PITJ1 T i l*P*TP Hi kOO) WtAJ lAfi It Jrlfo 1 — CALL 376-0496 “The Voire Of The Black Community 10, Number 2_THE CHARLOTTE POST - Thursday, June 21, 1984 Price- 40 Cents : JUNsatj i_j yrgnm ^Celebrates ns 41st * i Anniversary • y Story On Page 6A —— Rev. Lloyd Morris — ^ ■■■" - Politically Astute People Seek Some Logical Answer Story On Page 13A Problems The problem of missing children has commanded Wide media attention. The publicity has left nts concerned for the of their own chil '* * ' SecureAmerica Corpora tion offers a service called Secure 24 Child File which when implemented can greatly reduce the likeli hood of such a catastrophe from ever occurring the service can be di vided into three parts: 1. Crisis response center fo« the child. 2. Education of both pa rents ahd children about potential threats and how to react.When confronted. 3. Identification file, pro viding a preassembled re cord in case of a child’s disappearance. 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Um purpose of the demonstration is to protest the anti-family, anti Jof Prest 1 Senator I to show - - ill, f. .tin ' ss/ya w»- ..a. i rtny. , State President of NOW, I will have a at the will be callable for interviews TUTOMUM 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 continued. 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. n£2TXsr* * 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 spirts. 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 meetings. 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 AACCRP Surpasses $500,000 (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 employees. “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 Matthews. 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 thews. 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 rida 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 males. According to counselor nig Brower ueeg cunningnam (right) affectionately show* "little brother" Corey wilt lam a how to properly hold a football 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 youth "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 teachers "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 - Conference 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 iiy 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 tors 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 moderator.