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Minnie C. Lucas, 30-year veteran
teacher, gets special recognition.
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Jackson endorses Clinton
NEW YORK ? Jut two days before the 19?
Democratic National Convention convened, the
Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Arkansas Gov. Bill
honoring its leader, AMm Muhammad, f *j
work agaist AIDS was sponsored by Conn
Harry Thomas and was referred to commii
Chairman John Wilson, over objections by
The action marked the second time
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years tnat tne council naa uererrea Destow
honor on a Muslim "
Last year, a proclamation saluting NaJ
ential black minis* ?
tcrs, is to become I
New Y?k State cm- I
paign chairman for ?
undeclared president I
tial candidate Ross I
Perot, a newspaper
said. In Saturday's I
edition. The Daily OT
News quoted the I
senior pastor of I
Harlem's Abyssinian I [ J
Baptist Church as ?
calling his decision "a calculated risk on my pan
but ooe Tm willing Ki take."
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Sister Souljah on ri education
INDIANAPOLIS ?Rap Singer Sister Souljah
used black parents to re-educate tftemaslvea so
ftat they and their children can declare their inde
"We as African people have to Jpapttfrer our
selves so that we can control out own economic
destiay, our educational deathqr, so that we can
develop the path of our lives, instead of just
responding to while sqaemaey," she said. The rap
per addressed a predominantly black crowd of
L about 1,000 people Saturday at a wttksbop on
gang violence held in conjunction with Mack
National News Briefs
Compiled from staff and AP reports
Seven-year-old rescues relative
Courage and instinct led to act of heroism
By CAROLE RAGINS
Community Newt Editor
Seven-year-old Stephen Tyndall concludes he did
the right thing.
On Tuesday, June 23, Tyndall reacted quickly to
save a relative as well as himself from a fire.
"The first thing I thought about was to call some
one for help," said Tyndall. "1 dialed 911.'
According to Tyndall, the fire started shortly after
his mother and father left for work. Tyndall and his
parents were at the grandparents' home looking after
an invalid cousin, who is confined to a wheelchair.
The grandparents were in Pittsburgh, Pa. at a conven
tion that week.
lyndalTs mother, ^leanor Jackson, had started
cooking a pan of bacon when she realized she had to
leave for work. "I was running out of time so 1 had
asked my cousin to finish cooking the bacon, N she
The bacon grease apparently caught on fire and
the thick smoke woke Tyndall, who went to see where
it was coming from.
"I saw the fire popping up very high underneath
the pan and my cousin was trying to put it out," said
little Tyndall, who will be in second grade at Cash
Elementary School in the fall. "I tried to help her by
covering the fire with blankets, but that didn't work. It
seemed like the flames were getting bigger, so I called
911 and told them there was a fire, it was an emergen
Tyndall says he went back into the kitchen to his
cousin but he had to struggle to move her wheelchair
out the door.
"I ran across the street to a neighbor's house. I
couldn't get her out of there fast enough," said Tyn
According to the Georgianna Jones, who Tyndall
Please see page A3
Steven Tyndall gives his cousin, Qeorglanna
Jones, a big hug.
We deserve a break!
? Community members offer ideas
for the newly- (just barely) approved
citizen's police review board
By SHERIDAN HILL
Chronicle Managing Editor
Forty concerned citizens gathered in the city Board of Alder
men chambers Tuesday night to offer heart-felt opinions and
thoughtful ideas for the city's proposed police review board. Sug
gestions for the board's make-up and policies varied wildly, but
all ? even those initially opposed to it ? seemed to agree that
its primary function would be to allow citizens a way to voice
their complaints against the police department in a non-threaten
ing environment. Alderman Vivian Burke led the public forum,
which was both orderly and brief, and lasted about 40 minutes.
For fifteen years, members of the black community have
continuously rallied for establishment of the review board. On
June 15, the aldermen's vote on the issue resulted in a 4-4 (black
vs. white) tie which Mayor Martha Wood broke with an affirma
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(Left to right) Dolly Wllllams-junlor, Mia Hash-sophomore, Monica Parks-|unlor, and Chl
cana Coplln-sophomore take time out from summer classes at Winston- Salem State Univer
sity to en|oy the July sunshine.
Black delegates say Clinton-Gore strong
a recora numDer of African-Ameri
cans hold key positions with the Demo
cratic National Committee as the 200
year-old political party conducted its
1992 national convention in Madison
Square Garden this week. More than
1500 black delegates
were among the 40,000
in town for the event
"I smell victory in
the air/ New York City
Mayor David Dinkins
told colleagues. Dink
ins, as a vice chairman
of the national Demo
cratic platform commit
tee, presented a number
of minority issues for
Nancy Blount said some blacks may be
upset that Clinton chose Gore as his run
ning mate and that a minority is not on
"But I think we have to realize that
the most important thing is to get a
Democrat in the White House," said Ms.
Each of the six black Arkansans sur
veyed said Clinton and Gore have
proven their sensitivity to issues involv
ing black Americans. Clinton has
appointed more blacks to cabinet posts
and major state positions than any gover
nor in Arkansas history.
Jean Hervey, a national committee
woman from Little Rock, said Clinton
"has an advantage of
always having blacks on
his staff and cabinet so
he travels with blacks."
Lula Binns of Little
Rock said Clinton has
shown ability to "ener
gize the minority vote."
Clinton draws at least 80
percent of the black vote
DNC black delegates,
Waters of Los Angeles
said, "In politics you have to make hard
decisions. I decided early to support
Gov. Bill Clinton, because he was the
candidate who could win. We have to get
rid of the plague of George Bush. We
can all agree on that" Recently, a limited
amount of support arose for a Clinton
Information from the Capitol News
Service and the Associated Press was
used in this story.
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, with his wife, Hillary, and
daughter, Chelsea, along with New York Mayor David Dlnklns and his wife,
Joyca, waved to supporters as the Clintons arrived at LaGuardla Airport
Saturday for the Democratic National Convention being held at Madison
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