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A new day dawns for democracy

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The inauguration comes in the shadow of violent Capitol riots in which white supremacists, pro-Trump supporters stormed the legislature as U.S. Representatives and Senators worked to certify the final votes of the Electoral College. Advancement Project National Office, a national civil rights and racial justice organization released the following statement. “The inauguration of Kamala Harris as the nation’s first Black and South Asian Vice President is the result of the tireless work of Black women who chose an inclusive democracy over the country’s racist legacy. It is the result of young people of color voting unapologetically for a transformative agenda on policing, voting rights, climate change, education and immigration. This cannot be lost in our conversations around this historic inauguration. “We also know that the movement for racial justice must continue to organize and engage communities across the country to hold the new Administration accountable

to their promises and policy platforms. With the nation reeling from a global health pandemic that knows no race or nationality, unjust police killings claiming the lives of the Black and Brown, an economic crisis, and a rapidly deteriorating environment, we cannot afford to go back to the pre-Trump status quo,” continued Dianis. “Communities of color voted for bold and audacious solutions to the nation’s most pressing issues. “It is clear that under a Biden-Harris Administration, we must continue to organize to protect our democracy. We must fight and thwart disinformation that threatens to silence the voice of Black and Brown communities. We must also work to dismantle the carceral state and invest in the infrastructure that will truly make all people free and safe.”   - Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project National Office.

Chronicle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast viewed virtually by thousands THE CHRONICLE

For the past 21 years The Chronicle has kicked off Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting a prayer breakfast. While we weren’t able to physically bring the community together this year due to the pandemic, more than 2,000 tuned in to view the virtual event on Facebook and YouTube held earlier this week. In the wake of the insurrection we saw unfold at the U. S. Capitol last week, speakers said now more than ever we need to keep the ideals and beliefs of Dr. King alive. During

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James Taylor, publisher of The Chronicle, gives the welcome during the virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast held on Monday, Jan. 18. the welcome, publisher recently inflicted upon dividers, those that seek James Taylor mentioned the United States Capitol, to tear us apart with their that in 1964 while visiting we saw just how fragile words and even with their Winston-Salem, Dr. King our democracy is and we bare hands like we saw gave a speech about the realized the severe urgency in the nation’s Capitol, importance of voting and that’s needed to work to or will you stand with his beliefs on what he saw achieve Dr. King’s dream the dreamers, those who as two Americas. “As we now, more than any other believe that our people and look at the events that are time in the history of our country can be better if happening in our country, this country. While we we stand together?”  it is evident that those continue to write our Mayor Allen Joines two Americas still exist,” history, I challenge you to said elected officials from Taylor said.  consider a question: what Congress all the way down “When we unpack the side of history will you be to the state and local levels events of terror that were on? Will you side with the have a responsibility to

condemn the attack on the Capitol and those determined to divide our country. “Martin Luther King said that we can’t be silent about such things, so we condemn that with all the strength that we have,” said Joines in a prerecorded message. He said as we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and what he means to this country, we must remember that darkness can’t drive out evil. “We remember the things that Dr. King said, that darkness can’t drive out evil, only light can drive out evil, and so today we are working to shine the light of compassion and righteousness on those dark areas in our community and our country,” Joines said.  While delivering the Charge to the Community, Elder Tembila Covington said injustice on any level must be exposed. Covington, who is serving her second term as president of the Ministers’

Conference of WinstonSalem and Vicinity (MCWSV), said Dr. King argued that such times of tension shows us who we are as a nation and now more than ever we must stand for justice. She said in order to heal the soul of the nation, we have to begin with ourselves and include God in our plans. “When we acknowledge to include God in our plans, we will be advocating just laws. Just laws towards one another, for the good of each other, and the common good of all. We have a responsibility to lead with a measure of humanity that upholds such law,” Covington said. “We must continue to stand for a just law and that law is to stand for justice.” The virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast can be viewed by visiting The Chronicle’s Facebook page or by visiting The Chronicle’s YouTube channel.

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Ministers’ Conference continues annual MLK celebration virtually BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE

To commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for decades the Ministers’ Conference of WinstonSalem and Vicinity (MCWSV) and local legend Mutter Evans have hosted special ceremonies on MLK Day, but this year, due to the pandemic both events were held virtually. Since 1984 when the event was started, the Ministers’ Conference has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to hundreds of students. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be a high school senior with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, complete an essay on why they deserve the scholarship, plan to attend a university or institution in N.C., be involved in church, civic, community, and school extracurricular activities. Additionally, the applicant’s church or pastor must be an “active contributor� to the MLK Scholarship Memorial Seed Fund. Rev. Dr. Charolette Leach, 2nd vice president of the Ministers’ Conference, said the words of Dr. King’s 1947 essay, “The Purpose of Education,� still rings true today and the Ministers’ Conference is grateful for those who support the

scholarship initiative and the future of our young people. “The Ministers’ Conference of WinstonSalem and Vicinity is so very grateful for all the money that has been donated in the past and what will be given tonight, and given in the future for the MLK Scholarship.� Leech continued, “The thousands of dollars raised have supported hundreds of students as they begin their journey of higher education.� During the virtual event, former recipients of the award talked about how the scholarship helped them. Jaelyn Brown, a freshman at Howard University, said the scholarship has pushed her to excel even more. “I feel so blessed to have been a recipient,� Brown said. Chrystal Davis, a freshman at NC A&T State University, thanked the Ministers’ Conference for investing in her future as well. Davis said she was amazed by the number of people in the community willing to lend a helping hand to the youth. “I’m thankful to everyone who is involved with this committee and community that are willing to invest their time and money,� Davis said. “It’s just so amazing to know there are so many people

Missionary Baptist Church Health. The virtual MCWSV’s MLK Celebration can be viewed by visiting “Ministers’ Conference of Winston-Salem & Vicinity� on Facebook. For more information on the scholarship or to make a donation, visit https://www. ministersconferencewsv. org/ and click on the “MLK Scholarship� tab. The MLK Noon Hour Commemoration was started in 1980 by local legend Mutter Evans. It is the longest running that support me and my peers in our educational journey and I’m so grateful for that support system, especially during this time.� Tirrezz Hudson, a student at N.C. State University, said the scholarship gave him an opportunity to grow and learn. “For me, getting the scholarship meant an opportunity,� Hudson continued. “An opportunity to further my education at an institution of my choice, an opportunity to grow and to learn, and an opportunity to make a difference through extra curricular activities, through study abroad, through research and through course work,

MLK Day celebration in the United States and was started five years before the day was recognized as a national holiday. This year the event featured a panel discussion on the topic “Our Democracy Under Attack: How We Got Here and How We Survive. Panelists included Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Jr., Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Dr. John Mendez, Dr. Yvette Lovett Martin, Dr. Mark Covington, Dr. Felecia Piggott-Long, and Rev. Randell Cain, Jr.

and for that I am grateful.� 2021 MLK scholarship recipients will be announced before the start of the 2021-2022 fall semester. During the virtual event, the Ministers’ Conference also recognized several community leaders for their work to uplift the lives of others. The keynote address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Valerie TateEverett. Community leaders and organizations recognized include: Rev. Kelly Carpenter, Bishop Sir Walter Mack Jr., Rev. Chuck Spong, Elder Joshua Mack, Allan Younger, Rasheeda Shankle, Judge Denise Hartsfield, Rev. Stephen Boyd, and Morning Star

  

 

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Honoring Dr. King Saskia Hostetler Lippy Guest Columnist Today our American family dysfunction is on display for all the world to see. As a keeper of secrets, my work as a psychiatrist and healer told me that our culture was sick long ago.  The stories I have heard of grandfathers, brothers, fathers, lovers, priests who rape and abuse and then manage to coerce into keeping it secret, have long ago ceased to shock me. I help my patients, both women and men, come to terms with the families that were not able to protect them, who actually harmed them, and then in some cases even told them that they were the “crazy ones.” The same thing is happening to us now. But we are not crazy, our eyes do not deceive us. What the white supremacists now threatening the national security of our nation have in common with the ghosts in my office is toxic masculinity.  This hyper-aggressive, violent version of manhood will be countered in the coming days with an even more aggressive show of force. There is likely to be armed conflict in our streets. We must stand by and watch, fearful and afraid. Or is there another alternative? If we are to teach our children, and their children

and the children of the 7th generation to love, we must teach them how to stop the cycle of secrets. This past week I had the honor of being a mental health advocate for the girlfriend of a young man shot in our community by police while in mental health crisis. She was able to do something remarkable. At his vigil, she was able to forgive the officer who shot him, to have empathy for him, to see that he too was hurting. It was a feat of incredible humanity; one we do not often glimpse. As we face the flood of darkness coming our way, I am reminded that sometimes the ways of our world are inexplicable. Take this small miracle, a true story.  Our friend, the late Rabbi Harold White, esteemed professor of Judaic studies at Georgetown University, had come to visit my husband and me while we were on the East Coast at a family reunion. As we were introducing him to our extended family, my daughter was tugging at me, poking, insistent that she be introduced first.  I was annoyed. Nevertheless, she persisted. “Rabbi,” I said, “I am so sorry, but she has something to ask you,” as I pointed to a very impatient little girl. To my horror, my then seven-year-old daughter said, “Rabbi, are you a wise man?”  There was nervous laughter.  

“Yes, I believe that I am,” he replied. “Then how do you know that God exists?” she asked. Harold was delighted at the question. His eyes crinkled with joy as he held forth about the story of Noah, the ark, the storm that destroyed the earth, the saving of the animals, and finally of the rainbow telling Noah that the danger had passed.  Precisely as he finished saying, “And that is how you know that God exists. Whenever you see a rainbow, it is God’s promise to you that He will never destroy the earth again,” someone yelled, “Rainbow!” A rainbow had appeared - not just one rainbow, but two. As we all piled outside,  shrieking and howling with awe, I stood back with the Rabbi.   I said, “Does this happen to you often?” He smiled and said knowingly, “Oh, yes.” I tell you this story today because the rainbow may or may not be a sign from God, depending on your belief, but on this dark day for us as a society, it is also aspirational, a symbol of the society we have yet to build. A society in which all have a place, a society in which hate does not win over love.  As we honor the late Dr. King this year, I urge you to do so in your actions. Together, we must finish the work that Dr. King started to rebuild our society more equitably,

so that all can flourish and so that the hate that has rooted within our American family can find some peace. As we face the flood of darkness together in the coming days, hold out your light. Hurry - our time on Earth is short - but the blink of an eye. This truth cannot come fast enough for those suffering with COVID, for the Native elders being lost. I am so sorry aunties that we have failed you so. It is as the great Gandhi observed, “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have at the beginning.”       I know we can finish the work of Dr. King, together. We must if we are to survive this terrible hate. The choice lies within each of our hearts.  Saskia Hostetler Lippy, MD, is a psychiatrist and community activist in practice in downtown Portland, and has been volunteering to provide psychological first aid to those involved in the Portland protest movement and is a field monitor for the TRUST network.

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The bully in the White House is gone Dr. James B. Ewers Jr.

Guest Columnist There is a new day in America. We can go to sleep at night not worrying about a deranged man who has access to the nuclear codes. Our nerves are a little less frazzled and stressed. The past four years in our country have been unbelievably bad and full of torment. Never in our nation’s history has one person been a thorn in the world’s side. Mr. T was never on solid ground. He was always on shaky ground and sinking sand. He spoke lies to truth

and had a multitude of people believe in him. In fact, over 70 million people drank the hemlock that he was serving. The president of the United States spent his final days in the White House with the “pillow guy,” Mike Lindell. What was he doing at the White House? The Biden administration will be challenged on all fronts. I think the actions that President Biden takes in the coming days will be crucial. First off, safety of government officials and the coronavirus are pressing issues. Reports surfaced that during the insurrection, the lives of congressmen and congresswomen were in danger. Fortunately, they were moved to safety. Now police and the

National Guard blanket Washington, D.C. They must remain in place until a sense of normalcy returns to the city and to government buildings. The Biden-Harris administration has already stated there will be a more comprehensive distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. This will give the country more confidence as we battle this illness. In the prior administration, there was never a systematic plan. Now there will be. President Biden wants to have 100 million people vaccinated in the first 100 days. That is a tall order, especially when you see the disjointed and uneven efforts thus far. He said, “We will spare no effort in getting this done.” He also wants to have a mask mandate on federal property. No longer will

Republicans brazenly be able to walk the halls of Congress without wearing a mask. Do you hear that Ted Cruz? Are you listening Lindsey Graham? To further create another challenge for the Biden administration is the impeachment of Donald Trump. The House of Representatives passed one article of impeachment against him. This is the first time in American history that a president has been impeached twice. So, it will be interesting to see how the Senate and the president navigate these waters. The president wants to get his nominees for various cabinet posts confirmed. Meanwhile, the Senate will take on the impeachment trial. Representative Jim Clyburn, Democrat from

South Carolina, said the impeachment trial should not happen right away. There has not been a decision made as to when all of this will happen. America celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, the usual inperson commemorations were not held in cities across this land. However, there were a few of them held virtually. Volunteers in several cities following pandemic protocols did participate in an MLK Day of Service. As this civil rights giant was celebrated, I wonder what he would think about the unrest in America today? I think he would see that there is power in the vote and in our democracy. I believe he would be proud of us. We must thank Dr. King, John

Lewis, Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, Barbara Jordan and countless others who paved the way with their sacrifice. We have withstood the storm of having the worst president in our lifetime, with a Pew Research Center survey showing that he had a 29% approval rating. At last, there is a new day ahead! James B. Ewers Jr. Ed.D. is a former tennis champion at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem and played college tennis at Johnson C. Smith University, where he was all-conference for four years. He is a retired college administrator. He can be reached at overtimefergie.2020@ yahoo.com.

We need an American Truth and Reconciliation Commission Kary Love Guest Columnist It has been said, you can lie to others but not to yourself. This seems to me to be a lie. We Americans have been lying to ourselves for so long only chaos and confusion are left of our national principles. The devolution in the modern era, from truth to lies, begins with Harry Truman and the National Security Act (NSA) of 1947. Truth: the supreme law provides that only Congress can declare war. This is a core, non-delegable, power of the Congress. The Constitution, the solemn pact between the people and the government, is clear on this. Yet, in the NSA of 1947, the president was not only given the power to declare war without Congress,

but to initiate nuclear war and death of humanity worldwide, on the say-so of a single man, a nuclear dictator, anathema in a country repulsed by mere kings. Truth: government exists to protect life and liberty. But the lie embraced was, government is willing to kill everyone because “better dead than red.” This is the same view embraced by Hitler when he sent 12-year-old children to the front (by then their front yards) to die in a “total war” to defend Nazism, no matter the nihilism of total destruction. Truth: Hitler was a criminal against all humanity because he committed wars of aggression based on lies. Yet Bush lied and engaged in wars of aggression based on lies. And so the lie became our own. Truth: war is bad for liberty and the rights of the people. Yet the lie of the USA PATRIOT Act is that war is peace, you are either with us or against us, and America was made in large part a “Constitution-

free zone.” All lies told by people sworn to uphold the Constitution, a concerning development. Truth: the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws, which includes the Constitution and the fact he is not “executionerin-chief,” but must follow due process before killing. In America, we require the trial before the hanging. The lie trumpeted by Mr. Obama, building on Mr. Bush, is that drone killings are not prohibited killings and that due process is merely “quaint.” And so, incrementally the lie gained ground and the truth receded, in bipartisan fashion. Truth: a government which becomes destructive of life and liberty is no longer a government, but a mere criminal gang, freed from the rule of law. The Big Lie is that nuclear weapons, which cannot be used without criminally violating human rights, the law of war, and incinerating millions of women and children, are necessary and that we need “more and more useable nukes” to the tune

of almost $2 trillion, more than we need education, hospitals, doctors and health care among other beneficial investments. If you buy this lie, at what point can you draw the line against lies? This list could go on and on. But the truth is the accumulated big lies have come home to roost. Violence, which America has threatened with its nuclear weapons and exported with its armies of invasion around the world for decades based on lies, is now embraced by so many Americans that violence on the Capitol attracts mobs of many. The ancient wisdom that as you sow, so shall you reap, rises out of the ashes of the lies as born-again truth. Having so long taught that violence is the solution, seeking solutions through violence is native to many. America needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It needs to investigate the lies, and the illegal activity alleged, and be empowered to tell the truth. Upon the revelation of truth, those responsible must be hoisted into

the sunlight and held accountable. Their reputations ought to be appropriately sullied, their standing in the community equitably demoted and reduced, their businesses shunned and their need to work for redemption by self-negation and hard public service without profit required. This is not to punish but to lay the necessary foundation for rehabilitation, which cannot exist without admission of guilt and pleas for forgiveness. Then, of course, there is the last and most important of truths: he who hires the hitman is more despicable, more guilty, than the hitman. Each and every American who has not been imprisoned for resisting the numerous wars of aggression assaulting law at home and abroad, must recognize his complicity. We paid the hitman. Had we refused to do so, there would be no hit. By enabling the hit, we gave birth to the hitman. America can then move forward to reconciliation, a united community unembarrassed by truth,

conversant that there is more than enough guilt to go around, and committed not to repeat the errors of our past. A divided America, riven by lies, based on weapons of mass destruction and armies of invasion, is not strong but fragile and contains the seeds of its own destruction. No leader, no congress, no institution can do this for us. The choice is between war and peace, good and evil, legitimacy and corruption, and is up to a self-governing people. Let us convene the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and begin the hard work of selfgoverning. Kary Love, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Michigan attorney who has defended nuclear resisters, including some desperado nuns, in court for decades and will on occasion use blunt force satire or actual legal arguments to make a point.

Misusing King’s message Wim Laven Guest Columnist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was profoundly moved by injustice and inequality ubiquitous throughout the U.S. The question he asked about injustice in 1967, “Where do we go from here?” was answered with two options: community or chaos. The question is profoundly important in 2021. On the holiday to celebrate King’s birth, the whitewashing of his message has become an annual tradition. While Donald Trump will no longer be able to tweet a favorite quote (since his account has been permanently banned due to inciting violence, insurrection, and his constant disinformation), many of his enablers will. Leading Republicans who have not condemned the

racist rhetoric need to leave MLK out of their platitudes and pronouncements. Any politician supporting caging children cannot quote King with any shred of integrity. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy has stood by Trump’s side and defended remarks dehumanizing refugees from Latin American violence as “animals.” He was silent when Trump called the entire continent of Africa “sh_ thole countries.” He was complicit in the big lie that the election was stolen and he voted to disenfranchise millions of people from their lawful votes. But when the violence actually came to him, on Jan. 6, it was not those people of color. And it was not from the dreaded left. Indeed, when Trump predictably lied and told McCarthy that the insurrection was “antifa,” that was a whopper too far, and McCarthy fired back, “It’s MAGA. I know. I was there.” We are waiting,

however, for most Republicans to exhibit enough conscience and remorse for their failure to remove Trump at his first impeachment, which would have disabled his abilities to commit further high crimes and misdemeanors as president. These Republicans need to speak out forcefully against the MAGA hate before they can quote King. For them, this holiday should be akin to Yom Kippur for Jews, when they are supposed to forgive others, reflect on their faults and misdeeds, vow to be better people, repent, atone, and seek forgiveness. King’s message left no room for the violence of white-nationalists and their genocidal messages. If you want to honor King, you condemn messages like “six-million-wasn’tenough.” This is the ideological hatred that accompanied the Trumpinspired attempted selfcoup of Jan. 6. In 2021, figuring out where we go requires

honesty, which has been in short supply during Trump’s term - he’s given us more than 30,000 proven lies in his time in the White House. Why did anyone vote for a border wall that everyone knew Mexico would never pay for? Trump’s lie was nothing more than a racist symbol, like a burning cross in King’s yard. Republicans are not the only ones to speak out of both sides of their mouths, but they could not be more hypocritical in their statements on inequality and injustice. The cowardly support of the last four years of racist legislating (and lack of it) is antithetical to the love King preached. Elected officials are at the line of scrimmage and in honor of Dr. King, it is time. Will it be difficult? Of course; deep change always is, and Dr. King said it best, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he

stands at times of challenge and controversy.” It is simply disgraceful when politicians who have done nothing in their entire careers to advance Black rights or equality, provide such empty lip service. But it is truly deplorable - yes deplorable - when those who’ve maintained policies promoting racial disparities cynically draw on the greatness that Dr. King gave us. King defended the people, the poor they caused to suffer. King defended equal pay; McCarthy attacks it. King defended equal access; McConnell obstructs it. King pursued freedom for all; Trump championed symbols of slavery. King said: “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to the beggar. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” The gap between rich and poor grew significantly under Trump. Millions of Americans became food-insecure during the Republican

mismanagement of the coronavirus. The stock market has hit all time highs on days with record deaths of coronavirus. If we choose community over chaos, King observed that “Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” Quite frankly, I don’t want to see another King quote until these politicians promise to work for “a promised land” like Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned, and start working for the Poor People’s Campaign, uniting poor whites, Blacks, Native Americans, Latinx and many others in desperate need. Wim Laven, Ph.D., syndicated by PeaceVoice, teaches courses in political science and conflict resolution.


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New business adds creative visual touch to drive-by events BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Social distancing is now the new normal and it makes it difficult to enjoy events with our family and friends. Drive-by celebrations have become more popular as a result and two longtime friends have developed a creative way to make them seem more like normal. Glam my Yard LLC (GMY), a concept developed by Porchea Steele and Shaniqua Johnson, turns your yard into your own party area. GMY turns a traditional drive-by celebration into one that gives you the feeling of a normal one. “It’s a custom yard greeting for parties and baby showers,” said Steele. The idea for the business came from the pandemic shutting down most gatherings, so the ladies wanted to develop something that would enhance the drive-by celebration experience.

“I have four kids of my own and with birthdays coming up, we really couldn’t do much, so I came across some stuff and I then called Porchea and asked if she was ready, because we are going to do this,” said Johnson on how the idea for the company came about. We have been friends since middle school, so we are two friends with kids that are just trying to do something different.” The pair created the business in August of 2020. They have done work for birthday parties, baby showers, and even a local elementary school welcoming back kids into the building. “We spell out the occasion, we put their name, their age and whatever their interest is, whether it’s football, basketball, skateboarding, or gaming,” said Steele on the different themes they provide. “We have different packages we have listed, and we include their

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Jones and Steele created the business in August of 2020. interest into the yard card. “We can include their favorite colors and we also had a yard we did for a Winston-Salem State alum and she was also a Delta.

The creative yard signs provide enhancement to the traditional drive-by celebrations.

We did hers in red and black and we incorporated the Delta aspect into her card as well.” The response from their customers has fueled Johnson and Steele to work even harder in their business. They enjoy bringing some sense of normalcy during a time where there is so much uncertainty. “The kids love it and the parents are excited,” Johnson continued. “We just go off of what they request and we bring it to life. Several people have even booked us twice, so we are getting a lot of good feedback.” The two longtime friends say they did not expect to have this much success so early on in their

business venture. They feel the uniqueness of their business during this pandemic was one of the major contributors to their quick success. “We were not sure how people were going to respond to it, or if we were going to get this many hits, but it’s been great so far,” Johnson said about their quick start. “The first month we kicked it off, we were booked up for every weekend. We really didn’t expect for it to take off as fast as it did, but it’s been doing great and we just hope to excel even further in the future.” The ladies say the preparation time for the yard cards can vary from a day or two or longer, based on the complexity of the

card, or if items have to be ordered. They require a two-week advance notice to ensure the product they produce is up to their high standards. Currently, GMY strictly does their work outside of the home or place of celebration. Once the pandemic is under control, they would like to expand their business to include indoor space as well. Johnson and Steele don’t want the boys and young men to find the name misleading. They have options for the males also. For more information on Glam my Yard, please call 336-355-1151 or email at Glammyyard@gmail. com.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021

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Senate passes bill to create African American Burial Grounds Network BY STACY M. BROWN, NNPA NEWSWIRE

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation that would better protect historic African American cemeteries. The measure also paves the way for the creation of an African American Burial Grounds Network. “We know that for too long in too many parts of our country, Black families were blocked from burying their loved ones in white cemeteries,” Sen. Brown and now The National Park Sen. Sherrod Brown ex-Sen. Lamar Alexander Service would manage the (D-Ohio) remarked.  (R-Tenn.) later introduced museum in consultation “These men and the measure in the Senate. with the African Burial women were freed slaves, It now heads back to the Ground Advisory civil rights champions, House for a formal vote. Council, which would veterans, mothers, fathers, The action is yet be established by the workers in communities. another recent legislative legislation. We need to act now attempt to honor and “The African Burial before these sites are lost preserve Black burial Ground is culturally and to the ravages of time or grounds. historically significant to development,” Brown In 2019, then-Senate New York and the nation. concluded. Minority Leader Charles The establishment of a Initially introduced Schumer (D-N.Y.), museum and an education in the U.S. House of along with Sen. Kirsten center at this cemetery Representatives in 2019 Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will illuminate the plight, by Congresswoman and Rep. Jerrold Nadler courage, and humanity Alma Adams (D-NC) and (D-N.Y.), were joined by of the free and enslaved Congressman Donald Reps. Gregory Meeks, Africans who helped McEachin (D-Va.), the bill Yvette Clarke, and Adriano create New York,” Sen. primarily addresses at-risk Espaillat (all of New Schumer told NNPA Black cemeteries in South York), and announced Newswire in 2019. Carolina. the African Burial “As a nation, we must Still, it authorizes the Ground International always remember the Department of the Interior Memorial Museum and tremendous burdens and to conduct a thorough Education Center Act’s afflictions experienced by investigation of African reintroduction.  those who were brought American burial grounds That legislation would here in bondage, and who across the country.  establish a museum and fought for generations According to a education center at the against impossible odds to Smithsonian Magazine African Burial Ground in achieve the full measure report, the study would Lower Manhattan.  of dignity and equality and “lay the groundwork for This site currently justice that they were due. the network, allowing holds the remains of an I am proud to cosponsor experts to coordinate estimated 15,000 free and this legislation, and I urge research efforts, create a enslaved Africans and my colleagues to pass this nationwide database of early-generation African bill and for the president to ai161063803692_Reynolds_ChronicleMLK_2021 1 1/14/2021 10:27:19 AM Black cemeteries, and Americanscopy.pdffrom the sign it into law.” receive grant funding.” The African American colonial era. 

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Burial Grounds initiative would provide grant opportunities and

technical assistance to local communities as they work to recover and preserve those historic sites. According to the letter signed by more than 60 organizations dedicated to cultural heritage and preservation, cemeteries are places of tribute and memory, connecting communities with their past. “Unfortunately, many African American burial grounds from both before and after the Civil War are in a state of disarray or inaccessibility,” the letter stated. “By creating a national

network, the African American Burial Grounds Network Act would help re-discover the existence of burial grounds ahead of commercial development, helping to avoid disturbances that create distress and heartache in communities. Preserving and protecting these sacred sites, and the stories they tell, is an integral part of our American heritage.” Stacy Brown is the NNPA Newswire senior national correspondent. She can be reached at @ StacyBrownMedia.


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Reshuffling again: Federal and N.C. vaccine changes promote uncertainty for prisons the more prepared states in CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS the nation for distributing vaccines behind bars. North Carolina Organizations like the changed its COVID-19 COVID-19 Behind Bars vaccination distribution Data Project, COVID plans for a second time Prison Project and Prison Thursday, reshuffling who Policy Initiative, which is prioritized for a shot and have been tracking prison when. and jail responses to For a second time, COVID-19 around the most people in prison country, are all just now were pushed down the list, starting to gather data a decision that seems to on vaccine distributions be in line with guidelines and plans.  Information from the national Centers collected by the COVID for Disease Control and Prison Project shows Prevention, but is at odds that 14 states beat North with recommendations Carolina at beginning to from other federal give people in prison the bodies and public health vaccine, but even so, none experts who study disease of those organizations spread through prisons.  have seen plans for how Leaders at the prison systems plan to Department of Public carry out the vaccine Safety, which oversees distributions behind bars.  the state’s prisons, say “If the state’s they are hampered in plan for vaccinating their ability to plan how nonincarcerated people they will distribute the was this short on detail, vaccine to their staff and I have no doubt that the to people in prison when public would be asking the state keeps changing for more information,” its vaccination plan. said Wanda Bertram, The unpredictability communications specialist of the supply chain from for the Prison Policy the federal government Initiative. “Unfortunately, to state allocations isn’t there is not a lot of helping DPS to plan either.  attention paid to people in BY JORDAN WILKIE

knows how many staff members and prisoners are eligible for the vaccine in each of the rollout stages and what prisons they are at, DPS does not know how many people will opt in to getting the vaccine. “We’ve conducted surveys of staff and offenders to gauge their willingness to be vaccinated,” Moose said. “Participation rates change daily and sometimes by the hour as people make up their minds or change their minds.”  That means that DPS does not know how many vaccine doses it needs for the whole system, let alone by prison, Moose said.  In all, DPS incarcerates roughly 30,000 people and has another 14,000 prison staff members.  The  state’s new rules brought people ages 65-74 into the next group who will get the vaccine, while pushing back younger prison staff, people with high-risk medical conditions and all other people who are incarcerated.  DPS’ most recent data, which is from Nov. 30, shows that DPS

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Inmates at Neuse Correctional Institution walk outside behind fences in Goldsboro on May 15, 2020. The prison has reported 3 inmate deaths and 467 positive tests out of 702 inmates tested since May 7, 2020. “We don’t have what you would call a vaccination plan, per se, because we can’t plan for what we can’t predict,” Tim Moose, DPS’ chief deputy secretary who oversees adult and juvenile prisons, said during a Thursday press conference.  “Instead, we have the framework, a structure that’s lean and flexible. When we know beyond a doubt that we’ll have a number of vaccine doses available on a day, we can then make the actual plan based on the priorities established with our public health partners.” The state Department of Health and Human Services did not grant DPS any vaccine doses this week, and neither agency could say when, what type or how much vaccine would be given to the prisons.The framework, which DPS shared with Carolina Public Press after a press conference on Jan. 7, is 1 1/2 pages long and is now largely outdated by DHHS’ new priorities. CPP has asked DPS for details not covered in the document, such as how many vaccines it can store, of which type, at any of its four staging locations.  And yet, North Carolina may be one of

prisons and jails, so this is actually one of the more detailed plans that we have seen so far.” DPS staff shed some more light on their plans during Thursday’s press conference. DPS will use four prisons - Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville, Central Prison in Raleigh, Maury Correctional Institution in Hookerton and Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg - each in a different quadrant of the state, as staging areas for vaccine storage and distribution.  The department signed up for vaccine allocations from DHHS, and when DHHS decides how many doses and which type of vaccine DPS should get, the manufacturers will send the doses directly to one of those prisons. From there, six-member “strike teams” of nurses and support staff will travel to other prisons and inject staff members or prisoners who are both eligible for and willing to get the vaccine.  A question of willingness  Taking the vaccine is voluntary for both prison staff and incarcerated people, Moose said. That complicates the logistics.  While DPS

housed people 65 or older in basically every prison across the state, for a total of 1,170 prisoners. Moose said 839 staff members and prisoners have requested to be vaccinated, but that is only based on DHHS’ old guidelines for who would be eligible for vaccinations this week, a much smaller group of medical staff and people who are at least 75 years old. DPS has mounted an education campaign to encourage staff members and people in prison to get vaccinated and is considering a package of incentives for prisoners to convince them to opt in, too. Moose said the incentives will likely be announced next week.  The importance of vaccination behind bars  So far, 39 people in North Carolina state prisons have died from COVID-19, while over 8,200 have gotten sick. At least 1,560 staff members had fallen ill, and five had died as of mid-December.  Under North Carolina’s current plan, all people in the state 65 or older should get the vaccine in the coming weeks. Then, it’s front-line essential workers, which includes See Vaccine on A10

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correctional officers. After that, it’s people with highrisk medical conditions, which could make a COVID-19 infection worse. DPS has 14,000 of those people in its custody, according to legal filings in NAACP v. Cooper, wherein the plaintiffs are alleging  prison conditions are unconstitutional during the pandemic.  In the next stage, everyone in prison, regardless of health or age, will get vaccinated.  But groups that have expertise in prison health care, like AMEND, recommend that all people in prison should get vaccinated at the same time, if not before, prison staff. Vaccinating people in prison will slow down the rate of viral spread in the prisons and will limit the number of people who die from the virus, according to  Aaron Littman, deputy director for the COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project  at UCLA Law,

which monitors COVID outbreaks and deaths behind bars around the country. Though the data shows that older people in prison die of COVID-19 at higher rates, just like outside, vaccinating only people over 65 then waiting for everyone else “won’t stem the deaths behind bars,” Littman said.  “Incarcerated people across ages are quite disproportionately likely to have serious comorbidities that make them more susceptible to serious illness and death,” Littman said.  The data in North Carolina bears this out. Though DPS has touted that its case-fatality rate, or the number of people who die from COVID-19 per the number who test positive for the virus, is lower than that of North Carolina as a whole, it’s not an accurate comparison.  Prisons also have a much younger population than the general populace, according to  Kathryn Nowotny, a sociology professor at the

T he C hronicle University of Miami and co-founder of the COVID Prison Project. When Nowotny accounted for the age difference, where younger people tend to die from COVID-19 at lower rates, the number of deaths in North Carolina prisons exceeded what would be expected among the general population. Along with being some of the most medically vulnerable groups in the country, people in prison also have little control over viral introduction into their prisons. Once it’s in, prisons are an incubator for the virus, Littman said, and the conditions allow the virus to spread rapidly.  “Prisoners are among the people most likely in the country to spread the infection if infected because they don’t have any choice about how many people they come into contact with and they live in densely packed settings,” Littman said.

$25 billion dollar civil rights lawsuit filed by Black man takes an interesting turn D e t r o i t , MI (BlackNews.com) On Sept. 15, 2020, a civil rights lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court of Illinois for the Southern District, against the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw, LLP. and five co-defendants including Carrier Global Corporation, Kidde, and two North Carolina United States District Court judges.

due process rights and the right to full and fair opportunity to litigate. The complaint alleges the defendants went through great lengths to deny and interfere with Mr. Burrs’ right to litigate, including but not limited to perjury, mail theft, and a multitude of other federal felonies, with the direct involvement of U.S. Judge Catherine Eagles. Burrs, a veteran civil

in Illinois improperly transferred the case to North Carolina to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District, the work location of defendant Eagles and defendant Auld. In a Nov. 19, 2020 motion, defendants Eagles and Auld admit to defaulting in filing a response to the lawsuit. Evidence filed by Mr. Burrs confirms that none of the named defendants

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Jonathan Burrs The plaintiff, Jonathan Burrs, alleges in the lawsuit that Seyfarth Shaw worked in concert with United States District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles and United States District Court Magistrate Judge Lawrence P. Auld, both of Greensboro, N.C., to deprive Mr. Burrs of, and interfere with, his protected rights under the United States Constitution in three previous civil actions filed in the United States District Court of North Carolina, Middle District, against Seyfarth client and co-defendant Kidde Safety of Mebane, N.C., a subsidiary of codefendant Carrier Global Corporation of Florida. The complaint alleges the defendants participated in proceedings with predetermined outcomes, thereby denying Mr. Burrs

rights advocate for more than 25 years, had this to say. “This lawsuit demonstrates ongoing disparate treatment people of color continue to experience in the United States judicial system. Even when we present irrefutable evidence in court proceedings, white judges rule as if the United States Constitution is some arbitrary document that isn’t applicable to people who don’t look like them. The evidence in this case unambiguously demonstrates that these white judges will break the law and jeopardize their own futures on the federal bench, denying people of color equal protection under the law, if they believe they can get away with such behaviors.” In an unprecedented action, the District Court

had complied with the federal rules requiring the defendants to submit a response to his complaint within 21 days. On or about Nov. 24, 2020, the district court in North Carolina granted fellow colleagues and co-defendants Eagles and Auld an extension to respond to Mr. Burrs’ lawsuit, while denying the plaintiff the opportunity to participate in the process, which is an additional due process violation under the United States Constitution. The plaintiff has filed a motion to have the case transferred to the U.S. District Court of Florida. Mr. Burrs has two years to invoke civil litigation for the most recent civil rights violations committed by the federal court in North Carolina.

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James Harden joins Durant and Irving in Brooklyn After weeks of rumors, James Harden has finally made his way to the Brooklyn Nets. He will join former teammate Kevin Durant and AllStar guard Kyrie Irving on the team. The three superstars now come together to make the most formidable lineup in the Eastern Conference. The Rockets received a pretty good haul of draft picks and players for Harden in the trade that included four teams total. Rockets get: Victor Oladipo, Rodions Kurucs, Dante Exum, four unprotected first-round draft picks (Brooklyn 2022, 2024 and 2026, Milwaukee 2022) and four unprotected firstround pick swaps (2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027) Nets get: James Harden Pacers get: Caris LeVert, 2023 secondround pick (from Houston) Cavaliers get: Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince The talk of Harden wanting out of Houston has been well documented since the beginning of the season. The Rockets traded All-Star guard Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a 2023 lottery-protected firstround draft pick. That move was not enough to appease Harden and the talk only got louder. He came late to preseason workouts, came in overweight and genuinely seemed disinterested in playing for the Rockets from the start of the year. Once the season began, everyone on the planet could see that Harden was not playing the same. His effort was not what we are used to seeing and he looked as though his lackluster play was not bothering him. Things came to the point of no return when he ripped the Rockets during a post game press conference after a 117-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last Tuesday. Based upon his recent play and his comments, he was basically saying he no longer wanted to be a part of the team. “(We’re) just not good enough,” Harden said. “I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can. I mean, this situation is crazy. It’s something that I don’t think can be fixed.” I had to rewind the interview to make sure I heard him correctly. My thoughts then went to how his teammates were going to react. Before news of the trade became public, See Harden on B7

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The 2020 National Arena League (NAL) season was cancelled because of the pandemic, so fans, coaches and players are eager to get back out on the field for some fast-paced indoor football action. The Carolina Cobras, based at the Greensboro Coliseum, is the local arena team in the area. They began play in 2018 and immediately showed the league that they are a team to be reckoned with. The Cobras won the NAL championship in their first season and were runnersup in their second season after they were narrowly defeated 52-48 by the Jacksonville Sharks. Now that the 2021 season creeps closer, the Cobras are looking to continue with their winning ways. Cobra head coach Josh Resignalo is eager to get back on the field and see what his team is made of, especially due to not having a season last year. “ U n f o r t u n a t e l y, COVID ruined 2020, so

The Carolina Cobras play their home games at the Greensboro Coliseum. we are building for 2021 now,” said Resignalo. “I wish we would have played in 2020, but it’s good to have that extra time to build for 2021. We had the chance to add a few guys with the arena football league folding. There were a lot of players out there scrambling to find places to play, so there was a lot of great talent out there. “It was a blessing to give us a little bit more time to get some different

guys on the roster and get prepared for 2021.” Resignalo was hired to be the head coach in December of 2019, so last season would have been his first season as the head man for the Cobras. He says it was deflating to not have a season, but feels his team can continue building upon the standard the franchise set its first two seasons. “The Cobras are known for having a great defense and have had one

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of the top defenses their first two years, so we were hoping to keep that going three years in a row and make it three years to the championship game,” he said. “So, you have a lot of things we wanted to continue from the first two years going into the third, so to have that down time and break in between seasons hurts a little bit. “Myself, I am a Marine, so I am used to adapting and overcoming and that kind of flows into my

players. That is kind of our philosophy and mindset as a team.” Resignalo was originally hired as the defensive coordinator under then head coach Billy Back in 2019. He says his mentality coming into the season is different now that he is the head coach versus when he was the defensive coordinator. “The only difference is, being the head coach, you are responsible for all aspects of the game, all phases on and off the field and the operations part of it from a football standpoint,” he continued. So, it’s a little different from your overall responsibilities, but for me I have been involved in the arena football game since 2006. “Through those years, I played two years and I have been a head coach on a couple teams and offensive and defensive coordinator, so from a coaching standpoint, it’s all the same for me. But moving from coordinator to head coach, it’s more responsibility.” See Cobras on B3


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Called as the Intercessor Scriptures: John 17:14-24 By the end of this lesson, we will: *Explore Jesus’ intercessory prayer for His disciples; *Long for Jesus’ prayer to be answered more fully in their lives and the church; *Pray for others and work for unity in the body of Christ. Background: The entire 17th chapter of John is the Prayer of Christ – “High Priestly Prayer.” In verses 1-5 Jesus prays for Himself, verses 6-19 Jesus prays for His disciples and verses 20-26 Jesus prays for all believers, which includes you and me. The prayer takes place as a part of the Last Supper. It was however, Jesus’ conversation in chapter 16 that finally completely convinced His disciples of who He really was. Read John 16:16-33. Lesson: One of the great blessings of being a follower of Jesus is to know that right now He is interfering for His people before the Father. The intercessory prayer in the lesson has three components: first, prayer for protection; second, prayer for sanctification; third, prayer for unity. Jesus prays in verses 14-16 for the believer’s protection. Jesus does not just pray for physical protection, but for spiritual protection as well. He emphasizes that the Word of God is what protects. Jesus reminds God that His disciples are a direct product of His work: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (verse 16). Jesus prays in verses 17-19 for the disciples to be sanctified, that they would be made holy. Sanctify means to be set apart for a particular use. The word of truth is what sanctified the believer and Jesus is that truth, (the revelation that the Son gave regarding all that the Father commanded Him to communicate.) In the Prayer, Jesus said that He was sending the disciples on a mission “into the world” (verse 18). “and for their sakes I sanctify myself …” (verse 19). Jesus was totally set apart for the Father’s will to ensure that believers would be set apart to God by the truth He brought. Verses 20-24 Have Jesus praying for those who will believe through the message of the disciples. Jesus prays that His church will grow and that many peoples in all the earth will come to know Him through the faithful ministry of all His disciples, which includes us today. Jesus knows that our effectiveness is determined by our unity. Being one in adherence to the truth is critical to experiencing the presence and power of God. Jesus expresses the need for the oneness, “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one … ” The oneness of the church serves as a witness to the world and is vital to the expansion of the kingdom. Love is what defines the church’s relationship to one another and with God and Jesus (verse 23). Jesus’ prayer is so comprehensive, He prays that the church will experience the fullness of God that He knows through God’s love. That fullness of referenced course takes place in Heaven where we can see His full glory. But until that day of communal glory, we participate in His fullness of joy spiritually (verse 24). (The UMI Annual Commentary 2020-2021, The MacArthur Study Bible, The Jesus Bible, The New Interpreter’s Study Bible, The Tony Evans Study Bible, and The Oxford Bible Commentary). For Your Consideration: Look at the Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13. What is the essential difference for the prayer in the lesson? Have you sanctified yourself to God’s purpose? Application: We are called as a part of the body of Christ to serve the Lord in unity so that the love and glory of God is visibly and powerfully manifested to a watching world. How do we become a part of the answer in Jesus “High Priestly Prayer?” We must internalize God’s Word not by merely hearing or reading it, but by trusting and obeying it.

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Samaritan Ministries: ‘It’s Not Health Insurance!’ PEORIA, Ill. - Since its founding in October 1994, members of Samaritan Ministries International Samaritan, (www. samaritanministries.org) have shared more than $2.3 billion in health care needs without using health insurance because Samaritan members helping each other is a health care sharing ministry.   It is not insurance! The difference between health care sharing and health insurance is foundational to the mission

medical bills without having to resort to health insurance and then being concerned about whether their premium payments will be going toward financing abortions or to pay for treating illnesses resulting from un-Biblical lifestyles.” Samaritan members send their money directly to other Christians whose commitment to Biblical beliefs and practices is attested to by the leaders of their churches. They’re encouraged by the newsletter they receive each month to “Send a note.

“Samaritan doesn’t hold the money that is shared among members; the members hold the funds and give them directly to each other,” Pittenger said. Samaritan Ministries helps more than 270,000 individuals from over 85,000 households receive prayers and encouragement from one another while also receiving more fair pricing for their medical treatments.  Through Samaritan’s effective, God-honoring ministry, this growing

of Samaritan Ministries, since it allows the freedom to determine what medical needs members will share. Some states require health insurance companies to cover medical procedures or services that violate Biblical teaching—such as abortion and abortifacients, services that Samaritan Ministries members cannot share.  “Samaritan Ministries offers a Biblical way of sharing health care needs that otherwise would represent burdens,” Founder and President Ted Pittenger said. “It’s a ministry that allows its members to pay their

Pay your share. Always stay alert in prayer.” “It’s personal; it’s community oriented,” former Executive Vice President James Lansberry said. “I think that’s what authentic Biblical community is: caring for one another, praying for one another, bearing one another’s burdens, exhorting one another.” Samaritan members do not send money for needs to the ministry. They retain possession of their money and then send only what is actually needed by other members, directly to those members.   

biblical community shares approximately $30 million in medical needs person to person each month. Over the past 26 years, Samaritan Ministries’ members have shared more than $2.3 billion in needs while praying for and encouraging one another with personal notes, cards and letters. Learn more about Samaritan Ministries International, visit www. samaritanministries.org, or follow the ministry on Facebook,  Instagram or Twitter.

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Thursdays and Saturdays Free Meals Christ Rescue Temple Church, 1500 North Dunleith Ave., will serve hot meals as part of the People Helping People Feeding Program. Meals will be served every Thursday and Saturday from noon until 1 p.m. at the church’s location. For more information, call 336-7229841. NOW Zoom services New Birth Worship Center (NBWC) in East Bend has gone virtual. Please join Dr. James L. E. Hunt, Senior Pastor on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. on Zoom webinar. The link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84789021891 or Dial-In: 1 301 715 8592 ID Mtg. #: 84789021891. In addition, Sunday School is taught by Deacon James

Henry at 9 a.m. via telephone conference call #: 1 917 900 1022 ID#: 868433#. All are welcome to join us for Zoom (virtual) Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Our Pastor, Dr. Hunt, will be the teacher. The Zoom Link: https://us02web. zoom.us/j/89195349778 or Dial-In Mtg #: 1 301 715 8592 ID#: 89195349778#. For additional information, please call 336-6993583 or visitwww.newbirthworshipcenter.org or visit our Facebook page. Jan. 21 Teachers Appreciation Breakfast Calvary Hill Church of Greater Deliverance, Inc. will host a day of “Appreciation for our Teachers.” As essential workers on the front line for our children, we would like to inspire and celebrate the teachers at both Ibraham Elementary School and Carver High School in our communities. An Appreciation Breakfast will be served on Thursday morning, January 21, for the administrators. The serving times are: Ibraham

Elementary - 7:30 a.m. and Carver High - 8:15 a.m. The host pastor for this event is Bishop Claude C. Turner. For questions or concerns, contact the church office at 336-744-3012. Jan. 24 Missionary union meeting and service The First Forsyth County Missionary Union Meeting and Service for the year of 2021 will be held virtually on Sunday, January 24. The host church will be New Bethel Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC. The message will be presented by Dr. Kendall Jones, Sr. How to submit items to the Religion calendar: The deadline is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to have all calendar items submitted for that week’s paper. Send your calendar items to news@wschronicle.com. You can also drop them off, Monday through Friday before 5 p.m., or mail your items to Winston-Salem Chronicle, 1300 E. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101; or send them via our website, www.wschronicle.com.


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Community Calendar Please call ahead to make sure your event is still happening. We will post cancellations/postponements announcements when received. NOW – Volunteer Center of the Triad The Volunteer Center of the Triad is responding to COVID-19 by bringing the volunteer community together. We have designated a portion of our website www. volunteercentertriad. org to assist our nonprofit community as their needs arise around the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in volunteering, visit www. volunteercentertriad.org, click COVID-19 Response and search volunteer opportunities available. Jan. 23 MLK Read In HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, in conjunction with Wake Forest University’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement, WinstonSalem State University, Forsyth County Young Leaders Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and LEAD Girls will host the Twelfth Annual MLK Read-In event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event organizers planned the Read-In to promote Dr. King’s messages of civil rights, literacy and the importance of community service. The event will be held virtually via Zoom on Saturday, January 23, noon-1:30 p.m. The beginning of the event will be streamed live on any of the partners’ Facebook pages. Jan. 27 Social media classes New Year, New Things! As you are planning for Q1 2021, you may have realized social media looks a little different. Learn how social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, Clubhouse, and more have transformed

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Resignalo says everyone who enjoys football should come out to one arena football game, because they won’t be disappointed. The speed of the game versus what you see on Sundays in the NFL is apparent from the opening kickoff, especially on a 50-yard field. “The arena football concept is very fan friendly and fast paced,” he stated. The fans are right there and it’s a lot of interaction between the players on the field and the fans and the fans can actually hear and see everything that is going on. “It’s a great experience from a fan standpoint, much faster than outside and it’s only eight on eight that play at a time on the field. Everything happens much faster and if a fan gets up to go get some popcorn or a drink, they are going to miss something.” As the home team, it’s great to have the fans right on top of you and cheering for you, but that is the exact opposite when you’re the visitor, Resignalo said. He says you need to have thick skin due to the close proximity of the fans to the coaches and players. The first game for the Cobras is April 3 and training camp for the league begins in mid-

from 2020 to 2021 and how to best use them in your marketing efforts! Marketing Outside the Box is every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Register at: https://www.hustlews.org/ events-programs April 21 Charity golf tournament Jim Shaw’s ACE Academy Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, April 21. Registration/Brunch will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am; shotgun start at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held at Maple Chase Golf & Country Club, 5475 Germanton Road. The cost is $125 per player or $375 per team which includes: green fees, cart, range balls, and a pro shop gift card. There will be door prizes for the longest drive, closest to the pin, and prizes for a “hole in one.” For more information about the golf tournament, aviation summer camps, or sponsorship opportunities please can contact Jim Shaw’s ACE Aviation Academy at 336-3068145 or by email at ShawAceAcademy@ gmail.com. Jul 12-16, 19-23 Aviation summer camps Jim Shaw’s ACE Academy will again be offering aviation-related summer camps for middle and high school students this summer. There will be two aviation summer camps offered for 2021. July 12–16 will be for middle school students and July 19–23 for high school students. The cost of the weeklong summer camp is $130 per student, which includes meals. Both aviation camps will be located at SmithMarch. Resignalo is expecting his team to pick right up from where they left off in 2019. “The only expectation that matters to us is to win another championship,” he said about his team’s goal for the season. “We got the players that can make it happen, we got a great ownership group, great facility in the Greensboro Coliseum, great town, great area that we are in, so we have all the tools in place to make it happen. It’s championship or bust really. “We have some guys that have NFL experience, XFL experience, CFL experience, and guys that have played in the arena league. We definitely have the talent, it’s just a matter of putting it all together.” Resignalo said it takes some time for players who are accustomed to playing on a traditional field to get adjusted to the style of play in the arena league. “It’s definitely different and it will take those guys a little bit of time to transition from outside to inside because of the style of play and the angles,” he said. “Everything happens much faster and when you’re a good football player outside, it’s because the game has slowed down for you and you understand what’s going on. So, when they get into the arena game, it intensifies times ten from when they first started

Reynolds airport. For more information about the golf tournament or aviation summer camps please can contact Jim Shaw’s ACE Aviation Academy at 336-3068145 or by email at ShawAceAcademy@ gmail.com. How to submit items to the community calendar: We appreciate your community news. Here’s how you can help us to process your news more efficiently: *Please give us complete information about the event, such as the sponsor and address, date, time and place of the event and contact information so that the public can contact someone for more information if needed. *Please submit items in document form in an email or Word or PDF attachment. *Submit photos as attachments to emails as jpegs at least 4 inches wide by 6 inches deep rather than sent on documents. Please send captions with photos. *Please do not send jpeg fliers only, since we cannot transfer the information on them into documents. The deadline is Sunday at 11:59 p.m. to have all calendar items submitted for that week’s paper. Send your calendar items to news@ wschronicle.com. You can also drop them off, Monday through Friday before 5 p.m., or mail your items to WinstonSalem Chronicle, 1300 E. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101; or send them via our website, www. wschronicle.com.

playing outside. “Guys will get accustomed pretty quick and you’ll be surprised at how many NFL guys have tried the arena game and are not very good because they can’t transition,” he went on to say. “It’s always nice to sign NFL talent, because they are some of the best athletes in the world.” The players that have to make the biggest adjustments are the wide receivers and defensive backs, Resignalo stated. He says it’s easier for offensive and defensive linemen, because their job is simplified due to the nature of the indoor game. Resignalo enjoys having people from all over the Triad and beyond come out to enjoy watching the Cobras play. He feels that any person that watches the team will definitely come back to watch again. There are several players from area high schools that currently play for the Cobras. James Summers (Paige), Brandon Smith (East Forsyth), Patrick Green (North Forsyth), J.T. Surratt (Parkland) and Adam Smith (Davie County). For ticket information about the Carolina Cobras, please visit www. carolinacobras.com or call 336-455-7232.

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We are more alike than we are different. Since 1978, the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission has promoted the vision championed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We are proud to sponsor the Young Dreamer’s Award, the Human Relations Student Awards, Trust Talks, the International Village Food & Music Festival, the local Juneteenth celebration and other events that further Dr. King’s goal of a society in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. Dr. King had a dream. So do we. Won’t you join us? Learn more at www.CityofWS.org


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Local woman to celebrate 100th birthday BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE

Hattie Jeter, a WinstonSalem native, will be celebrating her 100th birthday today, Jan. 21. Jeter has seen WinstonSalm grow from its infancy as the “Twin City” to the hub of arts and innovation in the area. “I feel fine and I’m happy to make it to be this age,” Jeter said about her milestone birthday. Jeter, or “Hat” as she

she is still here, because every milestone, every accomplishment that I have experienced, she has been here. “I would feel a great loss if she wasn’t here, in those spaces in my life, because I can still come back and talk to her about the things I have done and that she has been there to experience.” Jeter worked mainly as a housekeeper throughout her adult life. She stated she enjoyed working

and was out and about,” he continued. “She was always going to parties and occasions and she would take us with her. We always said she was our “fun grandma,” because she was always doing stuff and was dragging us along.” Jeter’s granddaughter Malia added, “She would dress us up and she would make sure we had nice shoes. She would buy me fancy dresses and he (Cary) would have on a

heart is always in the right place.” The family is coordinating a drive by birthday parade for Jeter on Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. The cars will meet at Hanes Hosiery recreation center for the start of the parade.

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Jeter has had the pleasure of seeing multiple generations of her family grow up. is affectionately called, is of sound mind and body and continues to live an independent life. She was born on the west side of town and attended primary school at Kimberley Park before attending Atkins High School. She is also a long-time member of Union Baptist Church. Jeter has lived to see several generations of her family grow up. Jeter and her husband Coleman (deceased) have one son (Cary), three grandchildren (Malia, Cevin, and Cary II), three great grandchildren (Cevin, Caliyah and Jackson) and three greatgreat grandchildren. She says she is happy to have the opportunity to see so many generations of her family. Her grandson, Cary, says he is very close to his grandmother. For her to still be around at this age is a blessing for him and the rest of the family. “Her life keeps my life connected,” he said. “Since she has been around my whole life, I can remember my experiences through her being there, so that has been very nice for me. It’s a blessing that

with the families she was employed by over the years. “It was full of good experiences, because they were always nice to me,” Jeter said about her time working as a housekeeper. She recalled stories of her childhood when they would visit the ballpark or have ice cream on the weekends. During that time, she says many in the African American community lived in Happy Hill Gardens. She says growing up in that era was pretty good for her and her family. Jeter is not the only one in her family that has been blessed with a long life. She has two living siblings, Mary Shields (90) and Hazel Lyerly (96) and they speak on the phone often. Jeter had a total of six siblings. Cary stated that he and his sister would spend a lot of time at Jeter’s house. They both say that they enjoyed the time spent with their grandmother. “We would come and stay with her a lot and we always enjoyed it because she is very social, so she had a lot of friends

nice little suit. We were so close in age that wherever one went, the other went. People used to always say that I was her mini-me, because we walk alike.” Jeter’s great grandson Cevin says he also has a close bond with her. He spent countless hours with her as a child, which is why he looks to her as a mother figure. “My grandmother has been like a mother to me my whole life,” he said. “My parents were kind of young when they had me, so when my mom and dad were working, I would come here after school. Her and my grandad Coleman, that passed away about 10 years ago, pretty much raised me and that is pretty much all the upbringing I could remember. “Coming here as a young kid growing up, she did everything for me. Just like them (Malia and Cary), she took me everywhere and kept me in the church and pretty much took care of me in every way. With her still being here, I felt like God has kept her around because He knows I need her here and if she leaves, it will be a hurtful thing for me. She is a feisty person, but her

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Greater Winston-Salem Inc. is proud to announce Alesia Hilton has been selected for the position of director of Internship Programs. She will manage the planning and implementation of an expanded strategic partnership with Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools featuring a new internship program and Career Readiness Plan designed to enhance student success and business community involvement in talent and workforce development. Hilton has extensive experience as an educator and education leader, serving as a principal, assistant principal, case manager, and special education teacher throughout her career with WinstonSalem/ Forsyth County Schools. While having retired from her career at WS/ FCS, her passion for serving students continues. “I am excited to embark on this new chapter that allows me the opportunity to continue making a difference for students. Using my experience as an educator, I look forward to strengthening existing community partnerships and forging new ones that bring our schools and business community together to work on common goals,” says Alesia. The internship program is forecasted to pilot in Summer 2021. It will launch in the district’s five Title 1 high schools,

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with plans of steady expansion to serve eligible juniors and seniors throughout Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The internships will be paid positions with the companies paying a portion of the interns’ stipends while the rest is provided through funding from Truist. Continued efforts and initiatives are outlined in a Five-Year Career Readiness Plan Contract unanimously approved by the school board in August 2020. Terri Cummings, vice president of talent and workforce for Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. says, “Internships allow a business to take a cost-effective and proactive approach to advancing its workforce. Providing meaningful See Internship on B7

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1. An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff modifying Section 5.2.30, 5.2.31, and 11.2 of the Unified Development Ordinances, pertaining to Family Group Homes and defining supervisory personnel (UDOCC9). 2. Public hearing on the Doral Drive/Reynolda Road Interchange Plan. The Doral Drive Interchange plan area is generally bounded by the proposed Northern Beltway to the north, Bethania-Tobaccoville Road to the west and south, and Long Creek Park to the east. The Reynolda Road Interchange plan area is generally bounded by the proposed Northern Beltway to the west, Wesmar Drive to the south, the Old Towne Village Subdivision to the east, and Bethania Road to the north with additional property located between the proposed Northern Beltway and Carillon Drive. All parties in interest and citizens are invited to attend said hearing (virtually) at which time they shall have an opportunity to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the foregoing proposed changes. if you would like to speak during the public hearing, please visit www.cityofws.org/ccvirtual. if you have questions regarding public hearing participation, please call (336)727-2224. During the public hearing, the City Council may hear other proposals to amend the zoning of the above-described property or any portion thereof. At the end of the public hearing, the City Council may continue the matter, deny the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, grant the proposed rezoning, in whole or in part, or rezone the above-described property or any portion thereof to some other zoning classification. Prior to the hearing, all persons interested may obtain any additional information on these proposals which is in the possession of the City-County Planning Board by inquiring in the office of the City-County Planning Board in the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Written comments will be accepted on the public hearing items until 7:00 p.m. February 2, 2021. Written comments may be sent to the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 2511 Winston-Salem 27102, or by email to sandrark@cityofws.org. All requests for appropriate and necessary auxiliary aids and services must be made, within a reasonable time prior to the hearing, to Angela Carmon at 747-7404 or to T.D.D. 727-8319.

Sealed proposals will be received for a Single Prime Contract by UNC Greensboro, by Terrance Hale, CPM at UNCG Facilities, Design & Construction Office, 105 Gray Drive, Greensboro, NC, up to 2:00PM on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for the construction of the UNCG Walker Avenue Parking Deck – Girder Repairs project (NCSCO ID # 17-16775-01B), at which time and place bids will be open and read. A mandatory pre-bid meeting for this project will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:00PM on the top level of the Walker Avenue Parking Deck, located at 506 Stirling St. in Greensboro, NC on the UNCG Greensboro campus. If there is precipitation the meeting will be moved to the level directly below the top level. Masks and social distancing per CDC guidelines will be required during this meeting and at any time on campus. Contract documents will be made available at or before the pre-bid meeting for electronic review. Hard copies can be made available upon request to SKA Consulting Engineers, 300 Pomona Drive in Greensboro, NC (Attn: David Keatts) with a $50 deposit. The general scope of work entails local demolition, welding new steel plates and bars, concrete and sealant joint replacement, and application of traffic coatings to the top sides of all 16 invertedtee girders through a phased approach within the Walker Ave. Parking Deck. UNCG reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals.

DBe/MBe/WBe BUSineSS enTerPriSeS-noTiCe To BiDDerS Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Inc (Habitat) is soliciting quotes for services from interested DBE/MBE/WBE subcontractors and suppliers to carry out its construction and neighborhood revitalization program. Habitat builds up to 15 properties per year in Forsyth County and sells to low income homeowners. Habitat also provides repair services needed for seniors and persons to age in place in their homes. Services needed include appraisers, attorneys, lead/asbestos abatement contractors, HERS energy raters, home inspectors and building material suppliers. Trade subcontractors of masonry, concrete flatwork, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, painting, drywall, insulation and landscaping are also required. All trade contractors must be up to date on 2012 Energy Code Requirements and must prove 7 years of experience in energy efficient building. All vendors must have general liability and workers compensation insurance. This request for proposals covers only purchases of less than $10,000 per house. Interested parties should contact Jeff Myers at Habitat for more information (336) 306-8411. Proposals can be sent to Jeff Myers at Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth Co., 1023 W 14th Street, WinstonSalem, NC, 27105.

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work to interns results in multiple benefits to both the intern and employees of a host company by fostering an inclusive culture, developing employability skills, increasing productivity, and improving time management.” Greater WinstonSalem, Inc. continues to gain support from partners at Forsyth Tech, area businesses, WinstonSalem/Forsyth County

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Schools and school board members in the development of the Career Readiness Plan and internship program. Alesia Hilton has a master of school administration in educational leadership from NC A&T University, a master of special education from Appalachian State University, and a BS in special education from Winston-Salem State University. She has served on the board of the YMCA of Northwest N.C,

contributing to various after-school programs. She serves as a volunteer supporting food and clothing drives through her church, and with the Wells Center, promoting a reading initiative for formerly incarcerated women to help them achieve their GEDs. Businesses interested in supporting Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s talent and workforce efforts and/or hosting interns can learn more on our website, www. winstonsalem.com.

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority celebrates 113th anniversary SUBMITTED ARTICLE

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated their Founders’ Day on Jan. 15. The sorority was founded 113 years ago on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.   The Founders’ Day 2021 celebration was historic in so many ways.  It was the first virtual event instead of in-person; it was the first to feature eight U.S. House of Representatives, all sorority members; and the first to feature the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. On Friday morning, C-Span aired U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL-7), who was honored to present the Opening Gavel in Congress as a tribute to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.  The evening event began with a prayer and greetings from regional directors and national sorority president Dr. Glenda Glover. Songs were rendered by two choruses who gathered by way of Zoom. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris shared words of encouragement and special sorority memories.  On Jan. 20, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the Vice President of the United States, with Joseph Biden being sworn

in as President. She is the first female and first person of color to hold this high-ranking office. The Phi Omega chapter of Winston-Salem celebrated with thousands of other sorority members across the nation who gathered online to reflect on this historic milestone. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has a long history of providing service to all mankind, a tradition that continues through service of the local chapter. The Phi Omega Chapter has had a steadfast presence in the Winston-Salem area since its establishment in 1924. During the past year, Phi Omega members have been busy in the community throughout the pandemic. Even though in-person activities were halted in March 2020, their work did not stop to help others. The Phi Omega chapter held a weeklong Community Day event online last fall in place of the annual

back-to-school event, during which donations were given to various local schools, N.C. Black Rep, IFB Solutions, and Center of Hope. Numerous workshops were presented to the public safely in an online platform. The chapter also participated in the Shalom Project ice cream fundraiser, held an annual scholarship check presentation to high school seniors, and encouraged everyone to continue to support Black businesses. The Connection committee worked tirelessly with voter registration and encouraged citizens to vote. Chapter members viewed local plays and movie presentations, attended leadership seminars online, promoted fitness and continued to exercise, and learned in town halls about the coronavirus and precautions. The sorority is committed to our community and to service to others.

United Way teams up with HanesBrands to donate masks to Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools SUBMITTED ARTICLE

As America continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its health, economic and education fallout, United Way’s focus on the disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable has not wavered. One place we can make a difference is protecting students, teachers and school staff as schools pursue in person instruction. This is particularly important in the 56,000 public schools serving America’s 37 million lowest-income students. As school districts grapple with the demands of serving all students, under-resourced schools are especially vulnerable. A typical school district with about 3,700 students needed about $1.8 million to reopen last fall, for cleaning, extra staff, and masks for staff and students who don’t bring them from home. But underresourced schools had to scramble to get essential supplies, with scarce federal and state resources. (source: USA Today) The need for masks is not diminishing. In response, United Way Worldwide (UWW) is partnering with The Business Roundtable and the CDC Foundation to launch America’s Mask Challenge, which calls on companies and organizations to help keep America’s students, teachers, and school staff safe for in-person instruction.  The goal is to get 200 million masks for students, teachers, and staff members at America’s most under resourced schools (those receiving federal Title I funds) between now and mid-May.  Local corporate partner HanesBrands has donated 25 million masks nationwide, which UWW and the company will distribute. Beginning in Forsyth County, the location of HanesBrands Corporate Headquarters, 150,000 masks will be distributed to students, teachers, and staff - five masks per person beginning the week of January 11. An additional 100,000 masks will be distributed by HanesBrands to Winston-Salem/Forsyth

County Schools in the coming weeks. WS/FCS will launch the distribution at East Forsyth Middle School. Principal Donald Wyatt says, “These masks are one of the most important pieces of protective equipment when it comes to ensuring our students and staff are safe and protected. This donation allows us to have a ready supply of high quality, clean, comfortable masks for staff and students in the event they don’t have one, forget one, lose one or damage the one they have.  You’ve heard the proverb it takes a whole village to raise a child and in times like this, we are very thankful our village includes engaged and active allies like United Way and HanesBrands.” Chris Fox, vice president of corporate social responsibility at HanesBrands Inc. notes, “United Way of Forsyth County has led the way in helping our neighbors through the pandemic. We’re proud of our long-term partnership and pleased to support United Way’s effort to help keep school children safe and healthy as they return to classrooms in January.” Cindy Gordineer, president and CEO, United Way of Forsyth County said, “ HanesBrands has always been a strong partner of United Way and the community and their support will help ensure our most vulnerable residents have masks to help keep them safe and slow the spread. We are urging other companies to join in this effort and take part in America’s Mask Challenge.”  This effort will ensure our most vulnerable population is equipped with protective gear to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect our economically vulnerable students, teachers, and staff. As the Challenge gains momentum, UWW will launch and administer the funds, and Hanes will produce and deliver the masks at cost.  To learn more about participating in the Mask Challenge go to www. unitedway.org.

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John Wall responded to the comments saying, “If we can all get on the same page, we can be something good here. We can’t dwell down on it because it’s only been nine games. Come on, man. You’re going to jump off the cliff off of nine games? There’s a lot of basketball still to be played.” Wall was not the only Rocket player that was offended by the comments made by Harden. Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins has never been one to bite his tongue. “The disrespect started way before any interview,” Cousins told reporters. “Just the approach to training camp, showing up the way he did, the antics off the court, the disrespect started way before, so this

J anuary 21, 2021 earlier this month. The team and several players have spoken to Irving; however, no one is giving any details on the issue. “Ky’s still on personal leave, and all the communication with Ky between the organization, I’m going to keep private,” said Steve Nash, Nets head coach. I’m sure you’ll hear from him at some point.” No one is sure if or when Irving will return to the team. I don’t think the acquisition of Harden was a backup plan, but if Irving does not return anytime soon, that’s one heck of a contingency plan. Barring something extreme, the three of them will have to get on the floor at some point in time to build some chemistry before they begin their playoff run. With a shortened season, there will be more emphasis on the team being

roster with the players that Harden wanted. They have brought in several superstars over the last five years to complement Harden. Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook have all been brought in to play alongside Harden and they all fell short of a championship. They never even made an NBA Finals appearance, mainly because of the play of Harden in the postseason. It bothers me that Harden all of a sudden now wants out after the team that has done everything they could do to make him happy. So, he pouts and doesn’t come into the season in shape and forces a trade. That’s not something you will ever see LeBron James do. With this new “Big Three,” you have to look

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James Harden isn’t something that all of the sudden happened last night …” The question for Harden and the Nets is how he will fit in with Durant and Irving. Since joining the Rockets in 2012, Harden has become the most ball dominant player in the league. I am not sure how that style of play will mesh with his other two star players. As of right now, the Nets are without Irving since he has taken a leave of absence from the team. Irving has been playing well this season, averaging 27.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.3 rebounds, but the problem is he has only played in seven of his team’s 13 games. His last game played was on Jan. 5 against the Utah Jazz. According to multiple reports, Irving is not playing because of his feelings about the domestic terrorists that stormed the U.S. Capitol

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able to gel sooner, rather than later. I don’t think this move immediately makes them the favorites to win the NBA championship. I thought they were one of the top three teams in the east and with Durant, Irving and Harden they can probably win the Eastern Conference off of talent alone. The Celtics, Buck and 76ers have all played well to start the year. I don’t think they have enough to beat the Nets in a sevengame series with all of their stars in place. I still don’t think they will have enough time to gel in time to beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the finals. I love the fact that the players have more power than ever before, but situations like this just don’t sit right with me. I could see if the Rockets didn’t fulfill their part of the deal with Harden. The team bent over backwards to fill their

back and compare them to previous teams who have tried to cobble three superstar players together. The Celtics, Lakers, Cavaliers, Warriors and Heat are the teams that come to mind when you think about three superstars that were put together for championship runs over the last 20 years. It worked out for some, but not for others. Even when LeBron, Wade and Bosh connected in 2010 with the Heat, it took a season before they could figure out the pecking order of their superstar players. Once they got past that hurdle, they became champions. I think it will take at least a season before the Nets will put it all together. It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. All I can say is, good luck Steve Nash. You’ll need it.


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