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4 • BENNETT BANNER • DECEMBER 4, 1998
BRIEFS & REVIEWS* BRIEFS & REVIEWS • BRIEFS & REVIEWS
On and Off Campus Events • Activities • Announcements
BY ERISHA LIPFORD
Ebony Vibes Trivia Question #2
Who was the first rapper to be signed to the Bad Boy label?
Please submit your answers to Dee in Shell Hall B.
Higher Education Amendments of 1998
Lower interest rates from 8.25 percent to 7.46 percent can be
applied to all new federal student loans and also Direct Con
solidation Loans until Jan. 31,1999. All current students with
a Direct Loan can apply now to refinance their loans at the new
interest rate. For more information on refinancing student
loans, borrowers may call the Loan Consolidation Network at
(800) 557-7392 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or access the Direct Loan
web site at http://www.ed.gov/Direct Loan.
RazzMaTazz is sponsoring auditions for Retrospective, a
musical revue of the 20th century, Dec. 4 from 7-11 p.m. and
Dec. 5 from 1-4 p.m. in the Greensboro Cultural Center Level 1
(Drama Studio One). RazzMaTazz is open to ages 13-adulL
You must bring a prepared audition song (accompanist is
available), a list of commitments through September 1999, and
wear clothing appropriate for a movement audition. Singers
and Dancers are needed. The musical will tour North Carolina
from Februrary through September. 1999. For more informa-
uon call (336) 373-2506.
Candlelight Concert Scheduled
The Bennett College Choir will present its annual Christmas
Candlelight Concert in the Annie Memer Pfeiffer Chapel Dec.
6 at 7 pm. Following a candlelight processional, the choir will
perform Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols accompanied
by harp. The program will also feature traditional Christmas
carols, African American spirituals and gospel songs related to
the Chrisunas theme. The concert will conclude with the annual
Christmas message by President Gloria Randle Scott. The choir
is conducted by Valerie Johnson and accompanied by David
Pinnix. The public is cordially invited to attend. Admission is
ON THIS DA Y IN NOVEMBER
BY ERISHA LIPORD
Lawson is appointed as
executive vice president for
National Programming and ’
Promotion Services at the Public
Broadcasting Service. She is the
first woman to assume a position
at a major television network as
the chief programming executive
•28,1981 Pam McAllister
Johnson is named as pub-
love, '90s style
BY NAIMA Q. BARBOUR
The author of the No. 1 Black
board bestseller “Sister, Sister” is
back with a soulful tale of love,
betrayal, and friendship.
Eric Jerome Dickey offers
“Friends and Lovers,” (384 pp.
NALIDutton $5.99 paperback) a
chronicle of the lives, loss and
love of four young Afirican-Ameri
can people in Los Angeles. There's
definitely a lot to talk about in the
city of angels.
Debra, an OB-GYN nurse, has
had her share of no good men and
has decided to withhold sex until
marriage. Her best friend, Shelby,
a flight attendant, believes that if
she has sex, she will secure mar
Tyrel, a computer company ex
ecutive, has had enough of meet
ing the wrong women. However,
he is hesitant about being in a seri
ous relationship because his father
cheated on his mother and later left
his family to be with the other
Tyrel's best friend, Leonard, is
a successful stand-up comedian,
and is ready for a serious relation
After meeting at Denny's, Debra
and Leonard hit it off immedi
ately. Soon after, Shelby meets
Tyrel. The attraction is instant as
well as the consequences.
Leonard is no longer laughing
when he has to make a decision
about what matters most to him.
The lingering question in his head
is, is he really ready for a steady
relationship and the love of a good
Their relationships begin to
take different courses after hitting
the beaches, comedy clubs, and
restaurants. Debra, still on her no
sex before marriage kick, becomes
seriously involved with Leonard
but it takes Shelby and Leonard a
little longer to reach that point.
Unfortunately, Shelby and Tyrel
leam the hard way about the con
sequences of having sex before
marriage and that a long lasting
relationship doesn’tbegin with sex.
A misunderstanding concerning an
unwanted pregnancy ultimately
destroys Tyrel and Shelby’s ro
Shelby then moves to San Di
ego to rid her mind of Tyrel. Mean
while, Tyrel takes a job offer in
Shortly after moving, Shelby
meets Richard and becomes en
gaged. Tyrel, on the other hand,
enjoys his freedom by going out
with different women night after
After tragedy strikes in the new
lyweds' house, Shelby and Tyrel
rush to L. A. to be by their best
friends' side. It really makes you
wonder if distance really makes
the heart grow fonder? Will they
get back together? Check out
“Friends and Lovers” to find out.
Despite the trials and tribula
tions the couples had to face, in the
end they realized the most valu
able gi ft to give or receive isfriend
ship. It is a clear distinction be
tween friends and lovers but only a
few can differentiate.
Friends and Lovers” is a must
read. I was hooked from the first
sentence. Dickey's ability to illus
trate both male and female points
of view is outstanding.
So when it's time to sit back and
relax don't forget your copy of
"Friends and Lovers," located at a
bookstore near you.
Also by Dickey, "Milk in My
Coffee and "Sister, Sister."
Bennett College students may place meeting announcements, ser
vices, Items for sale, etc. -- 25 words or less - in the Banner
Classifieds for FREE. The cost for non-Bennett students is $2.50 for
25 words or less and 5 cents for each additional word. For more
information stop by Shell Hall C-2.
Usher of Gannett’s Ithaca
Journal. She is the first
African-American woman to
head a general circulation
newspaper in the United States.
•30,1924 Shirley Anita
St. Hili (later Chisholm) is
bom in Brooklyn, N.Y. She
began her political career when
she was elected to the state
assembly and later to Congress.
Chisholm is the first African-
American to run for president of
the United States.
Dec. 4 is the final day for
Seniors are scheduled from
9 ajn. -1 p.m.
Underclasswomen, Faculty, and
Staff are scheduled from
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The Children's House is sponsoring
a jewerly ftmd-raiser for new
7 p.m. Dec. 4 at 7 p.m
at 2724 Aster Drive
(near Florida and Lee streets).
Call Sharon Bibbs 370-4723 for
Word Processor ~ Laser Printer.
$150 CASH ONLY. See
Ms. Champion in Cone Hall.
Flames and Curls
contact Tiffany @ 379-7457
Cancun, Flordia, Jamaica,
South Padre, Bahamas,
Etc.. Best Hotels, Parties,
Prices. Book Early and Save
!! Earn Money + Trips!
Campus Reps / Organiza
Call Inter-Campus Pro