Cedetria and Cobfetre the twins of Mr. and Mrs. 'Cedric Maagom. Their God * - i > j .parents ar^&7TndMr^Wini^olT man. -a # i^edetna Are I i x---;-:—— ; Not Alike Personality-wise year-old daughter, Ra < quandra, and an eight month-old son, Rodrick. “Cedric and Cedetria are nothing alike personality wise,” Mrs. Mangum stat ed about her twins. “Ce dric is extremely active _ and_Hk3L tojio Just about anything and Cedetria fol lows behind me a lot.” v Our oldest, Raquandra, was thrilled to see two babies and there was no jealousy at all. She helps out a lot. And now that we have Rodrick, the twins now get things for their little brother. “At times our twins are dose. When you give one : . aomeflting; the other wants * it tod"’ Mrs. Mangum continued. “But when they were babiear, it was just like having one child. When they were small, when one • was asleep, the other was awake and they never causedany problems.” The Mangums feel that it would be unfair to their children, Cedric and Cede tria to mold their person alities for them. “We don’t feel it is necessary to make them one person. I .don’t see it that way. Each child should have his or her own independence,” Mrs. Mangum expressed. The Iota Chapter’s spon sor for the Mangum fa mily is Jeanette Spicer. The Mangums are mem bers of the United House of Prayer. Grandparents in clude Mr. and Mrs. James Mangum, Sr. and Mr. and i Mrs. Oscar Alexander. Would Mrs. Mangum want to have another set of twins? “I really am satis fied with my children now. But if anyone else wants to have twins, I’ll be glad to help Jhem take care of them,” she lauehed. activities sponsored by the Retired Senior Executive Corps and the Retired Senior Volunteer Pro grams, pledged to help expand these programs. These programs match retired persons with spe cial expertise in many areas to individuals or groups needing help in “This program'could be enhanced by a more struc tured matching of indivi duals and agencies and or ganizations, greater distri bution of information about the skills of available senior citizens,” Knox said. “I believe these pro grams could be expanded to the many knowledge able retired persons with special skills, the cr*fta person, the person with technical skills, the Mere- r tary. Um office pan ■ ager.” Knox-pointed- out that expanded recreation pro grams aimed at older ci tizens provide vital con tributions to the quality of life for them. He noted that Raleigh’s commitment to recreation programs for older citizens is a fine example of what can be done. Those programs are supported by many organ izations and clubs and pro vide a wide variety of activities for older citizens, such as exercise, music appreciation, arts, crafts, dance, cooking and field trips. a Senior citizens were ap pointed to numerous boards and commissions in Charlotte while Knox was mayor. — ^ -« .. By Karen Parker Port Staff Writer English Bradshaw, the now director of the Char lotte-Oastoula Minority Business Development Center, recently Stressed be is seeking to assist business people not head scratchers. According to-Bradshaw, _Wbo assumed the director ship February 1, past directors allotted too much -- time tn people who hart Tin business savvy. “I intend to turn it around," Brad shaw claimed. “We’re ■ serious about manage i ment and technical assist ance.” Bradshaw described the beadscratcbers as those . who go to the local MBDA staff with no idea of the type of business they want to establish dr those with —no. business .skills, despite their knowing the type of business in which they’re interested. He implied the MBDA doesn’t have the time nor money for risky undertakings. Acknowledging the MBDA’s purpose is to pro mote and assist the cre ation and expansion of minority business enter prises, Bradshaw talked about the kinds of busi ness he does intend to help. “The level of assistance varies; however, I’d like to identify minority business es that want to expand,” Bradshaw continued. He explained there are many successful minority owned businesses inthe Charlotte-Gastonia Stan dard Metropolitan Area, (SMSA), but they’ve Fred Rasheed bNAACP Keynoie Speaks* Continued From Page 1A housing and employment. The organization has about eight major cam paigns which can actually cover hundreds of activi ties conducted by mem bers. Those campaigns are Operation Fair Share; Le gal Department;,. Prison Program, Washington Bu reau; Education, Acade mic, Cultural, Technologic al & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO); Housing and ^abor. uperation f air Share strengthens the relation ship between blacks and corporate America, assur ing more black participa tion in major businesses in every facet. The NAACP’s legal de partment-fights discrimin ation while the prison unit concentrates more on pre paring prison inmates for productive lives. The or ganization’s Washington Bpreau lobbies for civil right. In the education depart ment NAACP members monitor programs in public Khools to discredit any Inequality practices. Also m the line of education is Act-SO. This campaign en courages minority youth by having them compete for local, regional and national scholarships and awards in various academic disci plines. Other special guests ap pearing with Rasheed in clude the chairman of the board, Kelly Alexander, Sr. of Charlotte and Earl Shin houte, director of Region Five. 740 SERIES l THE f FABULOUS L 40’s ■ —11 English Bradshaw -New MBDC director reached their production limit because they don’t have adequate capital for expansions. "We’d also like to help establish businesses with —people-who have-business knowledge,” Bradshaw emphasized: The MBDA is a federal program established by the U.S. Department of Com merce. The Department awarded a contract to a national minority-owned consulting—firmr Boone; Young and Associates, of New York to operate MBDA offices. Bradshaw was assistant director of the Brooklyn MBDA office before transferring to Charlotte. -“We offer assistance and_ consultation in bidding, construction, food service, office supplies, and any other areas in which minor ities own business,” Brad=_ shaw pointed out. He mentioned knowledge of bidding is important. government doesn’t manufacture anything it uses, not even paper dips,”, Bradshaw stated. “It has to purchase everything.” Originally from Winston Salem, Bradshaw received his Bachelor’s degree (Political Science), and his Master’s (American Stu dies) from the University of Hawaii. He obtained an- - other Master’s (Public Affairs) from Harvard -University. The Business Develop ment Center is located at 230 S. Tryon Street. For more information, tele phone 372-6966. Talent Hunt ..The Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incr will host its 38th An nual Talent Hunt Program Sunday, March 4, at First Baptist Church west on Oaklawn Ave. Junior Division partici- j pants include Melissa Mob ley, Monique Dennis, Riz pah Ross and Jonathan Stover. - The Senior Division par ticipants include Kimber- I ly Harrison, Roberta Rat- j liff, Enya Flack and Melody Carson. The Senior Division win ner will represent Pi Phi Chapter in the District ralent Hunt Program Sa turday, May 12, in Mrytle Beach, S.C. Special guests perform- ! ;rs will be the Pi Phi , Ensemble, under the lead Hrship of Frederiek Ervin,—L accompanied by Samuel Hill, director. The public is cordially invited to attend. 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