Three $1,500 scholarships available
April 3, 2013 1:48PM
Three $1,500 scholarships courtesy of the northern Indiana chapter of The Links, Inc. are available to be awarded to college-bound seniors with proven track records of high scholastic ability and good behavior.
The Links is an organization of more than 10,000 women worldwide who dedicate their talents and energies to education, cultural and civic endeavors under the umbrella of the organization’s five facets: services to youth, national trends and services, international trends and services, the arts and health and human services.
“High school seniors are down to the wire when it comes to grabbing scholarships before their graduation, so we want them to know about ours,” Links Scholarship Committee member Shirley P. Thomas said.
Students interested in submitting an application should contact their respective counselors to obtain an application and the accompanying criteria. The application process closes April 12.
Scholarship winners will be announced in May.
Marianita Porterfield is the president of the local chapter with members representing communities throughout Northwest Indiana.
The Gary International Black Film Festival debuts its “Cinema Conversation Series” at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 11, inside the YJean Chambers Auditorium at Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St. in Hammond.
The film “The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975” will be presented as part of a partnership with Purdue Calumet’s Black Student Union and Social Justice Club. “The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975” is described as a “treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the U.S. drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution.”
Footage includes conversations with leaders of the Black Power movement, including Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver and others.
The movie was discovered in the basement of a Swedish television station and is revived by director Goran Olsson and co-producer/veteran actor Danny Glover and includes additional commentary from artists and activists influenced by the struggle like Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli and Melvin Van Peebles.
The event is free with requests for donations. The Gary International Black Film Festival is founded by Gary native Karen Toering two years ago.
We’re so lucky to have Majestic Star Casino host an evening of “Good Times” as the children cast of the iconic 1970s sitcom “Good Times” appear in Majestic Star’s comedy showroom.
Actors Jimmie “JJ Evans” Walker, Bern Nadette “Thelma Evans” Stanis and Ralph “Michael Evans” Carter will perform inside Majestic Star Casino II’s comedy showroom on Level 3 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20.
Anyone who remembers “Good Times” knows these actors were the foundation of a lot of sibling rivalry in the midst of challenges from living in the projects as their parents struggled to make ends meet.
“Good Times” was created by mega TV producer Norman Lear and was a spin-off from the sitcom “Maude.”
Tickets for the “Good Times” comedy show are $15 and can be purchased at the desk in front of Passports Buffet at the casino.