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NEWS/tE^e Charlotte $o2
Thursday. June 1, 2006
Angelou benefit honors
women’s achievements
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and legacy is an inspiration to us aU,” said
Nearly 600 guests are expected to join Dr.
Angelou for the awards luncheon, which
Richards hopes will exceed last year’s success
of more than $150,000 in Dar^an’s memory
Another highlight of the event is the popular
“HAT-ti-tude” contest. Women-adomed in
their favorite, ornate hats-strut in to win prizes
for the best and most imusual headpieces'.
Last year, more than half of the event’s atten
dees wore hats, adding whimsy to the event
decor. Patixins will also enjoy a high-end sdent
During the event, UNCF wdl present a
$5,000 scholarship to a student who will attend
Annan pledges Zimbabwe trip
college in the fall. Additional funds will bene
fit UNCF member institutions including the
five located in North Carolina: Johnson C.
Smith University in Charlotte, Livingstone
College in Salisbury, Bennett College in
Greensboro, and Raleigh’s Shaw University
and St. Aiigusttne’s College.
Tickets are $125 pei- person and may be pur
chased through the local UNCF office by call
ing (7041377-8625. UNCF is the nation’s oldest
and most successful minority higher education
assistance organization.
UNCF has raised more than $2 bfilion to sup
port its 39 manber institutions and has helped
more than 350,000 students earn imdeigradu-
ate and graduate degrees.
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came after reports emerged
that Arman mi^t use the
visit to press Mugabe to step
down after more than two
decades in power.
Arman told repoi-ters
Tuesday morning that he was
not sure the invitation had
been withdrawn. Though a
date for the visit had not been
set, he still hoped to go to
“I read the newspaper
repord that one of his minis
ters said the invitation has
been withdrawn but I’m not
quite sure that is correct,”
Annan said. ‘Tm continuing
my preparations and I do
hope to visit Zimbabwe as
planned and when the date is
fixed Ill let you know.”
Western development aid,
investment and loans have
dried up in political and eco-
Dr. Maya Angelou
The 2006 Host Steering Committee
Marilyn Bald win Rich ards
North Carolina Director
United Ne^ro College Fund
Cordially Invite You To Attend Tke 4tli Annual
A fundraiser and signature special event lenefittin^ the
United Ne ^ro College Fund, wfiich honors women who are
leaders in their respective fields and have brought positive
recognition locally, statew ide and nationally.
Saturday, June 2|4,2006
Hilton Ckarlotte Center City Hotel
Silent Auction: 11:00 - 1 2 Noon
Hatitucle Hat Competition: 11:00 - 12:30 PM
Lunclieon an d Presentations 12:1 5 PM
2006 Women Who Lead Awards • $5,000 Scholarship Award
2006 Honorees
RSVP: Friday, June 16,2006
Tel: (704)377-8625
$125.00 per person
All donations are tax-deductiWc to tke
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Barber-Scotia College turns to
graduate as new president
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includes a bachelor’s degree fium Barber-
Scotia; master’s in education from UNC
Charlotte and post-graduate studies at
Wmthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C, He had
been a Charlotte-Mecklenbmg Schools princi
pal coach before taking the Barber-Scotia job.
Flamer, a 53-year-old native of Philadelphia,
is also a former president of the Barber-Scotia
College National Alumni Association and a
' member of die board of visitors and board of
The southern Association of Colleges yanked
Barber-Scotia’s accreditation in 2004 for
awarding continuing education degrees to
unqualified students. Widiout accreditation,
federal student grants were shut off and enroll
ment plunged. The school last had students in
sprirg 2005 and Bromell-Tinubu, who was
brought in finm Spelman College in Atlanta as
president, resigned.
In April, Barber-Scotia and St. Augustine’s
College in Raleigh announced plans to partner
on an accelerated adult degree program and
business administration major The progi’ams
start in August.
About 50 students are expected to enroll in
the fall.
nomic turmoil following
Mv^abe’s campaign, begun in
2000, to seize farms from
whites and transfer the land
to blacks.
Zimbabwe’s once healthy,
agriculture-based economy
has collapsed since the
seizures began and Mi^abe
has grown increasingly auto
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June 5. 2006
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June 6, 2006
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