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    Winston - Sa lem Chron
The Choice for African-American News and Information
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1994
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n*er concedes nothing w ithout a struggle
Frederick Douglass
VOL. XX, No. 38
Woman Files Brutality Claim Against Cops
A Says several cops beat her at her home
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A Winston-Salem woman who claims
she was beaten by -several police officers
over the weekend has filed a complaint with
tlta city Human Relations Commission. -
Cheryl D. Grimes, 31, of 315 Motor
Road, said in the complaint that one police
.^officer called her a "bitch" and told hef to
"shut her big fat mouth." Another officer
picked her up and slammed her to the floor
before several other officers jumped on v her
and began hitting her with fist^and night
sticks. according to the complaint filed Mon
day.
Police Chief George Sweat did not
return telephone calls.
Grimes was arrested and charged with
disorderly conduct and assault following the
incident that occurred about 7 p.m. Friday
After posting $3,000 bond. Grimes was
treated for bruises to her arms, leg and face
at Forsyth Hospital.
Grimes, who is black, filed the com
plaint against police officers P;L.
Skidmore and B.S Bogle, both, of whom are
see WO MAS page 3
Cheryl Grimes
? Eleanor Lyons watched her
two sons battle: the criminal-jus
tice system two weeks ago, but
now she feels it is her faith that is
on trial. 1
;r Lyons was hit with a double
dose of anguish May 6 when her
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arrested
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Students spent Saturday morning listening to business persons at the Business Youth Career Awareness Conference sponsored by Sara Lee .
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?Today's- Scholars ? Tomorrow 's Leaders
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200 Students Attend Business Workshop
By DAVID L DILLARD
Chronicle Staff Writer
Johnathan Hatcher usually doesn't get up
early on Saturday mornings. But this past
weekend he was thinking about his future and
decided to attend a business conference for stu
dents.
' "1 plan to go into marketing," said Hatcher,
if jtmior ai Parkland High School. " I hey miked
about some of the same things we did in our
marketing class at school."
Hatcher was one of nearly 200 minority :
students attending the Business Youth Career
Awareness Conference sponsored by Sara Lee
Knit Products.
The program is designed to help prepare
middle- and high-school students for careers in
the corporate world. Students went through
seven sessions focusing on the different aspects
of management, including sales, marketing and
human resources. ?
The sessions were conducted by Sara Lee
employees who serve as role models and inter
act with the students to introduce them to cor
porate careers. < - "
Marc Turner, an operations-management
trainee, joined Sara Lee in June after graduating
from Winston-Salem State University. Turner,
who works in the Greenwood, S.C., plant,
stressed the importance of good communication
and developing leadership skills. -
"You have to be ablejlo work with other ,
people and solve problems," he said. "Problem
solving and the ability to influence others-is
essential in becoming a leader."
, Turner said he volunteered to be a role
see STUDENTS page 7
Area Drug Dealers
Give Reasons Why
Second of a two-part series
Bv DAVID L DULLARD
Chronicle Siaff W nier
Tired of being poor and watch
ing his mother struggle to make
ends meet. Alex decided seven
years ago to join a "street corpora
tion.' During thai span, he estimates
his earnings to he as much as a
quarter of a million dollars.
Alex, you see. is a drug dealer.
~He is one-utl four area drug dealers
who recently agreed to discuss their
lifestyles on the condition that their
identities not be revealed.
Alex, a 24-\ear,-old Winston
Salem native^ is dressed in stereo
typical hoodlum-esque garb ? Nike
sneakers. Mack sagging jeans, a
_J2lack_t^shi-i_and-Lwu_earnngs-in-his
left ear ? bui he ha> all the charac
teristics of a well-mannered, home
trained young black man.
While having lunch at K&W
'Cafeteria, he showed proper eti
quette as his hard-core shell
momentarily disappeared as he
blessed his food before indulging.
"1 dropped out of school, and it
~ was hard for me to find employ
ment," he said. "When I started
^selling drugs) 1, had jewelry,
money, the latest fashions ? all of
that. I was fronting for the girls and
everybody was praising me."
Alex once owned a Mercedes
Benz. a wardrobe full of nice
clothes, and payed all the bills for
his mother and sister ? both of
whom lived in different homes.
Although he dropped out of
high school. Alex said most drug
?dealers know how -to operate a bust
ness because they are "running a
street-smart company."
see AREA DRUGS page 3
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Grad
Changes
B> VERONICAXTLEMONS
Chronicle Staff Writer
" Stefany Sowell has been a
gangsta queen and a drug
addict'. Now, she is a college
graduate and wants to help
young people avoid the
lifestyle she has worked so
hard to overcome.
Sowell graduated on May
7 from Winston-Salem State
University with a degree in
communications. She wants to
share her experiences with
youths to help them avoid a life
on the streets that will most
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likely involve drugs, violence,
low self-esteem and mayb.e
even prostitution.
"1 want to take a personal
interest in the young people
and help get children off the
streets" Sowell said. "This
town is too small to have to
have all these little kids walk
mg around the way they are."
Sowell has already begun
to spread her message to young
people. In February, she served
as one of the facilitators at a
see WSSL page 3
Top Black Companies
Gross over $10 Billion
A 2 local firms on B.E. Top 100 list
IU RICHARD L. WILLIAMS
Chmnirlc LTeettltve fctJttor ?
If anyone's wondering whether
there is any substance behind the
one-time political catch-phrase
"Black Power," they needn't look
any further than the cumulative sales
figures of the top black-owned busi
nesses in the United States.
The nation's KM) largest black
owned iiicluvfl iaI7service companies
and H)() top automobile dealers in
1993 broke l he $10 billion gross
revenue barrier for the first time,
according to a report in the June
issue otRlack Enterprise magazine.
The 1993 gross sales for the
sec TOP BLACK page 7
Business.. 19
Classifieds 25
Community News... 4
Opinion 10
Entertainment 24
Obituaries 23
Religion 20
Sports 15
This Week In Black History
21-23. 1%9
Police and Salinnnl
Cfim rdtmen fired on
demnnslrnton nt SC. {&T,
killing one iludent, injuring
Alton Pollard has an Eye-Opening
Journey To a New South Africa
Alton B. Pollard, an assistant professor
of religion at Wake Forest University,
recently visited South Africa where he served
as an international monitor for the recently
held elections. Following is the account of
his experiences.
Bs ALTON B. POLLARD
Special to the Chronicle
"I feel the power of a nation within me."
These were the striking words uttered by
see EYE-OPENING page 13
A lion Pollard (right) has a flat tire on South Africa's rocky terrain.
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