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captures see ci coming to Ziggy's 75 cents 6 W I N STO N - S A LE M GREENSBORO HlGH PoiNT? Vol. XXVIII No. 48 thf Chronicle 32 * 23202 ?? ? ?. "car-rt-lot" "c004 JLJL X ^ 1 J| i thruway library .... . .. . . . . . thruway shpng '"e Choice Jor AJrican-Amerwan News 365 lower mall dr lh^h'vfrllwlwi!vvi!flhbvwhii^^^^ winston salem nc 27103-1s54 ^^hiyiliiuflmiliaailbaiiill^l " East THRU365 271032028 2702 06 08/C2/02 ?THRUWAY BRANCH LIBRARY vw-r* 660 W 5TH ST WINSTON SALEM NC 27101-2705 liililliiiliiilllliiiinlliililliiillliiiililiiiliilliiililtil - -rt Vi?~ M6 wins in site battle Board of Education gives go-ahead for high school off Old Greensboro Road PROM 5TAFI 0 PORTS After two months of flared tempers, fin ger-pointing and innuendos. the Board of Edu cation Tuesday held a anti-climactic meeting, where members took ? ^ less than 10 minutes to green light the con struction of a multi million dollar high school in the heart of the city's black com munity. Theotnoney to build the school will come from the $150 million bond referendum passed by voters last Brown November. Blacks say the new high school, slated to be built off Old Greensboro Road, will be the first school truly built in East Win ston in 40 years. It was unclear, though until Tuesday's meeting, that the school, which will he a mag net school that offers a high-tech curriculum, would actually be built in East Winston. School officials had hinted that there was not enough land at the Old oreensboro Hoad site. They said a site near Hall-Woodward Ele mentary School, in the southeastern part of the city, was a better choice. Not only did the southeastern site have more land available, officials said, but it was also more economical for the school system. Overall, blacks did Johnson not respond well to talk of building the school outside of East Winston. Many blacks in East Winston said they voted for the bonds because they thought their community would get something out of it. Members of the School Board met behind closed doors for more than two hours before opening the meeting to the public and swiftly voting. The board agreed unanimously to try to acquire at least 50 acres on Old Greensboro Road. The board agreed to offer one local landow ner $21.500 an acre for the 10.5 acres he owns off Old Greensboro. The school sys tem already has access to about 20 acres there. The other acreage will have to be acquired front other owners. The board also agreed to nab the southeastern site for future school con struction. That site is 170 acres. "We are excited about this new venture." board chairman Donny Lambeth said before closing the meeting. See School on All I | Photo by Kevin Walker Jamik X of the Greensboro Nation of Islam Mosque holds a picket sign along Martin Luther King Drive Saturday. Col rful Evening Photos bv Bruce Chapman Above, La Netia Mack works on her lantern at Saturday's Lanterns of Hope celebration. At left, Pat Gardea helps Grade Micklas Morris put the finishing touches on her lantern. The annual cross-cultural celebra tion brought hundreds of people to Winston Lake, where they enjoyed music, dancing and storytelling. Participants were urged to design small lanterns, which were illumi nated with candles and set afloat on the waters of Winston Lake. Saturday marked the third Lanterns of Hope event. The occa sion was designed to bring the city's vari ous races together. One Nation, Indivisible Nation of Islam Muslims stand united behind Farrakhan, peace BYT. KEVIN WALKER TOECHRONICIE Muslims from Nation of Islam mosques in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and beyond took to the streets Saturday, using picket signs and a makeshift sound-sys tem to inform the people of East Winston of their concerns about America's ongoing war in Afghanistan. About 50 Muslims took pan in the demonstration along Martin Luther King Drive. The protest was to reinforce the themes that NOI leader Louis Farrakhan tout ed on his recent trip to the Middle East and Africa. Farrakhan's controversial trip took him to nations such as Iraq and Zimbabwe, where he spoke out against the U.S. war on ter rorism and pushed his plan for a moratorium on violence for Pales tiniaps and Israelis. "As Min. Farrakhan tights a national and international tight, we must also tight a local tight." saw dix). Effrian g u a n Muham mad of the Win ston Salem Mosque. Local Muslims held pick Farrakhan et signs lambasting President Bush's poli cies and urging black Americans to stand for peace. "Too many times we sit back and let strong black leaders fight for this nation by themselves," said Min. Kevin Muhammad, leader of the Martinsville, Va.. mosque. "We need to stand up." Muhammad came to Saturday's protest as Farrakhan's representa tive. Nation of Islam mosques throughout the country have held or are planning similar protests. The Muslims say that the black communitjPis being especially adversely affected by the war. They say the billions thai are being spent to fight oversees could, instead, be invested in long-neglected inner-city commu nities. "Look at the horrible condi tion of East Winston," Effrian guan Muhammad said. "Where is the money that is supposed to build up our community?" As Muslims stood roadside and held picket signs, speeches by Farrakhan blared out from a set of amplifiers on the back of a pickup V NOI on A10 Robinson wants to replace Oldham in House Alderman is only Republican running in Democratic 72nd BY T. KEVIN WALKER I ill CHRONIC!1 Alderman Vemon Robinson faced a tough re-election last . November, edging out the Democratic challenger for his South Ward seat by less than 200 votes. That race may be a walk in the park com pared with the challenge that Robin son. a conser Robinson Vdll v c Republican, will face this November. Robinson filed Friday for the 72nd N.C. House of Representa tives District. Whoever is elected from the newly-drawn district will replace Rep. Pete Oldham, who will retire after his current term. Robinson is an odd candi date in the largely Democratic district. He is the only Republi can running. Four Democrats are running in the district. When Robinson first decided to run for the state House earlier this year, his party affiliation was an asset instead of a liability. After longtime Republican Rep. Lyons Gray announced his retire ment. Robinson filed to succeed him in the 93rd District (also newly redrawn). Redistricting. however, cut Robinson out of the 93rd District, which is largely Republican, and put him into the 72nd. Robinson contends that some black legislators unhappy with his conservative brand of politics conspired to draw him out of the 93rd District, where Robinson considered himself the front-run ner. The alderman also believes that some Republican members Sly Robinson on A5 Report: Black marriages face many hurdles File Photo Many black$ who marry do not live happily ever after. BY PAUL COLLINS TOE CHRONICLE Cohabitations and marriages of non-Hispanic black women are less stable than those of non-His panic white or Hispanic women, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Centers for Dis ease Control. The findings are based on interviews in 1995 with nearly 11.000 women 15-44 years old. "Cohabitation, Marriage. Divorce, and Remarriage in the United States" - by Matthew D. Bramlett. Ph.D.. and William D. Mosher, Ph.D.. Division of Vital Statistics- says: In each comparison of racial/ethnic subgroups, the results consistently suggest that the unions of non-Hispanic black women are less stable than those of non-Hispanic white or Hispan ic women. Black women are less likely to marry by age 30 and less likely to make the transition from cohabitation to marriage, and their cohabitations are more likely to disrupt than those of other women. The first marriages of black women disrupt faster than the first marriages of other women. Black women are less likely to enter a cohabitation after the dissolution of the first marriage. The separa tions of black women are less likely to make the transition to divorce, and the interval between divorce and remarriage is longer for black women. The data suggest that the remarriages of black women dis rupt faster than the remarriages of cither women. The trend analysis suggests that, at least for some of these marital outcomes, the differ ences by race are increasing over recent decades. The differences between white and Hispanic women are smaller Some researchers have sug gested that these differences may be related to higher rates of unem ployment, incarceration and mor tality among the black population: their lower levels of educational St < Marriage on A4 ? FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS CALL (336) 722-0634 ? MASTERCARD, VISA AND AMERICAN EXPRESS ACCEPTED ? , V

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