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Volume43,Numbe6 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 13, 2016
Otama: Go vote for Hillary
President tells Republicans
they should unendorse
President Barack Obama said
Republicans should not just denounce
comments by their presidential candidate,
but also unendorse him.
Obama was stumping for Democratic
presidential nominee Hillary'Clinton at a
rally in Greensboro on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at
the White Oak Amphitheatre. He repeated
his argument that she's "qualified" for the
office, while Republican nominee Donald
Trump is "unfit." In the past few days,
some elected Republicans have come to
agree, refusing to campaign with Trump or
taking back their endorsement of him after
a 2005 tape surfaced in which Trump dis
cusses groping women.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has said pub
licly he still supports Trump because he
believes in forgiveness. Though Obama
didn't mention Burr by name, he said he
didn't agree with the notion.
"I. too.
believe in
and redemp
tion, but that
mean I'm
going to
elect the person president," he said.
Obama said Trump's remarks would
disqualify him from workmg at 7-11,
much less from becoming president. He
said the remarks come as no surprise from
a man who's said derogatory things about
immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and a
Gold Star family. Republicans can't keep
denouncing what Trump says while con
tinuing to endorse him, the president said.
While the Real Clear Politics average
of both national and state polls has shown
Clinton ahead of Trump for months, the
See Obama on A2
Photo from ABC News live stream
President Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton at a rally in Greensboro on
Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Domestic violence awareness
Attendees hold up their candles at a vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month held at 525?vine on
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at an event sponsored by the city of Winston-Salem. SEE THE STORY ON PAGE A3.
Ruling allows job
discrimination against
people with dreadlocks
A few weeks ago, the 11th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a
lawsuit brought by the Equal
Employment Opportunity
Commission against an Alabama
:ompany that refused to hire a black
women because she had dreadlocks
and would not cut them.
The lawsuit was filed by the
EEOC on behalf of Chastity Jones,
who had a job offer rescinded with
Castastrophe Management Solutions,
located in Mobile, Alabama, because
of her hair style. According to reports,
human resources manager Jeannie
Wilson told Jones during a one-on
one interview that she could not work
there with dreadlocks.
The EEOC argued that this was a
direct violation of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964. Although dreadlocks are
See Ruling on A2
ready for big
election Nov. 8
The big Nov. 8 general election of 2016 is now less
than 30 days away. And both the Democratic and
Republican parties are marshaling all of their forces
statewide, and locally to "GOTV" (get out their vote),
especially with absentee balloting under way, the dead
line for voter registration Oct. 14 (this Friday), and One
Stop/Early Voting commencing next Thursday, Oct. 20.
Here in Winston-Salem, Eric Ellison, chairman of the
Forsyth County Democratic Party, says his party mem
bers have been working hard to deliver the vote for their
local, statewide and national candidates since January,
and he feels confident that
Forsyth County Dems will Ainnii/Mi
deliver. CAMPAICaN
For a bit of extra incen
tive, Ellison says Forsyth J A M
County Dems were taken to ^ ?' ^ P '
Greensboro on Tuesday to
see President Barack
Obama, perhaps in his last
visit to the Triad in his official capacity, campaigning for
Hillary Clinton.
Even with that "extra incentive" from the very top, the
plans of the Forsyth Dems are ambitious. Ellison promis
es that the party will be "competitive in all areas of the
county, in Winston-Salem and outside of Winston
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
until the election, Forsyth Democrats are manning phone
banks to GOTV in their 25 "top priority" precincts. In
addition, the party is executing its "101 Precinct Plan,"
where each of those precincts will be responsible for its
own GOTV effort.
"They'll be responsible for getting the Democratic
slate into every unaffiliated and Democratic voter in their
precinct, plus, calling them twice," Ellison told The
Chronicle. "In addition to that, we're canvassing [neigh
See Democrats on A2
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What has Wells Fargo done for the black community?
In the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal where
over 13 million of the bank's customers were
saddled with false bank and credit card accounts
opened in their names without their knowledge,
The Chronicle asked the state's second largest
financial institution, which has branches all
across Forsyth County, about its business rela
tionship with Winston-Salem's African-American
The Chronicle put four questions to Josh
Dunn, corporate communications
consultant for Wells Fargo in I
Charlotte, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. I
After consulting with staff, these IHH
are some of the answers Mr. Dunn I
replied with:Chronicle: How is I
Wells Fargo supporting black businesses in
Winston-Salem? How much is Well Fargo spend
ing with African-American businesses in
Winston-Salem? Do you have stats to support?
"Wells Fargo has supported numerous black
businesses in Winston-Salem through our Small
Business Banking and Business Banking efforts
which are focused on helping all small business
See Wells Fargo on A10
of Winston-Salem,

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