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Tackling W-S poverty Eagles knock off Raiders ^4' 1 H ? m * 1' 11 * I |SeeOj^on/Foram pages on A6&7 1HE CHRONICLE 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 whelmed. 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. Ministers plan protest against Carson visit BY DONNA ROGERS AND TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE r "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, Carson, responding to a question, said, "I would not ad vo c a t e that we put a Muslim m charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that." 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 fied. 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 us divided." He said the Conference is in the process of organizing a grassroots protest. "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. Carson Baity Fulton President Obama, 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 youth. "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 Legislative Conference. "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 Harriet Tubman. "I can't seem to get over that line," said Davis, who will be playing Tubman in an upcoming HBO movie. "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 said. 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 zf_iz_n ASSURED STORAGE of Winston-Salem, LLC

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