October 2012

October 30, 2012

No breakthrough for Charlotte city council on streetcar

After an hour of discussing different ways to pay for a streetcar Tuesday, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx asked City Council members which proposals they liked best.

...a streetcar extension. That would have taken the line through uptown to Johnson C. Smith University. But six of 11 council members balked at...

October 25, 2012

Four years after Obama’s breakthrough, few black pols on the ballot for major offices

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was a hit at the Democratic National Convention in September with a spirited speech that defended the party’s principles.

...transformational, possibly, said LaTonya M. Williams, assistant professor at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Substantively, I think the jury...

 


 

No limits on fatherhood

WPEG personality connects dads with daughters
...opportunity to connect with their kids. This year s dance is Nov. 9 at Johnson C. Smith University. Over the years, he has heard his fair share of...


 

JCSU homecoming marked by building boom
Catalyst campus JCSU homecoming marked by building boom 
Johnson C. Smith University is showing its growth for homecoming. GANTT HUBERMAN ARCHITECTS...
 

 

Johnson C. Smith begins construction on $25M science center

Johnson C. Smith University will use a $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment to build a science center on its Charlotte campus. The university broke ground on the 62,000-square-foot facility on Thursday.

Johnson C. Smith begins construction on $25M science center Johnson C. Smith University will use a $25 million grant from The Duke Endowment...

 


 

Johnson C. Smith University to add new science center

CHARLOTTE—The future of STEM education at Johnson C. Smith University is changing. Students at Charlotte's historically black university will soon have more resources and research opportunities at their fingertips thanks to a new multi-million dollar science center that will be built in the heart o

Johnson C. Smith University to add new science center CHARLOTTE The future of STEM education at Johnson C. Smith University is changing. Students...

October 24, 2012

Documentary on Niger Delta disaster

JCSU hosts screening on oil spill catastrophe

Documentary on Niger Delta disaster JCSU hosts screening on oil spill catastrophe. A documentary on one of the planet s worst man-made disasters...


LETTER: Fleming would give voice to all in District 83

To the editor: I would like to speak to the character of Jerome Fleming, candidate for the N.C. house District 83. Jerome cares for others regardless of the person’s age, religion, ethnic group or social status.

...goals. Jerome graduated from A.L. Brown High School and Johnson C. Smith University, majoring in computer technology engineering. He used his...


Halloween at the Gantt Center party combines fun with a cause

Local broadcast powerhouse V101.9 will collaborate with the Harvey Gantt Center to present a Halloween party on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 9 p.m.

...a best costume competition. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit Johnson C. SmithUniversity s Corporate Alliance Program (CAP). This...

October 20, 2012

Russell Simmons and State Senators Campaign for Pres. Obama in Charlotte

Russell Simmons and State Senators Campaign for Pres. Obama in Charlotte CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Saturday, a well-known music executive brought his friends to the Queen City to support President Barack Obama's campaign and to draw voters to the polls.

...Charlotte for their early vote express RV tour. The group made its first stop at Johnson C. Smith University at 11 a.m. At noon, the group will...


Shaw University Names a New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Evelyn Leathers is the new vice president for institutional advancement at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was vice president for institutional advancement at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Previously, she was director of foundation relations and private grants at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leathers holds...

October 17, 2012

Farrakhan shares life's lessons on the struggle for freedom with students

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told student leaders at Johnson C. Smith University here October 12 that although life is a struggle, each human being walking the planet has already beaten the odds and has what it takes to survive and thrive in pursuit of tr...

(FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan told student leaders at Johnson CSmith University here October 12 that although life is a struggle...

October 16, 2012

Balfour Beatty Construction honoured with five industry awards for Excellence in Construction

Five Balfour Beatty Construction projects earned 2012 Excellence in Construction awards from the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

...of Merit: Guilford County Detention Center, Mosaic Village at Johnson C. Smith University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro...

October 15, 2012

At rally, Farrakhan urges Obama to fight

Polarizing Muslim leader chides Obama, rips GOP and Romney in Charlotte

...Vilma Leake. During his weekend visit, he spoke to students at Johnson C. Smith University and taught a leadership seminar at Walker s church.


Farrakhan chides Obama, rips GOP and Romney in Charlotte

Speaking in Charlotte on Sunday, Louis Farrakhan had this advice for President Barack Obama: Fight. “Mr. President, you’ve got to realize you’re fighting for your presidential life,” the leader of the Nation of Islam told an estimated gathering of 6,000 at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

...Vilma Leake. During his weekend visit, he spoke to students at Johnson C. Smith Universityand taught a leadership seminar at Walker s church.

October 14, 2012

Louis Farrakhan says Obama must fight for his vision

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Speaking in Charlotte on Sunday, Louis Farrakhan had this advice for President Barack Obama: Fight. “Mr. President, you’ve got to realize you’re fighting for your presidential life,” the leader of the Nation of Islam told an estimated crowd of 6,000 at Bojangles Coliseum.
...Vilma Leake. During his weekend visit, he spoke to students at Johnson C. Smith University and taught a leadership seminar at Walker s church.

October 10, 2012

Mary Curtis: Connecting Charlotte's Westside

CHARLOTTE, NC: Johnson C. Smith University recently opened "Mosaic Village". It's a mutli-use development meant to spur growth near the university. National columinist Mary Curtis shares her impressions of the new Village and how it bridges Uptown and West Charlotte.

Mary Curtis: Connecting Charlotte's Westside CHARLOTTE, NC: Johnson C. Smith University recently opened "Mosaic Village". It's a mutli-use development...
 

 

Neely named new executive director of King Arts Complex

Gahanna resident Demetries Neely has been named the new executive director of the Kings Art Complex, known for its mantra as being the "soul of the city.
...enjoy. This is purpose work." Neely has a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University, a master's in black studies from the School of...

October 9, 2012

Two candidates run for seat long occupied by state Rep. Larry Womble

For the first time in 18 years, House District 71 is up for grabs. In February, state Rep. Larry Womble, a Democrat, announced he would not seek re-election after he was seriously injured in a car wreck last December.

...Project, 2010 to present. Education: bachelor's degree in French, Johnson C. Smith University, 1965; master's degree in political science, Appalachian...

 


 

RIVERSIDE: African American historical society sets dinner meeting

The Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. will hold its 12th Annual Dinner Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Cal Baptist University, 8432 Magnolia Ave.

...received his first degree as Cum Laude with a BS in mathematics and physics from Johnson CSmith University in Charlotte, N.C., followed by a...



Charlotte-based Lincoln Harris’ wait for Walgreens OK goes on
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Lincoln Harris has found itself still trying to appease Dilworth residents concerned about its proposed Walgreens.
...acres at Beatties Ford and Rozzelles Ferry roads A rezoning request was granted to Johnson C.Smith University, which wants to build a 68,855-square-foot...

October 8, 2012

JCSU opens Mosaic Village; continues to revitalize Northwest corridor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was an upbeat and at times emotional celebration on West Trade Street Thursday as Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Ronald Carter joined others in cutting the ribbon and opening the doors of Mosaic Village.


 

Mosaic Village housing opens near JCSU

Thursday’s opening of Mosaic Village – the $26 million housing and retail village near Johnson C. Smith University – symbolizes a “down payment on the future” that includes remaking the West Trade Street/Beatties Ford Road corridor, Mayor Anthony Foxx said.


 

Johnson C. Smith: It takes a (Mosaic) Village

Years of persistence amid stops and starts led up to the opening Thursday of Mosaic Village near Johnson C. Smith University. Politicians, university leaders and the Griffin family, owners of the 2-acre project site, gathered for the unveiling this morning.


 

New housing development hopes to revive west Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- Some may see Charlotte's West End district as blighted or rundown, others see it as a place of opportunity. It's the reason Johnson C. Smith University chose the site as the home of a new multi-million dollar project.


 

New mixed-use development for Johnson C. Smith students opens

CHARLOTTE -- A new mixed-use development opens on Charlotte's West Side Thursday. City officials will host a ribbon cutting for the new Mosaic Village at the corner of West Trade Street and Bruns Avenue.

It will be home to hundreds of Johnson C. Smith students. The development also features classrooms and 7,000 square feet of retail space.


 

Peek inside JCSU's Mosaic Village

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a random Thursday October morning, a party is taking place in the streets of Charlotte.
 
The Johnson C. Smith marching band helped celebrate a brand new $25 million apartment building Thursday, the symbol of a new beginning in Charlotte’s historic West End.


 

Mosaic Village opens in Northwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -  There was a giant step forward today in an effort to revitalize Charlotte's Northwest corridor.

The ribbon was cut to open Mosaic Village.  Johnson C Smith University students will live there in suite-style apartments.  On the first floor is 7,500 square feet of retail space.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/04/3577872/mosaic-village-housing-opens-near.html#storylink=cpy