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Circle K, Anheuser-Busch
sponsor awareness seminar
By Bryon Tinnin
EDITOR-IN-CHrEF
Circle K International, in conjunction with
Anheuser-Busch, held an Alcohol Awareness
Seminar on campus recently. The purpose of the
seminar was to promote National Collegiate Drug
Awareness Week and to inform students on how
to drink more sociably.
Anheuser-Busch Campus Representative
Eric Newland was on hand to show the film
Happy Birthday Ray," which focused on stu
dents who drink and may become irresponsible.
It also showed different perspectives on what to
do in drinking situations.
Circle K International is a service oiganiza-
Lest we forget
working as the black man. Even though the
wall of racial unequality has been tom down,
there are still many barriers in our way. But
we, like a growing number of our parents now,
want the best high-paying jobs available to
every man in this country, and we, again like
our parents, will get them.
How, you may ask? The answers may
surprise some of you, but to our parents and
other believers in our generation, the answer
will come as no surprise.
Though many of us have allowed drugs,
theft and other harmful, illegal activities to
enter into and control our lives, the majority of
us have clear, brilliant minds and know what
we want and how to go about getting it. We are
the children of a strong race filled with pride
and dignity; "our mamas didn't raise no fools."
We are the dreamers and achievers, the movers
and shakers who will emerge as one almighty
unit and take this country to new heights it has
never seen before. Instead of being taken for
granted by one political party and virtually
being ignored by another, we will be a major,
powerful force in all parties and our voices will
be heard loud and clear across the nation and
around the world. Already it has been revealed
that more black youth are voting in higher per-
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tion for college men and women. Antrawn
WUbum, president of the organization, said that
he hoped this seminar helped to stress that stu
dents need to learn how to drink more sociably.
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centages than our white counterparts, and that
is truly an excellent sign for better things to
come. America’s first black president is almost
a certainty in our lifetimes, and it will be a time
we can look forward to with pride and anticipa
tion. There will be more of us in the chief
executive's chair at major Forbes 400 corpora
tions and other large businesses. Our race will
put more individuals in prestigious jobs such as
lawyers, doctors, teachers, engineers and other
professions than ever before. We will see our
personal incomes equal that of the white man’s
and go even further beyond. Our race will be
so compelling that we will shock the world and
prove to an even greater extent what a unified
minority can do.
We know nothing comes easy. But
despite the odds against us, we will exceed to
great new triumphs. We are well aware of the
obstacles that stand I'n our path to success, but
we see these obstacles only as hurdles and we
will leap over them with the greatest of ease
and take what is rightfully ours.
We've come such a long way already,, but
still the road is long and there is much ground
to cover. We have our hearts, minds and souls
set on succeeding, and indeed we will, for
greatness is our destiny.
History's IVIeaning
children, and the children ceased to function on the principles of knowledge that their parents
possessed. "As a tree without roots is dead, so is a people without the knowledge of their history
likewise dead."
So today, most black people are not functioning on the knowledge our ancestors acquired
over the centuries. We have lost that knowledge which is so vital to the proper development of
any people. Jesse Jackson said: "We were once pyramid builders, and today we are project
dwellers."
Recognizing that the anthropologists lose the cracks of our history in the midst of time, then
one cannot properly study a history as vast and illuminating as that of black people in single
month. However, we applaud the vision of that great black educator. Carter G. Woodson, that led
to the establishment of Black History Week for it is apparent that one cannot be oneself until one
knows oneself, and this is why Black History Month is indispensable to us - because it recon
nects us to a valuable part of ourselves that we have lost.
Moreover, Black History Month is significant in that it enlightens other people or races to
the great contributions which blacks have made not only in this society, but all over the world. It
is essential in a pluralistic society such as American that we learn the histories of all ethnic
groups so that we may be able to deal with one another respectfully and as a result develop
healthy relationships.
Fastiion Conscious
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good, and might just match that outfit you
plan to wear tomorrow. Still if we are going to
make these items a part of our dress we should
lend some understanding to their history and
origin. There is a urgency for us to get serious
about the wearing of our regal colors. To also
realize not only what image is being sold to us,
but to also know how we are selling ourselves
short by not fully understanding what we
"once" again have within our grasp. There is a
history within those accessories, and the histo
ry is ours. And if these articles be only part of
today's fad, lets not ignore the possibility of
making them a part of all our tomorrows.
First, we have to do as Spike Lee sug^jested in
his movie "School Daze"... "WAKE UP".
Answers to black history trivia quiz:
1. Kunta Kinte
2. Ms. Rosa Parks
3. Brown vj. Board of Education
4. Carter G. Woodson wrote "The Miseducalion
of the Negro"
5. Thuigood Marshall
6.1906
7. Bibble University vs. Livingstone College, first
reported in history, 1892, Thanksgiving Day. Bibble is
now J.C. Smith University.
8. 1688, the Quakers
9. Jack Johnson, 1908
10. One of the first black doctors of the Civil War
in 1863
11. HairiettTubman
IZ Steve Biko
13. "Amos 'n' Andy"
14. William H. Lewis and W.T.S. Jackson in 1890
and 1891 at Amherst College
15. First black graduate from Harvard University.
16. 1959 by Lorraine Hansberry, who was the
first black woman to have a play on Broadway
17. 1950
18. Anwar Sadat
19. He integrated baseball in 1947 with the
Brooklyn Dodgers
20. An African leader who along with 25,000
African troops crossed the Alps on elephants and con
quered Rome and ruled Rome for 25 years.
21. Booker T. Washington
22. Marcus Garvey founded the association and
its principle was the "Back to Africa movement"
23. Appeal (manifesto) which urged blacks to
fight for their rights
24. Founded the Nation of Islam
25. Martin Luther King Jr. was the founder, and
the Rev. Joseph Lx)wery is the president today
26. Dr. Charles Drew
27. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, A&T State Universi
ty, and Minister Louis Farrakhan, Winston-Salem
Teachers College, known today as WSSU
28. Earl the Pearl Monroe
29. The Moors
30. Ludwig van Beethoven
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