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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, June 07, 1984, Image 1

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cabarrus TUP PU A BI HTVP Tin OOP A nil UlljfirlJbt 11 I Jt* ruo 1 —..g-rtf CALL 376-4)496 aiaim - «»um5i "The yoice Of The Itlack Community " r Yptony f.^amber - - - ----- THE CHARLOTTE POST - Thursday, June 7, 1984 p,ice: >0 —~ MUg Payne on Renee Payne Receives National Award See Story On Page 9A Mrs. Ruth Forman •% r Captures Miss St. Paul, 1984-85 Title See Story On Page 5A Lnariotte, coi-ve. j Amay James i • ! Presbyterian Church^ I | Honors Mrs. Robinson See Story On Page 11A j .. . lrs. Robinson I LOVELY ANGELA ERWIN “Beauty of the Week™ Angela Erwin Appears * Determined To Succeed By Karen Parker Post Staff Writer Angela Erwin, 20, has definite sights on her immediate and future plans. The junipr at Winston Salem State University plans to complete summer school in June, and then it’s off to San Francisco. Those are the immediate plans. Once our beauty completes undergraduate and graduate school she imagines she’ll be mana ger or owner of a company. When Ms. Erwin travels to San Francisco next month, she’s not sure just how long she’ll be away. The summer is hers to enjoy sightseeing, touring, and more while on the sunny west coast. Angela explained, she's visiting her uncle, Terry Grier, who’s in the navy. The daughter of George WSSUTo Sponsor First SAT Seminar The Department of Edu ce yon at Winston-Salem State University will spon sor its firsK£cholastic “ Aptitude Teat (SAT) Sem inar June 11-29. Students in all Forsythe County high schools are encouraged to participate. The enrollment fee is ITS, and space is limited. The seminar will include a de scription of the SAT, an explanation of the different types of questions and sug gestions about how to ap proach answering ques tion. , vi i The beat armor is to keep out of gunshot range. and' Ba7Bara'"Efwrfns_ a" business administration major in college. She has one older sister, Lisa. “I selected Winston-Salem State because I wanted to go to a school close to home,” Erwin noted. She emphasized another reason she attended a predom inantly black university was to learn more about her heritage. Erwin doesn’t feel other colleges are in touch with black heritage. At school, Erwin is an Alpha Phi Alpha sweet heart, a University Usher and a member of the Queen City Club. "I like the Queen City Club because it’s a group of students from Charlotte,” Erwin commented. ‘‘We get together and have fund raising events and other activities.” Even though Erwin has enjoyed living in Charlotte, she projected she’d like to live in another city after graduating. ‘‘I want to attend graduate school at a large predominantly black college like Howard University. Erwin feels Washington, O.C. or Atlanta are cities which she'd like to make a business move in. A 1982 graduate of Harding High School, Erwin enjoys reading mysteries, singing and ira ~'pfeT5gfratrng: ~M> philos^ ophy of life is 'TJie surest way not to fail is to be determined to succeed.’ ” Erwin remembered applying that philosophy once when she was a can didate for class president. She didn’t win that office, however she was eventually elected sec retary. “I had the confidence to keep going, so I still won an office,” Erwin smiled. She doesn’t find too many displeasing things about life, however, she’d like to see less prejudice. Erwin believes especially in the business sector, too many people are being dis criminated against. ‘‘If I could make a change in world affairs, I'd eliminate discrimination,” Erwin insisted. Erwin has always held esteem for her grand parents, James and Ella Grier, and Mattie Erwin. My grandfather owns an alteration shop so I've learned a lot about business from him,” she stated proudly. However, if Erwin had to put a favorite person at the top of a list, she knew right off it’d be her mother. She always supports me,” Erwin said. "If I take one step, she encourages me to take two more,” she added. Black Wor en And The Vote Conference Set Hunt Reweafc New Health Care Plans Calling runaway health costs a “threat to the fu ture security of older Ame ricans,” Governor James B Hunt Jr. unveiled a plan to protect Social Security and assure affordable health care for senior ci tizens. “Medical costs today are growing two to three times faster than inflation,” said Hunt. Higher health bills not only make medical care harder to afford, but also drive up insurance premiums and add to busi ness costs, he added. “For example, the cost of health insurance now adds more to the price of a new car _than the cost of the s^l in it does. “But older Americans - and the Medicare program upon which they depend - faces the most serious and immediate threat,” Hunt continued. “Without bold action soon, the Medicare program will go bankrupt by 1990. “I propose a comprehen sive long-term strategy - designed to keep Medicare solvent without cutting back on the quality of care older Americans receive or raising the payroll taxes working Americans pay." Hunt said his plan “would cancel the blank check hospitals now have when it comes to billing patients. Instead of just filling in a fee, hospitals would be put on a budget for the first time - and they would have to stick to that budget " ‘‘This strategy also makes economic sense,” Hunt explained. It would cut federal health spending by $176 billion by 1995 And it attacks our health pro blem in the fairest possible way - by cutting costs, not raising taxes or chopping benefits .” Hunt also invited the people of North Carolina to compare his "positive con structive plan to protect See HUNT On Page 5A ^ — ■■■ ,, .«»■, .m. Afro-American Cultural Center Restora tion Project director Dee Dee Murphy, left, happily points out the early sue — CeSS of the nrganij^tjpp'i} f||nfl _r/?i<Li?£ ———---I campaign to Vivian Nivens and Sam Johnson. (Photo By Peeler Portrait Studio) $204,000 In Pledges Murphy: AACCR Fundraising Efforts “Beginning To Jell” ‘‘See green every day. Make it happen." Those are but two of the various slogans and catchy phrases used by the core members of the campaign leadership for the Afro American Cultural Center Restoration Project The campaigners are working to raise $800,000 to restore the old Little Rock AME Zion Church which will house the Afro-American Cultural Center. "We have to be positive and upbeat,” said Deedee Murphy, the campaign director. “We have a ma jor task before us, and it will take a lot of hard work for it to be successfully completed." she added According to Murphy, the amount raised so far is a “big scoop out of the target amount." She told the audience that gathered at the Chamber of Com merce, “We still have a long way before we can claim success." The Afro-American Cul tural Center Restoration Project has raised more than $204,000 in pledges and contributions. The figure was released during what was termed as the "big scoop” news conference “This campaign is just beginning to jell," Murphy commented. “I feel good about the potential for success ’’ She added, "We have an our volunteers in place now, and we are spreading them all over the county.” Though Murphy is pleased with the number of volunteers already work ing with the campaign, she noted, "We need more bodies (workers) and money ” If you are in terested in donating time or money to the Center, telephone 374-1565 or 394-9983 Black Educators To Meet In Raleigh A conference on black history and a banquet fea turing the widow of singer Nat King Cole will bp held in Raleigh Saturday, June 9, in remembrance of the birthday of the late Char lotte Hawkins Brown, for years a national leader in black education Both events will take Blacks And Jews Need Closer Ties? and Jewish leaders agreed, during in terviews aired recently on New York City’s WNBC TV program, “Positively Black,’’ that there was a need for closer ties be , tween their communities. They differed, however, over issues around the can didacy of Rev. Jesse Jackson for the Democra tic nomination for the pre sidency as well as over the effect the Jackson effort might have on a possible black-Jewish conflict in the contest for mayor in the city of New York next year. The host of "Positively Black,’’ Gus Geningburg. in summarising the con trasting interviews, noted that “there seems little , doubt but that while Rev. % Jesse Jackson .Presidential candidate Jackson'* candidacy has unsettled the traditional political and social process in our nation, it is equally clear that the current strained relationships be tween blacks and Jews ■it cannot be laid at hit feet.” Henlngburg, who has worked in race relations for more than 35 years, said: "The reasons are much more historic and fundamental As we look to __1 _ the future, it seems clear that the interests of Jews and blacks will best be served if we develop rela tionships which are open, candid, honest and contin uous and based on common interests and respect.” Stated Henry Siegman. "Since the heyday of the civil rights movement, there has been a gradual attrition in the relationship between blacks and Jews (There are) tensions, mis understandings that have been generated by the can didacy of Jesse Jackson but I don't think this is a permanent situation that in the long range defines the state of that relationship What is a serious question is why the black commun ity is not disturbed, as I think it shoud be, about a candidate who aspires to the presidency of the U S. <making such state ments)." Rev William Jones add ed, "Ever since the great struggle for civil rights in this land, Jews have in volved themselves in pa ternalistic terms when they, like all people of good will, should have been in volved in the struggle for simple justice. I think that black people, and justifia bly so, are terribly disen chanted with some of the mouthings made by the Jewish leadership Blacks are dismayed for several reasons. First of all, the organized Jewish leader ship has never publicly condemned South Africa." *_ place at the McKimmon Center on Western Blvd in Raleigh Dr Brown, an educator, social worker and religious leader, was born June 11 in Henderson, N.C She found ed the Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia in eastern Guilford County, one of the nation's lead ing preparatory schools for blacks until its closing in 1971 The site of the school is under development as a state historic site commit ted to black history by the Historic Sites Section of the N.C. Department of Cul tural Resources and by the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historical Foundation, a private group. The organ izations are sponsoring the June 9 event*. The main speaker for the general session following registration is John Hope Franklin. Dr. Franklin is recognized nationally as one of the most distin guished black historian* Marie Cole, widow of singer Nat King Cole, will be recognized as a special guest. Mrs. Cole is the niece of Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Workshops To Address Vital Topks; On Saturday, June 23, the conference. 'Black Women and the Vote" will be held at North Carolina Central University in Durham Three workshops wii, be held during the one day conference which will ad dress the topics: Voter Education Issues. Poli tics and the Women's Vote, and challenges and Op portunities for Women in Politics. The conference, Ahicn will begin with registration at8:30a.m. and end a: 3:30 p m , is being sponsored by the North Carolina Voter Education Project in con junction with Women's —Vote Project of the Voter Education Project m At lanta, GA The parent organization the Voter Education Pro ject. Inc., is based in At lanta. GA, and serves 11 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Geor gia, Louisiana. Mississip pi, North Carolina. South Carolina. Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia Along with researching politics and issues of pu blic policy, BEP also analyzes and issues reports on the voter registration levels, voting trends and general population charac teristics of non-white Ame ricans in the South As a result. ‘ VEP has been the primary organiza tion working full time in the South to implement the 1965 Voting Rights Act through programs of voter registration and citizen ship education " VEP has financial!;, as sisted more than 1 600 communities with services. One beneficiar% of the services is the Women's Vote Project, which, ac cording to its director Eleatha L) O'Neal, has a threefold mission 1» To register 100,000 black women voters In North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. These three states have been selected because of their high per centage of black women voters 2) To create a network of black women in these three Southern states to facili tate more participation in the electoral process by increasing registration, voting, office-seeking, and the monitoring of public policy by black women 3) To conduct exit inter views among black women voters at the polls during elections and to gain in sight and information on . how to motivate higher black female registration and voter turn-out This conference and the workshops are pertinent because of the facts un covered by the Women's ■ Vote Project. See WORKSHOP Page ISA

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