April 2012

April 4, 2012

Winners and losers and leaders

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Katempres Johns, JCSU The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think...


Winnie to the rescue!

By Vuyo Lushaba, JCSU

Vuyo Lushaba is a student at Johnson C. Smith University. His grandmother is Winnie Mandela. He talks about how she inspired him to overcome incredible obstacles… including losing family, to AIDS and murder.

Winnie to the rescue! By Vuyo Lushaba, JCSU Vuyo Lushaba is a student at Johnson C. Smith University. His grandmother is Winnie Mandela. He talks...


A life turned around by the leader of the class

By Reatna Taylor, JCSU

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...life turned around by the leader of the class By Reatna Taylor, JCSU The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think...


Leadership in her own home

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...created stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Tamika Watts, JCSU Lung cancer changed her father's life, and the life of JCSU student...


A different view of the Black Panthers

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...about the leaders who inspire them today. By Janelle S. Martin, JCSU The Black Panther movement produced stark images, usually of violence. JCSU's...


Civil Rights in Black and White

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Emanuel Reid, JCSU Emanuel Reid, an underclassman at Johnson C. Smith University tells a...


A lifetime of inspiration

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Dominique Cross, JCSU JCSU's Dominique Cross talks about the inspiration of her life. Meet...


Leadership across borders

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Regina Jones, JCSU Regina Jones wants you to know about Nathaniel Hamilton. From the island...


Leadership, 19 years and counting

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

...stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Courtney Hunter, JCSU Courtney Hunter is a JCSU student in the RUNDNC2012 project. When he...


She led by sitting down

The students in this part of the RUNDNC2012 project were asked to think about leadership. They learned about leaders who made a difference on Charlotte's Westside.

they created stories about the leaders who inspire them today. By Brenten, JCSU JCSU's Brenten is inspired by a woman who's single action became...


McKinley Washington to retire from Edisto Presbyterian Church after half-century run

By the time he was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1974, the Rev. McKinley Washington Jr. already had done more than most people do in a lifetime.

They insisted that the children get an education. Washington attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, where he studied economics and...

April 7, 2012

Metropolitan College - Providing the Path for a College Degree

At 42, Geoff Barber was tired of his “going nowhere” job. His salary hadn’t budged since 1991, and he saw no opportunity for advancement.

So in August of 2010, he enrolled in Metropolitan College at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, committing himself to earning the degree that had eluded him before.

April 8, 2012

McKinley Washington to retire from Edisto Presbyterian Church after half-century run

By the time he was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1974, the Rev. McKinley Washington Jr. already had done more than most people do in a lifetime.

They insisted that the children get an education. Washington attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, where he studied economics and...

April 12, 2012

"Try On Science" Coming to Uptown This Friday

This Friday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., take a stroll down Tryon St. and Try On Science! Discovery Place will kick off its North Carolina Science Festival events on April 13 with the first-ever "Try On Science", a free science-themed street event with more than 30 demonstrations and act

...model pressurized water reactor from UNCC-Westinghouse Robot demonstrations from Johnson C. Smith University, YETI Robotics and UNCC Stars Sample...

April 15, 2012

This month, take time to thank a volunteer

slideshow Have you ever thought what this world would be like if we did not have volunteers? Many organizations, clubs and businesses would not be able to function as efficiently as they do now.

...in Blair and McCrorey-Liston in Winnsboro. She later attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, where she earned degrees in Economics...

April 16, 2012

White House Promotes Entrepreneurship Focus for HBCUs ad MSIs

With employment still lagging in many U.S. regions, the White House brought together minority-serving colleges and top small business experts on Monday to explore the role of historically Black colleges and MSIs in supporting entrepreneurship among current and future students.

...entrepreneurial talent out there. One MSI leader on the subject is Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, which hosted a November 2011...

April 17, 2012

JCSU's new incubator will guide businesses

Johnson C. Smith is opening its new small business incubator and think tank at Packard Place – the renovated South Church Street building for startup businesses.

JCSU's new incubator will guide businesses Johnson C. Smith is opening its new small business incubator and think tank at Packard Place the renovated...

April 18, 2012

'Nolimit' to His Reality

Many of you have listened to Nolimit Larry & The Morning Maddhouse on Power 98 (WPEG 97.9 FM) for years. The lead guy on the show, Nolimit Larry aka Noleezy, government name Larry Mims, is a well-recognized voice and face in Charlotte.

you've been along for the ride. He worked his way up from being a Johnson C. Smith University student interning at Power 98 in the late '90s to eventually...

April 19, 2012

Johnson C. Smith's Innovo incubator to launch at Packard Place

Retired Bank of America Chairman and CEO Hugh McColl Jr. is among the prominent local executives supporting a new small business incubator uptown.

April 27, 2012

Bridging the Foster Care Gap

Thousands of children in North Carolina are in the foster care system. While many of them find homes, hundreds will not. Johnson C. Smith University is leading efforts to make sure those children don't fall victim to the system.

April 30, 2012

WBTV helps with student awards at JCSU

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – It's not just the city of Charlotte planning for the Democratic National Convention. All businesses and buildings around Center City are making plans.

WBTV helps with student awards at JCSU CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) It's not just the city of Charlotte planning for the Democratic National Convention...