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Volume40,Number26 -WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, February 20, 2014
BY LAYLA GAR MS
The trial of the killer of yet
another black teenager in Florida
has again awakened a national con
versation about race and the crimi
nal justice system.
Following a verbal altercation
over loud music on Nov. 23, 2012,
Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white
man, shot into a car occupied by
four unarmed black teenagers.
17, died as a
week, a jury
guilty of three
murder - for
the three teens
- but dead
locked on the first-degree murder
charge for Davis' killing.
The decision has baffled many
and once again put Florida, where
white Hispanic George
Zimmerman was found not guilty
of the shooting death of black teen
Trayvon Martin just seven months
ago, under intense scrutiny.
"Dunn shot those boys over
music," declared S. Wayne
Patterson, a local attorney and pres
ident of the Winston-Salem brach
of the NAACP. "More and more
black men are getting .killed in the
state of Florida and more and more
white men are walking away."
Like Zimmerman, Dunn
claimed that he acted in self
defense. Florida's controversial
Stand Your Ground law allows for
residents to use deadly force if they
fear their lives are in danger. But
neither Trayvon Martin, Davis nor
any of the other teens in the car
were armed. That fact should have
been reason enough to convince a
jury that Dunn killed Davis in cold
blood, Patterson said.
"It's just a travesty; you can get
killed for playing loud music and
it's alright, according to most peo
ple," he remarked. "I don't know
what's going on in 2014. It's mur
der - it's the basic concept of mur
See Verdict on A7
The Benevolent Ball
Sweet Hearts dance the night away
for a good cause
BY LAYLA GARMS
The Magnificent Seniors Social Club hosted its first
official event Saturday - a Valentine's Day-theme dinner
- , and dance that also
fulfilled the nonprof
it club's charitable
About 50 people
attended the Sweet
Heart Ball at the
Hawthorne Inn and
Ticket sales from
the event, which fea
tured a buffet-style
meal and live deejay,
and Palliative Care
Center of Winston
"1 wanted to
organize a club
where senior citizens
Club co-founders Leo Adams
and Lillie Love.
could donate," explained Leo Adams, the club's president
See Ball on A2
Photos by Layla Garms
Charles Walters and Marian McGainey dressed to the nines for the event.
PMot by Lay la C iarms
WSSU Fine Arts Department Faculty members Dr. Alison Fleming (left), Scott Betz (right) and Tammy Evans (second from
right) pose with WSSU alumni and current students (from left): Chantel Setzer.Akinyele Cameron-Kamau, Donald Sawyer (back
row) and Brandon Coley.
Delta exhibit features Math artists
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Owens Daniels stands near his work.
BY LAYLA GARMS
Owens Daniels had called
Winston-Salem home for several
years before he ever set foot in Old
Salem. But once the veteran photog
rapher became acquainted wiih the
historic community, he could
scarcely turn it loose.
"I said 'I live down the street
from this, and I've never been to Old
Salem,*" he explained. "So one day.
I decided to go to Old Salem myself,
and as a photographer, 1 was blown
away with the light."
That initial trip blossomed into
an 18-month-long project where
Daniels explored the impact of light
on his subjects and where he would
have fit into the equation as an
African American in Old Salem in
the 18th and 19th centuries.
"I spent about a year and a half
going to Old Salem during different
lighting conditions," he said. "...I
wanted to know what would a slave
see? If I was a servant and I walked
into a room, what would I see?"
Three of his pieces are on dis
play for the Delta Arts Center's lat
est exhibit - "Invitation @ Delta
2014." a showcase of works by
See Delta on A9
FOR. POSiePJiy'S SAK?
Library stations help preserve family memories
BY TODD LUCK
The Forsyth County Public
Library is helping families pre
serve their most precious memo
"Digitization stations" have
been setup at several branches,
allowing residents to transfer pho
tographs. VHS videos, cassette
tapes and slides into Digital Age
"It's excellent for the patrons of
this library and for the community
because it gives them the opportu
nity to use a resource that will help
preserve some of their Family his
tory, some important documents.
Sec Stations on A2
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