The Register, 1992-01-27
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this is not an opportunity but also a duty that i have to perform as an african-american she said his work means that i have to be a diligent worker and i have to set goals and i have to reach and strive just as he did during his time king jr gymnasium there were more reflec tions of the life of dr martin luther when the march ended at moore march which symbolizes the cause of king she said in his closing remarks chancel lor edward b fort said that the kind of racism that king fought against is beginning to appear again Â»..,! i rcss nev north carolina a&t's students marion barnes alpha phi alpha fraternity inc gave a special tribute to ki ng in a medley of two of hi s most famous speeches i have a dream and i've been to the mountaintop barnes said blacks need to take a and faculty came together for a can dlelight vigil in memory of dr martin luther king jr on monday jan 21 the march which was organized by a&t's student government asso ciation began at the dudley building and ended at moore gymnasium before the march there was a cere mony outside of the dudley building featuring dr alma adams greens boro city council district 2 adams told the students and fac ulty how grateful they should be for king's work and achievements she said that it's time for blacks to reaffirm their faith and to renew their commitment and accountability it's time to realize that our com mitment to eliminate the racism the injustice and all of the evil in the world must continue with all deliber ate speed dr martin luther king surrounded by aides one day before the assassination ll,e z stand in the community in the home and even stand up inside themselves william kearney president of the student union advisory board was also a part of the ceremony after giving the invocation kear ney gave his reflections of king in a speech he called i remember mar the times that try men's souls are now upon us he said our task - te of being watchful getting our education and registering to vote because if you are not in the business of seeking to solve the problem then we automatically become a part of the problem students of all classifications marched and all had different reasons for their participation michelle squire a freshman me chanical engineering major said she participated because of what martin luther king jr means to her martin luther king means unity and nonviolence she said i have learned that things such as equal rights and civil rights can be accomplished without violence i remember martin because he articulated so clearly and emphati cally that there was no justice in war and that at the same time there can be no peace without justice said kear black republicans on the rise king urges black power by lawrence sherrod managing editor ties ents wanted to be associated with the republican party at that time he said atlantaâ€”the widow of the rev martin luther king jr sunday urged blacks to increase their political power in the 1992 election and curb drug related violence in their communi more willing to come if the invita tion came from a republican organi zation said mcconneyhead who served as the club's founder and presi dent over the past few years republi can organizations have been spring ing up on black campuses across the nation including howard university morehouse hampton and florida a&m as the 1992 elections draw near the republican party may find that a surprisingly high percentage of their votes will come from historically black college campuses i'm a republican but i'm black first said stuart deveaux president of howard's republican club but i see the problems in our community as being economic and the republicans are more in line with that progressive republicans the or ganization at north carolina a&t was founded in 1990 by gerard mor rison and theron mcconneyhead in an effort to invite harvey gantt and senator jesse helms r-nc to a&ts you've got people talking about afrocentricity but you've also got the buppie who's interested in economic security unlike the democratic party on campus we opened our doors to republicans as well as independents and found that a lot of the independ mcconneyhead who currently is the consultant to progressive republi can president alex davis sees the or ganization as a way for non-demo cratic students to express their views and concerns all efforts failed we tried from all angles but he didn't accept unlike mr gantt we felt that helms would be campus robert vickers of the atlanta journal constitution contributed to this story many blacks link republican conservativism to black nationalism because both stress self-help i am an opponent of self-help and that's one of the things i guess that you are identified with as a black republi can said mcconneyhead the way to make a difference in the system is to get in the system because that's the only way you're going to be heard instead of stand ing on the outside complaining you get on the inside and do something about it you've got two things happening on campus at the same time says ed wiley assistant managing editor of black issues in higher education magazine programs fail to recruit minorities weekly journal science and the soon to-be released electronic journal current clinical trials there is little accounting for how an individual student fares within the system said marsha matyas the report's co-author and director of the aaas project however of all the schools sur veyed more than half cannot tell you what happens to their students after admission cessful models for recruitment and retention efforts . but black leaders also must look inside and accept personal responsi bility because the gun and drug push ers can't peddle their deadly com merce to a self-assured and well-in formed child king added we must make every church and temple every shopping center and every corner grocery store a voter registration site she said let's make 1992 the year the political system begins to respond to the need for genuine economic op portunity for americans of all races civil rights forces also must press for domestic disarmament with stricter federal controls limiting gun ownership she said and must de mand stronger law enforcement against pushers and drug smugglers to cut the supply i think we have to be alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating situation here at home coretta scott king declared in her annual state of the dream speech on the eve of the national holi day celebrating her husband's birth mrs king speaking from the pulpit of the ebenezer baptist church that her husband co-pastored before his 1968 assassination said it is im perative for blacks to increase our voting power inside on the serious tip 2 our people our pride 3 on the yard 4 around the block 5 sports 6 founded in 1848 aaas is the world's largest federation of scien tific and engineering societies and has more than 135,000 members the association publishes the isolated programs are at work but there's no concerted effort to attract washington d.c-a new report says there is no concerted effort at the nations's colleges and universi ties to attract and retain female mi nority and disabled students in sci ence and engineering programs despite abundant rhetoric that women and minority students are welcome in science and engineering programs we found very little hap pening said shirley malcom ph.d a co-author of the study and director of education programs for the ameri can association for the advancement of science(aaas the report includes survey data collected in 1987-88 and case study data collected in 1989-90 here there was reason to the authors surveyed 276 colleges and universities nationwide espe dally those believe tha ! ocrams existed they also oversampled women's col leges and historically black colleges and universities expecting to find sue and retain these students the new aaas report investing in human potential science and engineering at the crossroads was funded by the national science foun dation and takes a systematic look at the problem volume 67 no 4 january 27,1992 students remember king in candlelight vigil by leiitia wiggins chief reporter tasha thome a junior marketing major said she was marching out of respect for king thorne said if blacks do not honor him who will henry said she feels she should do all she can to keep his dream alive i take pride in my university and pride in being able to participate in a , a&t register * m j|4t j'|)j north carolina agricultural and technical state university js^pw greensboro north carolina cruzita henry a senior biology major said one of her reasons for marching was because throughout her four-year tenure at a&t she has never participated in a march in memory of king
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