Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, June 18, 1992, Image 1
qmmmamcssas^. THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1992 ONE MILLION IN ONE YEAR mdm street talk about the role of In today'e buay world. PAQEA4 All for the cause! NAACP honors volunteers and churches at its annual banquet. PAGE B1 Winston-Salem Chronicle 75 cents "The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly" VOL. XVIII, No. 43 A people's victory A The mayor broke a tie and sided with the f6lir black aldermen, making Winston-Salem the second city in the state with a citi zen's police review board By SAMANTHA McKENZIE * Cbronich Staff Writer Mayor Martha Wood's tie-breaking voce for a citi zen's police review board made history in Winston Salem Monday night and brought a room full of citi zens to their feet with cheers and applause. The Winston-Salem Board of Aldermen voted 5 to - 4 to establish a citizen's police review board. The vote ? was split, with the four black aldermen, Vivian Burke, Nelson Malloy, Virginia Newell, and Larry Worn We in favor and the four white aldermen, Robert North ington, Hugh Wright, Linda Harpe, and Nancy Pleasants voting against it The citizen's police. review board is the sec ond in the state. Mayor Wood said after 11 years of looking closely at having a citizen's police review board, the concerns made by the community proved that it was finally needed. "1 have tried to do everything I could to help the current process, but it was clear to me that it was not working," she said. Wood along with Aldermen Newell kept the crowd in suspense as to how they they would vote iBitil the time came. Wood discredited claims that although she sided Please see page A2 NNPA charges discrimination against P&G By STEVE SAKSON Associated Press Business Writer BALTIMORE (AP) ? Procter A Gamble Co. has agreed to meet with an organiatkM of 209 black newspaper publishers to discuss their claim that the consumer product giant has shut them out of advertising dollars. The Washington-based National Newspaper Pub lishers Association made the accusation Friday during its annual convention in Baltimore, saying it sought a meeting with the company. "They've communicated with us indicating a strong willingness to sit down and discuss the issues, as well as their concerns that they include all media which can be effective when conveying their advertising mes sage," said publishers association President Robert WT Bogle. No date has been set for the meeting. P&G, based in Cincinnati, makes such familiar products as Charmin bathroom tissue, Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste. It denied discriminating against the newspapers. Company spokeswoman Jennifer Bailey said P&G does very little newspaper advertising in general, but agreed to a meeting as part of a dialogue that has been going on for two years. "We've had meetings on and off, have exchanged Please see page A7 The games peqple play Wc think of peer pressure as being a young people's thang ? * ml of lite of pamge tfti^ whiefrftH -children in list pass before becoming full-fledged adults. It is a young people's game, the object of which is to learn how to wield power ml iaftflh ence over the betavtar of others, wfcfte also torn**.. ing to withstand thoae same fipwres when applied to one's OW^pl^; to pb$l while growing up, many of today's black youth ? m so-called Hip-Hop Generation" are tint p|i themselves bound by sutfi peer group pmimm that many are willing to risk total death and .iL destruction. A recent FoundatiCai concludes tto "Mlinstream society has virtually no credibility with tbese young peo* Please see page A6 Several witnesses say Carl Potter was surrounded and beaten by nine white policemen last week, but police accounts differ. Police brutality A tale of one city, two different stories By SAMANTHA McKENZIE Chronicle Staff Writer As the interal affairs division of the Winston-Salem Police Department continues, its investigation into the use of force on a black male last week and the memory of black motorist Rodney King's beating is fresh in the minds of many, the focus on police brutality continues. In Winston-Salem the use of excessive force or harass ment by police officers, who are sworn to protect the citi zens, has become a topic of discussion of manyt mostly blacks, who see themselves as targeted victims. Please see page A2 jicquNi mpin ?no Anran | Hilt Qifdtn>. Tht program was MpMas S?y rscslvad iMt Thursday as partidpsnts In an scadsmte snrichmsnt program at Happy y ths Greater WInston-Salam Chamb? Greater Wlnaton-Salam Chambar of ComntMC* and Winston-Satan State University. Profile of a proud father. The challenge of fatherhood By SAMANTHA McKENZIE Chronicle Staff Writer Whether he's cracking down on his children's grades at school or coaching them for an upcoming sporting events, one thing a local father can testify to is that fatherhood is a full-time job. Nobody said it would be easy, according to Jasper Brown, 46, but par enting three children, Leslie, 16, Dou glas, 13 and Jasper, 11, has been a grow ing experience. Brown is an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and coves federal cases in North and South Carolina and Virginia ? a job which often takes him away from home for days. But between preparing for cases and short trips, Brown said he tries extreme ly hard to make time for his children. "I care about what they're doing. I'm concerned. Even when I have to be diffi cult with them, they know I love them," Brown said. "It's so important now, with drugs and crime so prevalent, to stay involved Jasper Brown attended track practice with his youngest son, Jasper, 11. Brown says h* tries to encourage his children In all of their endeavors. with your children," said Brown. "Back didn't get out of line," said Brown, who in the days even if the father wasnot in didn't grow up his fatherTBut had a sup the home, we had strong extended fami- portive extended family. lies and neighbors who made sure you Please see page A3 TO SUBSCRIBE, CALL 722-8624, JUST DO IT!