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NAACP Tourney,
car up for grabs
at Winston Lake
Being clipped by,
and "clipping," The Clipper;
also, about C. Everett Koop
Age no obstacle
to answering
the call of God
W^ri^iton-Salem Chronicle
The Twin City's Award-Winning Weekly
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WInslon-Salem, N.C. Thursday,
May 19,1988
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34 Pages This Week
NAACP head calls for
investigation of police
Chronicle Managing Editor
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The head of the local NAACP Monday
asked the Board of Aldermen to establish a
Citizen's Review Board to investigate alle
gations of police brutality and to begin hold
ing public hearings to discuss police/com
munity relations.
\\hlter Marshall, president of the local
chapter of the Nation^ Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, expressed
to the board his "concern with the increased
level of police brutality and the ease in
which city policemen commit lawle^^acts
against people of color and the poor.’'
He asked the board to direct assistant
city manager Alexander R. Beaty to review
the internal regulations of the police depart
ment and "to detomine why so many police
men are using questionable tactics in their
investigations and arrests of minority and
poor citizens."
Marshall also asked the board to direct
city manager Bill Stuart to have human rela
tions director Emery Rann organize the pub
lic hearings.
In a telephone interview Tuesday, Mar
shall said that there were many citizens who
had experienced police brutality, but would
not file a formal complaint
"Holding public hearings could give city
officials a better idea of what's really going
on around the community," he said.
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Dorothy Height to speak at Hyatt
Larry Little, and his wife, Glenda, man the picket line outside of the Clipper Family Seafood Restaurant during Wednes- Winston-Salem Section of National
day's Ixiycott of the establishment (photo by Mike Cunningham). Council of Negro Women Inc. will host the
Littles organize boycott of The Clipper
Chronidei Managing Editor
Fonner alderman Larry Little is lead
ing a boycott of The Clipper Restaurant.
He says’he wants to "teach them a lesson
about resijecting black people, which they
have clearly shown they don't tlo."
About ten Afro-Americans, including
the Rev. Carlton A. G. Eversley, picketed
the restaurant on Deacon Boulevard and
University Parkway for several hours
Wednesday, turning away most of the
Afro-American customers and a few of
the white customers.
Little, his wife and one of the pick-
eters say the owner of the restaurant, John
Pantazis, hurled racial slurs at them as
they picketed his business.
\feronica Bitting, a picketer, said,
"When he drove into the parking lot he
said 'How much is this clown ( Little)
paying you?' Then he said 'All y'all nig
gers are on welfare.'"
Little's wife, Glenda, said, "He drove
up to where I was and said 'Why don’t
y'all niggers get a job. All niggers are on
welfare. What y’all trying to do, pay with
food stamps or something?’"
Little, a recent graduate of the Wake
Forest University School of Law, orga
nized the boycott after an incident at the
restaurant which he says indicates the
owners "disrespect black people overall."
Mrs. Little is six months pregnant.
She says she had a craving for fish Satur
day before last, so she and her husband
went to The Clij^r restaurant, a family-
owned business.
They say they had patronized the
business at least twice a month since the
establishment first opened eight years
ago. It was just about closing time.
They went there intending to write a
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Spring 1988 Leadership Institute May 19 to
22 at the Hyatt Hotel.
The event will bring national and state
leaders to the city for the program. Dr.
Dorothy I. Height, national president, is the
featured guest for the institute.
Dr. Manderline Scales, coordinator of
the local institute, said that the conferences
are held to encourage netwc^king for a com
mon cause.
"We were chosen as a result of the
national conference which was held in Wash
ington in November of 1987," said Dr.
Scales. "The decision was made that people
throughout the United States needed to have
the experience we were getting there. We'll
be giving a lot of valuable information in
terms of health concerns, education, training
for family members and other issues.
NCNW President Dr. Dorothy Height,
right, and Dr. Manderline Scales, local
coordinator, will lead sessions at this
weekend’s conference.
Through our meetings with our 32 affiliate
organizations, we will show people how to
become involved in concentrated efforts to
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Black children face lengthy wait for adoption
Compiled From AP Wire
Court rejects racial bias claim
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court
upheld a ruling that protects state prison officials
from a racial-bias lawsuit designed to help more than
1,400 blacks seeking jobs in the state prison system.
Lawyers for blacks who applied unsuccessfully U)
become prison guards said the appeals court ruling
jeopardizes the hopes of more than 1,400 people to
win discrimination claims against the state.
Tutu wants harsher sanctions
WASHINGTON ~ Only new and harsher econom
ic pressure on South Africa will prompt the regime
to end its policy of official racism, Anglican Arch
bishop Desmond Tutu told members of Congress.
Tiitu repeated his message that the longstanding
U.S. policy of diplomatic pressure has failed. He
urged lawmakers to support a new bill that would
sever virtually all economic ties between the two
Poor face voting barriers
WASHINGTON - Discriminatory voter registra-
lion procedures are disenfranchising the poor, minor
ity and disabled citizens throughout the country,
directors of a private study said.
Among the practices are arbitrary registration
hours, inconvenient registration locations, "mysteri-
ous purging of voters without notice, denial of regis
tration before an election," said Sen. Alan Cranston,,
who is the author of legislation to correct such prac-
)mo to unite Jackson, Jews
Tile - New York Gov. Mano Cuomo will
a meeting between Jesse Jackson and New
Jewish leaders. During the campaign leading
'Jew York's April 19 primary, Jackson refused
a with Jewish leaders and the campaign f^-
diarp attacks on Jackson from New York City
' Edward Koch, who at one point said Jews
have to be "crazy" to vote for Jackson.
This is the first in a series of arti
cles on the adoption of Afro-Ameri
can children
Chronicle Staff Writer
There are 25 Afro-American chil
dren in Forsyth County waiting to find a
permanent home, a permanent family.
Some, now school age, have been wait
ing since they were infants. Forsyth
County, like counties across the country,
is struggling to find families to adopt
homeless Afro-American children.
Area adoption personnel say the
crisis is likely to get worse before it gets
better. The North Carolina Adoption
Resource Exchange reports that there
were 71 Afro-American children regis
tered on the exchange as of December
1987. That figure is nearly double the
number of white children available for
adoption. Additionally, the majority of
older children listed on the exchange
were Afro-American. Twenty-two of the
27 children between the ages of 8 and
Brothers Telly and Tyrone have spent the better portion of their young lives In
foster homes and in agency care waiting to be placed with an adoptive
Afro-American family (photo courtesy of F-C Department of Social Services).
10 waiting to be adopted were Afro-
Several factors are contributing to
the abundance of Afro-American chil
dren waiting for adoptive parents. Most
significant among them is a new'trend
in the Afro-American community.
Afro-American families traditionally
have opted to keep their children and
either raise them themselves or have
them raised by members of their
extended family. Now, more Afro-
American teen-agers are giving their
babies up for adopdon while the num
ber of Afro-American families willing
to become adoptive parents remains rel
atively small. The result of that situation
is that Afro-American children are
spending a disproportionate amount of
time in foster care because there simply
are not homes available for them.
"More black young women are
choosing to place their children for
adoption," said Sandy M. Cook, director
of the inter-agency program at The
Children’s Home Society. "This means
there's not only school-age children but
also infants available to couples who
wish to increase their family through
Forsyth County social workers said
they, too, face the task of locating suit
able Afro-American families who are
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Moore sets lunch experiment
Schools to meet state mandate
Chronide Staff Writer
The Moore Alternative Elementary
School has experimented with an idea that
school administrators hope will help them
provide more instructional time for teachers.
The experiment involves having all the
school's students eat lunch at one lime
instead of the usual staggered manner where
different classes eat at different limes. This
idea could be part of the solution in the
state's public schools' efforts to adhere U) the
North Carolina Basic Education Program.
BEP is a plan designed to outline cur
riculum, programs, general standards, class
room materials and staffing requirements for
the state’s public schools. The plan is to be
fully implemented by 1993.
An area of concern among school offi
cials and teachers is how schools will make
the adjustment in complying with the state
wide mandate. Presently, all schools must
have a minimum of 5 1/2 hours of instruc
tional time per day. According to Susan Car-
son, community relations coordinator for
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools,
area schools are averaging six hours daily.
The state average, she says, is around 6 1/4
- 6 1/2 hours.
BEP impacts on teaching time because
there are ad^tional courses they will have
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Geneva Brown says teachers will have a difficult time fitting addition
al curriculum into students' schedules (photo by Craig Greenlee),
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