^outhwide Organization Wants Immediate Action RALEIGH,-Leaders of a executive committee mpi in ι—» ««•■«me «(iiiuuuon, meet ing hare November 18, called F«4>ràl—Judge—FianUiu Dupree to act immediately on the case of the Wilmington 10. They predicted that if be does not do so, there will be a nationwide demand for his impeachment. The group is the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice ISOC), of whteh one of the Wilmington 10, the Rev. Ben Chavis, is co^hairperson The organisation'8 other co chairperson, Anne Braden, of Louisville, Ky.rsaicTlhe SOC r Raleigh this weekend in order to find out first-hand the pre ton case. Committee members attended from five states -Al abama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee "We Vvere appalled to learn that Judge Oupree has not yet given any indication that he is prepared to act promptly on this case," said a statement issued by the group. The SOC leaders said it is important that people under stand that the Wilmington case is not over, despite the action of the U.S. Justice -r —«w» " vvn ill uilllg a brief on behalf of the defen dants. The brief was filed in support oi tne Wilmington loT habeas corpus action that has great people's victory." SOC said. "That brief represents a habeas corpus action that has been pending before Judge Dupree since 1976. "That brief represents a great people's victory," SOC said. "It happened because people all across this country and across the world demand ed that the U S government act. "But the Justice Depart mem s acnon does not in itself free the Rev. Ben Chavis, it does not release the other detendanls trom parole rest rictions, and it does not solve the problem of the public's need to know the real story of this case. Nor does it resolve the problem of what will be r'one about the crimes of those officials who conspired to put the Wilmington 10 in prison. These things can be resolved only when Judge Dupree acts." SOC describes itself as a "Southwide organization that together around issues that affect all of our lives." The organization supports union organizing efforts in the South and deals with such issues as unemployment, tenant rights, the arms race, and all forms of discrimination based on race or sex. "We believe the persecution of the Wilmington 10 in this state is an attack on the rights of all working people in the South who need and must have the right to organize, ' ' the SOC statement said. In addition to calling on Judge Dupree to act promptly, the SOC leaders demanded~ that the Justice Department seek indictments against Pre secutor Jay Stroud an "others who committed illega * acts in the persecutionlïrtlï Wilmington 10." They also de manded that North Carolina officials lift the ban whicl prohibits the Reverend Chavi: from talking to the press "The state of North Carolina and the people of this country need to hear what he has tc say." the SOC statement said In regard to Stroud and other North Carolina officials, the SOC leaders noted that the Justice Department's briet "implies" that Stroud "encou raged perjury" and states that Superior Court Judge George ^ Fountain, who heard the 1 appeal of the 10 lor a new trial, - acted in an irregular manner in allow ing the assistant attor ney-general of North Carolina ! to write the finding of fact and conclusion that he accepted as his own. "The Justice Department brief states clearly that the ~~ conslîtutîonàl rights of the Wilmington 10 were trampled upon. the SUC leaders said. "In effect, this brief admits what we and thousands of others have been saying: that there iin; polmcaiprisoners m America, and this case proves it " YOUR BEST ADVERTISING MEDIA IN THE LUCRATIVE BLACK MARKET CALL 376-0496 THE CHARLOTTE POST Urtoé-w.* ^ —— ^ ^Oiarlotte's Fastest Growing Community Weekly 3LACK NEWSPAPERS EFFECTIVELY REACH BY FAR. MORE BLACK CONSUMERS • VOL. 5 NO. 14 —M — ^H^RLOTTE^iORTt^^^ROLINA^Thursday, November 23, 1978 Price 30 cent·: CA Wins Fight For Reinsured Drivers Carolina Action announced Tuesday that the Reinsurance Facility Board of Governor's has agreed to their demand to require Insurance Compan ies to send a stricter notificat ion form. They will now have to include the information that the reinsured driver is paying -a 10 percent surcharge. At a Reinsurance Facility Boferd of Governor's Meeting onOct. si, Tom Carpenter, the Chairman told Carolina Act ion that he would consider tMÉr demand to change their unulNov. 14 to make a decis ion. Today Tom Carpenter said that they would make the changes "The notification form that was going out before was worthless", said Dave Gard ner of Carolina Action. "It was written so slickly so as not to say anything at all. We want the people to know that they're being put into High Risk Pool and their rates will go up 10 percent. We think the public deserves to know the truth and we're glad the Facility has finally come around." Gardner continues that Carolina Action ia still not completely satisfied with the form. They think it should include the reason for being ceded to the Facility. A Hear ing on this issue will take place on November 18 by the Insurance Department. Caro lina Action hopes to make some headway here, since the Facility still refuses to give the reasons. Salvation Army Inspires Xmae Spirit Kicking-off the 1978 p'-nual Christmas Appeal for Meck «urg and Union counties. Salvation Army will offer festivities to help raise money for the needy on Friday, Nov. M, at 12:00 noon in the NCNB Plaza. The goal of the Salvation Army's Christmas Cheer Pro gram ia 170,000. Last year trie Army provfcl· aH ΓΜαΙηι·! eaaiotanoA Ia viUeewUl include ■ DolJ Show sponsored by the Salvation ArtÉy Ladles Auxiliary to be hèli Friday and Saturday, Dee. 1-2 from 10:00 a.m.-9:00 Ώ.Λ. In the Eastland Mall. m If a MAN could have HALF \ wiahea, he weidd DOUBLE TROUBLES Photo by Archer's Ltd ATTRACTIVE EMMA JONES ...Attends CPCC Miss Emma Jones Is Beauty Of Week by Sherleen McKoy Poet SteH Writer Our beauty for this week is 23-year-old Emma Jones who is studying to become a dental assistant. Emma attends Central Piedmont Community College where she said that she is having fun. Her heart's desire is to become a professional model in the very near future. "1 like a lot of fashions,'' she said, "i love clothe· and usually I get lots of compliments on the way I dress." A lover of people, Emma said that she "gets along pretty good with them." she likes a basketball or tennis game. Speaking on self-know ledge, Emma said, "I think I'm a very outgoing person and I love to be with my special someone." For the Thanksgiving holiday, Emma planned to help her mother cook, visit all her friends and go to a club later that evening Whatever the future holds or wherever the voice of destiny leads her, Emma sums up the outcome thusly, "Whatever I be, I'd like to be a success. The 1973 graduate of Garin ger High School is the young est of three children and is the daughter of Willie and Mary Jones. Ciillllia MIU uuai biihx siic has lived in Charlotte all her life, β he plana to someday make her residence else "I'd like to live in Atlanta,'' she «aid, 'it's a nice place to live with nice surroundings " Emma s mother has had the moat bearing in her life. "She has always been behind ma to puah myself and try to be somebody," Emma explain ed. Emma's interests include partying, traveling, and going to concerta a lot. Occasionally CMS Announces - Holiday Schedule Thanksgiving holidays are scheduled November 23 and M. Schools, the Education Center and other offices will be closed. Schools will be cloaed December 32, 35, M Mrs. Parker Is Recipient Of Francis Makemie Award nui. inez Moore r»r*«, former faculty member and chairman of theJCSU English Department, is the recipient ο/ The Francia Makemie Award for the beat book pub lished in this calendar year relating to the Presbyterian Heritage of the South. This award is presented annually by The Historical Foundation of the Presbyter ian and Reformed Churches ( Montreal, North Carolina), and la in memory of Francis Makemie, an Iriahma* who came U> America in' μ» let h Century, organisée um tint Presbytery, and became Mr» Inez M. Parker ...Ha· book published known u "Father of Ameri can Presbyterian. "The award-winning publi cation is entitled The Rise and Decline of the Program of Education for Black PrMby terians of the United Presby terian Church, U.S A , 18β5 1970." San Antonio: Trinity University Press. 1977 Mrs Parker is co-founder 01 the JCSU Archives and Re search Center which she esta bllshed in the summer of 1975 while researching her first book, The Biddle-Johnaon C. Smith Story. Retired from teaching, she now serves as Archivist of Johnson C. Smith University. With a Bachelor of Arts See Mrs Parker on page 4 NAACP Sets Religious Affairs Public Meeting Carter Make* Progress In Appointments Λ. C Washington-President Cart er, nearing the end of his second year in office, can see the results of an intensive effort to increase the total number of blacks in the federal government's admini stration positions, and to put more into senior influential posts. "What really singles out President Carter," said James Joseph. Under Secret ary of Interior and one of the President's appointees, "is the fact that he had the audacity to appoint minorities in non-traditional areas." "Many of them (black ap pointees) have an opportunity to demonstrate that they can not only manage complex agencies, but that the resour ces of these agencies can be used to benefit all Ameri cans.'' Joseph said. Black appointees served on agencies such as the National Transportation Safety Board, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. ACTION, the Coastal Overseas Private Coastal Plains Regional Com mission, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation-to name a few in addition, President Cart er is making a concerted effort to bring more blacks into the judicial system and is striving to inc.ease minority representation in U.S. Mar s ha I and U.S. Attorney posts A group of enthusiastic singers : Christopher Paige. Nicole Watherman, Donica Huntley, Robyn Leatherman, Dorothy Blake, Stacy Photo by Kiieen Hanson Roland. Angela Hardin and Caroline Huntley at the Afro-American Center's Saturday children's program. At Afro Center Children To Host Open House by Eileen Hanson Special To The Post Magic dragons, colorful masks and African rhythms will highlight the Afro-Ameri can Center's Open House on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Spirit Square Beginning at 10 a.m. some 50 children will putx>n a festive program guarant&d to delight parents and friends The Open House is sponsor ed by the Children's Art Pro gram or CAP, which takes place each Saturday from 10 a m to 1 ρ m for children ages 4 to 12. Through songs, dance and visual arts, the children will tell their guests about the 7 principles of Kwanzaa, an East African holiday célébrât· ing the first harvest. According to the program director JoAnn Moorhead, Kwanzaa has been adopted by many black Americans "to focus on bringing the commu nity together, based on the family and the needs of the community." Kwanzaa is celebrated Dec 26 to Jan. 1 The Afro-Center is planning a big family celebration the eve ning of Dec 27. For several weeks the child ren have been learning the principles of Kwanzaa, and the Swahili word for each one: unity (umoja), self determin ation ι kujichagulia), collect ive action and responsibility (ujima), economic purpose (nia), creativity ikuumba) & ι ni iaiin ι imam ) The children's bright green, yellow and orange dragon will demonstrate ujima -- collect ive action and respoasibility Visual ArU director Susan Parker said the dragon was made out of bits of paper, with each child doing part of the whole The idea came from their visit to a Chinese restau rant Music director Delcia Harp er will lead the children in call and response singing - a style of music inherited from Africa and still used today in many black churches The children call it "follow the leader ' - they will lead and the parents ^will follow The singers will perform work songs from black America to stress the principle of ujima-economic cooperation Songs and dance move ments give children a positive image of themselves." said Harper The center's art* pro gram encourages children to use all ol their senses and to creatively express their feel ings through art forms "The purpose is to give the child experiences and help them develop self-aware ness," according to Moor head, a theatre major at UNCC. "By involving them in black arts they gain a sense of belonging to a cultural and historical community Then they can look towards making their own contribution to the future The arts art· an avenue of self-awareness Parents are an important part of ΓΑΡ, so Renee Jones is coordinating parent participa tion A parent cluster will a-nrlr U/ith tho nrnnro»*, Saturday At the Open flouse, the parents will serve traditional African snacks of fruit, nuts, cider, raisins and muffins "We are trying to get the kids away from the junk-food hab it," said Jones "We are con cerned with the whole child " A special exhibit of the children's photography will be on display Free-lance photo grapher Roderick Kolle works with a group of 8 children who have a special interest in this art form "They have learned to shoot, process and print their own photos," said Kolle The photos will express the Kwanzaa principles through the eyes of the young photo graphe rs The arts program is open to all children ages 4-12 Junior and senior high students are involved as helpers Many of the teachers are part of the University Year for Action, a volunteer program at UNCC. Rev. Hope Ls The Featured Speaker by Susan Ellsworth Post Staff Writer The first NAACP Religious Public Meeting with featuren guest speaker Kev .luliu. Ceasar Hope will be held or. Sunday. Nov 26 at 4 ρ πι at the Mt Carmel Baptist Church. Rev Hope was appointed a National NAACP Director υ· Religious Affairs of New York City in May 1978.. He had previously held pos; tions as Georgia State Presi dent of the NAACP, Georgia State President of the School and Baptist Training Uni')., Congress and Pastor of th<· First Baptist Church η Macon. Georgia. Kev nope has served in the ministry for 20 years In 1971 he was appointed to an eleven member Georgia Commission on Human Relations by form er Governor Jimmy Carter Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1932, Kev Hope attended Slate College where he received λ Β S. Degree in Philosophy. In 1961, he received a Master of Sacred Ί heoiogy degree from the Interdenominational Theo logical Center in Atlanta He then became pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Brunswick, Georgia, a post he held for eleven years, where upon his leaving, the Mayor and City Council proclaimed August 1, 1970 as "Kev J.C. Hope Day" Kev hope was a past Director of the Neighborhood Youth CorDS for the Cnoelol a— -t Georgia Rev Τ W Samuels, chair man of Ihe Charlotte-Mecklen burg County branch of the Church Work Committee asserted that he is cooperating with the national and state NAACP bodies to enlist sup port from leaders of all faiths in the NAACP's program "The religious affairs pro gram is to promote an educat ional interest designed to give a moral and ethnical interpre talion to the Civil Rights struggle and provide resource assistance for religious educa tion and social action activit ies with the improvement of race relations. Rev Samuels emphasized. All organized religious group· are urged by Rev Samuels to support the NAACP Membership effort for 3,000 members in the Char lotte-Mecklenburg County Community

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