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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019
An African-American Heritage Experience with Stamps, May 5th

By FRAN FARRER

Fran Farrer
Farrer

KANNAPOLIS, NC – You are invited to explore the world of postage stamps and the heritage of African Americans as the KAA-MaCC “On Track With KAA-MaCC Event” Series presents “An African-American Heritage Experience with Stamps guided by Dr. Mary A. Love” Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 4-6pm at the Kannapolis Train Station.

Dr. Love
Dr. Love
Dr. Love’s focused exhibit of stamps highlighting the heritage of African-Americans incorporates her stamps into storyboards, collages, posters, framed displays, and other media to educate everyone.

The event offers refreshments, is wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately has limited seating, therefore pre-event registration is required. Please register at: igfn.us/f/2arh/n. More ↠

Zeta's Host Annual
Scholarship Lucheon

By FRAN FARRER

Zeta Flyer
CONCORD,NC – You are invited to join the ladies of the Gamma Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as they host their annual Mildred Florence Stevenson Harvey Scholarship Luncheon Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1pm, at Rock Hill AME Zion Church.

Holding true to their Zeta commitments of giving back, the Sorority sponsors the luncheon to present scholarships to high school graduates from the Cabarrus County area.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920 with their founding principles of; Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.

Tickets for the luncheon are $35 dollars and can be purchased from any member of the Concord Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. or inquiries can be emailed to gammaepsilonzeta1920@gmail.com. Donations can be mailed to: Gamma Epsilon Zeta, - P.O. Box 6886, - Concord, NC 28027

Rock Hill AME Zion Church is located at 3620 Rock Hill Church Road, Concord, NC More ↠

Thousands Sign Petition To Oust Judge
After Murder Of NC A&T Graduate
Tyrique Hudson and James Veronbeck

By CASH MICHAELS

Cash Michaels
Michaels
As of Monday evening, over 11,000 people signed a Change.org petition (change.org) calling for the removal of an Arundel County judge some say is responsible for the death of a N.C. A&T graduate.

That grad, Tyrique Hudson, 22 of Wilson, was fatally shot on the morning of Monday, April 15th, just outside of his apartment in Glen Burnie, Maryland, allegedly by a white, and authorities say, “deranged” downstairs male neighbor identified as James Allen Veronbeck, 53.

According to published reports, Hudson had felt so threatened by Veronbeck that in February, Hudson went to court petitioning for an order of protection after Veronbeck allegedly threatened his life with a slit-throat “death gesture” with his thumb. Adding verbally, “…you knew this day was coming.”

The young man also considered moving, his parents say.

According to Maryland court documents, that order of protection was denied by District Court Judge Devy Patterson Russell, saying that Hudson ‘…could not meet the burden of proof” needed.

After allegedly killing Hudson, the suspect reportedly ran back into his apartment, and barricaded himself inside for ten hours as authorities tried to take Veronbeck into custody. During the course of the standoff, Hudson laid lifeless on the outside stairwell because police could not reach him before securing his alleged murderer.

Veronbeck has been charged with first and second-degree murder, and first and second degree assault, using a firearm in a violent felony and reckless endangerment.

Veronbeck reportedly has a long history of violence-and-gun-associated arrests dating back to 1996, according to court records. More ↠

Barber Wins Right to Take Part in May 1st Teacher’s Rally

By CASH MICHAELS

When thousands of public school teachers from across North Carolina come back to Raleigh on May 1st to protest poor working conditions at the NC legislature, the Rev. Dr. William Barber will be there with them.

Rev. Barber
Barber
NAACP, and currently co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival, once again legally has the right, as any North Carolina citizen, to walk into the NC General Assembly Building, and exercise his First Amendment right of Freedom of Speech, something Republican legislative leaders attempted to prohibit when they banned him from the property in recent years.

“It was a great victory for the people,” Dr. Barber said by phone Saturday from Chicago. “My lawyers have been
fighting …and the judge said [to the legislature], ‘You can’t do that. You can’t profile somebody, keep them out of a place when they haven’t done anything violent and have the presumption of innocence.’ And the state admitted that they were doing this specifically to me, which is unconstitutional.”

So why is Dr. Barber participating in the May 1st teachers’ rally?

“The same people who vote against teachers, are the same who block health care, living wages, labor rights and voting rights,” Barber said.

But most people may not realize that Dr. Barber’s parents were also educators who came back to North Carolina in the 1960s to help desegregate public schools.

“It’s a shame and a disgrace to see the level of high poverty, re-segregated schools today in our state,” Dr. Barber continued. “It’s a shame and a disgrace the way we underpay teachers, co-pays. More ↠