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VOL. VII NO. 20 U.S.P.S. No. 061
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On Saturday, January 17th, hundreds of Black people
from throughout the Sialyl will converge upon the Patterson
Avenue YMCA in Winston-Salem to organize North
Carolina Chapters of the National Black Independent
Political Party (NBIPP).
Created to< promote social change and. selfdetermination
a new'political parly?The National Black
Independent Political Party?was founded August 23,
1980, in New Orleans, La., and chartered at a National
Parly Founding Convention in Philadelphia, Pa., attended
by more than 1500 people. The Founding Convention ^
named as urgent concerns politics, economics, culture,
ajid education. The National Black Independent Political
Party-North Carolina (NBIPP-NC) is an outgrowth of
that convention and is sponsoring the January 17th
"The NBIPP-NC is committed to addressing and correcting
the particular problems of society of which Blacks
bear an unfair burden," says Co-convenor Barbara Arnwine.
"North Carolina's Black unemployment rate is V/i
times that of Whites; has a penal population which is
more than 50% Black; has a school expulsion rate which
is 65% Black, and Blacks are drastically underrepresented
at the political levels said Arnwine at a re"^cunt
meeting. "Both the Democratic and Republican-par
ties have traditionally neglected these problems which areo
priorities to the Black community. We must act on these
vital issues now."
Winston-Salem Coordinator, Larry Little, pointed out
that "just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other
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By Mari Wooden Baptist Church in <
Staff Writer Greensboro.
"I did ii because I Graves' church recently
couldn't sleep. I couldn't let purchased the former
the nursing home close," c> Nursing Center.
said the e\ . rt c eenterTiad almost been
Graves, pastor of St. James
Rev. Prince Graves
Shopping Center Pr
For East Winston 5
By Donna Oldham Allen Joines, assistant to i
Staff Writer the cvty manager/special i
Although city officials projects told the Chronicle ?
have been working with a Tuesday, "We've been i
black development group working with the black <
interested in building a development group for
shopping center in East quite some time, but we (the |
Winston, a white develop- city) have to entertain all I
ment group from Min- proposals ^ for <
ncsota will visit the city development.
Thursday to look at the The black group, the East |
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Clifton Graves Jr., appeals to the Board of Aldermen to
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By Donna Oldham
The Winston-Salem Chronicle interviewed Patrick
Hairston, newly sworn in president of the local chapter of
the National Association for the Advancement of Colmldn't
closed since October See Page 2
because a federal investigation
had revealed numerous
health and safety viola- jy V
During a meeting of the
center's auxilliary board Mj 1 *
last Saturday, Graves said C, TC J L f >/ JT C
itiat the name of the nursing ?
home "would be changed ?
to St. James Nursing /Tf / C
Center. He also said that he A
felt that "the nursing center
would comply witn all By Man Wooden
health regulations by the j
end of the new owner's pro- _
. . . ... Donna Oldham
bationary period which is _ _ .
"I think that St. James
Nursing Center will be se- Precious metal dealers in
cond to none in the state by Winston-Salem said Tues- .
that time," he added. da>' that an finance
The only major changes adopted by the Winstonthai
the new owners have Salem board of Aldermen
made were in the ad- w?uld put them out of
ministrator. Carolina business, if certain regulaHealth
Services in lions in the ordinance are
Greensboro has hired Anne enforced.
Griffen of Winston-Salem Calvin Holcombe, owner
to replace Mildred Mc- *be Silver and Gold ExClcavc,
4fre center's ad- change, and chairman of
ministrator, director, assis- the Precious mela,s ^roClP
I ant director of nurses and told the Chronicle after
(he center's dietician. hearin* about the board's
decision. "1 firmlv believe
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t that the intent of the ordinance
is to put us out of
0l3^)SGCl The ordinance would re*
quire all precious metal
I9 a dealers in the city and coun^
J try to photograph all sellers
of second-hand precious
metals (gold, slilver, cooper
nent Corp., Irrc., has been and plaljnum) Positivc
meeting with city officials identification which in.
>ince October, and has sub- c|udes a driver's license
mined a preliminary draft mus( also be shown at the
3f a proposal. same time of sale.
The area where the shop- ybe dealer must post a
mng center would be secured bond of $2,500 to
ocated is approximately insure compliance with the
nne mile cast of downtown regulation.
Winston-Salem on Clare- y^e dealer must hold all
riont Avenue, an area second-hand metals purSee
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Community Since 19 74"
Saturday, January 10. 198i
By Mari Wooden
Amid appeals by members of two fair housing groups
and other East Winston residents, the Winston-Salem
Board of Aldermen approved 5 to 3, a fair housing ordinance
during their meeting Monday night.
Aldermen Virginia Newell, Vivian Burke, Jon DeVries,
Larry Little and Eugene-Oroce *voted to pass the ?ill,
which would allow the city to change its charter to include
a fair housing provision. Aldermen Robert Northington,
Jr., Floyd Burge and Ernestine Wilson voted
against the ordinance.
The aldermen's decision came after nearly an hour of
emotional presentations by Atty. Clifton Graves; Herman
Aldridge, director of the city's Human Relations
"Wed People (NAACP), this week.
Hnirston, who i< rnrrpntly trying third iwn.ypnr
term as NAACP president talked with Chronicle editor
Dofuia-ErOtdhairrin his office.
CHRONICLE-What are going to be the main thrusts
and concerns of the Winston-Salem chapter of the
NAACP in 1981?
HAIR8TON-"The concerns of 1981, will be primarily
ttrtrconcerns that we've always had, employment, inflation,
racism, housing, health care, you name it. Anything
that effects poor and. oppressed people, then that's our
CHRONICLE-ls there a lot of racism in WinstonSalem?
HAIRSTON-"It al ways has been and it probably
always will be, but in living with it for 300 years, you
somehow learn to deal with it. It's unfortunate that some .
black people who get jobs over the backs of other blacks
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has proclaimed Thursday, Ja
including weekends and tin Luther King Day," in h
holidays before delivering slain civil rights leader's bin I
the metals to a new owner. The local tribute to King, a
44Photographing clients winner, who founded the Sou
to me is a definate invasion tian Leadership Conference
0 I main around the country. A
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A/ew Officers Of NAAC)
NAACP Board of Trustees and Executive Officers sworn i
Clara Nesby, Rev. Warner Durnell, Larry Womble, Dr. C.h
dolyn Rocker, Ricky Wilson, Marie Singletary, Shirley Kur
Clifton Graves. Back Row, Lft. to rt.: Shirley Green way,
Singletary, Joe Felmet, Robert Henry.
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Commission, Atty. James Lassiter, a retired HUD
employee; Veronica Templet on, and Subash Shan, both
of the Winston-Salem Improvement Association.
Joe Grady of the Ku klux klan sat throughout the
aldermen's meeting, but left just before he was to speak
about the ordinance.
Graves told the board that "affirmative action is needed,
not onlv to provide equality of opportunity, but
quality of results."
"The legislation before you is an affirmative step
towards curbing discrimanatory housing practices in this
city." Graves further urges the board to adopt the legislation.
"Bring concrete reality to a concept that "heretofore
has been largely an illusion,"'he said.
An opponent of the legislation was Norman Nifong,
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ii s unjortunate mat some Mack people net jobs over fhe backs of
"Anything that effects poor and oppressed people, then that's our mam
Proclaims 1VIT Ifl
nston-Salem 10 urge the U.S. Senate to make King's
. Corpening birthday a national holiday is scheduled
n. 15, "Mar- l?r Thursday in Washington, D.C.
onor of the The march will he led by Stevie Wonder
1(jlV and Bill Cosby and s*e\ eta I hundred peoNobel
Pri/c plc arc cxpccU'd'
thern Chris- The Chronicle vs 111 run a special feature
, is one ot next week honoring King, "In Memory ot
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3 Executive Committee
n. hront row I ft. to rt.; Patrick Hairston, Sarah Marsh,
f. Hauser. Middle Row, Lft. to rt.: James Reeves, Gwen}her,
Barbara Young, Rev. Michael Curry, Diane Small,
Walter Marshall, (Rro) Brown, C.L. Reynolds, Tracey