October 22 , 2004 Newsletter
Table of Contents
*She Hate Me
*Women in Broadcasting
*NAACP YPSILANTI-WILLOW RUN BRANCH
Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
*Election Volunteers Needed
*View Your Ballot
University of Michigan
Department of Communication Studies
Presents Amanda D. Lotz, Ph.D.
Her talk entitled:
From the frontline to behind the scenes, careers
for women inmedia can be intriguing and rewarding. If you want to
learnmore about the range of opportunities in broadcast media, joinus
to hear a panel of career women as they describe and reflecton their
professional paths and experiences. We welcome this panel of
Charity Nebbe, Host of All Things Considered, Michigan
GEORGE E. CURRY
George E. Curry is Editor-in-Chief
of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and
BlackPressUSA.com. His weekly column is syndicated by NNPA to more
than 200 African-American newspapers, with a combined readership of
NAACP YPSILANTI-WILLOW RUN BRANCH
We need you to attend
This week, the Michigan Theater will have its only two showings of Spike Lee's most recent controversial movie, "She Hate Me."
The plot involves a successful Harvard MBA turned fired whistleblower (Anthony Mackie) who goes into business for himself impregnating lesbians. After that, apparently, things get complicated.
Screenings are scheduled on
Monday and Thursday at 9:45 p.m.
Spontaneous, incredulous conversations about what's happened to the brilliant filmmaker who made "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" will likely ensue.
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION
TO REQUIRE VOTER APPROVAL OF ANY FORM OF GAMBLING AUTHORIZED BY
LAW AND CERTAIN NEW STATE LOTTERY GAMES
The proposed constitutional
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO SPECIFY WHAT CAN
BE RECOGNIZED AS A "MARRIAGE OR SIMILAR UNION" FOR ANY
The proposal would:
Opinions on Proposal 2
Others argue Proposal 2 would have little or no effect on the health insurance and other benefits offered to some unmarried couples, and say opponents are trying to divert attention from the core issue of defining marriage.
Courts likely would decide the domestic benefits issue if voters approve Proposal 2, which seeks to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman in the state constitution.
Dont know who to vote for this November?
Do you think your vote does not matter?
Come get information on both parties and issues at the Political Forum
Friday, October 22, 2004
McKenny Union Ballroom at EMU
Senator Liz Brater
We need volunteers for lit drops Sat. and
Sun. prior to election
Opinions on Proposal 1
The proposal would require a popular vote for any new casinos or state lottery games. There would be an immediate reduction of $100 million in school aid with the elimination of Keno and club games already in place. Proposal 1, if passed, would block nine proposed racinos scheduled to open in 2005.
Roger Martin, spokesman for
the Let Voters Decide campaign, said "The only affect it would
have in the future is if the lottery wants to do things there would
have to be a vote of the people," Martin said. "It is
not anti-gambling, it is not pro-gambling, it won't open any new
casinos, it won't close any casinos. It just will give Michigan
voters a vote - that's it."
Proposal 1 says voter approval would be needed for new state lottery games that include "table games" or "player operated mechanical or electronic devices" introduced after Jan. 1, 2004.
Proposal 1 opponents say
it could derail games such as Fantasy 5, a number-picking game that
debuted in September, and even the expansion of vending machines
in grocery stores that dispense instant lottery tickets.
Charles G. Ransom
Multicultural Studies Librarian
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