February 2013

February 3, 2013

Griner, Baylor women roll Okla. St.

Senior has 30 points and 10 rebounds as Bears win 19th straight

...(10-10, 4-6 SAC). Carson Newman is 12-5, 6-4. Shaw 91, Johnson C. Smith 83: Ronika Ransford led visiting Shaw (18-3, 9-2 CIAA) with 18 points.

Debate over Charlotte streetcar project heats up

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The debate over Charlotte's streetcar is heating up. Leaders in one Charlotte community said Sunday they are vowing to fight for the project.

...he said. State and city leaders plan to meet on Wednesday at Johnson C. Smith University to discuss the streetcar project. Maddalon said he expects...


February 5, 2013

Military groundbreaker grew up in strong Columbia family

The image is simple and, in historical context, stunning. Proud and confident, Capt. Charity Adams marches at the fore of a battalion of black women in the uniforms of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 at a military training base in Des Moines, Iowa.

E. Avery Adams Jr., like his father and brother, graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, and he went on to a long career as...

February 6, 2013

Aquaponic Garden Takes Root at JCSU

Aquaponic Garden Takes Root at JCSU Aquaponic Garden Takes Root at JCSU -Johnson C. Smith University issued the following news release: Philip...

Keeping it Positive: Black History Month in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Black History Month is in full swing all throughout Charlotte. Contributions by African-Americans are being preserved as well as celebrated through different events.

...you can take part in observing. Harvey B. Gannt Center Johnson C. Smith University Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Levine Museum of the New...

CHARLOTTE -- Tension between Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Gov. Pat McCrory continue over the proposed streetcar extension and now state GOP leaders are getting in on the debate.

...chance to weigh in on the streetcar extension. There will be a town hall meeting at Johnson C. Smith University in Biddle Hall at 6:30 p.m. 

CHARLOTTE — A battle is bubbling up between North Carolina farmers and scientists over the future of growing food. Some believe hydroponics is the future of farming.

growing it hydroponically, compared to the Earth," said Brafford. Johnson C. Smith University is trying to prove him wrong by building a hydroponic...

Residents come out in support of streetcar extension project

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — More than a hundred people gathered at Johnson C. Smith University on Wednesday night in support of the streetcar extension project.

...CHARLOTTE, N.C. More than a hundred people gathered at Johnson C. Smith University on Wednesday night in support of the streetcar extension project.

February 7, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - What does the streetcar extension project mean for Charlotte's growth and economy? That was the topic at Johnson C. Smith University Wednesday night.

...for Charlotte's growth and economy? That was the topic at Johnson C. Smith University Wednesday night. The town hall discussion included a recent...

Voorhees College names new chief of staff

Voorhees College President Dr. Cleveland L. Sellers Jr. has appointed Samuel Blackwell to serve as his chief of staff. “I appreciate this appointment from President Sellers,” Blackwell said.

...planning from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University in political science. Tags Council Of Independent...

CHARLOTTE.NC--A meeting at Johnson C. Smith University was held to to discuss what Charlotte's streetcar extension project will mean for our growth and economy.

Discussing Charlotte's Streetcar Future CHARLOTTE.NC--A meeting at Johnson C. Smith University was held to to discuss what Charlotte's streetcar...

February 8, 2013

Pearson retires after 40 years of county service

Polly Pearson recently retired from Catawba County Social Services after 40 years of helping people cope with life’s challenges. Originally hired in June of 1972, she taught people the daily skills needed for a successful life.

...something different. She returned to school, taking courses at Johnson C. Smith University, Catawba Valley Community College and Caldwell Community...

February 9, 2013

JALC faculty featured in performance

CARTERVILLE — The talents of John A. Logan College’s humanities faculty will take center stage as members of the department participate in the annual Faculty Showcase at 2 p.

...Foundation, Colleges And Universities, Financial Aid, Student, Teri Campbell, Johnson C. Smith University BY TERI CAMPBELL, FOR THE SOUTHERN...

February 12, 2013

Charlotte’s bigger challenge

Since Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave his State of the City speech last week, most of the publicity has focused on his remarks about the proposed streetcar, about a proposal in the legislature to remove Charlotte Douglas International Airport from city control, and his comments about the Charlotte

...would run from The Square out West Trade Street to just past Johnson C. Smith University, and east from Presbyterian Hospital to near Central...

February 13, 2013

Charlotte (17-6, 5-4) at No. 11 Butler (20-4, 7-2) 7 p.m., Hinkle Fieldhouse, Time Warner 147 The Bulldogs, in their first season in the Atlantic 10, have victories against top-ranked Indiana and North Carolina.

...14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds. D.S. Saint Augustine s (15-7, 8-4) at Johnson C. Smith (15-7, 8-4) 7:30 p.m., Brayboy Gym The Falcons lead the CIAA...

February 14, 2013

NVBC 2013 Preview - Kecia Benson's 'BEALE STREET BLUES' - Six Things You Should Know About The Director

blues musician Memphis Gold in 'Beale Street Blues', filmmaker Kecia Benson (l to r) Playing at the 3rd annual New Voices in Black Cinema Friday February 15th at 1:30pm along with Fred Kuwornu’s 18 Ius Soli (previously featured on Shadow and Act) is Beale Street Blues, a short controversial documen

...Yonkers, NY and her interest continued through her undergraduate studies at Johnson CSmith University in Charlotte, NC. Post graduation, Kecia...

February 17, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mosaic Village is a major west Charlotte project that is supposed to change around Johnson C. Smith University. City council's Beth Pickering said she wants to know what's going on with the project that has $30 million in private funding and $3 million in tax dollars.

...Village is a major west Charlotte project that is supposed to change around Johnson CSmith University. City council's Beth Pickering said she...

February 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Johnson C. Smith University's Trevin Parks will surely be missed, as he looks to wrap up his Senior year with a CIAA Championship.

JCSU's Parks wins 5th Player of the Week award CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Johnson C. Smith University's Trevin Parks will surely be missed, as he...

February 21, 2013

McKeesport councilwoman shares life’s lessons during Black History Month talk

In a series of Black History Month presentations at Francis McClure Intermediate School, McKeesport Councilwoman V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery discussed education and politics with fifth-graders.

...in 2009. She is a graduate of McKeesport Area High School, Johnson C. Smith University and Point Park University. Her Wednesday presentation,

Saturday's Black History Brain Bowl Is One of Several Great Programs by Project L.I.F.T.

It was a little more than two years ago that plans for the ambitious Project L.I.F.T. philanthropic education initiative were announced to help improve some of Charlotte's lowest-performing schools.

...received copies of this book last semester, thanks to a donation by Johnson C. Smith University. The Brain Bowl is designed by Charlotte City...

Hervery B.O. Young to Be Installed as Public Defender

Hervery B.O. Young will be sworn in as the Circuit Public Defender for the 10th Judicial Circuit on February 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the Anderson County Court House.

...Lexington County from 1995 until 2001. He is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University with degrees in English and Mathematics, and received...

February 23, 2013

Students in West Charlotte take part in Brain Bowl

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Six middle school classes took part Saturday in the Project L.I.F.T. Black History Quiz, Brain Bowl. The schools are part of the West Charlotte Corridor, which was selected to receive the support of Project L.

...entire corridor has been involved in the preparation of the students from Johnson C. Smith University to the Public Library. Copyright WBTV 2013.

February 26, 2013

West Charlotte students to receive 2,000 laptops, $100,000 in scholarships

Project LIFT, the nonprofit effort to boost performance at nine west Charlotte schools, got a huge lift Tuesday as officials announced donations of new laptops and scholarship money.

...five West Charlotte High students per year who want to study at Johnson C. Smith University's respected College of STEM (Science, Technology,

City helps fund $50,000 study on future of Gold Rush trolley

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Center City Partners and the City of Charlotte are spending $50,000 on a study to figure out the future of the Gold Rush Trolley. The trolley is about to lose two federal grants that expire this year.

The free service runs down Trade Street from Presbyterian Hospital to Johnson C. Smith University and from the Hal Marshall Center down Tryon...

West Charlotte students receive 2,000 laptops from Project LIFT

Electrolux, in separate gift, commits $100,000 for 20 scholarships at JCSU

in separate gift, commits $100,000 for 20 scholarships at JCSU Project LIFT, the nonprofit effort to boost performance at nine west Charlotte...

Electrolux to invest $100,000 in technology scholarships at Johnson C. Smith University

CHARLOTTE—In order to innovate, Electrolux said it needs the right people. "High tech companies like ours need more graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," said CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America Jack Truong.

Electrolux to invest $100,000 in technology scholarships at Johnson C. Smith University CHARLOTTE In order to innovate, Electrolux said it needs...

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. from JCSU Gives Molly, Delano and Eric a Lesson in Stepping

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Special guests showed up Tuesday night on WBTV News at 10:00 on MyTV 12. Five members of The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority from Johnson C.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. from JCSU Gives Molly, Delano and Eric a Lesson in Stepping CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) Special guests showed up Tuesday...

February 27, 2013

The continued importance of HBCUs part two

As described in part one of The continued importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), over time these schools developed the reputation for being party schools.

...take place at these institutions. Two of the greatest benefits of attending Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) were the small class sizes and...

February 28, 2013

People of Note: Brandon to rep QC in Miss N.C.

Catawba College student to compete in June pageant

Wingate and Little Rock. Kneisha Gabriel of Charlotte, a junior at Johnson C. Smith University, is among 30 students selected for the 2013 Nestlé...