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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Dr. Charles H. Harvey Speaking at NC Project Leaders Toastmaster Club

By Fran Farrer

Fran Farrer

Concord native, Dr. Charles H. Harvey will serve as guest speaker at the North Carolina Project Leaders Toastmasters Club meeting January 28, 2020 at the Cisco Systems RTP Campus in Morrisville, NC.

With this meeting being a North Carolina Project Management Institute (NCPMI) Communication & Public Speaking CoP- NCPL Toastmasters Club meeting, Harvey was an ideal choice. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University, is a graduate of Harvard University Executive Education, and holds membership in Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).

Dr. Charles H. Harvey
Dr. Charles Harvey
Civically engaged Harvey graduated Phi Kappa Phi and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and in addition is a Distinguished member of Toastmasters, Inc. and is a former District Director of the North Carolina District 37 Toastmasters.

Dr. Harvey and wife Ferndena currently reside in Timberlake, North Carolina. The son of the late Mildred S. Harvey, he is an affiliated member of Price Memorial AMEZ Church in Concord, NC.

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RVO Offering Shredding Services

By Wilson Cherry

ROWAN COUNTY - As tax season approaches, many businesses and individuals find themselves getting snowed under by a blizzard of old bank statements, invoices and utility bills, as well as personal and confidential records. Rowan Vocational Opportunities is providing low cost, flexible document shredding, destruction and disposal for area businesses and individuals.

“We all understand the devastating effects of confidential and sensitive information falling into the hands of criminals, business competitors and telemarketers. Throwing this information in the trash only provides an invitation for those who commit fraud and identity theft to continue their criminal enterprises,” said Glenn McDonald, RVO Sales & Marketing Director. More ↠

Some Thoughts On Dr. King’s Most Powerful Quotes
By Makheru Bradley
Makheru Bradley

As we gather in 2020 to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there is a critical need, in these turbulent times, to focus on the total scope of Dr. King’s thoughts and practices.

It is a fact that the heirs of the powerful forces who organized against the efforts of Dr. King in 1967-68, have sought since the 1986 federal establishment of the King holiday, to control the narrative of Dr. King’s legacy and reduce him to a mere dreamer, to freeze him on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

The King We Need In 2020

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But, conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right."—Dr. King

Martin Luther King, driven by his moral conscience was one of the most courageous people in world history. He challenged the Afrikan American masses of the Deep South to overcome their fears, thus mobilizing them into action against American Apartheid. The grassroots of the South, along with young Afrikan Americans, who were mostly college students, became the driving force for civil and voting rights. Once mobilized, they risked their lives and livelihoods to reform the United States. Given the current rise of institutional and individual white supremacy, there is a need for people of conscience to overcome their fears and mobilize beyond another drive for reforms, to establish the power to neutralize the capacity of white supremacists to impose their will over us.

Martin Luther King
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” – Dr. King

The American power structure, be it conservative, moderate, or liberal, from George Washington to Donald Trump, has never been interested in the presence of justice. Those claiming to believe in “justice for all” only want More ↠
Sen. Doug Jones emphasizes importance of the 2020 Black voter turnout in "Exclusive Fireside Chat" with Chavis
Sen. Jones and Ben Chavis Talk
Seated L-R is: Senator Doug Jones and NNPA President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis / NNPA photo
By Stacy M. Brown
Stacy M. Brown

The importance of Black voter turnout, the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, bipartisan politics, the Futures Act and environmental justice, counted among the topics candidly tackled during a historic fireside chat between National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., and Alabama’s Senator Doug Jones, a Democrat.

Held inside the Hart Building at the U.S. Capitol in

Washington, D.C., the engaging hour-long conversation marked the first time that a sitting U.S. Senator sat down for a live-streamed video with the Black Press of America. .

During the discussion, Jones said that voter turnout – particularly that of African Americans – was crucial to his stunning upset of Republican Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama Special Election.

“The right to vote was hard fought for African Americans in this country, and I think too many people take that for granted. I think we proved that in the special election in 2017, that every vote counts,” said Jones. More ↠