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"The books lhat the wwid calls immor^ait the books that show Ifte wold its
own sliarac”““ Oscar Wtlde
jf wilt not call Shabrazad AJi's book, A BtaclonaR's Cuide to Undefstaad-
ing the Slackwrnian tavmoral, an.d i cb not fed it reflects my own ihame.
However, 1 will call ft a very poctf interpf^ion erf the essence of the Afri'
can-American in this week’s editic»i of Fcffurn, Biaci Ink wit! lock al
my owft afld rthef perspectives rf this cowtfoversial book. Pkase M free to
commem or write lo «JS here Black ink, especiaJfy if we are not voicing
your c^ink«}. Wt mxi to know ’wfeit you think cm this topics and ethers.
t hc^ ym ^joycd the laa dregs d summer erf’ Labor Day weekend and 1
wish the Ixist d' luck for the coming up schfx’*! year. Please, if you would
hkctogct invdvcd with Black Ink, come to our fir'i meeting of the ycir
Ihc meeting will be held TODAY in rcvm 210 of the I’nion at 6:30- Please,
wc need all types of people and most of ail w'e need cnitmsiasm. Oncc
jgain, have a great year'
Pejce and Prtfepenlv
I’rika f. CampMl
A Black Cultural CeiAcr at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Htll,
at this point and time, ts an ox^Tn^jroa As showcased in this H(X; Issue,
1‘NC Mrfll not have a 8CC built urtil the admkiistr^ion feels that it is a top
priority, it is interesimg lo look around the university and *ee f^ns,
preparations and new apprcpriations of a $2 5 million K80N Ixj ildmg, 3
new Business Siiool, an Alumni Bu ilding, a Craige park ing deck, Fetzer
l-'ield refiW'attons, an Hunos Building, a Student Recreaiional Centef, >^t no
BCC although the plans for tlie BCC have been in I he works before many of
these «niaures were ci'en tlioughts.
I teel that all of our coltcaive cfftKis are being wasted and tbal Ac roles
13NC a hundred t«ne$ bd'we.
\X lial will >nap u> oul of this Iwp so that a BCC will be estaHish«i at the
Universuy of North Cardina ilK- dpparenl apaihy inherent in die UNC*ai
admimaratkjn has only to prdong any issue for four years before it and Us
believers subside (graduale>. At this rate my great-grandchildren will not
have a BCC
Docs UNC really sympathize with its AfricanrAmerican students, 1
w^mdcr?— Ilicrc is no BCC Vi hat would happen if no Afrwrv-American
Student enrolled next >«ar, 1 wonder?-— There would be no UNC
Between budget cut,v, tuitKin hikes and a Black Cultural Corner, (
somehow feel Ix'trared by LNC. I NC, the yjuthem part of 1 leaven ts
hardly lhat, and (s not the schod Utat 1 applied to as a senior m high si-htol
“*■ Akinwole N’Gai Wright
'I'he Esscnce of Freedom is Understanding"
Erika F. Campbell, Akinwole N'Gai Wright
Contributors : Debbie Baker, Chris Brown, Terrence
Ganison, Peter Henry,Teresa Jefferson, G. Thacker,
Evelyn Toliver, Sherry Waters
Many thanks to all who made this issue possible!!
Inside Black Ink
A Black Ciiltural Center...A Dream Deferred
An in-depth look at where the quest for a BCC
has been and where it is going. PAGES 6 & 7
New Freshman Class Committee
Black Periodicals Filling The Void
The X Man Commeth
From the Ink Files/Forum
The Blackman's Guide To Understanding The
PAGES 9 & 1
Endsights/ Letters to the Editors
An Academic Challenge To The Class Of ’ 94 PAGES 11
Tuesday, September 4, 1990
About the Cover
Where, oh where, will our Black
Cultural Center go? The BCC has been
deferred again and again, but few of
these deferments have been due to lack
About the Back
What happens to a dream
deferred? Langston Hughes, aowned
prince of the Harlem Renaissance may
have the answer.
Malcom X, The man and the
mystery. Look out for upcoming articles
about the X Man in future issues of Black