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MUg Payne
on Renee
Payne Receives
National Award
See Story On Page 9A
Mrs. Ruth Forman
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Captures Miss St.
Paul, 1984-85 Title
See Story On Page 5A
Lnariotte, coi-ve.
j Amay James i •
! Presbyterian Church^
| Honors Mrs. Robinson
See Story On Page 11A j
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lrs. Robinson I
“Beauty of the Week™
Angela Erwin Appears
* Determined To Succeed
By Karen Parker
Post Staff Writer
Angela Erwin, 20, has
definite sights on her
immediate and future
The junipr at Winston
Salem State University
plans to complete summer
school in June, and then it’s
off to San Francisco.
Those are the immediate
plans. Once our beauty
completes undergraduate
and graduate school she
imagines she’ll be mana
ger or owner of a company.
When Ms. Erwin travels
to San Francisco next
month, she’s not sure just
how long she’ll be away.
The summer is hers to
enjoy sightseeing, touring,
and more while on the
sunny west coast. Angela
explained, she's visiting
her uncle, Terry Grier,
who’s in the navy.
The daughter of George
Sponsor First
SAT Seminar
The Department of Edu
ce yon at Winston-Salem
State University will spon
sor its firsK£cholastic
“ Aptitude Teat (SAT) Sem
inar June 11-29. Students in
all Forsythe County high
schools are encouraged to
The enrollment fee is ITS,
and space is limited. The
seminar will include a de
scription of the SAT, an
explanation of the different
types of questions and sug
gestions about how to ap
proach answering ques
, vi i
The beat armor is to keep
out of gunshot range.
and' Ba7Bara'"Efwrfns_ a"
business administration
major in college. She has
one older sister, Lisa. “I
selected Winston-Salem
State because I wanted to
go to a school close to
home,” Erwin noted. She
emphasized another reason
she attended a predom
inantly black university
was to learn more about
her heritage. Erwin doesn’t
feel other colleges are in
touch with black heritage.
At school, Erwin is an
Alpha Phi Alpha sweet
heart, a University Usher
and a member of the Queen
City Club. "I like the Queen
City Club because it’s a
group of students from
Charlotte,” Erwin
commented. ‘‘We get
together and have fund
raising events and other
Even though Erwin has
enjoyed living in Charlotte,
she projected she’d like to
live in another city after
graduating. ‘‘I want to
attend graduate school at a
large predominantly black
college like Howard
University. Erwin feels
Washington, O.C. or
Atlanta are cities which
she'd like to make a
business move in.
A 1982 graduate of
Harding High School,
Erwin enjoys reading
mysteries, singing and ira
~'pfeT5gfratrng: ~M> philos^
ophy of life is 'TJie surest
way not to fail is to be
determined to succeed.’ ”
Erwin remembered
applying that philosophy
once when she was a can
didate for class president.
She didn’t win that office,
however she was
eventually elected sec
“I had the confidence to
keep going, so I still won an
office,” Erwin smiled. She
doesn’t find too many
displeasing things about
life, however, she’d like to
see less prejudice.
Erwin believes especially
in the business sector, too
many people are being dis
criminated against. ‘‘If I
could make a change in
world affairs, I'd eliminate
discrimination,” Erwin
Erwin has always held
esteem for her grand
parents, James and Ella
Grier, and Mattie Erwin.
My grandfather owns an
alteration shop so I've
learned a lot about
business from him,” she
stated proudly.
However, if Erwin had to
put a favorite person at the
top of a list, she knew right
off it’d be her mother. She
always supports me,”
Erwin said. "If I take one
step, she encourages me to
take two more,” she added.
Black Wor en And The
Vote Conference Set
Hunt Reweafc
New Health
Care Plans
Calling runaway health
costs a “threat to the fu
ture security of older Ame
ricans,” Governor James
B Hunt Jr. unveiled a plan
to protect Social Security
and assure affordable
health care for senior ci
“Medical costs today are
growing two to three times
faster than inflation,” said
Hunt. Higher health bills
not only make medical
care harder to afford, but
also drive up insurance
premiums and add to busi
ness costs, he added. “For
example, the cost of health
insurance now adds more
to the price of a new car
_than the cost of the s^l in
it does.
“But older Americans -
and the Medicare program
upon which they depend -
faces the most serious and
immediate threat,” Hunt
continued. “Without bold
action soon, the Medicare
program will go bankrupt
by 1990.
“I propose a comprehen
sive long-term strategy -
designed to keep Medicare
solvent without cutting
back on the quality of care
older Americans receive or
raising the payroll taxes
working Americans pay."
Hunt said his plan
“would cancel the blank
check hospitals now have
when it comes to billing
patients. Instead of just
filling in a fee, hospitals
would be put on a budget
for the first time - and they
would have to stick to that
budget "
‘‘This strategy also
makes economic sense,”
Hunt explained. It would
cut federal health spending
by $176 billion by 1995 And
it attacks our health pro
blem in the fairest possible
way - by cutting costs, not
raising taxes or chopping
benefits .”
Hunt also invited the
people of North Carolina to
compare his "positive con
structive plan to protect
See HUNT On Page 5A
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Afro-American Cultural Center Restora
tion Project director Dee Dee Murphy,
left, happily points out the early sue
— CeSS of the nrganij^tjpp'i} f||nfl _r/?i<Li?£
campaign to Vivian Nivens and Sam
Johnson. (Photo By Peeler Portrait
$204,000 In Pledges
Murphy: AACCR Fundraising
Efforts “Beginning To Jell”
‘‘See green every day.
Make it happen."
Those are but two of the
various slogans and catchy
phrases used by the core
members of the campaign
leadership for the Afro
American Cultural Center
Restoration Project The
campaigners are working
to raise $800,000 to restore
the old Little Rock AME
Zion Church which will
house the Afro-American
Cultural Center.
"We have to be positive
and upbeat,” said Deedee
Murphy, the campaign
director. “We have a ma
jor task before us, and it
will take a lot of hard work
for it to be successfully
completed." she added
According to Murphy,
the amount raised so far is
a “big scoop out of the
target amount." She told
the audience that gathered
at the Chamber of Com
merce, “We still have a
long way before we can
claim success."
The Afro-American Cul
tural Center Restoration
Project has raised more
than $204,000 in pledges and
contributions. The figure
was released during what
was termed as the "big
scoop” news conference
“This campaign is just
beginning to jell," Murphy
commented. “I feel good
about the potential for
success ’’ She added, "We
have an our volunteers in
place now, and we are
spreading them all over the
county.” Though Murphy is
pleased with the number of
volunteers already work
ing with the campaign, she
noted, "We need more
bodies (workers) and
money ” If you are in
terested in donating time
or money to the Center,
telephone 374-1565 or
Black Educators
To Meet In Raleigh
A conference on black
history and a banquet fea
turing the widow of singer
Nat King Cole will bp held
in Raleigh Saturday, June
9, in remembrance of the
birthday of the late Char
lotte Hawkins Brown, for
years a national leader in
black education
Both events will take
Blacks And Jews Need Closer Ties? and Jewish
leaders agreed, during in
terviews aired recently on
New York City’s WNBC
TV program, “Positively
Black,’’ that there was a
need for closer ties be
, tween their communities.
They differed, however,
over issues around the can
didacy of Rev. Jesse
Jackson for the Democra
tic nomination for the pre
sidency as well as over the
effect the Jackson effort
might have on a possible
black-Jewish conflict in the
contest for mayor in the
city of New York next year.
The host of "Positively
Black,’’ Gus Geningburg.
in summarising the con
trasting interviews, noted
that “there seems little
, doubt but that while Rev.
Jesse Jackson
.Presidential candidate
Jackson'* candidacy has
unsettled the traditional
political and social process
in our nation, it is equally
clear that the current
strained relationships be
tween blacks and Jews
cannot be laid at hit feet.”
Henlngburg, who has
worked in race relations
for more than 35 years,
said: "The reasons are
much more historic and
fundamental As we look to
__1 _
the future, it seems clear
that the interests of Jews
and blacks will best be
served if we develop rela
tionships which are open,
candid, honest and contin
uous and based on common
interests and respect.”
Stated Henry Siegman.
"Since the heyday of the
civil rights movement,
there has been a gradual
attrition in the relationship
between blacks and Jews
(There are) tensions, mis
understandings that have
been generated by the can
didacy of Jesse Jackson
but I don't think this is a
permanent situation that in
the long range defines the
state of that relationship
What is a serious question
is why the black commun
ity is not disturbed, as I
think it shoud be, about a
candidate who aspires to the
presidency of the U S.
<making such state
Rev William Jones add
ed, "Ever since the great
struggle for civil rights in
this land, Jews have in
volved themselves in pa
ternalistic terms when
they, like all people of good
will, should have been in
volved in the struggle for
simple justice. I think that
black people, and justifia
bly so, are terribly disen
chanted with some of the
mouthings made by the
Jewish leadership Blacks
are dismayed for several
reasons. First of all, the
organized Jewish leader
ship has never publicly
condemned South Africa."
place at the McKimmon
Center on Western Blvd in
Dr Brown, an educator,
social worker and religious
leader, was born June 11 in
Henderson, N.C She found
ed the Palmer Memorial
Institute in Sedalia in
eastern Guilford County,
one of the nation's lead
ing preparatory schools for
blacks until its closing in
The site of the school is
under development as a
state historic site commit
ted to black history by the
Historic Sites Section of the
N.C. Department of Cul
tural Resources and by the
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Historical Foundation, a
private group. The organ
izations are sponsoring the
June 9 event*.
The main speaker for the
general session following
registration is John Hope
Franklin. Dr. Franklin is
recognized nationally as
one of the most distin
guished black historian*
Marie Cole, widow of
singer Nat King Cole, will
be recognized as a special
guest. Mrs. Cole is the
niece of Charlotte Hawkins
To Address
Vital Topks;
On Saturday, June 23, the
conference. 'Black Women
and the Vote" will be held
at North Carolina Central
University in Durham
Three workshops wii, be
held during the one day
conference which will ad
dress the topics: Voter
Education Issues. Poli
tics and the Women's Vote,
and challenges and Op
portunities for Women in
The conference, Ahicn
will begin with registration
at8:30a.m. and end a: 3:30
p m , is being sponsored by
the North Carolina Voter
Education Project in con
junction with Women's
—Vote Project of the Voter
Education Project m At
lanta, GA
The parent organization
the Voter Education Pro
ject. Inc., is based in At
lanta. GA, and serves 11
Southern states: Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Geor
gia, Louisiana. Mississip
pi, North Carolina. South
Carolina. Tennessee,
Texas, and Virginia
Along with researching
politics and issues of pu
blic policy, BEP also
analyzes and issues reports
on the voter registration
levels, voting trends and
general population charac
teristics of non-white Ame
ricans in the South
As a result. ‘ VEP has
been the primary organiza
tion working full time in the
South to implement the
1965 Voting Rights Act
through programs of voter
registration and citizen
ship education "
VEP has financial!;, as
sisted more than 1 600
communities with services.
One beneficiar% of the
services is the Women's
Vote Project, which, ac
cording to its director
Eleatha L) O'Neal, has a
threefold mission
1» To register 100,000
black women voters In
North Carolina, Alabama,
and Georgia. These three
states have been selected
because of their high per
centage of black women
2) To create a network of
black women in these three
Southern states to facili
tate more participation in
the electoral process by
increasing registration,
voting, office-seeking, and
the monitoring of public
policy by black women
3) To conduct exit inter
views among black women
voters at the polls during
elections and to gain in
sight and information on .
how to motivate higher
black female registration
and voter turn-out
This conference and the
workshops are pertinent
because of the facts un
covered by the Women's ■
Vote Project.

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