Vol. Xllf, No. 8 U.S.P.S. No. 067910
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By ROBIN BARKSOALE
Chronicle Stalf Writer
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RECENT RESEARCH confirms what many
women felt they already knew: There is a shortage
of available men.
A single, college-educated woman over the age
of 25 has, at best, a 50-percent chance of getting w
married, according to research at Yale and Harvard
universities. Her chances decrease as she gets
older, and a 30-year-old woman has only a
20-percent chance of marrying, concludes the
study, whose findings were released in February.
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prognosis, ac- ! ;
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survey, is even . C -'
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oiacK woman w/f 'T has
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25-percent change of marrying and at age 30 only
an 8-percent chance of marrying.
The problem appears to be particularly acute
forthewell-educated black woman ,lfshe follows?
the custom of marrying within her own social
group or class, her "ideal" choice would be
similar to her in important respects and would be
at least as well-educated. However, many black
men will not be able to meet those criteria because
the number of college-educated black women, in
recent years, has considerably exceeded the
number of college-educated black men.
No promising answers
Where are all of the black men? The answers
aren't very promising:
According to the 1980 U.S. Census, there are
1.5 million (25 percent) more black women in the
country than black men.
Census and labor force data estimate that
almost half of the black male population between
the ages of 16 and 64 is either unemployed, out of
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Protesters link arms, I
sing songs in Happy Hills I
By JOHN HINTON I
Chronicle Staff Writer
More than 50 people participated in a human
chain last week on the corner of Free and Liberia I
streets to protest the sale of illegal drugs in the Hap- I
py Hill Gardens public housing project.
The demonstrators, who were mostly black, held
} signs, sang religious songs and held hands last I
Thursday and Friday for about 90 minutes. About
150 residents saw the demonstration from their I
homes. Several joined in the protest.
The demonstration was peaceful, although some I
j of the residents yelled at the protesters. Winston
saiem police cars routinely drove by the
l i demonstrators.
Some of the protesters* signs said, "Our
|| neighborhood is not safe anymore because of I
drugs," "Is your child on drugs or do you really
j * know?" and "Drugs cause poverty." I
The Rev. Wallace Gaither, the cider at True Tem1
pie Holiness Church, led the demonstrators from 1
his church to the corner on both days.
! "We are here to help," Gaither said Thursday as t
he held hands with other protesters. "A lot of these 1
people have gone astray and need some guidance. <
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the ages of 25 and 35 were unemployed as of
December 1985, and 21 percent of all black men
between the ages of 20 and 24 are out of work.
While the ratio may not be as pronounced in
Winston-Salem as it is on the national level, black
-women in the Twin Citv still slightly outnumber
black men. Black women account for 54 percent
of all black singles in Winston-Salem over the age
of 15 (there are 8,139 single black females and
6,966 single black men, a ratio of 1.2 to 1).
Yet, despite the fact that the local ratio is
nowhere near the national level, singles in the
Twin City say they are, for the most part, ex
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:hrow competition at the Dixie Classic~Fsir to
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4 There is a shortage of professional black men
in Winston-Salem," says Rosalyn Wagner, a
financial analyst at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
"Many black men date several different black
women. I know there are men out there, and we
(single black women) are looking for the same
type of man. Because of that there is going to be a
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Mitchell beat man.
say two witnesses
All-white jury hears new trial
By JOHN HINTON
Chronicle Staff Writer
Two Winston-Salem women testified Wednesday
that they saw Sammy Lee Mitchell and two other
men attack Arthur Wilson in the 1800 block of
Claremont Avenue on Sept. 17, 1983.
"I saw Sammy Mitchell hit (Wilson) with a
stick," said Barbara Jean Bason, who lives on 18th
Street. "(Wilson) fell to his knees, and that is when
Drayton and Darryl Hunt began kicking him. 1 will
bet my life on it."
Another witness, Patricia Ann Williams, said she
saw Mitchell, Hunt and another man attacking
Wilson on Claremont Avenue near a drink house.
"I saw Sammy hit the man and Darryl kicking
him," she said. "I could not make out the other
man who was with them."
Ms. Williams' and Ms. Bason's testimony came
during the trial of Mitchell, who is charged with the
first-degree murder of Wilson. Darryl E. Hunt and
Merritt William Drayton are co-defendants in the
case and are expected to be tried within a month.
Wilson, a 57-year-old black man, was found
beaten to death and robbed of $110 near the drink
Hunt, 21, is serving a life sentence after being
I convicted last year of the rape and murder of
Deborah B. Sykes, a newspaper copy editor.
Drayton, who Is charged. with murder and.w
manslaughter in two other cases, testified in May
that he, Mitchell and Hunt attacked and killed
Wilson three years ago. Drayton has since recanted
his testimony and may testify during Mitchell's
Many blaefrleaders say that Hum was railioadcd?
on flimsy evidence. They say they are concerned
that Mitchell will be railroaded as well.
An all-white jury was selected Tuesday to hear
Mitchell's. case. District Attorney Donald K.
Tisdale is seeking the death penalty for Mitchell if
he is convicted.
Mitchell, 31, of 760 N. Patterson Ave., was calm
while the women testified. Wearing a gray threepiece
suit with a black tie, Mitchell occasionally
stroked his beard.
Mitchell's first trial in September ended in a
mistrial, a jury ot nine whites and three blacks was
deadlocked at 11-1 for conviction with a lone black
female juror holding out for acquittal.
After they saw Wilson being attacked, Ms. Bason
and Ms. Williams said they ran back into the drink
house, screaming that a man had been beaten and
Ms. Bason said Mitchell, Hunt and Drayton left
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very well/' she said.
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Newell, a cjty*s housing needs, so that the
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ontractor and money to finance the project,
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said that Phi in May to partially finance the
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