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Minority Architects Plan For Big Future
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The Legacy Of Lakeview Lives On
Black Community Unites
By Jalyne Strong
Port Managing Editor
It'* a simple concept. It's a won
der it wasn't thought of before.
And it's easy. It puts a strain on
But from such an uncomplicat
ed beginning the results can be
staggering, a myriad of benefits
"Show Our Strength In Dollars'* ‘
(S.O.S.I.D.) is a Charlotte commu
nity program that is asking each
and every black resident of the
city to give one dollar to a massive
fund raiser. With an estimated
100,000 black citizens in Charlotte,
the goal is to raise $80,000 or
The total amount raised will ba <
divided among four to five black
community service organizations,
such as: the Urban League, the
Afro-American Cultural Center,
Sickle Cell Anemia, file McCrorey
Branch YMCA, and Our Lady of
Consolation Catholic School.
However, while the monetary
end results are commendable and
needed, there remains a more
meaningful and farther-reaching
outcome of S.O.SJ.D.. At one time,
the program shows the solidarity
inherent in, and the economic cap
abilities of ana city's black commu
"8.O.8.I.D. is the beginning of a
never ending mission for the bet
terment of blocks as a people,” af
firms Laura McClettie, foundsr
and oqs of ths conrrfjiastmrs of the
iwseram, ”Wa mupt- support oar
own to gain financial indepen
denc* and stability.” • «
The logistics of the campaign
are still forming under McClettie
and the program's two other coor
dinators, Sharon Waters and Ja
lyne Strong, but the S.O.S.I.D. con
cept has already caught the inter
est, and sparked the imagination
of Charlotte's black dtisens.
In one week, 77 black citizens
have responded, without question,
to the request, "Give a dollar to
And ae a part of the campaign
these 77 individuals will have their
names listed in the Charlotte
Poet, as will every black pereon
who givee a dollar to the program.
The liet of names that appears in
the Post will include every individ
ual of every household, including
. children, who gives one dollar to
• Me Clettie relates, "The purpose
of the program is to introduce a
fund raising concept targeted at
the Mack population of Charlotte
to show the economic strength
that we have amongst ourselves;
Public Meeting Planned
For Greenville Area
; K public meeting ha* been
; acheduled at 7:80 p.m., Monday,
June 15, at the Greenville Neigh
borhood-Center, 1880 Spring
'.Street, to present a site develop
' ment plan far a potential new City
;fhcility on Spratt Street and a
draft redevelopment plan for the
The purpose of the meeting ie to
.present the results of two studies
performed by City *taff.
; The Snfineering Department
| INSIDE THI8 WF.KK
Church News 10A
Laura McClettie (canter), coordinator of
S.OJUD, collects dollars from two Charlotte
Post reporters, LaShun Lawson (right) and
Russell Clark (left). S.O.S.I J)., a community
and how we, the Macks of Char
lotte, can pool our dollar resources
and allocate those funds to five
major black non-profit organiza
It hurts no one to give one dol
lar to a cause,"maintains McClet
tie. “But when Sdi these dollars are
added together we have the
means to help many."
All funds raised for S.O.S.I.D.
will be deposited in Mechanics
and Farmers Bank, a location that
is also availing itself as a station
for donators to give their dollars
and add their names to the list.
Every week, along with the list
of individuals who've given to the
campaign, the total amount of
money raised will appear in the
The duration of the S.O.8.I.D.
program is three months, ending
August 30. As the program grows,
the assistance of Charlotte's black
churches, groups and organiza
tions will be enlisted.
For more information on how
you can get involved in S.6.8.LD.,
call McClettie at the Afro
American Cultural Center, tele
It’s ss simple as giving one dollar
and as great as revealing for once
the unity of Charlotte's black citi
Following is the list of the first
contributors to "Show Our
will preaent • site development
plan for undeveloped property on
Sprat* Street. Iaauea identified
during a May 19 public meeting
will be addressed and farther pub
lic input and comments will be so
The Planning Commission will
preaent a draft rsdavslopment
plan of the OraenvOle area and so
licit public input. Other City staff
will be preaent to address issues
identified in previous public meet
ings. Copies at the draft redevel
opment plan may be obtained at
the Oreenvilla Neighborhood Cen
ter June 9-12 or at the June 15
Ear mars information aJauul lhe
■in darolapmaat plan far a an
Cltv facility, contact Dick Wil
liams, City Engineering Depart
ment, Ml 8. McDowell Street,
Salto 400, Charlotte, NC 28204
Itephone number is 888-2281.
far mors Infannatlpn about ths
droll doYolnpmont plan oftha
Green villa area, contact Tom
Planning Commleeien, 801 8.
McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC
28204.11)0 phone number le 888
wide fund raising campaign that will reveal
the solidarity and economic strength of Char
lotte's black community, is gaining momen
Strength In Dollars:"
JAMES E. TILLERY
T. MICHAEL TODD
RtfilA'BLUB v, •'
MADINE HESTER FAILS
TINA WALLACE '
JOHNNY WALLACE III
JAMES McPHAUL JR.
JAMES McPHAUL SR.
RICHARD LEE BARNES SR.
RICHARD LEE BARNES JR.
See Community On Page 4A
“"We Think As A Person, Not As A People- 1
At one time in history, we were told as a people, "You need to
learn to read." ... and you could then get ahead.
WE LEARNED TO READ
We were then told that as a people, in addition to reading, "You
need an education." ... and you can get ahead.
WE GOT THE EDUCATION
We were then told that as a people, in addition to an education,
You need a degree." ... and you could then get ahead.
WE GOT DEGREES
We are now being told that as a people, "You need technical,
analytical and verbal skills." ... and you can then get ahead.
WE ARE GETTING THOSE SKILLS
But the point is — does the dictation ever stop?
You can get ahead only when you decide that you want to get
ahead, and you won't need anybody else telling you what is
needed.... because when you decide that you are going to do
something, you make the rules as to how you are going to be
YOU MUST BE YOUR OWN LEADER
The problem today is that we as a people are so confused, we are
constantly trying to conform to someone else's requirements,
to someone else's opinion of who we are.
Well, you must stop! Turn inward, and decide individually
what you individually want out of this life and how you are go
ing to go about achieving it.
These decisions are usually based on what you are good at, and
what you enjoy doing.
Face it, you live in an economic society -- be it by choice or not,
and it is not up to society to decide how you are going to fit in the
economy. But it is up to you to decide how!
And when we individually get ourselves together, we will col-1
lectively be all right!
i By Janis Strickland
RALE I GH--Governor Jim
Martin announced the appoint
ment of James K. Polk Sr. of Char
lotte to the North Carolina Sav
ings andLoan Commission. Polk
replaces Bill Mullinix. He will
serve until July 15, 1991.
Polk, 60, attended Johnson C.
Smith University. He is the presi
dent of Management Manpower
Associates Inc. He is a member of
the board of directors for the
Charlotte Uptown Development
Corp., the Foundation of the Caro
lines, Grier Heights Development
Corp. and treasurer for the North
Carolina Minority Business Asso
The 7-member board reviews,
James K. Polk
approves and modifies any action
taken by the Administration of the
Savings and Loan Division, if the
action is appealed by any savings
and loan association.
Training Blacks For Political Leadership
Young People Recruited For Future Leadership Roles
Washington, DC - Funds from
a highly successful second annua]
Bethune-DuBois Fund Dinner will
be used to recruit and train young
black professionals for future in
volvement and leadership in the^
American political process, ac
cording to C. Delores Tucker,
president and founder of the Be
thune-DuBois Fund, Inc.
A capacity crowed contributed
more than $100,000 at what some
dinner guests described as a “very
impressive inspiring, exciting. .
very substantive and significant
The highlight of the evening
end dinner wee the honoring of
Mrs. Corette Scott King, president
of the Martin Lather King, Jr.
Center For Nonviolent Social
Change; Mrs. Mary Hatwood'Fu
treU, president of the National Ed
ucation Association; It E. Ted"
Turner, owner of the Atlanta
Braves and Hawks and president
of Turner Communication Enter
prieee; end Prime Minister Lyndon
O. Pindling of the Bahamas. A
special Chairman’s Award was
presented posthumously to Bill
Lucas, who was the first black
named general manager of a pro
Ceagonal baseball team, the Atlan
ta Braves, by owner Ted Turner.
Another special honorse was
Ms. One Alston, president of the
SENATOR TERRY SANFORD, of North Ca
Senator Sanford (center) are (from left)
tha Democratic National Committee Black Cat
Jackaon, Proaldont, National Rainbow Coalition* *
Howard University Student Asso
ciation, who was named the recip
ient of the first annual Representa
tive Augustus P. Hawkins Intern
ship Award. A graduating senior,
Ms. Alston, under the Hawkins in
ternship, will work on Capitol Hill
Stated Bethune DuBois Presi
dent C. Delores Tucker, "As pert of
an overall plan to facilitate Mack
political empowerment, we have
established an associate member
ship category for the involvement
of thousands of young Mack pro*
feesionals. Through a series of
workshops and seminars Involv
ing members of the U. 8. Con
gress, and elected officials, we
plan to expose these young blacks
to the virtues and values of poll
tics, the benefits of political access
and teach them how to acquire
and use effectively political power
to the good and benefit of our
Ms. Tucker added, "As we ap
proach the critically important
1988 elections, we need to be pre
pared to have blacks involved in
every level of the presidential
campaign and we need to be pre
pared to increase our financial
participation in electoral politics.
Most important is the training of
our young people for fiiture lead
•ndiip in party politics’
Special guests included: Rev.
Jaaee Jackson, president of the
Rainbow Coalition; Rep. Mervyn
M. Dymally, chairman, Congres
rional Black Caucus; Paul G. Kirk
Jr., chairman, Democratic Nation
al Committee; Senator Terry Sen
ford (D-NC); Rep. Beryl Anthony
(D-AK), chairmen, Democratic
Congressional Campaign Com
mittee; Jaaee Hill, president, Allan
ta Life Insurance Company and
chairman, Bethuns-DuBois Fund.
Rep. Mike Espy (D-Mlea.); Rep.
Welter Faun troy (D-DC); Mayor
Marion Barry, Jr.; Rep. Kweise ’
Mfume (D-MD), among others.
At the first Bethune-DuBois
Dinner, the seven black members
of the UB. Congress were honored
for chairing fall and aalact com