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Gregory Says Leadership Key To Members
Donna D. Whitaker
is that America
spiritually and morally bankrupt,”
said multi-professional Dick Gregory
Sunday night in Great Hall as the final
part of the Black Arts Festival, which
is a celebration of the black arts on
the UNC-CH campus.
Gregory, a professional comedian,
author, actor, human rights activist,
social satirist, philosopher and lec
turer said to a group of about 150,
“You’ve got to begin by looking inside
yourself. That’s where you start to
clean up this mess.”
In an interview Sunday night 48-
year-old Gregory expressed the same
sentiment, saying “God runs rampant
in your body. Are you willing to sit
down and tune him in?”
He also said that the BSM could be a
more vocal voice if it had more
members and if its members were
members of organizations such as the
“One thing about white folks is that
they respect power,” he said.
Black Ink wins Mark
of Excellence award
Donna D. Whitaker
Black Ink received a certificate for placing third in the Best All-Around
Magazine category of the Mark of Excellence Contest at the Region II Socie
ty of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi (SPJ-SDX) Conference held
at the Sheraton Center in Charlotte March 28-30.
The contest was sponsored by the Region II and national divisions of SPJ-
SDX, which is a non-profit organization of student and professional jour
nalists geared toward preserving freedom of the press and promoting jour
nalistic excellence in writing.
"I was surprised but extremely proud when I discovered that we had won
an award. It shows that BJack Ink is a good paper, although many people
don’t think it is,” said Editor Theresa Williams, who accepted the award for
the newspaper staff.
Williams submitted recent issues of The Black Ink into the contest in
Magazines from the University of Maryland and James Madison Univer
sity in Virginia jointly took first and second place in the category.
Region II consists of college and professional chapters in the states of
Delaware, Maryland. Virginia and North Carolina and Washington, D.C.
Gregory also said that leadership is
the key to a larger BSM membership.
He suggested that each BSM member
go out and get three people to join the
He said that the members should
explain to others that they must join
for their children’s sake and should
boycott games if athletes refuse to
In his speech Gregory criticized
President Carter as being weak, sav
ing, “Jimmy Carter can’t tell the oil
companies, which he regulates, to
stop ripping us off,” and therefore
does not have the power to tell the
Russians to get out of Afghanistan.
He said in the interview that the
first thing Carter should do to curb in
flation is to admit that it is out of con
Finally, Gregory said that Carter
should semi-ration gasoline and stop
adding money to its price.
At the Fair
A mother rests and her daughters enjoy the culinary delights and
stuffed, cuddly trophies that every fair offers. Photo by Kim
Mark Canady elected 1980 BSM chairperson
Some problems in the Black Student Movement this year may have been
administrative, but BSM’s biggest problem was getting people interested in
the organization, and then having to deal with an already apathetic crowd,
said freshman Mark Canady, the BSM's youngest chairperson elected in its
"It makes it very difficult to run an organization that way,” he said.
Canady said he feels the BSM is on campus to preserve and strengthen the
Black culture. “But mostly it should be a way to make the Black and the
white people here aware of the different cultures that exist,” he said.
Among his plans for next year, Canady said he would like to increase
memt>ership, get more people involved with the BSM, especially the general
body members, start a recruiting program this fall and see the Black Ink
become as regular a paper as possible. “Not necessarily weekly, but make it
a dependable paper. Commitment is what it’s going to take,” he said.
He cited an example of the large apathy that exist within the BSM as he
talked of a situation in which he had planned to meet with a person who said
he had some ideas for the BSM. The person told him he didn’t want to take
the time to walk up to the BS.M office to talk with him. “1 was there for 55
minutes and the person didn’t come. And that’s the kind of crowd we have to
deal with,” he said.
"“It’s easy to complain, but we need people who are willing to do something
about it,” he said.
“Some people died so that we would be able to come to a school like this,
and to just come take it for granted, that seems to be unfair,” he said.
Among the BSM’s newly elected officers are sophomore Jesse Cureton as
vice chairperson. Some of his jobs, according to the present constitution,
will be to serve in the place of the chairperson when he is not present and to
serve as the Election Board Chairperson. Freshman Quentin Eaton was
chosen as secretary, and he will take minutes at BSM meetings and main
tain files of all written records. The treasurer, junior Rochelle Tucker will
keep books and present records at BSM meetings. The new minister of in
formation freshman Larry Ellis will press releases, and the on-campus
coordinator Pauline McNeill will t>e in charge of all on-campus events.
Canady stressed that these are only some of the duties of the new offices
as listed in the constitution. He said the constitution needs to be updated.
Other new officers are Parliamentarian Greg Cranford, Cultural Co
ordinator Wanda Montgomery, Morrison Representatives Smith Turner IV
and Allen Russell, James Representatives Linda Brinson, and Jennifer
Dykes, North Campus Representative Sheila Miller and Ehringhaus
Representative Thalia Bowen.