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Volume42,Number6 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 8, 2015
Photo by Timothy Ramsey
Praise is what they do
The Anointed Mime Ministry performs during the 2015 Gospel Fest at the Dixie Classic Fair on Sunday,
Oct. 4, during the first phase of Gospel Fest. Sundays' event was accompanied by cloudy skies, rain and
wind. The weather is expected to be better for the second phase, which will be Sunday, Oct. 11. See the
story on page B5.
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Concerns arise in talks on
possible W-S Prep move
BY TODD LUCK
Questions and concerns
about the possible move of
(WSPA) to Winston-Salem
State University (WSSU)
where voiced at a meeting
Monday night, Oct. 5, in
which about 30 people
Emory heard from parents,
community members and
elected officials during the
meeting held in the audito
rium of WSPA, which is
located on Cameron
Avenue in the building of
the original Atkins High
The building, which
was originally built as an
school during segregation,
can hold about 900 stu
dents. WSPA, a college
preparatory magnet high
school, which also has a
residential middle school,
has 4S0 students.
Emory said that the
building's unused capacity
was the reason the school
system was considering
moving WSPA and doing
something else with the
space there. She's been in
talks with WSSU
Robinson on bringing Prep
to the campus of the histor
ically black university,
which would be part of a
potential school bond pro
posal that'll be on the ballot
is very interested right now
in a possible partnership
with us, looking at possibly
locating a high school like
Prep on their campus,
where students would actu
ally earn their high
See WSPA on A10
Photo by Todd Luck
Superintendent Beverly Emory speaks to attendees about potentially moving
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy at a meeting held at the school on
BY TEVIN STINSON
It has been a very busy year for the Rev. Dr. William
J. Barber and the North Carolina NAACP branch. From
voting rallies to educational seminars, the state branch has
been working hard this year to improve the quality of life
of all minorities in the state of North Carolina.
Today (Oct. 8), local NAACP branches from across
the state will gather in Winston-Salem for the 72nd annual
NAACP State Convention for reflection and planning.
During a recent press conference held outside the
Forsyth County Courthouse, Barber announced the theme
of this year's convention will be "Pursing Liberty in the
face of Justice."
"This years convention is not just about fellowship but
about justice as well," said Barber. "We are going to use
this year's convention to layout our plan of attack for
? those who are trying to tear this country apart"
Photo by Tevin Stinson
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II answers questions
about the 72nd Annual NAACP State Convention
during a recent press conference in Winston-Salem,
host city of the annual convention.
Mayor Allen Joines said he was delighted to be the
host city of the annual convention.
"We welcome Dr. Barber and NAACP members from
across the state to our wonderful city," said Joines, "We
are just delighted to be chosen as the host city."
The three-day convention will feature a number of
educational seminars and guest speakers, including the
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, who is expected to deliver a pow
erful address on the opening day of the convention.
Moss is known throughout the nation for his commu
nity service and reaching out to inner-city black youth.
Moss' address will be part of the Religious Emphasis Day
held at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
"We are very excited about our Religious Emphasis
Day," said Barber. "We are expecting some very powerful
messages from some very powerful people."
Religious Emphasis Day will also feature a number of
open panel discussions on religion and a soul food dinner
later in the day.
Michelle Laws, executive director of the state
NAACP said, this years schedule is the most exciting she
"This may be one of the most exciting conventions we
have had," said Laws. "It has been a big year for the state
branch and we believe this years convention will reflect
the amazing year we have had so far."
Other noteworthy speakers who will be attending the
See NAACP on All
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Women's Fund study says more women now in poverty
BY TODD LUCK
THE CHRON1CI J.
Economic insecurity for local women has
grown in the last five years, according to a study
by the The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem.
Last week The Women's Fund announced its
study, which examined the lives of women in the
area. It's a follow up to its 2010 study, "Through a
women and girls. The Women's Fund is a
Winston-Salem Foundation initiative that is fund
done to let
. faced local
ed by membership fees and awards grants to
groups and projects aimed at improving the lives
of women. The fund will give out $110,000 in
grants this year during its annual luncheon in
The follow-up study did show progress in
some areas. The graduation rate for girls increased
See Fund on A2
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of Winston-Salem, LLC