Being Brief At CORE
Can Be A Challenge
OSEPH LOVECE JR. offered some upbeat remarks at the 20th annual awards dinner of the Congress of Racial Equality at the New York Hilton. The president/ceo of Northstar-Foley Contracting Corp., serving as dinner co-chairman, said that as a New Yorker he feels compelled to change his thoughts about the South.
"The South is changing," he said. "It痴 becoming a good place."
Mindful of the fact that the evening was prolonged with a slew of speakers, dinner co-chairman Dr. Herbert London, president of the Hudson Institute, added his own take on the three common sayings of "The check is in the mail," "I値l still love you in the morning," and "I知 from the government and I知 here to help you."
The fourth saying: "I値l speak at a CORE dinner and I値l be brief."
"If I were white I壇 be blushing," said national spokesman Niger Innis, son of national chairman Roy Innis.
Right on cue Jerry Lee Bogard, principal of Midland Rice Co., said, "I知 from the South and being brief might be a problem."
There was no problem in having Bogard as the first recipient of the newly inaugurated Roy Innis Award. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug received the International Brotherhood Award.
Roy Innis recently returned from a mission to Niger where he found that the majority of small farmers are women. He went to promote the use of biotechnology in helping the farmers improve their productivity.
Among the dais guests were Fox talk show host Sean Hannity, WABC radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa, attorney Mel Sachs, newscaster Marvin Scott, Monsanto chairman/president Hugh Grant, and singer Lalah Hathaway.