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10, Number 2_THE CHARLOTTE POST - Thursday, June 21, 1984 Price- 40 Cents
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Rev. Lloyd Morris
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Politically Astute
People Seek Some
Logical Answer
Story On Page 13A
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nts concerned for the
of their own chil
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NOW To Picket
On Saturday, June 23,
from MO:JO a.m., the
North Carolina National
Organisation for Women
will picket the Republican
State Convention to be held
at the Raleigh Civic Cen
ter. Um purpose of the
demonstration is to protest
the anti-family, anti
Jof Prest
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State President of NOW,
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callable for interviews
Miss Tammy Reed j
.West Charlotte junior
Tammy Reed Is
Of Week
By Teresa Simmons
Post Managing Editor
Actually it may be as
long as a century before the
United States elects a
Black as president. But if
she had her way our
beauty, Tammy Reed,
would place Jesse Jackson
in that realm of leadership
without a second thought.
“If I could, I would
replace President Reagan
with Jesse Jackson right
now,” Ms. Reed
commented. “Asa leader I
feel that Jackson is
qualified to do the job. Hie
selection should not be
based on color, but on what
he can do.”
Ms. Reed, a junior at
West Charlotte Senior High
School, has convictions
which are well-thought out.
She is indeed glad that
Harvey Gantt became the
Mayor of Charlotte. “The
time la right for blacks to
step out and show the world
what they can do,” she
Born under the Zodiac
sign of Cancer, Ms. Reed
considers herself quite
moody Perhaps this is an
indication of a temper
mental artist One who
appreciates fine literature
and who hopes one day to
write unique and
inter eating Action "I enjoy
English," Ms. Reed Inter
jected. “My ambition is to
become a professional
writer. I have always
enjoyed reading.”
She alao enjoys
swimming and tennis.'
After high school
graduation she plans to
attend Bennett College but
for the meantime she is
concentrating on her
studies, interests' and
extra-curricular activities.
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vice president at the VICA
Club and is a member of
the Marching Band.
She is also a member of
the Junior Senate and vice
president of the Explorers
for Journalist Club She has
authored articles for their
publications. Ms. Read
also works part-time at
Burger King.
Her honors include
Perfect Attendance award,
Band award and awards in
track and various other
At Chappell Memorial
Baptist Church where Rev.
Wilson Mitchell pastors,
Ms. Reed is a member of
the Teens’ Choir, the Inter
mediate Usher Board and
attends some of the
church’s missionary
The daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Gill, our
beauty has one sister,
Cynthia Legette.
Ms. Reed is a person who
I believes that attending
churches is important.
At Annual Conference
Urban League To Focus
(Charlotte, N.C.) The
Afro-American Cultural
Center Restoration Project
announced pledges and
contributions this week
totalling $557,000.
This new total was
boosted by a $200,000 grant
from the Mecklenburg
County Commission, which
agreed to pay the money
over the next two years.
Prior to campaign
treasurer Charles
Blackwell’s announcement
of the County Commis
sion’s gift, total pledges
and contributions stood at
$357,000. Campaign leaders
say they will have to work
even harder now to raise
the remaining $243,000.
With just 11 more days
left in the campaign to
raise $800,000, Project
leaders were optimistic of
reaching their goal. But,
they were quick to point out
that they still need a lot of
individual and corporate
support to be successful.
Among the major
pledges announced at the
Project Committee's
weekly reporting session
was $8,181 from Charlotte
Mecklenburg Schools
“We surpassed our goal
and I am so very proud of
our school employees who
came through like
See AACCRP On Page 4 A
Tom Russell (standing) dishes out birth
day cake to fellow employees of
Eckerds, Inc. In attendance were
(seated clockwise) Debra Jenkins,
Donnie Irwin, Boyd Wilson, Brenda
Rutledge; (not shown) Terry Poage,
Rochelle Gillard; (standing) Russell and
secretary, Jean Brannon; (seated) Lillie
Campbell and Trannie Gilliam. Mary
Mills also attended the party. (Photo By
Bernard Reeves)
Eckerd s Apparel Employees
Fete Department Head
For his 38th birthday,
Thomas Russel) was given
a birthday bash at Mc
Donald’s Cafeteria by fel
low employees of Eckerds
Apparel, Inc.
Russell is Distribution
Center Manager at
Eckerds, having worked
with the company since
1979. He is married to
Barbara and they have
three children: Cori,
Tommy and Christi. The
Russell family resides in
The party was organized
by Russell’s secretary,
Jean Brannon. Gifts were
bestowed on Russel) at the
office. Cake and other
extras were served at the
party. “It was a very nice
party.” comments Bran
non. “It was all very much
appreciated by Tom."
There were 12 employees
present at the party.
Russell possesses de
grees in Business, Leisure
studies and Recreation ob
tained from Florida State
University and Eastern
Michigan University. He
has coached soccer, T-Ball
and basketball as part of
the Athletic and Recrea
tion Association in Mat
The Russell family at
tends St. Stephens United
Methodist Church in Mat
thews. Russell is a past
board member and is
active in the Expressions
Sunday School class.
In 1977, Russell came to
the Charlotte area and was
employed as Assistant
Manager of the Olde Pro
vidence Racquet Club. He
had previously worked as
a Youth Director and Re
creation Director in Flo
To Identify With
Numerous Black Children Are Growing
Up Without Any Positive Male Figures
By Loretta Manago
Poet Staff Writer
In a society where the
number of single parents
heading a household la
steadily growing, many of
today’s youth are not
receiving the type of
support system found in
households with both
parents present or that the
extended family offered.
Many black children,
especially Mack males are
growing up without any
positive black male figures
to identify with.
The Big Brothers-Big
Sisters program / of
Charlotte is worth* to
comnaT mar pronipm A.I
though the United Way pro
gram seeks to match
children of all races with
positive adult figures, the
agency at this time la
particularly concerned
with matching you* black
males with Mack adult
According to counselor
nig Brower ueeg cunningnam (right)
affectionately show* "little brother"
Corey wilt lam a how to properly hold a
Claire Hunt over 65 percent
of the children waiting to
be matched are minority
Of that number more black
boys are available than
black girls.
'This plea for positive
black adult malfea to step
forward and to take ad
interest in the younger
generation is one Doug
Cunningham answered
seven years ago.
Doug Cunningham, vice- „
president of the Personnel
division of the NCNB Cor
porations is currently a big
brother to Corey Williams
a 14 year old student al
A G. Junior High School
It was television ads and
other information that
pricked Cunningham’s
curiosity about the Big
Brothers-Big Sisters
program After a
conversation with one of
the counselors at the
agency Cunningham knew
that he wanted to become
more involved with today’s
"My first match ended
when my little brother
moved out of the state,"
reminisced Cunningham.
He met his second match,
Corey through one of the
young boy’s school
"After Corey and I began
our friendship I
encouraged his mother to
enroll in the Big Brother
and Big Sister program.”
•se BLACK On Page IA
To Examine
Other Issues
Special To The Post
Among the major con
cerns that the National
Urban League will be
| focusing its attention on at
i its 1984 Annual Conference
f in Cleveland, OH, July 29
; -August l, are the upcoming
presidential election, the
* status of the black family,
and the continuing crisis in
the public schools
With the theme, “Equity,
Excellence, Empower
ment," the conference will
examine these and other
critical issues through a
series of plenary sessions,
forums and special events
that will feature a num
ber of the nation's most
distinguished speakers.
The site of the confer
ence is the Cleveland Con
ference Center.
The formal opening of
the conference will take
place Sunday evening,
July 29. as John E.
Jacob, President of the
NUL, delivers his keynote
address. This will be pre
ceded earlier in the day by
the annual luncheon of the
Urban League Guilds, and
a forum on the black fam
Dr Andrew Billingsley,
(he former president of
Morgan State University
and one of the nation's
leading experts on the
black family, will serve as
moderatorJor the latter.
The candidates of the two
major parties will be in
vited to address the morn
ing and afternoon plenary
sessions on Monday, July
30. After each of the
plenary sessions, a series
of smaller forums will be
held which will provide
participants with an op
portunity to engage in a
dialogue with the presen
Among the areas to be
covered in the Monday
morning forums are Crime
and the Black Community,
and A Black Perspective on
Educational Reform:' An
other forum will concen
trate on successful tech
niques that have been used
in getting out the young
black vote.
ine speaker at me lues
day morning plenary will
be Vernon E. Jordan Jr.,
former President of the
National. Urban League
and one of the moat know
ledgeable spokesmen for
civil and human rights in
tfie"CouiWry. ~
A special' forum, "The
New Breed of Mayors," ,
will be presented on Mon
day at I p.m. Dr. Charles
V. Hamilton, a nationally
known political scientist
and the author of several
books on Mack political
participation, win serve as

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