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The Voice of the Black Community
Angeiou
Hampden McFayden
Angeiou
honors
women
leaders
UNCF fund miser
acknowledges
community service
By Herbert L. White
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Maya Angeiou will be in
Charlotte to give props to
women who make a differ
ence.
The poet will
honor the
achievements
of women lead
ers at , the
fourth annual
Maya Angeiou
Women Who
Lead Luncheon
June 24 at Hilton Charlotte
& Ibwers, 222 East Third St.
The event is a fimdraiser for
the United Negro College
Fund.
‘This year’s honorees are
an inspiration for us all as
they serve the Charlotte
region and beyond through
business, education, journal
ism and community service,”
said Marilyn Richards, North
Carolina UNCF director. ‘We
salute theii* passion for life
and their commitment to
making a difference in the
lives ofothei-s.”
The 2006 honoi'ees are Dee
Dixon, CEO, Pride
Communications; Bridget-
Anne Hampden, president
and CEO of JHR Associates
LLC and Shannon
McFayden, senior executive
vice-president and head of
human resources and coipo- •
rate relations at Wachovia
Corporation.
UNCF and Angeiou will
present a posthumous award
to Ehzabeth Ross Dargan,
retired teacher and principal
with Chai'lotte-Mecklenbm^
Schools and longtime com
munity volimteer. An avid
supporter of UNCF, Dargan
was serving her second year
as chair of the Maya Angeiou
event when she died in late
April.
‘We are pleased to honor
the efforts of Elizabeth Ross
Dargan whose commitment
and caring leadership has
had an immeasurable impact
in our community Her life
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Charlotte’s Wade Bolton, 15,
► earns bronze at international
boxing ojmpetitionl C
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Darius Wall, standing, points out a program during a computer session with Tim Lewis at Elite Academy in
Charlotte. Next week. Elite’s first class of graduates will earn their diplomas.
Making the grade
Also serving Cabarrus, Chester, Mecklenburg, Rowan and York counties
Bailier-
Scoda
nimsui
Hamer
Former Charlotte-
Mecklenburg principal
takes over as president
By Herbert L. White
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It’s Carl Flamer’s job to lift strug-
^ing Barber-Scotia College out of an
academic and financial quagmire.
The boaid. of trustees named Carl
Flamer, a former principal at Fh-st
Ward Accelerated
Academy in Charlotte,
president of the
Concord school starting
today With Bai’ber-
Scotia teetering on the
brink of closing its
dooi-s, his job is to
improve the college’s
economic and academic
health.
“Carl Flamer is intimately aware of
the challenges facing the college and
his expertise in relationship building
wiQ be utilized as we strive to I’esur-
rect a valuable resource for the
Concord-CabaiTus community” said
Thomas Robinson, chairman of the
board of trustees.”
President Emeritus Mable Parker
McLean was brought out of retire
ment while the board searched for a
permanent replacement for Gloria
BromeU-Tinubu - the fourth time
McLeanhasledthe college since 1972.
“Dr. McLean has led the college
through its most difficult period,”
Robinson said, “Her dedicated, wise
and steady leadership piuvided the
ejqjertise and stature needed to carry
the college throu^ a aitical jrmc-
ture.”
Flamer’s education in badiground
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Elite Academy’s first graduating class - and the
alternative school’s founders - ready to march on
By ERICA SINGLETON FORTt^E
From the street it just looks
like a house with portable
storage units and two school
buses on the grovmds.
Inside, it feels tike you
walked in. on a family gather-
ir^, but if you ask Daviaus
Miller about Ehte Acadany,
he’ll say it’s a dream come
true. Located in a house off
CHARLOTTE POST
West Sugar Creek Road,
Ehte is a fully-accredited pri
vate school for alternative
students, and the brainchild
of Miller and his sister
Bawanna Miller- Cannon.
“Ehte is a ministry that is
fulfilling to (both) of our
hves,” said Miher-Cannon,
Ehte’s administrator. ‘We are
able to make a difference in
our young children’s’ hves.
We see their struggles and we
see them crying out for help.
Unfortunately in large set
tings ^ they are overlooked,
and we fed like we have the
time, the resources to cater to
such an individual.”
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Elite is a
ministry that
is fulfilling
to (both) of
our lives.
Elite Academy
co-founder
Bawanna
Miller-Cannon
Annan says he still plans to visit Zimbabwe
Flamer
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
UNITED NATIONS - U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan
said Tliesday he still plans to
visit Zimbabwe, contradicting a
government spokesman who
said his invitation was no
loiter vahd.
Annan had been planning for
a year to visit Zimbabwe at the
invitation of President Robert
Mugabe to see the outcome of a
slum dearance operation that
has left some 700,000 people
homeless or without hveh-
hoods.
But Mugabe spokesman
George Charamba said last
wedc that there was no longer
any need for Annan to visit
because the operation had been
followed by a rehousing pro-
gi*am. Charamba’s comments
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NEWS, NOTES & TRENDS
Students
commit to
change
By Eric Bozeman ;
FOR THE CHARLOTTE POST
Males Committed to Change i
makes a big difference for the i
Afiican American young men at ;
South Mecklenburg High School.
The two year old dub that boasts ;
135 membei*s is committed to ;
helping at risk Afiican American ;
male students fi-om becoming :
academic casualties. !
“We want to target Afiican j
American males for success,” said i
Assistant Prindpal and dub coor- ;
dinator Starkie Sharpe.- “'Those i
who have the potential to fall. •
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