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The Choice for African-American News and Information
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Power concedes nothing without a struggle. " ? Frederick Douglass
Xluss VOL. XX. No. 47
Rev. Jesse Jackson (2nd from right) was the speaker at the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus banquet Saturday. With
him (L to R) are: Larry Womble, State Auditor Ralph Campbell and Chronicle Executive Editor Richard Williams.
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Jackson Urges Ballot Power
Chronicle Staff Writer
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Citing the 500,000 unregistered voters in North
Carolina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said African
Americans must look to empower themselves political
ly in the 21st century. " 1
"We must build our .own political apparatus."
Jackson said. "We need other folks to fight to get on
our ticket, not just us fighting to get on theirs.*1
Jackson was the keynote speaker at the Saturda>
night banquet during the N.C. Black Leadership
Caucus last weekend. All of the caucus events were
held in the Anderson Center at Winston Salem Sjate
University. ?
Jackson jalked about reasonable expectations lot ^
African Americans, such as registering to vote and rais
ing children.
Much ot Jackson s message. banquet attendants
had heard before But all of it is still relevant
. "The messages he preaches toda\ . were preachetf ""
years ago. but the\ re still needed. " caucus Chairman
Faiger Blackwell said. j
College students who attend state- supported insti
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Caucus Gets off to "Fiery " Start
Chronicle SfctfT Writer "
To meet the challenges of the 2 1 st century. African
Americans must embrace a new world view focusing
on community instead of self. Emmanuel Baptist
Church pastor, the Rev. John Mendez, said Fridavr
"Our wofld view must be about harmony with
nature, God and one another." he said.
Mendez delivered the message at the opening ses
sion of the N.C. Black Leadership Caucus conference
last weekend on the campus of Winston-Salem State
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Caucus Chairman Faiger Blackwell said it has
been tradition for ministers to officially open the con- >>
Some people said we didn't need a sermon," he
said, "but we wanted to start off things right. Rev.
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Chronicle Bxectt^ve Editor j
M R. Mitchell and
I >a villa W. Martin feel they have
paid her dues. -
" ITie two African-American
lawyers are now hoping that
those >(hie* ? aifd the right con
nections will he a springboard
for a seat on the henich of the
I 'orsyth County District Court.
4. Both are seeking an appoint
ment by Gov. James B. Hunt to
the judgeship that becomes
vacant today by Judge Koretta C.
Biggs. Biggs announced two
weeks ago that she would join the
UJS. attorney's office as an assis
tant federal prosecutor. " *
Beverly R. Mitchell
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"Most of the people who
come into the courtroom are
black," said Martin, an assistant
Forsyth County attorney. "It
Davida hi. Martin
makes somewhat of a differs
to have someone there of r
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Burke, Glanton To V
i nmnicte executive bailor
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- L. Todd Burke and Pansy D.
G lantern have a lot in common.
Both are 32 years old. Both have
either been or is currently an
assistant district attorney. Burke
attended law school at Glanton's
alma mater in. her hometown of
Duitwuifc ==
And both want to be the next
state Superior Court judge in the
Middle District of North
Carolina. But only one ? and
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Pansy D. Glanton
L, Todd Burk^S
Marshall to. Fight Random Use of Metal
Detectors in Schools
A. School board member
says random search
for weapons could
unfairly target African Americans
Chronicle Staff Writer
School board member Walter Marshall
said he will fight a proposed school policy
amendment that would allow students to be
randomly searched with metal detectors.
He said a random search is usually abused
and would likely discriminate against
"I will go with all, but not random.
Random always means us," said Marshall,
who is black.
The school board policy committee,
which consists of Marshall, Gloria
Whisenhunt, Dal^. Folwell and Nancy
Wooten, decided on Tuesday to table the
issue until the next meeting. A new meet
ing date has not been determined.
The policy seeks to give school per
sonnel more Jeeway in the policy that has
not changed since its implementation in
1 990. School attorney Douglas Punger said
Forsyth County was the first school district
in the state to implement a metal detector
policy, which was very limited.
If school personnel has a reasonable
suspicion that there is a weapon in the pos
session of a student or that students are
bringing weapons to school, they may con
duct a random search. The current policy
does not give personnel the right to conduct
a random search.
During the past school year, a total of
64 weapons were found -5 38 knives, nine
BB guns and 17 firearms. ?
The school system spent at least
$1,250 to place a metal detector in each
high school. A spokesperson in the pur
chasing department said each detector cost
$115. Interim Superintendent Nelson
Jessup said there are extra detectors in case
a school-wide search is needed.
Dan Piggot. principal at Carver High
School, said he will be glad if school per
sonnel gets the additional leeway with
metal detector searches.
"I want to have as "much freedom as 1
can to keep the weapons out of this build
ing," he said. "We are here to go to school."
Piggot said he wished schools could go
with the kind of detectors that all students
would have to walk through. But time ele
ment problems would arise with that type
of search, he said.
Marshall said he would vote for the
policy if random search was deleted and
school personnel searched all students.
"If they searched all students there
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Families From Near and Far
Gear up for Family Day
Chronicle Staff Writer
Gwcn Smith is coming from Roanoke,
Va., to spend time with her family members
she hasn't seen in a while.
Smith is one of many who will be look
ing forward to rejoicing with family mem
bers at the upcoming "We Are Family Day"
on July 30 sponsored by the Winston-Salem
Chronicle and the Winston-Salem Housing
Catherine Manning of 1 225 Mint St. hgs
invited 50 family members, including a son
in Philadelphia and an aunt in South
Manning said she is also looking for
ward to reuniting with family members.
"I think it's important for families to get
together," she said. "We haven't seen each
other in two years. I'm looking forward to it"
The Family Day will be held Saturday,
July 30, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Rupert Bell
Park located at 1501 Mt. Zion Place. *
Carol Brooks-Daniel, the Chronicle's
director of promotions, said the event wis
designed to bring black families together.
"It was designed because the Chronicle
is aware of how drugs and violence have
plagued the African-American community,"
Brooks-Daniel said. "We believe the family
that plays together, stays together, so all of
the events are family-oriented."
Even smaller families will take the event
as a time to bond even closer.
James Glaspy of Walkerton said six
members of his family attending the event
are all from Winston-Salem, but they will
spend quality time together.
. "Well 1 really think it's important for
families to get together," he said. "When they
have some problems they can get together
and laugh and have fun. and if it's something
real serious they can sit down and work it out
Activities planned include trolley rides,
bingo, volleyball, tug-of-war. family photos,
gospel music and a hot-air balloon.
Brooks-Daniel said the event is free but
families are encouraged to pre-register.
Other sponsors include Sara Lee Corp.,
Coca-Cola. l.H. Caffey Distributing/Miller
Brewing Co., Eastman Kodak and Waste
Management Co. Also, contributing are ?
WXII. USAir. and Glory Foods.
Business 21
Classifieds.... 27
Community News .. 4
Opinion 10
Entertainment 22
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uDftuaries 28
Rejig ion 23
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Sports ...15
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