Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The CM3A Agenda

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 12:31 PM

So the Charlotte Mecklenburg African American Agenda was unveiled yesterday, at least officially. The bulk of information presented at Billingsville Elementary School was already available on the Web site, but then, having a report on a Web site isn't going to get you time on the 5 o'clock newscast.

Turnout was better than what one might expect for a Power Point presentation, and some of the questions posed to state Sen. Malcolm Graham, developer Stoney Sellers and others were pointed. One guy took Power 98's Janine Davis to task for negative lyrics in some songs the station plays. That was after Davis acknowledged concern about some of the messages in popular hip-hop and said those worries were one reason she'd started Girl Talk Foundation Inc., a self-empowerment initiative for girls ages 11 to 16.

Look to CM3A to offer more to the public discourse in coming months and — likely — years. Graham said the group's steering committee will take a stand on a school bond referendum, should one be put on the ballot.

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