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Journalist Joy-Ann Reid delivers first Wells lecture MSNBC national correspondent takes part in weeklong WFU residency BYTEVIN STINSON I~HE CHRONICLE Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC national corre spondent, took part in a weeklong residen cy hosted by the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University (WFU) the week of Oct. 12. Melissa Harris-Perry, director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center, said she was excited to have Reid deliver the first Ida B. Wells lecture for the center. "The center is especially honored to welcome Joy Reid as our inaugural Ida B. Wells expert." said Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend show on MSNBC. "Reid's work and career reflect the impactful inter section of journalism and advocacy that Wells herself maintained. We have no doubt that Reid will raise issues of critical inquiry that will challenge our community in ways that will resonate long after her residency." Before delivering her lecture titled, "The Myth of Objectivity: How The Media Quest For 'Fairness and 'Balance' Biases Coverage Against Out-Groups," on Oct. 14, Reid spoke to The Chronic)*. Over the years, Reid said she>has not been afraid to voice her opinions on race relations in this country. In her new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, Hie Clintons and the Racial Divide," Reid traces the makeup of the Democratic Party from the Civil Rights days to the Obama presiden cy- -V fSi "When I started writing the took, it was 2013.1 was doing a lot of thinking about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the 1960s," said Reid. "I was also doing a lot of thinking about what President Obama has dealt with while in office when it comes to issues of race." During uie time Keia started writing the book, many Americans assumed that Hillary Clinton would run for president in the election, so she decided to pull all those together. The book examines the compli cated relationship between Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, and their var ious approaches to race issues. "I really wanted to write a book just about 1964, but I wasn't going to get away with that," said Reid. "So I decided to include information about the upcoming presidential election " During here weeklong stay on the cam pus, Reid engaged with students and com munity members, shared expertise with faculty, and was a guest teacher for a num ber of courses. The residency was named after Ida B. Wells-Bamett, who was an African- American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. The Anna Julia Cooper Center sup ports, generates and communicates inno vative research at the intersections of gen der, race and place. Before joining MSNBC, Reid served as the managing editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories that affect African- American audiences. When she got the news that she would be delivering that Ida B. Wells lecture, Reid said she was scared and excited at the same time. "I remember when I first got the news, there was a mixture of intimidation and joy," laughed Reid. "I was oveijoyed to be chosen to deliver the lecture, but terrified at the same time because it had been so long since I had been on a college campus. I was worried about being able to connect with the students." Reid said that she hoped that during her stay at Wake Forest that she was able to pass on information to the students that will help them in the future. "I think this is a great opportunity," said Reid. "Any time I get a chance to share knowledge with students that will help them be better journalists, I'm all for it." Rtid \ Photo by Amazoo .com Submitted photos Andrew Cave and Lynn Wilkes work with the America Red Cross. Students who host blood drives could win Red Cross scholarship BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE College and high school students who host blood drives during their winter break could win scholarship money from the America Red Cross. The Leaders Save Lives program from the American Red Cross is offering the chance to win scholarships for students who hold blood drives between Dec. 15, and Jan. 15,2016. The idea behind the program, which recently awarded scholarships to students who did summer blood drives, is to encour age students to hold drives when school is out. Almost 20 percent of Red Cross blood donations come from high school and college drives. This makes it difficult to get the amount of blood needed during summer and winter breaks when students aren't in school. "We kind of call it our bread and butter," said Red Cross staff member Lynn Wilkes, who coordinates blood drives in Surry and Stokes County. "We could n't meet the hospitals' needs without the high schools and colleges hav ing blood drives." The Red Cross, the nation's largest blood col lection organization, is giv ing away six scholarships, along with gift cards, based on the amount of blood col lected at the drive. Those who collect 25 to 59 pints will get a $50 gift card and be entered to win one of four $1,000 scholarships. Those with 60-99 pints get a $100 gift card and will qualify for a chance at a $1,500 scholarship. One hundred or more pints gar ners a $200 gift card and puts the student in the run ning for a $2,500 scholar ship. Wilkes said those who host blood drives need to provide a place for the Red Cross to set up and collect blood. Hosts should also recruit people to come and give blood. Drives typical ly last four- and-half hours and are often held in churches and community centers. She had several students in her area hold blood drives as part of the program during the sum mer. One of them was Andrew Cave, a senior at North Surry High School, who held a blood drive at Gentry Middle School in Mount Airy during summer break. He invited friends. got the word out through local media and even con tacted previous blood donors to get them to come out. The drive got 35 pints. Though Cave didn't win a scholarship, he plans to hold another drive in January. He's passionate about the Red Cross, where he regularly volunteers. He first gave blood in March of last year and said after talking to the staff at the Red Cross, he discovered how much he could help people through the organi zation. He said he's given 18 units of his own blood since he turned 16. "It's become something I like to do and something I can do to help the commu nity and people who need it," said Cave. Approximately 40 per cent of the blood and blood products used in the coun try come from Red Cross. Registration is open through Nov. 15 for drives held between Dec. 15. 2015 and Jan. 15,2016. For more information or to reg ister, visit redcrossblood .org/leader ssavelives. Andrew Cave gives blood during a blood drive he held at Gentry Middle School in Mount Airy during the summer break. NASCAR Driver Daniel Hemric joins The Shepherd's Center team SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Daniel Hemric will be taking his driving expertise into the community by helping pro vide transportation to the adults who are aging or dis abled in the Kemersville area as he volunteers with the transportation program at The Shepherd's Center of Kemersville. The Shepherd's Center is excited to partner with Kernersville-based NTS Motorsports in a couple of ways. The drivers, as their schedule permits, will help provide transportation to i the adults served by The Shepherd's Center who need transportation aid. Hemric's first day of driving will be Tuesday, Oct. 27. Daniel will volun teer half-days, driving recipients to their various appointments before the NCWTS race at Martinsville Speedway on Oct . 31. "1 think this will be a great experience for me as I get to interact with the recipients and gain wisdom from their life stories," said Hemric, who is competing for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Award, driving the No. 14 California Clean Power i . Chevrolet. NTS Motorsports is also partnering with The Shepherd's Center by offering personalized tours of their racing facility as an activity for participants of their Senior Enrichment Center. Participants will be picked up by one of the three-racecar drivers on staff in the company van and taken to the NTS Motorsports facility for a personalized tour. The first of these tours is scheduled for Nov. 3. 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