November 2012

November 30, 2012

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Kathey Porter was appointed assistant director of purchasing for supplier diversity at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was the coordinator of minority/women-owned business enterprises for the city of Savannah, Georgia.

...Statesboro. Aleczander M. Whitfield was appointed director of student activities at Johnson CSmith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served...


We Have the Keys to Our Own Future!

Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, wrote in his recent book, The Coming Jobs War, that what most people want in our global marketplace is a job. In order to rebuild the American economy and create new and better jobs, we need to boost innovation and entrepreneurship that will create new businesses and new

...the presence and active educational roles performed by Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Davidson University, Wake Forest, and...

November 28, 2012

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

...computer science at Howard University. Dr. Washington is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She earned a master s degree...

November 26, 2012

Charlotte to give streetcar extension a third try in budget

Nov 26, 2012 (The Charlotte Observer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX News Network) -- For the third time this fall, the Charlotte City Council will try Monday to reach consensus on how to pay for a streetcar extension -- the main roadblock to passing a capital budget.

...extending a planned starter streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. Five council members are for it, while...


City officials to discuss funding for streetcar extension project

City leaders debate long-term streetcar plans Street car project will be focus of city council meetingCity Council to vote on hiring builders for first stretch of streetcar projectCity leaders debate long-term streetcar plans City leaders debate pushing special tax to fund streetcar project City lea...

...taxes for next year s budget. The debate is whether to extend the line to Johnson C. Smith University. To do so, it could cost the city $119...


Charlotte City Council to give streetcar extension a third try

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the third time this fall, the Charlotte City Council will try Monday to reach consensus on how to pay for a streetcar extension – the main roadblock to passing a capital budget.

...extending a planned starter streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. Five council members are for it, while...


NC: Charlotte to Give Streetcar Extension a Third Try in Budget

For the third time this fall, the Charlotte City Council will try Monday to reach consensus on how to pay for a streetcar extension — the main roadblock to passing a capital budget.

...extending a planned starter streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. Five council members are for it, while...


Charlotte City Council delays streetcar talks

A Charlotte City Council budget workshop scheduled for Monday to discuss ways to pay for a streetcar was cancelled and moved to Dec. 17. The streetcar is the main sticking point in finding six votes to agree to a long term capital plan.

...$119 million to extend a streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. That is part of an overall $926 million...


Marian Dockery

Marian Ann Dockery, 67, of Hamlet, died Nov. 23, 2012, in Greensboro. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Livingston Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Hamlet.

...Richmond County Schools and then attended, and graduated in 1970 from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. She had a vibrant teaching career...


Streetcar talks postponed

A Charlotte City Council budget workshop scheduled for Monday to discuss ways to pay for a streetcar was cancelled and moved to Dec. 17. The streetcar is the main sticking point in finding six votes to agree to a long term capital plan.

...$119 million to extend a streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. That is part of an overall $926 million...

November 25, 2012

City to try again on streetcar

Nov 25, 2012 (The Charlotte Observer - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX News Network) -- For the third time this fall, the Charlotte City Council will try Monday to reach consensus on how to pay for a streetcar extension -- the main roadblock to passing a capital budget.

...extending a planned starter streetcar line from Time Warner Cable Arena to Johnson C. Smith University. Five council members are for it, while...

November 22, 2012

Johnson C. Smith University opens new healthcare facility

Johnson C. Smith University in the US, in collaboration with Charlotte city officials, has opened a new healthcare facility known as HealthPlex, which is designed to provide health and wellness in the campus as well as the community.

Johnson C. Smith University opens new healthcare facility Johnson C. Smith University in the US, in collaboration with Charlotte city officials,

November 20, 2012

HIV and AIDS Still Spreading in Mecklenburg Co.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The second annual Voices Project took the stage at The Actor's Theater in Uptown Charlotte. Speakers, including FOX News Edge's Matt Harris and FOX News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty read the stories of people in Charlotte who have HIV or AIDS.

...a married lady and my husband and I test together every October." Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Ronald Carter read the story of a...

November 19, 2012

Charlotte-Mecklenburg education pioneer Kat Crosby dies

CMS teacher, administrator was leader in desegregation fight and healing afterward

...on March 9, 1925, in Winnsboro, S.C., graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1946 and earned a master's degree from Bank Street College...

November 13, 2012

The benefits and challenges of using articulate speech

“Why do you use those big words all of the time?” a middle school student was asked by his classmates in the late 1980s. It was a diverse school, but these particular students were from Buffalo’s East side which, for the most part, consisted of African American families.

...do mathematics. The late Dr. Joseph Fail, Jr., of Johnson C. Smith University, published numerous articles encouraging students to be able to...

November 12, 2012

Familylinks CEO named ‘Champion of Greater Pittsburgh’

Updated 4 minutes ago When Kaylah Jackson met Frederick Massey Jr. six years ago, she knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know where to begin.

...through friends, and he offered his guidance. Today, Jackson is a Johnson C. Smith University graduate with a degree in business. She is living...


JCSU and local theater company unite

On Q Performing Arts theater company, and Johnson C. Smith University have started a collaboration to strengthen the city’s African-American theater experience.

JCSU and local theater company unite On Q Performing Arts theater company, and Johnson CSmith University have started a collaboration to strengthen...


Busting the myths behind Black Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The hype and excitement over Black Friday deals are in full swing, but are you really getting the best prices you can when shopping Black Friday? I asked Johnson C.

...best prices you can when shopping Black Friday? I asked Johnson C. Smith University instructor Yvette Russell about those hugely discounted items,


Local Veteran using sickness to help other veterans

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On the day the country pauses to salute Veterans, one veteran has gone back to college trying to make a difference. George Curtis has been in the military for 20 years.

He served in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is now a student at Johnson C. Smith University majoring in psychology. He was recently diagnosed with...

 


Spreading the news: Developers who visited Big Apple see Charlotte’s core challenges

by Payton Guion Dolan Media Newswires CHARLOTTE, NC -- Last month, when John Culbertson was in Brooklyn, he saw Fulton Mall, the Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, MetLife Stadium.

...Village mixed-used project built this year on West Trade Street near Johnson C. Smith University. The future of growth in Charlotte would be...

November 10, 2012

High school bands compete in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Several high school students were marching to the beat of their drum major at Johnson C. Smith University Saturday. It was all part of the 11th annual High school marching band championship.

...high school students were marching to the beat of their drum major at Johnson C. Smith University Saturday. It was all part of the 11th annual...

November 9, 2012

Farrakhan delivers stirring truth at Tenn. State University

‘Without you, we are lost’ Min. Farrakhan delivers stirring truth as students overcome opposition, and hold successful conference to address challenges faced by HBCUs NASHVILLE - College students from across the country gathered at Tennessee State University for the first Collegiate Black United S

...chancellor greeted the Minister and watched the entire message, the president of Johnson CSmith University in Charlotte, N.C., greeted the...

November 8, 2012

Alliance formed to strengthen African American theater

Quentin Talley, founder of Charlotte's black theater company, and Johnson C. Smith University have started a unique arts collaboration to strengthen the quality of the city's African American theatre experience.

...Talley, founder of Charlotte's black theater company, and Johnson C. Smith University have started a unique arts collaboration to strengthen...


Home School: For better or worse?

Every morning in the Myers Park neighborhood nine year old Sarah does not have to worry about gulping down her cereal and orange juice in order to be on time for class.
...currently enrolled in public school. Sims has a bachelors degree in communication from Johnson C. Smith University. She worked for AT&T until a year...

Latino Voters Make An Impact

Record turnout in 2012 vote could have lasting effect.

...the few lucky ones. As an honor student she got a scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University. Otherwise she couldn't afford college, which is...


Record Latino turnout in 2012 election could have lasting effect

WCNC - Mary Espinosa and Selene Medina are both college freshman and both grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but only one got to vote for the first time on Tuesday.

...the few lucky ones. As an honor student she got a scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University. Otherwise she couldn't afford college, which is...


Latino voters make an impact

CHARLOTTE, NC (WCNC) - Mary Espinosa and Selene Medina are both college freshman and both grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but only one got to vote for the first time on Tuesday.

...the few lucky ones. As an honor student she got a scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University. Otherwise she couldn't afford college, which is...


Latino Voters Make an Impact

Mary Espinosa and Selene Medina are both college freshman and both grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but only one got to vote for the first time on Tuesday.

...the few lucky ones. As an honor student she got a scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University. Otherwise she couldn't afford college, which is...

November 7, 2012

Race played a role in turnout

Anti-Obama attacks spur black voters

...support the president will vote to keep him in office. Johnson C. Smith University assistant professor of political science LaTonya Williams...


Latino voters make record impact at the polls

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the first time in history, Latinos made up 10 percent of the vote, which is a big success for the Latin American Coalition who worked hard to get out the vote.

...the few lucky ones. As an honor student she got a scholarship to Johnson C. Smith University. Otherwise she couldn't afford college, which is...


Charlotte Observer school news

Mecklenburg West Charlotte High: The band program recently earned awards at the following performances: – Johnson C. Smith University Band and Parade Competition: First place, Grand Champions 2012.

The band program recently earned awards at the following performances: Johnson C. SmithUniversity Band and Parade Competition: First place...

November 6, 2012

Hudson, Foxx and Watt win congressional seats

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th, lost his re-election bid to Republican opponent Richard Hudson, who captured 53.34 percent of the vote. Faring better were U.

...awarded honorary degrees from North Carolina A&T State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Bennett College and Fisk University. Watt practiced...

November 5, 2012

Local university sets new standard for science research

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Have you heard of stem? It’s an educational buzz word that stands for science, technology, engineering and math. In Charlotte one university is setting a new standard for students lucky enough and brave enough to give it a try.
...brave enough to give it a try. This is advanced organic chemistry at Johnson C. Smith University. The university is stepping up its stem program...
 

November 3, 2012

A new, larger transit dilemma

The big picture may have gotten buried Tuesday as Charlotte City Council members chewed – and chewed and chewed – on different alternative revenue strategies that might enable the city to build the second leg of its proposed streetcar.

...funds. The $119 million second leg from the Transportation Center to Johnson C. Smith University and from the hospital to Sunnyside Avenue near Central...

November 1, 2012

Gala honors legacy of doctors

Medical society soiree provides scholarships

...fundraiser supports the CMDPS Endowment, which provides scholarships for Johnson C. Smith University students pursuing careers in the health...


Sorority hosts run for charity

Runners can register at Registration.5KAO4CASA.com or sign up at a Theta table outside of the Joe Crowley Student Union on Nov. 1-2 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.

...creative, colorful and best-dressed costumes. The run will start at the JCSU lawn, go up through the medical school, down Virginia Street, through the...


Two African Americans in New Administrative Positions

Debra K. Latimore was named vice president for fiscal affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has been serving in the post on an interim basis.

...the post on an interim basis. She is the former controller at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. Latimore is a graduate of Walsh College...


Several HBCU Campuses Are Getting a Makeover

Delaware State University in Dover, has broken ground on its new four-story, 70,000-square-foot Optical Science Center for Applied Research. The OSCAR building was funded, in part, by a $10 million grant from the state.

...will be able to digitally experience personal care and hospital procedures. Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun...