Black Ink March 4,1991
Remember What Your Fifth
Grade Teacher Said
"Quality, Not Quantity"
This past summer, when we sat around working and dreaming
on Bloc kink, it seemed as if evay sentence began with a wish. For
instance, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could be a weekly publicati(m?”
Or, “Man, if only we could even tie the recod... 18 issues. You
coukln’t teU roe nothin’!”
Well, we are a weekly publication. And this issue will tie the
record set by previous Bletcklnk ediUM' Allen Johnson, who is now
the assistant managing editor of the features desk at the Grer/u6oro
News and Record. We are quite excited to be able to s^ we will
break Johnaoo’s record. However, as the m(»ths, weeks and issues
h^ve gone by, the idea of publishing 18,19 or even 20 issues isn’t
half as important as it was this summer.
You know how it is. What you wish for isnevo-as great as you
thought it would be. We are not saying It isn’t wonderful that we
have been consistent and have published weekly, but you know
what your fifth grade teacher always said. “Girls and boys, it is not
quantity but quality.” The excitement of the publication of another
issue has been replaced by the panic of a misspelled word, the fear
of a weak article and the prayer that we are producing a quality
We hope when people look at our publication, they do not only
say that tiK Black Ink editors of 19^91 broke the record and
published the most issues ever, but say that we tried to publish a
paper that rivals the best college magazines, black w white. We
hq)e they will see a progression and improvement in style, editing
and design. We also hope they will remember this and do every
thing in their ability to keep improving Blacklnk.
Many of us may think it is novel that Black Ink is a quality^
consistently published paper. However, we realize this is not true.
As editors, we have bera preceded by some of the brightest minds
to pass through the University. At 22 yetfs of age. Blacklnk is one
of the oldest publications on this campus—older than the/’Aoenu,
The Carolina Critic and the catalyst. There were times in thclnk’s
history that it was a quality and coisistently published paper.
However, because no one took the respcmsibility to keep it a
continuously improving, many of us only remember its recent, less
Thus, exciting as it may be to reach the our 18th issue, we are a
great deal more omcemed with the continuing quality of
We know we can improve and plan to do so. However, we hope we
will set a standard that demands future students to keep AlocJl/nik
the paper k deserves to be. Peace. —Enlui F. Campbei and
Akiawolc N’Gai Wright
The csscufr of fnrchm is understanding''
Erika F. CannpbeU, Akinwole N'Gai Wright
Asst%lant Editors: Debbie Baker, James Benton
Business Manager: Andre Tippens
Sti^: Chris Brown, Corey Brown, Lem ButJcr, Teresa Jefferson, Tim
Little, Roger Madison, Chandra McLean, E>aniel Peddle, Myron B.
Calendar Coardinatar: Raquel Bushnell
CaUrfbiMon: Chris Bracey, Michael Caldwell, Hardy Floyd, Dana
Lumsden, Dillard Massey, AbboQ Whitney,
Inside Black Ink
Monday, March 4,1991
It is no big secret that UNC-Chapel Hill is under investigation for alleged discrimi
natory hiring and promoting practices and other civil rights violations. But the big
secret is the actual investigation itself.
—UNC Under Fire Pages 6-7
Ten years ago, this country ranked third in the world’s incarceration rate trailing only
the Soviet Union and South Africa. Now we are No. 1.
—U.S. Has Highest Incarceration Rate of Black Males... Page 3
Black Ink presents write-in candidates for BSM president and parliamentarian.
—Black Student Movement Elections 1991 Page 4
African- Americans have often fought iHavely fw their country even though they face
racism and segregation back at home.
-Fighting To Be Free Page 5
People, Arts and Entertainment
-Into The Woods
-Point After Touchdown.
-Racism Prevents Progress At UNC
, Page 11
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