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Columnist says discussions on race are not enough
By DAMON FORD
Merely talking about race won't doae the gap
between white* and blacks in America, observed
nationally renowned and syndicated columnist Dr.
Julianne Malveaux, who took center stage last
Thursday at the University of North Carolina at
The program called for MaKcaux to provide
solutions for race relations. She didn't make any
promises for correct answers, but Malveaux put
her beet foot forward.
She pointed out that there are Americans who
still take pride in waving the Confederate flag and
uae other racial epithet* that can cause racial ten
"I understand your ancestry and 1 understand
that many millions
of people Mack and white died in the Civil War
... (but) are you not willing to understand my
ancestry and that when you whistle Dixie. *1 wish I
was in the land of cotton,' 1 kind of cop an atti
tude," said Malveaux
The crowd filled with women and a sprinkle of
men from the university and the community, were
reminded that the issues African Americans face
are not just their own.
"When we talk about the plight of African
American people, we're really talking about the
plight of many Americana Poverty is not a Mack
problem. Welfare if not a Hack program," staled
Maiveaux. "If welfare was a black program, guess
what, there wouldn't be a program.
Maiveaux continued to touch on a variety of
topics that captivated the ears of those under the
sound of her voice. From standardized test scoring
to unemployment rates and social security,
Maiveaux kept the crowd loose and thinking about
where the issue of race is going and why they must
"We have race issues embedded in our labor
market issues that we don't want to deal with. How
do you kick women off of public assistance,"
asked Maiveaux rhetorically. " You have these
But blacks in both
counties were major
By DAMON FORD
?nd SHARON BROOKS HODGE
? In a surprising wide margin,
Major League Baseball struck out
at the polls in the Triad.
MP* Those opposing baseball won a
'decisive victory, garnering 55,732
' votes compared to the 27,180 votes
cast in favor of the referendum.
What the overall numbers don't
reveal, however, is the significant
support the initiative received from
the Triad's African Americana
According to election returns,
voter* in at least six predominantly
black Forsyth County precincts
and four Guilford County
precincts were willing to spend
public dollars to lure professional
baseball to the region. Those
precincts constitute the vast major
ity of Macks who voted in Tues
By contrast, however, white res
idents in both counties were over
whelmingly against the idea.
A one percent tax on all pre
pared food would have been levied
on citizens along with a 50-cents
surcharge on all tickets sold at the
Many African Americans who
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allege Dr. Schexnider
used state workers and
equipment for personal
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By SAM DAVIS
THE CHRONICLE Soorti Editor
The North Carolina state audi
tor's office is investigating allega
tions that Dr. Alvin J. Schexnider,
Winston-Salem State's chancellor,
has misused state funds, according
[' to sources close to the university.
According to a source, the
state auditor's office has received
calls from at least three individuals
at the university, who reported an
incident that happened last month
and another that has been going
on for several months.
Schexnider, according to
sources, bought personal workout
equipment from Sears at Hanes
Mall on April IS and had state
employees transport the equip
ment on a state-owned truck.
Schexnider met the WSSU
employees at his house and then
had them set up the equipment in
his home. ,
According to a source,
Schexnider directed the employees
to perform duties without confer
ring with Irvin Hodge, vice chan
cellor for physical facilities. Calls
by THE CHRONICLE to Hodge
were unanswered and referred to
Aaron Singleton, the university's
director of media relations.
In a separate matter,
Schexnider has reportedly used
Qtptain William Bell, the universi
ty's chief of security, to chauffeur
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Jury ponders life or
death for cop killers
By BSTES THOMPSON
1 Awociated Preu Writer
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP)
? It could be next week before two
brothers convicted of murdering
lawmen on the grassy shoulder of
| Interstate 95 learn whether they will
be executed or spend their lives in
Superior Court Judge Coy
Brewer Jr. told jurors Monday that
because of scheduling problems,
they may not begin their delibera
tions until the middle of next week.
Jurors are hearing evidence in
the. sentencing phase of the trial for
Kfcvin and Tilmon Golphin. Kevin,
18, and Tilmon, 19, were convicted
last week of first-degree murder in
the Sept. 23 shootings of Cumber
land County Sheriff's Deputy
David Hathcock and State High
way Patrol Itooper Ed Lowry.
Tilmon Golphin had been living
with his mother's parents in Gree
leyville, a community near
Kingstree, where the grandmother
had a beauty shop. Kevin was visit
ing from Richmond, Va? where he
lived with his mother and stepfa
Witnesses testified Tilmon shot
both officers with a semi-automatic
rifle as one tried to subdue Kevin
with pepper spray foam. The
younger Golphin then shot the offi
cers with Lowry's ,40-caliber pistol.
Each, also, was convicted of
two counts of armed robbery, one
count of assault with a deadly
weapon, one count of firing into an
occupied vehicle and one count of
possessing a stolen vehicle.
Harbin was Kevin's only wit
ness. Family members who didn't
speak for Kevin began testifying for
Tilmon and attorneys said more
testimony, including experts, would
continue this week.
"He had this terrible temper
that he didn't know what to do
with," Harbin said.
During Monday's lunch break,
Kevin Golphin banged on the wall
of his courthouse holding cell as he
had last week after the guilty ver
dict. He sat impassively during tes
"He was in a rage," psy
chologist Thomas Harbin said of
Kevin Golphin, "He would not
have been thinking about conse
quences of his behavior. He would
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GOP snubs black women
By SHARON BROOKS HODOE
THE CHRONICLE EDITOR
Black women in several states
ate fuming after being snubbed by
the Republican Party.
The absence of African-Amer
ican women as speakers at last
week's national Republican
Women Leaders Forum "is just the
latest example of the party's policy
of exclusion and tokenism of its
black activists," wrote Gwen Daye
Richardson jn a tersely worded
statement sent to newspapers
across the country. Richardson is
editor of "Headway" magazine
and a columnist for "USA Today."
Richardson and five other
black women made their beef with
the GOP public by publishing an
open letter in the April 29 edition
of "The Washington Times." The
six women complained that "as is
the case with most GOP events,
few blacks were invited to attend
the forum, including leaders who
have worked in the party for 10,20
or even 30 years at the national,
state and local level."
Adding insult to injury is the
fao that two of the women who
signed the letter ? Faye Anderson
and Athena Eisenman ? are
national vice chairs of the Repub
lican Party's New Majority Coun
cil. The council's aim supposedly is
to draw more blacks into the GOP 1
Yet, some SO people were asked
to speak and another 1S.OOO were ;
invited to attend the event. The J
women who placed the open letter ;
in the Washington Times were ;
Not being invited to the forum,!
said Richardson, "is just the latest I
in a long succession of slights, and
we are compelled to take a stand."
"With over 10 yean of experi-!
ence as a Republican activist at the
national level, I am sick and tired
of being sick and tired of being
excluded due to an 'oversight. ;
Other signen of "The Wash
ington Times" letter include Phyllis ;
Berry Myers, a president of the;
National Center for Leadenhip ?
and Training, which is an arm of