaclik, Rickye McCoy-Mitchell and John Wall.

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Bill Anderson sent in an invitation to a MeckEd dinner and awards program honoring the group’s 2014 Teachers of Excellence, on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Info here. Tickets are $100 here.

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Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to the free Impact3 Demo Day, a showcase for seven startups “balancing a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit” being nurtured by Queen City Forward. The event will be Wednesday, June 4 from 1-5 p.m. at Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. Register online. More info here.

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LaWana Mayfield sent in a copy of her May newsletter, which included an invitation to "The Great American Clean-Up" on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m.-noon at Renaissance Park, 1200 West Tyvola Rd.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 13, 2014:

 

At the May 27 Forum: Greg Phipps and Charlotte Budget Director Randy Harrington. June 3: Supt. Heath Morrison.

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Blanche Penn announced that a May 22 competition at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Ln. in Matthews would be the last competition for the Silver Fox Cheerleaders for awhile because of other booked engagements.

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Phyllis Perry announced that the Democratic Party’s 12th Congressional District Board would hold its convention this Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Laurene’s Restaurant, 2801 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here says 10 a.m.

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Joyce Waddell announced an invitation from U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson to a summit on human trafficking this Thursday, May 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Harris Alumni Center at UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd.

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Sophia Hollingsworth announced that Mecklenburg County would hold a dedication celebration on Wednesday, June 4 at 10 a.m. marking the renaming of the health department’s Fighting Back Building the Hattie B. Anthony Fighting Back Center. Details and invitation here.

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Joyce Waddell and many others combined to announce the Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at Laurene’s Restaurant, 2801 Beatties Ford Rd. Tickets are $45. Speaker is Sheila Oliver, second woman and second African-American to serve as Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly.

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Aaron Sanders announced that Charlotte golf greats Charlie Sifford and James Black will be honored at a Wall of Fame at Revolution Golf Course, 1225 Remount Rd., on Thursday, May 15 beginning at 5 p.m.

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Aaron Sanders announced that he and Gene Waddell are operating the Bogey 18 Golf Shop in the basement of the Johnston Building, 212 S. Tryon St.

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Vilma Leake asked for prayers for the girls kidnapped in Nigeria. “They are our children.”

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Marcus Bass advised that teachers were not in a position to lobby for education funding. “The teachers will follow if the community is behind them.”

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Gyasi Foluke announced that more inquiry about education needs to focus on “the qualitative content of education” and how children across ethnic lines are being miseducated. “If you don’t believe me, read my latest book. It’s called ‘Truth My Teacher Never Told Me.’”

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Phyllis Perry left an announcement that the Mecklenburg County African American Caucus would host a trip to Baltimore to attend the African American Music Festival from June 20-23. Details here.

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Fliers were left about Community Environmental Leadership free training sessions, on air quality May 6-May 31 and on water quality June 3-24. All sessions will be held at Johnson C. Smith University. Sponsors are the JCSU Center for Applied Leadership & Community Development, the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Clean Air Carolina, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. Details here.

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Jennifer Roberts left an announcement of the 4th annual Jennifer Roberts Volleyball Festival benefiting victims of domestic violence, to be held Saturday, May 17 at Jeff Adams Tennis Center at Renaissance Park, 1200 W. Tyvola Rd. Registration begins at 9, with games 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Suggested donation is $25 per player. Flier here. Reservations here.

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Ernest Winston left a flier about CMS budget priorities and a list of contact information for county and legislative leaders who will vote on education budgets.

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Darryl Bego sent in an announcement that Youth Development Initiatives is looking for entrepreneurs and businesses to host teen workers as part of the YDI summer employment program. YDI pays the teen’s salary “in exchange for job mentors offering deserving teens their first work experiences.” Info: Bego at 704-562-3806 or by e-mail.

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Kim Roseboro sent in an announcement that Firm Foundations will host its third Teens Together summer program for rising 5th-graders through rising 9th-graders. Flier is here.

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Jane Whitley sent in the May edition of the newsletter of Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County.

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Nooma Monika Rhue sent in an announcement of the publication of “Dress the African Way: An Activity Book for the Family.” Details here. Order it here.

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Colette Forrest passed along a link to a change.org petition to the N.C. General Assembly to raise the age to 18 for prosecution as an adult.

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Bill Anderson sent in an invitation to a MeckEd dinner and awards program honoring the group’s 2014 Teachers of Excellence, on Wednesday, May 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Info here. Tickets are $100 here.

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Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a newsletter from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest about N.C. education funding.

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Jane Whitley sent in a save-the-date for the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County Summer Luncheon to be held Saturday, June 14 at noon at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Rd.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 20, 2014:

 

At the May 27 Forum: Greg Phipps and Budget Director Randy Harrington on the upcoming Charlotte budget. June 3: Supt. Heath Morrison.

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Dr. Daisy Walker appealed for volunteers to proctor end-of-course testing at West Charlotte High School. Details are here.

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Dondhi Burrell announced that the Double Oaks Masonic Outreach Center has 49,000 square feet at the former elementary school available for use by community groups who want to “meet and take action…. Do-ers don’t talk and talkers don’t do.”

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Laura McClettie announced that the C.W. Williams Community Health Center continues to process health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act for persons who have had life-changing events (divorce, adoptions, loss of Medicaid, etc.) at 704-393-7720. Next open enrollment begins Nov. 1.

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Phyllis Perry announced that Dr. Robbie Akhere, chair of the 12th District Convention, wanted to thank all of the nearly 200 people from six counties who attended Saturday’s convention.

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Yolanda Trotman announced that Carla Archie, a Wells Fargo attorney, has announced that she will run for the Constangy seat on Superior Court.

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Yolanda Trotman announced a meet-and-greet for her District Court candidacy on Thursday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Ave.

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Alicia Brooks announced a meet-and-greet for her District Court campaign on Saturday, May 31 from 1-3 p.m. at the Millstone Ridge community on Iveywood Lane, off N.C. 51 in Matthews.

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George Battle thanked his supporters for their support during their 12th District Congress primary.

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

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David Howard sent in an invitation to “ReThink CLT: Using Mobile Access and Technolgoy to Shape Charlotte’s Future” on Monday, June 2 from 8:30-10 a.m. in Room 267 of the Government Center. Details here.

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Sam Evans sent in an announcement of the 2nd Annual Youth Empowerment Summit, free for CMS males in grades 7-12, on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, 1430 Alleghany St.

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Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in newletters from Rep. Ruth Samuelson, Rep. Rob Bryan and Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Bill Anderson sent in a copy of MeckEd’s May 14 newsletter.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 27, 2014:

 

At the June 3 Forum: Supt. Heath Morrison.

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Pam Grundy announced that a delegation from Charlotte and Salisbury will go to Raleigh Thursday, May 29 to lobby for changes in the Read to Achieve Act.

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Laura McClettie announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center continues to process health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for applicants who have had life-changing events.

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Ty Turner appealed for proctors to volunteer to serve during upcoming end-of course testing at Garinger, West Charlotte and Harding University high schools.

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Sam Evans sent in a reminder of the 2nd Annual Youth Empowerment Summit, free for CMS males in grades 7-12, on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, 1430 Alleghany St.

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Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the speaker for the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County Summer Luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 14 at Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road will be Patsy Keever, first vice chair of the NC Democratic Party. Details here.

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Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to the free Impact3 Demo Day, a showcase for seven startups “balancing a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit” being nurtured by Queen City Forward. The event will be Wednesday, June 4 from 1-5 p.m. at Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. Register online. More info here.

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Colette Forrest sent in a reminder of the Black Women’s Caucus’s Blackberry Brunch on Saturday June 21 at 11 a.m. at Laurene’s Cafeteria on Beatties Ford Road. Forrest said tickets are available from Ella Scarborough, Joyce Waddell or Alicia Brooks.

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Linda Butler sent in an announcement of a free legal clinic on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 5100 Snow White Ln. Details here.

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Malachi Greene sent in links to “History of Brown v. Board of Education”, an undated article on the U.S. Courts website maintained by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts that Greene says is “the best synopsis as I've seen of the struggle to get to ‘Brown’”; “The Case For Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates on May 21 in The Atlantic; and “Black And Gay Sycophants Are Deconstructing America”  published May 21 by John Myers on the Personal Liberty, about which Greene comments, “Now, this is "ole timey" racism!”

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Michelle Ridgley sent in an announcement that the Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. will hold a golf challenge fund-raiser on Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Northlake Golf Club, 4841 Lakeview Road. Cost is $45. Details are here.

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