roups to honor
A closer look
at the faith
of the Koran
The Twin Citv's Award-Winnino WppItIm
'uLERIE ROBACK GREGG
Jrticle Staff Writer
TJie kid grew up watching drug pushers get rich,
Ijoiher get beat up. drunks lying on the sidewalk,
[playing with other kids who lived in the public
He started delivering drugs for the pushers and
]g drunk with his friends. Then he started smok-
jiH[ot and doing cocaine, and then robbing conve-
stores to support his habits.
'■gut he soon got caught, went to jail for a time, and
ilhis scenario is common in East Winston's public
ig projects, and the city Police Department has
,ed to stop the cycle before it's too late for the
IhAmerican youths there.
A S42,000 grant from the North Carolina Depart-
of Crime Control and the Governor’s Crime Com-
.^lon will help police conduct a two-year program
preventing juvenile delinquency in East Win-
highest crime area. Last week, the Board of
:n voted to accept the grant.
This effort may help fill the void left by successful
)le who leave East Winston as soon as they are
icially able, Alderman Larry W. Womble said,
they leave, the negative element enters and the
are left the pimp, the pusher and the prosii-
he said. "They (children) see these people every
in their fine cars and clothes, and they see the
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Valley of the Dolls'
Photo by Mike Cunningham
There Is a doll to suit the fahcy of almost everyone on display at the Delta Arts Center. The
varied assortment of dolls, from the personal collections of three local residents, will be
exhibited through Sept. 30. See story on A6.
By VALERIE ROBACK GREGG
Chronicle Staff Writer
Slater Park residents are gathering ihek forces to
oppose the construction of a shopping center off New
Walkertown Road in East Winston and say they will go
to the Board of Aldermen if necessary, but the project's
developer is confident they can reach a compromise.
About 100 people have already signed a petition
opposing the lodaiion of the proposed development off
"We are already obligated to provide on-site
security to control traffic during operating
hours and loitering after hours. The opposi
tion is based on anxiety and lack of knowl
edge about the complex. We're willing to
work with them.”
- Herman Turner .
Route 311 between Gerald and Dellabrook Roads,
directly south of Slater Park. The Gerald Road seg
ment of Slater Park would border directly on the north
ern edge of the shopping complex.
Herman Turner, the principal in Turner Develop
ment Services which is proposing the development,
said he hopes to draft a contract with Slater Park resi-
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11 historically black colleges lose federal funds
Compiled From AP Wire
^candidates sign agreements with NAACP
CHARLOTTE (AP) - State NAACP officials, carrying a
it-year-old crusade with businesses into the political arena,
ive reached agreements with 10 statewide and congrwsion-
icandidates to spend more campaign dollars with blacks.
The one-page Fair Share agreements, reached with the
didates’ campaigns, generally pledge the campaigns to a
wal cOTimitment" to use more black campaign managers
t’al consultants, advertise with black media and increase
bases from black businesses.
: Controversial attorney back in High Point
HIGH POINT (AP) - Robert Brown, the High Point
^Horaey and public relations executive who was a near-
s candidate for ambassador to South Africa two yeai^
), is an enigma to many people.
Brown made international news recently in a squabble
over 'Nho represented the family of Nelson Mandela.
Biovin announced he'd received power of attorney world-
'Nide for the family of the imprisoned leader of the African
National Congress. He has twice visited Mandela in prison.
Fisk program hopes to increase black doctors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Fisk University will use a
grant of nearly $600,OCX) to try to increase the number of
I black physicians in the country, officials say.
"nie S593.478 grant will allow the number of minority
allege students prqnaring for medical careers in a summer
'hstituteto increase from 73 to about 180.
GREENSBORO (AP) - Bennett Col
lege and 10 other historically black
institutions in the Southeast have lost
out on $2.3 million in federal funds
they had expected to use in the upcom
ing school year.
Gloria Randle Scott, Bennett's presi
dent, said this week she wiD be hard-
pressed to make up about $100,000 her
school had expected from the federal
Title III program.
"It hurts us pretty badly," Ms. Scott
said. It means the school has to find the
money somewhere else, she said.
Ms. Scott said about $70,000 of the
lost funds had been earmarked for
Title III is a federal program that
began in 1965 in an effort to move
developing institutions, including his
torically black schools, into the educa
The schools won't get the money
because Congress recently prohibited
black institutions from receiving funds
from both the major parts of the Title
III program, known as Part A and Pan
In June, Bennett was awarded funds
from both parts. It is the only North
Carolina school to gel funds from both
Ms. Scott said this week she has
asked the North Carolina congressional
delegation to offer a technical amend
ment that provides Bennett and the
other schools an exemption from the
"As a result of this action," Scott
wrote in a letter to Rep. Howard Coble,
R-N.C., "We have been unfairly and
unjustly cut from appropriations allo
cated in the 1989 federal budget with
out prior notice or consideration of its
impact upon our entire program.... Wc
have no sources from which to draw
funds which will be cuL"
A spokesman in Coble's office said
North Carolina's entire delegation has
signed a letter asking for the exemp
Community group to elect Board of Directors
Community Development Corporation to select 21 members by mid-September
By VALERIE ROBACK GREGG
Chronicle Staff Writer
The East Winston Community
Development Corporation will elect a
21-member board of directors Sept. 15.
According to CDC officials, the total
membership will vote on a list of 21
persons proposed by a CDC nominat
The three-member committee has
narrowed a list of 55 nominations down
to 23 names so far, Joycelyn Johnson,
CDC nominating committee chairwom
an, said Tuesday. The committee asked
East Winston area residents, business
people and government officials, as
well as people from outside the East
Winston community, to submit nomina
tions for the 21-member board.
The 21-member board will be
elected by secret ballot at a regular
meeting of the CDC. "There's been a
tremendous increase in members since
the shopping center (was announced),"
CDC Chairman James R. Grace Jr. said
Tuesday. "Membership was 98 at last
count without any really organized
The East Winston Development
Task Force recently voted to support a
proposal to deed 14.5 acres of city land
off Route 311 to the CDC to house a
shopping complex. The CDC would
then give the land to the corporation
owning the complex in exchange for 20
percent of the company’s stock. The
task force resolved to endorse the city's
involvement, however, only if the CDC
gains a tax-exempt status, elects a full
board of directors with elected officers
and installs management positions to
help carry out the CDC's functions.
Fifteen of the 23 finalists have
accepted their nominations, Johnson
said, and the final list of 21 nominees
will be sent to all CDC members to
consider on Sept. 2. "At the member
ship meeting (Sept. 15) they'll say who
they want and who they don't want,"
Johnson said. "We don't feel there will
be a lot of changes in the listing.’’
Advisory board positions will also
be considered, she said.
Grace said the CDC's nominating
committee has been soliciting nomina
tions from members for the past nine
months. "They have members for newn-
inalions with certain qualifications," he
said. "It's hard to match the certain
types of expertise people bring to the
The nominating committee has
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Black businesses still lag behind other minority firms
j By VALERIE ROBACK GREGG
I Chronicle Staff Writer
tory is the first in a series investigating the state of the local
ican business community. Next week, look for a summary of
unity resources available to help minority-owned businesses.
Despite government assistance programs, minority business organi-
I zaiions, and the rise of the Afro-American middle class, Afro-Amencan
I lousiness owners remain on the fringes of the country's business commu-
I "ity in terms of their numbers, the size of their businesses and the inte-
I Station of industry.
Nationwide, Afro-Americans constitute about 10 percent of the
I population but own only 2.3 percent of the country’s businesses. And
B ®ost of these businesses are not in the mainstream of the American
I «:onomy. They remain on the outskirts. About 43 percent of these busi-
I "osses provide a service, and the rest involve predominantly retail sales,
I construction or transportation, according to a 1982 U.S. Bureau of the
I Census e
s economic survey.
The 1982 Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises says
Afro-Americans are the least likely of all minorities to own their own
businesses. Afro-Americans are the largest segment of the country's
minority population, yet they own less than half of all minority-owned
businesses. Their businesses also have significantly lower sales and
fewer employees, according to the survey.
Afro-American businesses are concentrated most heavily in the
retail and service industries and are hard to find in the areas of finance
and manufacturing, according to the survey.
Of the 513 firms owned by Afro-Americans in Winston-Salem in
1982, 243 provided services, 149 conducted retail sales and 40 were in
the construction business. Most of them had no employees.
The Afro-American business community is growing, but as busi
ness, especially big business, is reladvely new to Afro-Americans, they
suffer their share of problems.
Eight out of every 10 new businesses in the U.S. fail, and in North
Carolina, 7.3 out of every 10 businesses fail, W.R. Dow, director of the
UNC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC),
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