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Robbing i Hood? I See Opinion/Forum pages on A6&7 | fll HB MT beats Reynolds m ho^ijb THE CHRONIC LE Volume42,Number7 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. i THURSDAY, October 15, 2015 Barber tells N.C. NflflCP to expand fight BY CASH MICHAELS FOR THE CHRONICLE AND rEVIN STINSON rHB CHRONICLE Saying that the 2016 elections are extremely important to North Carolina anil the country, N.C. NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber laid out an aggressive agenda for organizing and mobilizing vot ers statewide under the banner "This is no time for foolishness." "At this convention...we know what is needed in this state and this nation. We know what's needed for liberty and justice for all to be realized," Barber told hun dreds of N.C. NAACP chapter members attending the 72nd annual State Convention in Winston-Salem on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Benton Convention Center. "Number one, we 've got to secure pro-labor anti-poverty policies that ensure economic sustainability by fighting for full employment, living wages, the allevia tion of disparate unemployment, a green economy, labor rights, affordable housing, William Barber III targeted empowerment zones, (and] strong safety net services for the poor. We have to stop extreme militarism that destroys inno cent lives and undermines our ability to wage a real war on poverty at home ." "We've got to make sure we have fair policies for immigrants, infrastructure development, and fair tax reform that ben efits the poor and working poor, and not the greedy," Barber continued. The NCNAACP leader also called for "educational equality" by ensuring that every child have,"... a high quality, well See Fight on AS MILLION MAN MARCH . ?? 1 AP Photo/Evan Vucci People cheer during a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, on Capitol Hill, on Saturday, Oct. 10,2015, in Washington. Waving flags, carrying signs and listening to speeches and songsr the crowd gathered at the U.S. Capitol and spread down the Mall under on a sunny and breezy fall day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) -m m-? ? -a -a -a-a r* Min. harrakhan calls tor more responsibility in black community BY JESSE J HOLLAND ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON ? Black men and women joyously returned to the National Mall on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling for changes in policing and in black communities amid an atmosphere almost like a family reunion. Waving flags, carrying signs and listening to speeches and songs, people mingled as they wove their way through security barricades and around loudspeakers and souvenir vendors at the U.S. Capitol and down the Mall on a sunny, breezy day. For some, it was a return to Washington after the Million Man March on Oct. 16, 1995, and a chance to expose their children to the same positive experience the first march represented to them. "This is a very special moment for me. Twenty years See March on A9 WS/FC Schools board voting to replace member on Oct. 20 BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE - Last month, Jeannie Metcalf, a member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools board, abruptly stepped down from the position she has held for 21 years. Metcalf was the vice chair and the longest serving member on the board that has six new members. In November 2014, Metcalf was elected to her sixth term and was serving as a guide to the new members. She announced her resignation on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the start of a*regularly scheduled school board meeting. Metcalf said the health of herself and her husband played a big role in her stepping down. Board by-laws state that the remaining eight school board members choose the person to fill vacancies between elections. The by-laws also require that the new member be the same political party as the a member who vacated the seat. Metcalf is a | _ registered Republican. 14/^1 Lf 'W Since Metcalf WW J|/ I y/Q filled the seat for District 2, the board decided that the new. board member should also live in District 2, to keep balance. Earlier this month, the board released the names of the eight applicants who the remaining board members have to choose from. The applicants are; Peter Antinozzi, Lida Hayes Calvert, Michelle Craun, Jay Davenport, Tina Heelan, Thomas Keener, Linda Petrou and Steve Wood. Board member Elizabeth Motsinger said that they have some very good candidates to choose from. "We have some very good candidates. I know the board will make the right decision," she said. During the school board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Dana Jones, school board chairwoman, announced the process the board will go through before picking the new member. According to Jones, on Oct. 20, the board will have a curriculum meeting from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at which time they will begin interviews with the four finalists. The names of the four finalists were not announced during the meeting. "We will begin our scheduled curriculum meeting, have dinner, then begin meeting with our four finalists," said Jones. "Each interview will be about 20 minutes." Because the meeting on Oct. 20 is a special called meeting, the board members had to decide whether they will allow questions from the public following the voting. Although the board voted to not take questions, Jones said anyone who wants to make a recommendation or show support for a candidate is free to email the members See Replace on A2 Statewide meeting focuses on 'Women's Power NOW' BY TORI P. HAYNESWORTH POR THE CHRONICLE The North Carolina National Organization of Women (NOW) had its state conference on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Parkway United Church of Christ at 2151 Silas Creek Pkwy. The all-day con ference consisted of business agendas, food, fel lowship and panel discussions based on this year's theme "Focusing on Women's Power NOW". "We want to motivate to change bad policies and bills, and encourage good ones," said Gailya Paliga, president of NC WOW. "We're willing to educate and protest as needed ." Several speakers led the conference that were focused on the six core issues in North Carolina : Reproductive Rights; Economic Right (including pay equity); ending Violence Against Women; Racial Justice; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Asexual, Ally (LGBTQ1AA) Rights; and Constitutional Equality through the Equal Rights Amendment. The keynote speaker was U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, who spoke about how she got where she is now in her career and talked "sister to sister" to the audience. 'Together we've worked to enforce some See NOW on A4 _ ? 11 I ASSURED HUSH S STORAGE ????I of Winston-Salem, LLC WKM

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