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Volume42,Number4 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, September 24, 2015
Church opens its new free clinic
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
FOR THE CHBONlCt F
The New Light Missionary Baptist Church at 1535 E.
15th St. in Winston-Salem opened its Grace Free Clinic
for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The clinic will provide certain health services for free
and care is provided by licensed physicians, physician
assistants, nurses, pharmacists and social workers.
The clinic will provide health management for chronic
and acute conditions such as high blood pressure, high
blood sugar and high cholesterol, to name a few.
The clinic will be open every third Saturday of the
month from 9 a.m. to 1 pm.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Gary
Gunderson, vice president of Faith Health at Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center.
Hickerson has long had this idea of bringing a clinic to
the neighborhood because the local free clinic is over
Those eligible to receive help are persons over the age
of 18 who do not have health insurance and live in the des
ignated ZIP code of 27105 and neighboring communities.
Those who wish to receive aid need to bring proof of
address, photo ID, and a list of current medications and
dosage. Transportation is also provided to those who are
See Clinic on A2
Photos by Timothy Ramsey
The new sign for the clinic is in front of the church.
It is the brain child of Sam Hickerson, pastor of New
Light Missionary Baptist Church and an employee for
CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS EVENT
N.C. NAACP's Barber
receives national award
AP Photo/Carolyn KAster
Rev. Dr. William Barber 11, left, Rep. G.K. Butter field. D-N.C., center, and Democratic presidential candi
date Hillary Rodham Clinton, attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th Annual Legislative
Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington,
Saturday, Sept. 19.
BY DONNA ROGERS AND
"Every American should be disturbed," said U.S. Rep.
Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota. in a tweet on Sunday, Sept.
20. He was referring to the anti-Muslim commentsTnade
by Republican presidential candidate B?n Carson on
Sunday o#i "Meet the Press."
According to nbc.com,
Carson, responding to a
question, said, "I would not
c a t e
Muslim m charge of this nation. I
absolutely would not agree with
Carson, who is considered a fron
trunner among the Republicans, also
said that Islam, as a religion, is
incompatible with the Constitution.
"If it's inconsistent with the val
ues and principles of America, then
of course it should matter," he clari
Keith Ellison is a Muslim.
The Ministers' Conference of
Winston-Salem and Vicinity
(MCWS&V) is disturbed and plans
to do something about it. Carson is
coming to Winston-Salem on
Tuesday, Sept. 29. The Conference is
planning to protest his visit because
of his comments.
"That is religious bigotry,"
Bishop Todd Fulton, president of the
(MCWS&V), said Tuesday, Sept. 22.
"Those who are conservative are
using hate mongering to keep us
divided. There are those who are very
strategic about using religion to keep
He said the Conference is in the
process of organizing a grassroots
"We definitely plan to protest
because the freedom of religion is a
founding principle of our nation," Fulton said. He said the
Conference is trying to build unity while certain elements
are working against that.
See Carson on AX.
as main speaker,
focuses on women
BY LATRINA ANTOINE
SPECIAL TO THE NNPA NEWS WIRE
FROM THE AFRO
The Rev. Dr. William Barber D,
president of the N.C. NAACP, was
honored Saturday night, Sept. 19, at
an event in which President Obama
was the main speaker.
President Obama presented a very
"pro-women" message during the
Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation(CBCF)'s Phoenix Awards
Dinner. He stressed the importance of
female strength, education and
health, while also advocating for
more positive opportunities for the
"I'm focusing on women tonight
because I want them to know how
much we appreciate them, how much
we admire them, how much we love
them," Obama said during the event
that capped the 45th annual
"Because all of us are beneficiar
ies of a long line of strong Black
women who helped carry this country
forward. Their work to expand civil
rights opened the doors of opportuni
ty, not just for African-Americans but
for all women, for all of us - Black
and White, Latino and Asian, LGBT
and straight, for our first Americans
and our newest Americans. And their
contributions in every field - as sci
entists and entrepreneurs, educators,
explorers - all made us stronger."
The president spoke of holding
civil rights leader Amelia Boynton
Robinson's hand when they walked
across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on
the anniversary of Bloody Sunday,
the seminal march on March 7,1965,
when Alabama State troopers
attacked Blacks who were protesting
for their right to vote.
"Like every parent, I can't help to
See Barber on A2
Viola Davis says her story doesn't end with Emmy win
BY UNDSEY BAHR
AP FILM WRITER
LOS ANGELES, Calif.?Viola Davis made
history on Sunday by becoming the first black
woman to win an Emmy for best drama series
actress, but said there is still work that needs to be
done in getting more diverse stories on screen.
She won for her role as the professor and
defense attorney Annalise Keating in ABC's "How
to Get Away With Murder," which is just begin
ning its second season.
In her acceptance speech, Davis quoted
"I can't seem to get over that line," said Davis,
who will be playing Tubman in an upcoming HBO
"The only thing that separates women of color
from anybody else is opportunity. You cannot win
an Emmy for roles that are simply not there," she
Backstage, Davis expanded on the line that
exists in the industry, saying "there is a difference
when it comes to actors of color in this business.
If it's been 67 years since an actress of color has
won an Emmy then there is certainly a line."
See Emmy win on A8
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