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    Coming full circle
Debbie Allen returns to NCSA as
commencement speaker.
Winston-Salem Chronicle
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Dreams come true!
Eighteen-year-old Chris Young
wins a gymnastic scholarship.
Black trian executed, mutilated
? According to witnesses, the victim was found castrated with a large
hole in his chest. Four white men are being held in custody without bond.
Chronicle Staff Writer
Blacks and whites in Winston-Salem
are shocked and outraged by the most grue
some murder in recent history. Many won
der if racial hatred could cause such an exe
cution-style crime that included the mutila
tion of a man's genitals.
Carlos Colon Stoner, a black male, was
found dead last Wednesday with a large
hole in the left side of the chest and his
penis stuffed in his mouth. Four white male
suspects are being held without bond in
connection with the crime.
Capt. Linda Petree of the Winston
Salem Police Department Criminal Investi
gation Division said the victim died of mul
tiple stab wounds to the head, chest and
abdomen area. Det. R. L. Barren is the
investigating officer.
The suspects are: Mark Anthony
Smith, 22 of 1147 W. Academy St.;
Dwayne Gregory Doby, 22, of 1717 Cone
Street; Ricky Eugene Knight, 28, of 1158
Banks Street; and, James Andrew Gilbert,
23, of 170 Granville Drive.
According to police, the body of 31
y ear-old S toner of 323 Gregory Street was
found at 6:20 a.m. by a passerby. According
to witnesses, Stoner*s body was lying on his
back on the 1100-block of S. Broad Street
on the Greenway footpath. He was wearing
a tan jacket, red T-shirt and olive pants. His
pants were open and his penis had been cut
off. There was also a large hole in the vic
tim's chest, approximately six-inches long.
According to neighbors, S toner was a
well-liked person and known by everyone
in the neighborhood as "Stoney."
"He was a nice guy. He use to drink,
but he would always do anybody a favor.
He had a way of making friends . . . you
could never get mad at him," said Joan
Bishop, who lived nearby. Bishop said
Stoner, who was unemployed, worked odd
jobs in the neighborhood to earn money.
For the past two years, Stoner had been
living with Paris Hennerson, 38. According
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Sketch by Armandt deNavarre
Carlos Colon Storm
Wasit a hate crime?
Christina Davis-McCoy, executive dime*
tor of North Carolinians Against
Religious Violence, said the execution-style
murder and mutilation of Carlos C. S toner
"dredges up memories and
?400 years ago, when the Y
hate message through castration, nittiny out
the heart, hanging and burning black men:
those are symbols of the KUn'l brand of
hatred for as far back as the history of die
K lan goes. J ?
"There's a climate of consenting to
racism in this state," says McCoy. "We've
seen a ted retreat from the issue of racism as
a reality. People still try to avoid talking about
racism. We have to have some level of
accountability." - ? 7- ? - >.'? -? .. ?.
According to NCARRV, the Old North
Stale is the oemer of hale group orgsniiing for
- the country and home to the national leader of
Six hale groups. (See chart on A-3)
Every four yeari we should elect oar own
jpltrjiiff m vk^ pniliptt o f the United SNKpk
black governor to serve as Head of tnai state s
eiecieo rcDtCsciiKaiivcs ?no senators. in citv ano
county g^vcioiMM; it should bold ekxtiona^jy
school board too.'whatever the white folks do, w<
need to do it too. '. "? * ?;.
In other wads, we need tOWtrtlHlh our own
shadow government! And I recommend that we
salt litis process ngnt away. Hettiflir'
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Leadership by dftfmwf
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A? things mad right now, anybody who says
that he or she speaks ft* btock Mks (even white
Black folks siaqpiy do not hive a suitable
mechanism to farce time who would supposedly
speak on our behalf to be accomttable to black
folks for the th^MgW^^if agings they say.
"t For the past 25 years ? at least, since the
death of ManhrLinw King Jr. we black folks
have been at the mfjby of a few "aelf-appointed
ftegroes-in-the-wiwd" who, at every turn, have
As Booker T. Washington might have said,
"eveiywhere yon tarn, there is some toother some
where, quoting selected passages from Martin
Luther King Jt or better yet, "X," committing to
memory the Juiciest of phrases, touting them as
senpture into tne ears ana nettts or the longing
masses, wafting, hoping to see If some poor soul
will suddenly get "happy* and thus anoint him, the
speaker, as the next Neg*o-leader-expert of the
black community.
Of course such deification would in truth
have absolutely no inaaaittg were it not for pe
imprimatur of the while folks, who, as owners of
the most video cameras, editing machines, and
satellite dtoes, would after not take die time i o
dig deeper within the black community to find out
On* hundred fifty cltlzene marched down Fifth StrMt to the Hall of Juatlce chanting "No Juatlce, no
peace." The march waa organized by a newly-formed group, Cltlzena United for Juatlce.
Chronicle Staff WHiw
The gray clouds that loomed over Win
ston-Salem didn't prevent ISO residents from
attending Saturday's unity march. Nondjd the
bad weather hinder the heart-felt chants of
"No justice, no peace," that reigned down
Fifth Street to the Hall of Justice.
From four-year-old Jasmine Pair, who
marched in her yellow rain coat, to 81-year
old Rev. Garther Roland, who gave the prayer,
it was apparent that marchers set the climate
to address issues of equal opportunity in edu
cation, health care, employment and the judi
cial system.
The march was organized by a new group
called Citizens United for Justice, that formed
Please see page A3
Word 6n the street ...
? Citizens United for Justice led a march Saturday to address issues of unemployment, police
brutality, health care, and education in the black community. People who attended said . . .
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L .1, i i i ii iyiwXtBH t "? I
C I think ifs time for all indi
viduals, especially
blacks, to wake up. People
need to raise their con
sciousness and try to get a
grip on what* s going on. I'm
disappointed that more
people didn't come out. I
came out to show unity.
We're in a state where
there is no unity and with
out unity there is no
- Frank Walter Jr., 37
I*: ^ W ?
i I'm here because I'm
concerned about the situa
tion in our community.
Everyone needs to make it
their responsiblity to be
informed and aware. The
community at large is
responsible to be educated.
Then we can have more
input into the outcome of
these issues. I would have
liked to see more people,
but this is a good start.
- Linda Hill, 33
c It's time for a change.
Everytime you see us on
television, you see welfare,
drugs, homicides. It's time
the truth be told . . . thafs
the only way things will
change. The power is in
two things, togetherness
and (money). Young people
don't see opportunity any
more. I want to see more
- Talmadg* Campbell, 42
t As a Vietnam veteran, I
fought for causes unknown.
Right now I understand the
cause and I'll do whatever
necessary. All of those
issues they spoke on apply
to me. Today only a handful
of people showed up. They
had a rare quality. . .
courage. We need to mobi
lize to fight any form of
- Arthur Jackson, 36
L-fc 1? 1 1? d - I
l I feel there should be a
revolution In the country.
That's the only way well
get anything. If blacks
stand up and physically
fight for their rights then we
will see a change. Every
time we stand up through
politics or legislation, they
take it away from us. Qoing
through the courts, we win
the battle, but never win the
- Paul Radford, 25

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