JCSU in the Media

At JCSU, we're constantly involved in business development, scientific innovations and community service.

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October 30, 2019

Newton candidates talk taxes, future of city

Newton has the largest field of any election in Catawba County this year with 13 candidates for office. Mayor Anne Jordan has declined to run for another term. Al Hoover, John Stiver and Eddie Haupt are the three candidates for mayor. Jeremy Petty will be listed on the ballot but said he has dropped out of the race.

October 29, 2019

Mattie Grigsby: At 91 this retired teacher is still blazing trails - Q City Metro

Decades after she arrived as the first black teacher at Myers Park High School, Mattie Solice Grigsby, 91, is still blazing trails. She's among a small but growing number of former black professionals who've elected to live in a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC.

October 26, 2019

Charlotte eyeing new train lines, airport expansion to ease congestion

If a high-speed train from Charlotte to Atlanta doesn't sound realistic, perhaps a more modest proposal is that from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Officials want to add a fourth runway, bringing even more flights to one of the country's busiest airports.

October 24, 2019

Charlotte Observer endorsements: Our picks for mayor, City Council

After an influx of new, young voices two years ago, this fall's Charlotte City Council election is about continuity. Four incumbent Democrats are favored to remain in their at-large seats, and three district incumbents are running unopposed in the general election. Mayor Vi Lyles also is heavily favored to win a second term.


Charlotte Observer endorsements: Our picks for mayor, City Council

After an influx of new, young voices two years ago, this fall's Charlotte City Council election is about continuity. Four incumbent Democrats are favored to remain in their at-large seats, and three district incumbents are running unopposed in the general election. Mayor Vi Lyles also is heavily favored to win a second term.

October 23, 2019

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Announces New Appointments

From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Earnest Winston announced new appointments at [the Oct. 22] Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education meeting. Rebecca (Becky) Curtiss Crawford has been named principal for Dilworth Elementary: Latta and Sedgefield campuses. Crawford has been the assistant principal at Dilworth Elementary: Sedgefield Campus since 2018.


Johnson C. Smith homecoming is this week. Golden Bull or not, don't miss these events

The annual Johnson C. Smith University homecoming parade starts at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26. Courtesy of Johnson C. Smith University Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte's own historically black college/university, is holding its annual homecoming celebration this week, with festivities on and off campus for university affiliates every day.

October 22, 2019

Here's how street closures affect JCSU's Homecoming - Q City Metro

Homecoming celebrations are underway at Johnson C. Smith University amid extensive road construction that will affect traffic for entering and leaving campus. The CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar project, which began in 2018, is moving into the track-laying portion of Phase 2. Street access has been shut down since Sept.

October 21, 2019

Top HBCU schools of 2019

Every year, the U.S. News & World Report publishes a list of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the nation. U.S. News is highly regarded as a publisher of college news, advice, and authoritative rankings, and they use a strict set of criteria to determine which colleges and universities will make their lists.


Beatties Ford And LaSalle Business Owners Look Forward To Revitalization With UrbanMain

The intersection of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street in west Charlotte is home to numerous small businesses and homes where residents deal with a lot of crime. Last summer was especially difficult when three teenagers were charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl during an alleged robbery.

October 20, 2019

Biz brief: Novant Health named corporate champion for women and children - Salisbury Post

WINSTON-SALEM ― Novant Health has been named one of three corporate champions for women and children by the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GWFC) of North Carolina. Organizations recognized as "corporate champions" for women and children are selected for their support and assistance to women and children across the state of North Carolina.


Johnson C. Smith University kicks off annual homecoming week

PHOTO | TROY HULL Johnson C. Smith's University's homecoming parade along Beatties Ford Road is one of the annual highlights of the campus community and Historic West End. It's homecoming week at Johnson C. Smith University. The annual rite of fall kicks off Monday with events for the campus community as well as the larger community, capped by the annual homecoming football game Oct.

October 18, 2019

Five Area College Leaders Talk About Cost, Value And Public Confidence

Leaders of five Charlotte-area colleges and universities met at Queens University on Wednesday to talk about why higher education costs so much, how to put it in reach of more students and how to rebuild confidence in the value of a degree.


Dr. J. Herbert Nelson to Preside at Greensboro Massacre Commemoration

November Third is a significant day in the history of Greensboro, NC. 2019 marks the 40 anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre, the event that makes that day both painful and memorable. The call for healing is still heard.On Nov.

October 17, 2019

Church installing garden to honor beloved pastor's memory

The construction crew broke ground Sept. 25 for the W. Flemon McIntosh Memorial Prayer Garden at Green Street Presbyterian Church. 425 N. Green St., Morganton. The members of the church wanted to honor the late Rev. W. Flemon McIntosh Jr.


Charlotte Talks: Area University Presidents Talk About The Future Of Higher Education

We are home to five schools, each representing a different part of the higher education ecosphere. With costs soaring and as more is expected from institutions of higher learning, Mike Collins talks about these challenges with the presidents of Johnson C. Smith, Queens University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont as well as the chancellor of UNC Charlotte.


Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist

by Lois Elfman A new report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce details the persistent educational and economic disparities between Whites, African-Americans and Latinos. "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos" offers a blunt commentary on persistent inequality along with a challenge to policy makers to create the change necessary to close these widening gaps.

October 16, 2019

Church installing garden to honor beloved pastor's memory

The construction crew broke ground Sept. 25 for the W. Flemon McIntosh Memorial Prayer Garden at Green Street Presbyterian Church. 425 N. Green St., Morganton. The members of the church wanted to honor the late Rev. W. Flemon McIntosh Jr.


Charlotte Talks: Area University Presidents Talk About The Future Of Higher Education

We are home to five schools, each representing a different part of the higher education ecosphere. With costs soaring and as more is expected from institutions of higher learning, Mike Collins talks about these challenges with the presidents of Johnson C. Smith, Queens University, Davidson College and Central Piedmont as well as the chancellor of UNC Charlotte.

October 15, 2019

TV Review - "SneakerCenter Episode 4 feat. Max Holloway" on ESPN+ - LaughingPlace.com

ESPN+ is loaded with context that looks beyond the final scores of your favorite sports and into all of the details that bring the full product together. SneakerCenter focuses on all of those "sneakerheads" in and around the world of sports, as well as the history of sneakers in sports.


Johnson C. Smith Foster Care Transition Program Marks a Decade

by B. Denise Hawkins A forever home can be a notion, a heart's desire and an elusive place for many foster youth whose lives know more frequent stops, short-lived placements, and revolving doors than anchors. Growing up in Tampa, Fla., Cory Carter was one of them.

October 14, 2019

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Furman football in top 10; Claflin sets Midnight Madness

Furman makes top 10 GREENVILLE -- Furman has entered poll territory it hasn't been in for well over a decade, rising to eighth in this week's AFCA Coaches Poll. The Paladins (4-2, 3-0 SoCon), idle on Saturday but winners of three straight and all alone in first place in the Southern Conference, registered 467 points to check in at eighth, 13 points behind No.

October 9, 2019

Charlotte Fire Department promoting first African American woman to the rank of engineer

The Charlotte Fire Department will be promoting an African American woman to the rank of engineer for the first time on Saturday. Venessa Roy was hired as a firefighter on Sept. 21, 2009, and is currently assigned to Fire Station 28, located at 8031 Old Statesville Road.

October 7, 2019

Institute for Emerging Issues ReCONNECT Forum aims to promote economic opportunity & job growth in NC | WRAL TechWire

NC State University's Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) is hosting its third ReCONNECT forum this month in Charlotte, continuing its three-year, crowdsourced initiative to identify the biggest issues facing communities of all sizes across North Carolina. The event, ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity, is set for October 15 at the Omni Hotel.

October 6, 2019

10 things to know about Danielle Williams

From right, bronze medallist Danielle Williams of Jamaica and the U.S. pair of gold medallist Nia Ali and silver medallist Kendra Harrison display their medals for the women's 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Morry Gash).

October 4, 2019

IAAF: Surprise winner in 2015, Williams returns as the favourite in Doha| News | iaaf.org

Overcoming the odds has been one of the strongest traits of 2015 world champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica. The 27-year-old, who will be competing in her fourth IAAF World Championships in Doha, recalls her journey leading up to her triumph in Beijing.


Here's Your Ultimate Guide To HBCU Homecoming Season This October

Break out the rubies and pearls. It's homecoming season! Graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Institutions will rush home to their alma maters to enjoy the festivities, where being unapologetically Black is the norm. The traditional pep rallies and tailgating sessions are a staple of these affairs, but they have also evolved to include black tie galas, panels, comedy shows and of course, step shows.


Dell Technologies Builds Tech Pipeline for Black and Latinx Students - Black Enterprise

In 2018, leaders from Dell Technologies and Black Enterprise brainstormed ways that they could get more diverse young talent into the tech pipeline, and they landed on a joint event that would cater to black and brown students. After nine months of planning, the BE Smart Student Symposium came to life at Dell Technologies' headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.

October 3, 2019

HBCU alumni should give of our resources to assist our schools

by James Ewers Historically black colleges like Johnson C. Smith University need the support of alumni to keep them viable as education institutions. Support independent local journalism. Subscribe to The Charlotte Post. HBCU alumni must give of our resources to assist our schools I always knew I would attend a black college.

October 2, 2019

City schools start next strategic plan | Mt. Airy News

School board chairman Tim Matthews, left, and board members Phil Thacker and Wendy Carriker discuss the new strategic plan Tuesday. Jeff Linville | The News School board chairman Tim Matthews, left, and board members Phil Thacker and Wendy Carriker discuss the new strategic plan Tuesday.

September 30, 2019

Oprah Donates $1 Million To United Negro College Fund

Oprah Winfrey surprised attendees at the United Negro College Fund's 17 th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon in Charlotte, North Carolina., when she matched a $1.15 million donation, bringing the organization's total donations at the event to over $2 million.


Oprah Winfrey comes to town for UNCF event

A signature fundraising event for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was held Saturday in Charlotte at the Westin. It was a sold out event. More than 1000 people gathered to raise money to support students who attend an Historically Black College and University (HBCU's).


Oprah Winfrey stuns audiences by matching $1.15 million donation for North Carolina minority college students

Oprah Winfrey announced to a predominantly-female audience in Charlotte on Saturday that she would donate $1.15 million in a bid to help minority students get through college. Winfrey stunned the crowd while speaking at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon as the United Negro College Fund sought to raise $1 million for North Carolina students, CNN reports.


Oprah helps UNCF reach record-breaking fundraising haul

CHARLOTTE - Oprah Winfrey headlined the UNCF's 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon on Sept. 28, donating $1,149,000 to match live fundraising efforts. About $2.3 million was raised to support students in North Carolina and the historically black colleges and universities that educate them.


UNCF's 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking $2.3 Million Dollars

Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF's (United Negro College Fund) sold-out 17 th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 28 in Charlotte, raising a record-breaking $2,300,000 in support of education.


UNCF's 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking $2.3 Million Dollars

Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF's (United Negro College Fund) sold-out 17 th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 28 in Charlotte, raising a record-breaking $2,300,000 in support of education.


UNCF's 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking $2.3 Million Dollars

Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celebrating 75 years of service to the nation, more than 1,000 guests adorned with fascinators and hats attended UNCF's (United Negro College Fund) sold-out 17 th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon Sept. 28 in Charlotte, raising a record-breaking $2,300,000 in support of education.


Dollars for scholars: Oprah donation pushes UNCF fundraiser to record

COURTESY UNCF Oprah Winfrey (second from left) made a $1.1 million matching gift at Saturday's UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon in Charlotte. The United Negro College Fund's 17 th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon made history.

September 17, 2019