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3A NEWS/ The Charlotte Post February 22, 1996 Community Notes • Retired educator Elizabeth Randolph will receive the Whitney M. Young Jr. award by the Charlotte- Mecklenburg Urban League March 12. Randolph will receive the award at the Omni Charlotte Hotel from her nephew, Baltimore mayor Kurt Schmoke, as part of the third annual Whitney M. Young Jr. award dinner. Randolph served more than 50 years in education, including stints as associate superintendent of curriculum for Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools, princi pal at University Park Elementary School and teacher at West Charlotte High School. For tickets or table reserva tions, call the Urban League at 376-9834. • The N.C. NAACP Kelly M. Alexander Sr. Humanitarian Award Banquet will be held March 16 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Research Triangle Park. U.S. Senate candidate Harvey Gantt will receive the Humanitarian Award and Fred Rasheed, the NAACP’s director of economic develop ment and interim administra tor from 1994-95, will receive the Charles A. McLean Distinguished Service Award. Banquet tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (910) 275-0851. • The Wesley Heights neighborhood will throw a Bob Marley birthday bash for a greener community Sunday. The party/benefit will be held at the Pterodactyl Club, 1600 Freedom Drive. Doors open at 8 p.m. and donations are $5 at the door. Reggae bands will play from 9 p.m.- until closing. Proceeds will go to the Wesley Heights commu nity to help develop a green way for the neighborhood. For more information, call 342-3400 or 334-1537. • The Westside Political Action Committee will hold a candidate endorsement forum Saturday. The forum will be held at 9 a.m. at St. James United Methodist Church in the northwest cor ner of Freedom Drive and Interstate 85. West Charlotte residents can meet candidates who have endorsed Westside PAC objectives and to hear their general platforms. • The Local Organizing Committee of the Million Man March and Present Day Ministries continue its African American History Month lecture series through March 1. A presentation, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community,” will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Present Day Ministries, 2730 Rozzelles Ferry Road. On Sunday, the presentation “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Minister Malcolm X: Were Their Struggles The Same?” will be given by Ahmad Daniels. Also, “The Harlem Renaissance and Today” will be presented by Frank Creft. Panelists will include N.C. NAACP President Kelly Alexander, Bob Davis of tbe Black Political Caucus, Pastor James Ephraim of McClintock Presbyterian Church and JoAnn Stevenson Jenkins of the Drug Education Center. On March 2, “The Nile Valley Civilization,” resched uled from Feb. 2, will be pre sented. For more information, call 393-5474. • Charlotte Latin School is testing next month for minority scholarship appli cants. Testing for two four-year scholarships sponsored by Cogentrix Energy Inc. will be held March 16. office at 846-7207. Testing can be arranged for a date other than March 16. Applicants must be entering ninth grade in the fall to be eligible. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the school’s admission Allen Tate Company P.O. Box 928 165 S. Trade St. • Matthews, N.C. 28106 OmCE: HOME: 704/847-6400 704/567-1594 VOICEMAIL: 704/841-3187 PAGER: 704/5826086 GLADYS B. BADGER REALTOR® o KINGSmRK A P A R T M E Cleon, safe, quiet community conveniently located on bus line. Affordable 2 bedroom garden and townhomes. Refrigerator, range, AC and water Included In rent. Helpful resident manager and maintenance staff Call 333-2966 M-F 9:30 - 6:00 Braces For Children & Adults DR. PAUL A. McGILL, D.D.S., P.A. "Practice Limited To Orthodontics" (704)375-7005 1404 Beatties Ford Rd. Northwest Gateway Professional Center Suite 200 • Charlotte, North Carolina 28216 Housing alumni asked for help Continued from page 1A AME Zion Church; and Virginia Massey Jamison, the housing authority’s public relations assistant who grew up in Southside Homes. Shannon said he’s hoping to involve former housing authority residents from all walks of life, “not just the ones with degrees in hand and jobs making $80,000-$90,000 a year. “We want just families that moved up and got good jobs at Lance or are a mechanic or a nurse or an administrative assistant making a decent liv ing. Who moved from depen dence to independence. People from up and down the eco nomic ladder.” The alumni association, once it organizes, will decide what it wants to do and what pro grams, if any, it wants to undertake, he said. Possibilities include adopt ing families to mentor and helping teach residents how to run businesses and about get ting further education and training. “There are so many needs...but the laborers are few. We need tutors. We need scoutmasters. Ninety percent of the families in public hous ing are headed by females. “They could have picnics in the summer. And a formal banquet, with presentations and awards. The key is kind words, words of encourage ment. A lot of families need to feel good about who they are. It would be such a great bene fit to families we serve.” Barber said he sees the alumni association letting cur rent residents know “we didn’t just show up at NationsBank or running our own business.” “There were a lot of people I can remember growing up who were afraid to dream. Who were afraid of being dis appointed,” he said. “The biggest challenge out there is to rise above lower expecta tions. 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