Photos by Tfevin Sanson Protesters gathered outside Winston-Salem City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to urge N.C. lawmakers to increase the minimum wage in the state to $15. The protest was part of a national campaign called Raise Up $15, a fight geared toward obtaining just compensation, and dignified treatment that all hardworking Americans deserve. Protesters demand minimum wage increase to $15 CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT The national campaign "Raise Up $15" sparked protests all over the country on Nov. 10 demanding that the minimum wage rise to $15 at certain fast food restau rants like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC to name a few. In downtown Winston-Salem at the steps of City Hall, Councilman Derwin Montgomery, other officials and pro testers gathered for a press conference to discuss the min imum wage, as well as other personal matters. "One year out from Election Day, we are joining together and standing up to take the country," said Kim Porter, community organizer for N.C. Whste Awareness and Reduction Network (WARN). "Our elected leaders must work for working people, immigrants and people of color. We're going to make our voices heard in this elec tion." Other topics included: strengthen workers' freedom to stick together in unions; make it easier to get quality home care and child care; ensure that black lives matter; and fight for comprehensive immigration reform. Supporters of the Raise Up $15 movement hold signs representing their cause during a rally held outside City Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10. LJVM Basketball Classic to honor veterans SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Wake Forest's season opener against the University of Maryland Baltimore County at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, will also be the Demon Deacons' third annual Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Classic. The Deacons will honor active duty and retired military personnel at the game, including offering free tickets to vet erans and their families. To secure tickets, U.S. active personnel, veterans of any military service branch, retired military members or their family representatives should visit the designated table that will be set up in the LJVM Coliseum lobby the night of the game. Military I.D. must be presented to receive tickets. In addition to providing free tickets. Wake Forest will recognize veterans and military personnel with announcements during the game. This year's game honors the 50th Anniversary of Winston Salem's first and only Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Lawrence Joel, who has long been recognized as a symbol of valor. Joel, a medic during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, was awarded the Medal of Honor and the Silver Star on Nov. 8, 1965 for his heroism in a battle with the Viet Cong. Despite being wounded twice himself, he treated more than a dozen wounded soldiers and was credited with saving the life of one who had sus tained a serious wound. Presented the Medal of Honor by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967, Joel became the first living black American to receive the medal since the Spanish-American War in 1898. Joel passed away in 1984 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Wake Forest hosted the second annual LJVM Classic last season, defeating UNC Asheville 80-69 on Nov. 14, 2014. For more information or to purchase additional tickets for Friday's game, call the Wake Forest Ticket Office at 336-758-3322. The Chronicle (USPS 067-910) was established by Emest H. Pitt and Ndubisi Egemonye in 1974 and is published every Thursday by Winston-Salem Chronicle Publishing Co. Inc., 617 N. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101. Periodicals postage paid at Winston-Salem, N.C. Annual subscription price is $30.72. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Chronicle, P.O. Box 1636 Winston-Salem, NC 27102-1636 Have an Opinion? Let us Know letters? wschroniclewm jjgjjjSUPPORTING SCHOLARSHIPS vKflfflr F0R 0UR MENS SP0RTS I III III 1.23.16 Gc^ltCx^e/iecf ^ A CLASSY HAT AFFAIR ' < I SUPPORTING SCHOLARSHIPS 1>] FOR OUR WOMEN'S SPORTsJBMM ) f ?