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Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU)
Department of Music will present its annual holiday con
cert at 4 pjn. on Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Kenneth R.
Williams Auditorium, 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr.
The WSSU Choir, the Burke Singers, Schola
Cantorum and the Singing Divas will perform holiday
The concert, themed "In Silent Night," will feature
holiday favorites, arrangements and student compositions.
The choir has performed nationally and internationally
and recorded eight CDs. The choir's "Somewhere Far
Away" CD, which was recorded in Prague, Czech
Republic, was nominated for Grammy awards in five cat
egories in 2010.
Maestra D'Walla Simmons-Burke is director; Dr.
Myron Brown, accompanist; Dr. Ronald Patterson,
bassist; and guest percussionists.
Admission to the concert is free. A freewill offering
will be taken.
Photo of WSSU choir performing at the Christmas concert in 2015
Women survivors overcome breast cancer
SPECIAL TO THE
Seven ladies gathered
to celebrate their overcom
ing breast cancer. The
women were Royzetta
Cokley, Michelle Neal,
Solomon Lynch, Aleiah
Shabazz, Kimberly Shiree
Wilcots and Dr. Patricia
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Cokley had Stage 3
Hodgkin's Disease (1994)
and Stage 1 Breast Cancer
(2015) survivor. Cokley
believes that Faith is the
Neal was Diagnosed
with Ductal carcinoma in
Situ (DCIS) in 2015.
Thompson had Ductal
Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
in 2014 (Stage 0, Grade 3,
Estrogen and Progesterone
Positive) and was the
Susan G. Komen NWNC
Face of Breast Cancer in
2016 and 2017.
Lynch was a five time
breast cancer survivor of
two brain metastasis relat
ed to the breast cancer,
seizure and stroke survivor.
Lynch says, the sickness is
not unto death but that the
son of God may be glori
Shabazz had Invasive
Ductal Carcinoma (Stage
2, Node 0, Estrogen
Receptor Positive) in 2013.
She believes God blocked
it and that she is blessed.
Wilcots was (Stage 0,
receptor positive, high
grade Ductal Carcinoma in
Situ (DCIS)) a breast can
cer survivor in 2012. She
believes she is blessed and
highly favored by God's
grace and mercy; she is
glad to be living her life
like its golden.
Flowers had Stage 3
hereditary (BRCA2) inva
sive Ductal Carcinoma
(Estrogen receptor positive
in 2014). She was the
Susan G. Komen NWNC
Shades of Hope Secretary
and 2017 Face of Breast
The women "This
Beauty Survived the
Beast" shirts were pur
chased from Jewelry
Unique Gifts &
Winston-Salem 500 W 4th
Street, Suite 101B.
Featured from left to right: Royzetta Cokley, Michelle Neal, Shenell McClurkin Thompson, Djakarta
Solomon Lynch, Aleiah Shabazz, Kimberly Shiree Wilcots and Dr. Patricia Flower.
Let us Know
The Line Sisters of Sankofa 7 of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc. are
pictured left to right: Antoinette Ball, Rose Lockhart, Victoria Graves-Cade,
Elise Rodney, Vanessa Diggs, Phyllis Jeter Nunn, and Candace Stowe.
Graduates make due on
their pledge to WSSU
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Seven women, all graduates of
Winston-Salem State University, made a
pledge a year ago to donate $10,000 to
their Alma Mater on behalf of Swing Phi
Swing Social Fellowship Inc. and its phil
anthropic and humanitarian arm. The SHE
Foundation, in recognition of their upcom
ing 10th anniversary as members of
The Line Sisters of Sankofa 7, who are
members of the Rukiya Busara Piedmont
Graduate Chapter here in Winston-Salem,
had the honor and privilege to make due on
that pledge and presented a check in the
amount of $10,t)00 to WSSU at
Homecoming on Oct. 15.
Swing Phi Swing was founded on the
campus of WSSU on April 4,1969. Eight
of its 12 founding members are still active
and recognized within the organization,
three of whom who still reside in the Triad
area. Members of the Line Sisters of
Sankofa 7 are Antoinette Ball, Vanessa
Diggs, Victoria Graves-Cade, Phyllis Jeter
Nunn, Rose Lockhart, Elise Rodney and
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