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By L.A.A. WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
So far as he's concerned, his c
state representative in the 67th
racial issue, says Logan Burke".
"I'm running as a candidate," t
principal and state administrator s
as a black candidate or white cam
ing on my qualifications."
Burke faces fellow IVmnrrat Inl
is white, in the May 6 primary.
They both are vying for a place <
ballot against the lone Republican
Williams-Henry. Incumbent I
Hauser is not seeking re-election.
The 67th and 66th districts ar
black, heavily Democratic singlecarved
out of the former five-men
Democrats outnumber Republic
a 6-to-l margin in the district, accc
registration figures from the Boa
while black Democrats outnum
counterparts 4 to 1.
Despite the fact that the numbe
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Chronicle Staff Writer
The Baptist Ministers Conference
and Associates' candidates
forum, to be held Saturday
at 2 p.m., will breathe
"political fresh air" into the city,
says the Rev. Carlton A.G.
Eversley, public affairs coordinator
for the organization.
More than 50 candidates seeking
party nominations in the May
6 primaries for all of Forsyth
County's elected offices are expected
to attend. The affair, called
a "Political Education
Forum," will be held in New
Bethel Baptist Church at 1016 N.
Trade St. and is open to the
Eversley says the forum
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No decision has been made on
whether the conference will endorse
candidates, he said.
Each candidate will make a
two-minute presentation and
then field questions from the audience.
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A local black physician, Dr. J.
David Branch, is of seven local
campaign chairmen for U.S.
Senate candidate Terry Saaford.
Branch said Monday that Sanford
is a friend of black people.
"The office of the U.S. Senate
cannot be bought; it must be
earned," Branch said. "We need
a senator who has experience and
leadership, and can balance off
Sen. Jesse Helms."
'Terry Sanford has proven
many times, and over many
years, to be a friend of black people/'
he said. ^
Branch declined to name other
local blacks who are supporting
Sanford*s candidacy. He said
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. By L.A.A. WILLIAMS
Chronicle Staff Writer
Southeast Ward Alderman Larry W.
^ Womble will introduce a resolution Mon-r
^ day night condemning apartheid in South
Africa and calling on the city not to invest
in companies doing business with that na
Apartheid is the system of racial segrega,,
tion that forcibly subjects 24 million black
Africans to the rule of 5 million whites.
Uto1 ' Over 800 people have died in the last year
_ ^ while opposing the system. __
?^^As responsible, caring leaders of our ci?-jm
ty, I am requesting your support of the attached
resolution which clarifies the city's
position on the deplorable practice of apar|L^|
theid in South Africa/' Womble's
memorandum to Mayor Wayne A. Corpening
and the board reads. ^
"Often times, inaction is interpreted as
acceptance," the memo says. "Since our
to Provide ?*ty ^ tra^*t'ona,,y supported the imntlfv
thAir provement of human conditions, we cer|
tainly do not want to be misunderstood on
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By JOHN HINTON
Chronicle Staff Writer
A group of parents, church leaders and
educators will meet Saturday morning to
discuss black student performan& in the
The forum, sponsored by the local
NAACP chapter, will be held at 10:00 at
St. Paul United Methodist Church at 2700
Deli a brook Road and will seek to lay the
groundwork for a parental liaison group,
says Winston-Salem NAACP President
Several nagging problems plague black
youngsters in the local schools, Marshall
said in an interview Monday, and the comj
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responsibility for the education of its
2 children," Marshall said. "Black parents
must get involved in the education of their
Morth Carolina children."
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churches begin libraries in their buildings.
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work on the resolution nearly one year ago.
- He said he began by reviewing resolutions
drafted by other cities, agencies and
organizations against apartheid.
He also said he talked with Randall
Robinson, director of TransAfrica and
head of the Free South Africa Movement,
which has led a series of demonstrations at
"Yes, everybody knows
apartheid is a shame, but what
could we do about it? We can
^always voice our opinion,
but we needed some action."
?Larry W. Womble
the South African Embassy in Washington,
about what the city could do about apartheid.
"I wanted to find out what the city could
do, instead of jii^e sitting on the sidelines
and watching," Womble said. "Yes,
everybody knows apartheid is a shame, but
i what could we do fcbout it?
i "We can always voice our opinion, but
The resolution calls the system of apart
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"If something is not done to correct this
problem, then a permanent underclass of
j people will be created and they will be at
the mercy of the government," Marshall
Marshall cited as one major problem the
disparity in the achievement scores of black
and white students. He said the gap in the
scores tends to widen as the students grow
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performance on achievement tests goes
downhill," he said. "Once they reach the
ninth grade, their scores are 10 to 12 points
below the 50th percentile."
Though the session aims in particular at
black parents, anyone who wants to attend
is invited, said Dr. Serenus Churn, cochairman
of the NAACP Education Committee.
"The meeting Saturday is open to
anyone who is interested in the education
of our children," Churn said.
Saturday's discussion topics will include
strategies to improve black students* performances
on the Scholastic Achievement
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