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Vol. XXXVII No. 29
THURSDAY, March 17, 2011
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Photo by Todd Luck
Backpacks like this one are filled with the
kind of items pictured.
BY TODD LUCK
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Second Harvest Food Bank of
Northwest Norlh Carolina has teamed with
Brunson Elementary School to give back
packs filled with food to students in need.
The Backpack Program started in
October. Low income students receive free
or reduced lunch and breakfast at school
during the weekday.
The program aims to
make sure the stu
dents don't go with
out food during the
supplies the food for
the backpacks, which
are filled with
able food items for
four meals. Fifty
Brunson students, all
ol' whom were recommended by faculty
and staff, take home the backpacks each
Friday. The food for the backpacks is
stored at Centenary United Methodist
Church on Fifth Street, which is just a
short distance from the Hawthorne Road
The Backpack Program is not new, but
Brunson is the first Forsyth County school
to offer it. School and Food Bank officials
held a ribbon cutting ceremony late last
week at Brunson to celebrate the pro
Second Harvest Executive Director
Clyde Fitzgerald said the Backpack
Program started in rural counties, but is
now needed in more urban ones like
"The Winston-Salem area ranks third
See Backpacks on A5
Photo by Layla Farmer
Clarence Gore at the gym on Monday.
Drumming Up Success
Popular drummer Calvin Napper has received rave reviews from some of the biggest names in
gospel music. Napper, a city native, is currently touring with veteran K&H musicians Maze fea
turing Frankie Beverly. See the full story on A3.
BLACK XND WHITE
National NAACP leader says all Americans should address injustices
BY LAYLA FARMER
National NAACP President Ben
Jealous says that Jim Crow is alive and
kicking and he will only grow stronger if
Americans continue sit by idly.
Jealous, the youngest president in the
history of the century-old civil rights
organization, visited the campus of Wake
Forest University Monday evening. He
spoke on the theme, "Beyond Jim Crow:
Civil Rights, Human Rights and
America's Ongoing Struggle for Fairness
Jealous, 38, addressed a packed house
at the university's new Welcome Center.
Earlier in the day, he and his wife, Lia
Epperson, a civil rights attorney, con
versed with a group of WFU School of
Law faculty members.
Jealous opened his speech by
expressing his gratitude to the volunteers
that further the mission of the organiza
tion in their local communities everyday.
"We are. modestly, the most success
ful civil rights organization in the
world," Jealous said. "We have trans
formed this country repeatedly and have
done it because of the labor of communi
See Jealous on A9
Hen Jealous speaks a I Wake Forest on Monday.
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Kervin Frazier attends
Yokefellows event regularly.
BY TODD LUCK
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A small group of
Christians gathered around a
table for Bible study last
week. They read and dis
cussed a Bible verse that cen
tered around how the things
that people expose them
selves to can lead to paths of
either righteousness or sin.
is how we
doubt about being able to
fully follow a Christian path.
The others in the group all
reassure him by telling him
about their own struggles.
Getting one's soul right does
n't happen overnight, they tell
the young man.
Such scenes are common
at Bible studies everywhere,
but this was not a typical
Bible study. It took place at
the Forsyth Correctional
Center, a state prison on
Cherry Street, and most of the
participants are inmates.
Doris Chunn led the discus
sion. She is one of dozens of
volunteers who come to the
all male minimum security
prison each Thursday to lead
the inmates in Bible study as
part of Yokefellows, a nation
wide program that recruits
volunteers to go into prisons
See Yokefellows on A5
There's no Senior in this Citizen
Musician-turned-fitness buff admired for dedication to wellbeing
BY LAYLA FARMER
As a young man, Winston-Salem native Clarence Gore was known for
pounding out drum beats for some of the most notable performers of the day.
These days. Gore is still earning acclaim and fans, but it has little to do with
his immense musical talents.
Gore doesn't like revealing his exact age. but here's a hint: he was born
about the time the second World War began. By all accounts, he is defying
Father Time with a exercise regiment that would exhaust a man more than
half his age. The grandfather of 10 has a physique that has changed little since
his days on stage in the '60s and '70s.
He works out twice a week, lifting weights, swimming and taking part in
aerobics classes at the Winston Lake Family YMCA. The rest of the week,
?ore walks the track at Bowen Boulevard Park. He takes time to rest and
work in his yard on the weekends.
"I just like to stay fit," he said of his exercise regimen. "I always have
See Gore on A 10
Clarence Gore, on the drums, with his group. The
Upsetters, in the 1960s.
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