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N.C. too close to call, Biden takes Forsyth County
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Voters at Pine Grove Recreation Center cast their ballots on Election Day.
Democracy NC had several signs at voting precincts encouraging voters.
by his campaign that he believed he would win, but every vote had to be counted. “Now I believe that we will win tonight, and I intend to see this fight through to the very end— on that, I give my word as a Biden,” he wrote. “But no matter the outcome of this race, I’m so proud of what we have accomplished together.” In true Trump fashion, the commander-in-chief immediately claimed voter fraud when he spoke to his supporters and claimed victory in several states where votes are still being tallied, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia. While he spoke to supporters inside the East Room of the White House, Trump also threatened to get the Supreme Court involved. “This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump continued. “This is an embarrassment to our country, we were getting to win this election … frankly, we did win this election. So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation. …We want
the law to be used in the proper manner so we’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop, we don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.” It is important to note that all polls closed on Tuesday. The ballots Trump is referring to are mail-in ballots that some states didn’t begin counting until Election Day that may take several days to count. While elections’ boards in N.C. began counting mail-in ballots before Election Day, there are more than 117,000 absentee ballots that have not been returned. While the state is still up for grabs, unofficial results show Biden winning in Forsyth County by more than 27,000 votes. The results show Biden carrying 56% of all voters in Forsyth County compared to only 42% for Trump. To view the results for the race for president or any local or statewide race visit www.ncsbe.gov and click the “Results & Data” tab.
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Although polls closed around 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, the nail-biting carried over well into Wednesday morning here in North Carolina and other battleground states across the country, where the race for the White House was deemed “too close to call.” Ballots from precincts started to come in around 9 p.m. here in N.C. and Biden held a small lead over Trump. By midnight Biden led the race by less than 2% and just a few hours later, Trump had taken a 2% lead. According to experts here, early voting and absentee numbers did lean Biden’s way, but Trump supporters had a far better turnout on Election Day. As night turned into early morning, both candidates seemed to realize that a winner wouldn’t be named anytime soon and decided to call it a night. While addressing voters at a drive-in rally just after midnight in Wilmington, Del., former Vice President Biden told supporters and in a statement released
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(R) defeated challenger Elisabeth Motsinger (D) by a margin of 60% to 39%. In the race for Attorney General, incumbent Josh Stein was able to hold off Jim O’Neil, who currently serves as District Attorney of Forsyth County. “With all precincts in, we’re up 10,769 votes,” Stein said. “There are still some mail-in and provisional ballots to count and we feel confident in our position. I look forward to continuing to protect the people of N.C. as your AG for another term.” One of the most shocking results on Election Night was in the race for Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. While many polls predicted a win for incumbent Cheri Beasley (D), the first African American woman to hold the position, it was Republican Paul Newby who won the seat. Newby was first elected to the N.C. Supreme Court in 2004. During his campaign, Newby said if elected, he would be a “leader that will fight to protect the people’s rights and defend law and order.” At the time of publication, Newby was leading the race by 3,742 votes. At the District Court level, Democrat Whit Davis defeated Republican Mike Silver by nine percentage points. Davis took to Facebook to thank his supporters as well. “Thank you Forsyth County for electing me to be your next District Court Judge,” Davis wrote. “I will apply the law without bias or favoritism and ensure that everyone who appears before me receives equal access to justice.” In the races for seats on the Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, all incumbent candidates came out victorious. To view the results from all local and statewide races, visit www.ncsbe.gov and click the “Results & Data” tab.
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While most of the focus was on the race for president, there were several intriguing statewide and local races on the ballot as well. In the race for Governor, incumbent Roy Cooper defeated Republican and former Lt. Governor Dan Forest, With more than 70% of ballots counted, Cooper led by nearly five percentage points. “To the people of North Carolina, thank you so much for electing me as your Governor for another four years,” Cooper continued. “Serving in this office has been an honor of my life. I’m grateful and humbled to the people who trusted me to continue the progress we’ve already made here.” The race to represent District 31 in the N.C, Senate put incumbent Joyce Krawiec against Democrat Terri LeGrand. In what many thought would be a close race turned out to be a sizeable victory for Krawiec. With over 60% of precincts reported, LeGrand led by more than 30,000 votes, but before midnight Krawiec had taken the lead. The final tally shows Krawiec with 52% of the total vote, compared to only 47% for LeGrand. Krawiec thanked her supporters just after midnight when the race was called. “I am proud to be able to represent District 31 for another term,” Krawiec said. “Thank you to everyone who helped me get reelected to the North Carolina State Senate. A big shout out to my team and volunteers who worked tirelessly … this isn’t just a win for District 31, but for all North Carolinians.” In the highly publicized Senate race between incumbent Thom Tillis (R) and Cal Cunningham (D), on Wednesday morning the Associated Press (AP) reported that the race was too close to call, but on Election Night Tillis declared himself the winner with an acceptance speech during an event held in Raleigh.
“What we accomplished tonight was a stunning victory and we did it against all the odds,” Tillis continued. “I also want to congratulate other statewide offices because we mounted some victories tonight. Why did we do that? Because we continue to deliver results, because delivering results still matters and Republicans made promises to the voters of North Carolina and we have lived up to those promises and exceeded those promises. And ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you tonight that with six more years in the U.S. Senate, I will work tirelessly to make sure that we continue to provide opportunities and continue to fulfill promises and continue to make this nation and this state as great as it can possible be.” There were also seats up for grabs in N.C. House of Representatives. In District 74, Dan Besse (D) and Jeff Zenger (R) battled for the vacant seat left by Debra Conrad. Although Besse, who currently serves on the WinstonSalem City Council, held a small lead early, in the end it was Zenger coming away with the victory by less than 1,500 votes. Zenger, who is a selfproclaimed outsider who intends to “defend Forsyth County from career politicians,” has a list of policy plans that include implementing term limits, lower taxes, and supporting small businesses. Zenger is also pro-law enforcement, pro-life, and pro-second amendment. Zenger said his focus in Raleigh will be helping families and businesses across the state recover. “My promise to you is your recovery will be my priority in Raleigh. Thousands of North Carolina families remain without work, small businesses are shuttered and COVID-19 remains a fact of everyday life,” he said. “I will work to end the pandemic and get our lives safely back to normal.” The race for District 75 in the House of Representatives wasn’t as close. Incumbent Donny Lambeth
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According to reports, 61% of Forsyth County voters participated in either early or absentee voting. To encourage those who waited until election day to cast their votes, the Alpha Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. passed out meals at the Forsyth Technical Community College polling location. Photo by Timothy Ramsey The brothers of the The Alpha Pi Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha FraAlpha Pi Lambda chapter ternity Inc. gave away free meals to voters on Nov. 3 at have been visible through- the Forsyth Tech polling location. out the election season. Their mission has been to organization felt very it’s important that everyhelp get information to the strongly about voting, es- body does the research people about the impor- pecially with how volatile and figures out who thinks the social climate has been the way that they think tance of voting. about providing solutions “We have been do- this year. “Unfortunately, a lot to the problems they see in ing things for several months to help people get of people feel like some- society.” Being out in the comout and vote,” said Alpha how it’s going to be used Phi Alpha member, Allan against them if they vote munity has been a comin a particular way,” he mitment from the local Younger. Younger said the chap- said. “One of the things Alpha chapter and the orter partnered with an or- we feel strongly about is ganization as a whole. A lot of people have ganization named Black that everyone understands that they have a voice, and negative ideas about every Votes Matter who provided them with grant funds. their voice is often dem- organization in our community, so it’s important They used the funds to onstrated with their vote. “Every vote counts, that all of us rally around feed voters as well as placing individuals at polling so whether you’re talking positive things to not only locations to ensure the about people running for to see how valuable it is to local office, statewide of- vote, but also see there are safety of the voters. Younger stated his fice or for national office, See Fraternity on A6
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Job search and employment in a pandemic Innovation and adaptation meet job opportunities
learning about nonprofit work. “Sometimes interning at a nonprofit can be difficult due to their budgets. By working virtually, students can work from home and not have to worry about living expenses,” said employer relations expert Lori Sykes. “Developing a strong network and getting work experience through virtual conversations and internships offer a competitive edge for the senior year fulltime job search.” Wake Forest University was awarded the 2020 National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Exemplary Career Center Program Award. The award recognizes a career center program for their commitment to thoughtful, innovative and effective initiatives that support career development.
In March 2020, as plans were upended and priorities changed, the career development team at Wake Forest wrote messages of care and concern to students and soon-tobe 2020 grads. The job search took a backseat to self-care and the sudden, unexpected shift from one of the best economies in the U.S. to one of the most unpredictable. Every industry has had to rethink and restructure their businesses due to the pandemic, said Vice President of Innovation and Career Development Andy Chan. While some industries and organizations have successfully pivoted, others are still adapting. “Our 2020 grads are successfully landing jobs and those graduating in 2021 will as well, though perhaps not their first-choice jobs,” Chan said. “For our juniors and sophomores, there are surprisingly more internships available now than there were last year when the economy was hot.” Organizations want access to top talent early. “Employer recruiting is often heavy in the fall but not usually as intensive as it has been this year. In addition, students are more likely to receive job offers from organizations where they hold internships this summer.” Virtual career fairs are attracting a record number of student participants at Wake Forest. While organizations are not participating in as many virtual multi-company events as in-person events last year, employers are participating remotely when there is significant student interest. “The pre-registration process gives students time to look up which companies are coming. Unlike in an in-person career fair where students can drop by any company’s table, there is an added layer of commitment, which both students and employers find beneficial,” Chan said. During a recent career networking event, breakout sessions were scheduled where small groups of students could learn more about their top-choice employers. The breakout room feature did not work as planned, so instead each presenter was given a limited amount of time to talk and address questions from the attendees. “An unexpected upside was that students heard from smaller, lesserknown companies, rather than self-selecting highprofile, larger employers,” said Chan. “These smaller companies typically receive less student interest and applicants. It’s a better experience for the companies and the students.” This fall, employers of all industries, locations and sizes are stepping up efforts to build more diverse workplaces and tapping into talent earlier in the recruitment timeline. “We received numerous requests and questions this year from employers who have new and expanded diversity hiring initiatives or are just beginning to develop their initiative and connected with us for advice,” said employer relations events manager Dana Hutchens. Knowing Wake Forest campus partners are at the ground level as trusted advisors and advocates, the employer relations team developed and hosted a webinar to address employer questions. Experts in the Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services and the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion participated as panelists to share the kinds of questions that students are asking as they look for employers who value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More than 135 registrants representing 61 organizations signed up. Key questions that students and campus partners are asking employers include: *How does your leadership support the professional development of employees from underrepresented groups? *What steps does your organization take to address implicit bias related to gender, race, class, disability, age and sexual orientation? *Does your organization support disability initiatives and is leadership committed to a culture of inclusion? “Hiring diverse talent is a top priority for our employers and through our partnerships across campus, we’re able to facilitate meaningful connections with students one-on-one and via signature events,” said Mercy Eyadiel, associate vice president, career development and corporate engagement. The National Association of Colleges and Employers recognized the Office of Personal and Career Development with the “2019 Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award.” Since 2013, Wake Forest has hosted “Career Treks” over academic breaks that offer students a chance to travel to major metropolitan cities on industry-themed trips focusing on careers in finance, fashion or politics, for example. Over several days, students visited with organizations to engage with industry professionals, expand their networks, increase their awareness of career possibilities and scout out internship opportunities. This fall, however, instead of visiting one city over several days, 17 joband internship-seeking students zoomed to three cities for three 30-minute virtual networking experiences in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. in a marketing and advertising virtual Career Trek, “One positive that has come out of remote working is that it has opened the doors to remote internships,” said Career Development Associate Director Amy Willard. “The cost of living for jobs and internships is a nonissue right now. Students can get work experience in New York, at least for a while, without worrying about how they will pay to live there.” The advantage extends to students interested in
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Keep calm and count every vote President Donald Trump may have defied the odds and the pollsters and pulled off another stunning Electoral College squeaker in the 2020 election, but here’s the deal: at this point no one knows for sure and the only way to do so is to patiently count every vote. At this moment, Trump is leading in the key states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina, while former Vice President Joe Biden leads in Wisconsin, Nevada and Maine. According to CNN, the overall Electoral College tally stands at 224 for Biden and 213 for Trump. Right now, however, millions of votes are still to be counted and, indeed, in some places — including North Carolina — many mailed ballots have yet to arrive at local boards of elections. Pennsylvania alone could have as many as a million votes still to count. Nevada has announced it won’t know its final results until Thursday. All of which makes Trump plainly and irresponsibly wrong — as he did last night — to declare victory and claim that he would somehow launch an immediate appeal to the Supreme Court to stop vote counting. Meanwhile, Joe Biden may lose the election, but he was right when he said, “It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to declare who’s won this election. That’s the decision of the American people.” The bottom line: Thus far, the 2020 election has proceeded smoothly and with a heartening lack of problems or disturbances. All Americans — including the candidates — would do well to keep calm and patient so that it can finish that way. Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Support for Medicaid expansion To The Editor: Our family has a long history of serious health conditions. I’m a mother with three school-aged children and I have been living with incurable cancer. Fortunately, I have Medicaid; however, I am still unable to receive necessary diagnostic scans that would screen early detection of metastasis. NC Medicaid requires that I have symptoms before being allowed these tests. Expanding Medicaid could allow pre-screening opportunities. As it is now, it is preventing me from getting timely treatment that could prolong my life. I’m grateful for any coverage I can get, but, nevertheless, my children need their mother and I would love to be around to see my grandchildren.
Transparency of those affected (without medical coverage) has increased and not expanding Medicaid has strained many communities of all social statuses. I am an advocate for expansion of Medicaid/closing the insurance gap not only for myself, but for others alike. Thirtynine other states have Medicaid expansion; we are one of 12 states that has not. I believe that Medicaid needs to be expanded in 2021so that all North Carolinians can have the security of knowing their healthcare is covered. It is up to us to make Medicaid expansion a reality by getting involved and getting educated on the subject. I know I am not the only one in this situation. We can and must speak up. I urge you to contact your elected officials, let them know where you stand on Medicaid expansion/closing the insurance gap. Go to ncleg.gov/ FindYourLegislators. Crystal Barnes Winston-Salem
Lori Loughlin and her husband reported to prison early. Why? Dr. James B. Ewers Jr.
I do not know anyone sentenced to prison who wants to go before it is time to go. It does sound a bit strange, doesn’t it? Prison, after all, is not a palatial estate. You are behind bars and your movements are controlled by prison guards. Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannuli, decided they could not wait so they petitioned the judge to go early. Their original reporting date was Nov. 19; however, they reported this past Friday. In my opinion, there are multiple reasons for their early arrival. Loughlin has been sentenced to two months and Giannuli to five months. First, I believe Lori Loughlin did not want to spend all of her holiday in jail. She will miss Thanksgiving with the family, but maybe she will get out in time to enjoy some of the yuletide season. The actress, known for
her role as Aunt Becky in “Full House,” is probably ashamed of her rich-person behavior. Her thinking is that money can buy you anything, legal or illegal. In this case it was illegal. Buying your daughters two scholarships to the University of Southern California was just flat-out wrong. They were to have been members of the USC crew team. Laughable and sad at the same time. Lori Loughlin said, “I made an awful decision and went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process.” Seeing her two daughters every day was probably another reason for her early pokey arrival. When we as parents embarrass our children, it is hurtful to them. We are called upon to be good examples for our children. When we do not, bad feelings happen. Friends calling Lori Loughlin may be another reason for her wanting to make an exit from her house. Talking to a friend about this indiscretion is probably a difficult conversation. How do you talk about cheating to get your kids into college? You probably just want to run and hide. Lough-
lin’s hideaway for the foreseeable future will be the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. Did COVID-19 have anything to do with her wanting to get to prison early? Maybe she thought she would contract the virus and have to postpone her sentence. That would have been an albatross hanging over her head. Judge Nathaniel Gorton has ordered Loughlin to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service. To a multi-millionaire like Lori Loughlin that fine is a drop in the bucket. In my opinion, this is one of the fallacies of the criminal justice system. There are people who commit far less serious crimes and are locked up for years. People who are locked up without a voice. People who are locked up and cannot afford adequate defense counsel. The lawyer for Lori Loughlin and her husband is Sean Berkowitz. “Sean is a prosecutor’s worst nightmare. If Sean has anything to work with at a trial, he can show reasonable doubt,” said Jeffrey Cramer. Cramer and Berkowitz worked together at the U.S. Attorney’s
office in Chicago. I would opine that Loughlin and her husband got off with generous plea bargains. While some may disagree, justice is not blind. Sometimes it has one eye open. This time it was open for Loughlin and Giannuli. Many are trying to understand why they did not just pay their daughters’ tuition costs. Money certainly was not an issue. How did they get mixed up with Rick Singer and his Key Worldwide Foundation? I know when college coaches want to offer you a scholarship, they do not send surrogates to do it. Shame on the parents for being duped. Now with the holidays coming up, they will be in a federal facility. That is unfortunate. The question is, will they be home for Christmas? James B. Ewers Jr. is a former tennis champion at Atkins High School and played college tennis at Johnson C. Smith University where he was allconference for four years. He is a retired college administrator and can be reached at email@example.com.
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The parallel universe of peace ROBERT C. KOEHLER
Guest Columnist Here’s a piece of paradoxical news that puts even the U.S. presidential election in perspective: Nuclear weapons are now (or soon will be) … good Lord … illegal. Armageddon is against the law! Well, sort of. And the Trump Administration doesn’t agree. Indeed, no nuke-armed nation has, as far as I can tell, anything but contempt for this infringement on its right to blow up the world (only if necessary, of course). War and peace, it seems, exist in parallel universes. In the pro-war universe, as explained with succinct clarity by Nuclear Ground Zero in a threeminute video, it takes five minutes for a U.S. president to launch a war. An aide carries a briefcase full of nuclear codes — this is the “nuclear football” — literally everywhere the president goes; and if the president decides that now is the time, he issues his encrypted order to the
Pentagon war room, then responds to the “challenge code” the war room officer presents to him. The correct response is “on a little card” the president carries. “It takes five minutes to launch a war … It’s as easy as ordering a pizza.” And there’s no way to stop a missile once it’s been launched. “The whole process, from the president opening his briefcase to missiles being launched, can take as little as five minutes. Millions of people will be dead faster than Domino’s can get there with your pizza.” Human progress! This is the world we have created in our pursuit of dominance over Planet Earth and one another, lo these past ten thousand or so years. We have made it to the edge of the void, the brink of global suicide and non-existence, pushed along by a sense of glory and power and fear of the enemy who, it turns out, is none other than ourselves. Humanity has pursued the opposite of this as well, but peace — connectedness, “love thy enemy as thyself” — is profoundly more complex to grasp and understand, and those who believe in war have successfully contained it
so far. This is the context in which I consider the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was approved by the U.N. General Assembly in July 2017 by a vote of 122-1. The debate on this treaty — which proclaims that no nation can “develop, test, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons” and holds nations responsible to remediate the environmental and human damage they’ve caused by nuclear testing over the last 75 years — was boycotted by the United States, Russia, China, the U.K., France, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea … hmmm, what do these countries have in common? Oh yeah, they all possess nuclear weapons. Also boycotting the debate and vote were their allies, including all the NATO countries. After its passage, the treaty then had to be ratified by 50 countries before it could become international law. That happened in the past week, when Honduras became the fiftieth nation to do so. That means, according to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons:
“In 90 days, the treaty will enter into force, cementing a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, 75 years after their first use.” OK, but what does that actually mean? First of all, the prohibition against development and use of nukes applies only to the treaty’s signatories, which only include countries that are nuke-free anyway — which means this isn’t a law in any pragmatic way but, rather, a commitment. And while I do not disparage such a commitment, I have to ask how it brings us the least bit closer to actual global nuclear disarmament. Well, according to The Guardian, “campaigners hope the treaty will have the same impact as previous international treaties on landmines and cluster munitions, bringing a stigma to their stockpiling and use, and thereby a change in behavior even in countries that did not sign up.” They also suggest that military-industrial companies will begin feeling pressure to stop producing nuclear weapons because financial institutions will stop investing in them. This adds up to an enormous imbalance between war and peace. We
can start a nuclear war in five minutes, faster than we can order a pizza. But it took the world 72 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki to officially declare nukes illegal (for some), and another three years to ratify that declaration, followed by a hope that this is the beginning of stigmatizing nukes sufficiently so that someday the nuclear powers will surrender their weapons voluntarily, or at least stop developing new ones. Meanwhile, the Trump Administration has declared this treaty “dangerous” and has urged signatories to withdraw their support. I note also that the U.S. president is famous for his fear and hatred of non-white potential immigrants, be they Muslim or Mexican or African, and — speaking of stigmatization — has said that a lot of them are from “shithole countries.” And he has no problem with putting them, or at least their children, in cages. Think of it! The guy who could start a nuclear war has, in his own mind, already dehumanized a huge percentage of the world’s population. Doing so makes it so much easier to kill them when neces-
sary. Creating peace requires an enormous growing up, politically and every other way. Those who are committed to peace and global equality are forced to work for it in a world that is seriously prejudiced in favor of war. The path to war is easy and smooth, and nuclear war is easiest of all. The level of spiritual growing up necessary to embrace nuclear disarmament is perhaps best exemplified by South Africa, which played a crucial role in the passage of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. South Africa is also the only country on the planet that gave up its nuclear weapons after being in full control of them. When did this happen? Around the same time that it transitioned from an apartheid government to one of racial equality. Is there a lesson to be learned here? Robert C. Koehler (firstname.lastname@example.org), syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Chicago award-winning journalist and editor. He is the author of “Courage Grows Strong at the Wound.”
In defense of Confucius Institutes Mel Gurtov Guest Columnist Readers may be surprised to learn that while disputes between the U.S. and China over trade, human rights and the pandemic are making headlines, educational exchange programs are Washington’s chief target these days. These programs are easy marks for an administration that wants to demonstrate toughness with Beijing. It is arousing suspicion about several categories of Chinese visitors—scholars, students, journalists and scientists, among them—on the basis that they might commit espionage, stifle academic freedom, spread propaganda, steal intellectual property, and undermine American values. Members of Congress and Congressional committees, U.S, intelligence agencies, the State Department, think tanks, journalists, professors on the left and right, and U.S. educational organizations have all weighed in to warn of the dangers of association with individual Chinese and Chinafinanced organizations. A focal point of the attacks is Confucius Institutes (CIs), a global network of Chinese-funded offices, mostly based at U.S. universities, that seek to promote Chinese language and cultural learning—or, as some insist, China’s “soft power.” The institutes’ funding agency is Hanban, the Office of Chinese Language Coun-
cil under the Chinese education ministry. It provides teachers and textbooks free of charge to university students and K-12 schools, where they are known as Confucius Classrooms. In the U.S., there were once more than 100 CIs; now there are fewer than 60, and if Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has his way—he has accused the CIs, without evidence, of seeking to recruit “spies and collaborators,” and in August had them designated as “foreign missions”— there soon will be none. Where once Confucius Institutes were welcomed as part of a thriving U.S.China people-to-people exchange program, now they are viewed in the context of a bipartisan consensus to treat China as a “strategic competitor.” Pompeo has been the stalking horse, touring the world with a Cold War message on China that extends well beyond CIs. Working through various U.S. agencies, as well as his department, Pompeo seeks to limit visas for Chinese (and other international) students, scholars, even doctors, and begin sending home those already here on the basis of “national security.” Imagine: Last year there were nearly 370,000 Chinese students in the U.S. Those who would normally be eligible for work under the government’s Optional Practical Training program will no longer have that option. Visa requirements are being tightened with the obvious aim of preventing Chinese language teachers, as well as students and visiting scholars, from entering or returning to the U.S. A proposed
law passed in the Senate would require interrogation of every Chinese in the U.S. to assess whether or not they pose a security risk. Another bill (S.939), introduced in the Senate by Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Doug Jones, would deny federal funds to universities that fail to meet new ground rules on Confucius Institutes they host, such as that CIs must agree to be governed by both Chinese and U.S. law; that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must approve all CI events and speakers; and that CI teachers cannot teach CCP versions of “Chinese history, culture and current events.” None of the rules is fact-based, but if they become law, they will be one way to force CIs to close. There are still other ways, such as preventing CI teachers from obtaining a U.S. visa, and using the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2019 to force universities to choose between continuing to receive defense department money and hosting a CI—a choice with a predictable outcome. CIs are closing not because of poor performance or political intrigue, but because of political pressure, sometimes from Washington and sometimes from academia. The pressure reflects ideological passion, however, not an investigation of actual circumstances. In the context of my work, I have participated in nearly 100 interviews of CI and university officers and staff, and American teachers in communities with Confucius Classrooms. No one mentioned Chinese political interference. Academic
freedom was not violated, financial dependence on China was not created, and China was not presented one-sidedly by its teachers. To the contrary, CIs performed exactly as promised. Besides promoting Chinese language and cultural learning in communities small and large across the country, each CI has taken on some additional or more specialized role, such as partnering with other community organizations on cultural themes, teaching noncredit on-line classes in addition to K-12 classes, or providing study abroad opportunities. The American interviewees uniformly expressed gratitude for their CI’s contributions to the community’s cultural awareness and students’ international competency. Virtually all the accusations against CIs are based on isolated Chinese statements extolling China’s soft power, the opaque relationship between Hanban and China’s education ministry, or a rare charge of bias against Taiwan or Tibet. Behind the charges is the presumption that money and teachers coming from China give the Chinese Communist Party access to young American minds—in short, guilt by association, as in Senator Chuck Grassley’s advice to 74 universities and colleges which at that time (March 2020) were home to CIs, to seek an FBI briefing on “the threats posed by the Chinese Government” generally, and CIs specifically. “Based upon information gathered from unclassified briefings,” said Grassley, “we know that Confucius Institutes are an arm of the Chinese Government. … The ac-
tivities of Confucius Institutes are inherently political in nature and intended to influence U.S. policy and public opinion.” Such warnings not only ignore the benefits of educational exchanges with China, they also confuse CIs with other Chinese activities that may be nefarious if proven. FBI and Justice Department officials have testified about threats posed to research labs and universities by researchers with “undisclosed ties to Chinese institutions and conflicted loyalties.” Other U.S. officials are demanding highly detailed reporting from universities about foreign donations, with China especially in mind, in the belief they are sources of political influence. So far, however, the only “threats” concern undisclosed arrangements that some U.S. biomedical professors with National Institutes of Health grants made with Chinese entities. Several of those professors have been punished. But as the president of MIT has said, the wide net cast by the U.S. government in search of disloyal people has made anyone of Chinese ethnicity “feel unfairly scrutinized, stigmatized and on edge.” What the administration is doing, in our name, is cutting off our nose to spite our face—denying communities, schools, and laboratories the opportunities for cultural enrichment, people-to-people interaction, and mutual understanding precisely at a moment when these are desperately needed. In past years, China was accepted as an economic partner despite its communist system. Now we are back to
McCarthyism. No wonder Beijing accuses the Trump Administration of inciting a new Cold War—and is responding with its own exaggeration of the U.S. threat. It’s a dangerous and unnecessary escalation that will be difficult for a new U.S. leadership to get beyond, assuming it is so inclined. Strange to have to make an argument about the value of learning a foreign language and knowing more about another country’s culture. Just a few decades ago, that debate seemed to end with calls for “internationalizing” curricula in recognition of how our insular educational system was making students uncompetitive in the global marketplace. Now a huge backward leap is taking place with, of all countries, China. And it is being accompanied by an equally narrow-minded attempt by Betsy Vos’s education department to limit all foreign students’ time to pursue degrees and work in technical fields not being filled by Americans. The Chinese educational authorities see the handwriting on the wall and in July reorganized their approach in the U.S., creating two new organizations to take the place of Hanban and CIs. But that step will not resolve the political issue: Whether or not a U.S. entity may accept Chinese money for language and cultural learning without coming under official scrutiny. Mel Gurtov, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is professor emeritus of political science at Portland State University and blogs at In the Human Interest.
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a bunch of organizations that care about what’s best for others in society,” Younger continued. “Our organization, since the ‘30s, has been focused on voting and people having opportunities to vote. And although people were trying to keep them from voting, we tried to encourage them to vote, but also keep them protected. Throughout this county, we have been setting up shop and making sure people know that people are looking out for them.” Younger said the people they interacted with at the Forsyth Tech location have been in “pretty good spirits” and some have even stayed to converse with them about their voting experience. Younger stated he will be watching the results of the election and is hopeful the nation stays peaceful, no matter the winner. “I am definitely going to stay tuned in to see what the results are, and I want to see what the reactions to the results are,” said
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Cassandra Brunson is the president of Design+ by Cassandra Michelle. Brunson’s company gently guides their customers through the interior design process, which includes space planning, selection of building materials, textiles, finishes and furniture, for their home projects. “We have partnered with the leading contractors and service providers to provide an HGTV experience unlike any other design center in the region,” she said. The word is out about the amazing work Design+ by Cassandra Michelle provides for her clients, but what’s most inspiring is her gratitude to the Winston-Salem community. “The city leaders, organizations and the community have really been extremely supportive. They’re the reason people like me, with no generational wealth, can live their dream. I didn’t receive any SBA grants; everything that I received has been from the city and organizations in the city. The Bible says, ‘To whom much is given, much is required,’ so I want to give back to the City of Winston-Salem, as they have given to me,” said Cassandra, as she smiled, beaming with a spirit of gratitude. But her journey in becoming a business owner and president of her company came with a lot of disappointments. It all began during a visit from a family member who admired Cassandra’s personal home décor. She suggested that Cassandra become an interior designer. Inspired by the suggestion, Brunson took advantage of her previous employer’s tuition reimbursement program and enrolled in night classes in interior design at High Point University, where she received a good foundation in the field. After graduating in 2008, she enrolled in architectural design at UNCG. “I wanted to learn more of the technical side, so I could master my craft and become more valuable in the interior design industry.” After graduating from UNCG, she found work in her field and her career was thriving. It took her from Los Angeles to Italy. Life was looking good for the Sumter, S.C. native. But her dreams of success and retirement in interior design came
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Cassandra Brunson, president of Design + by Cassandra Michelle. crashing down. “I was laid off from the last job and as I looked for work, I received one rejection letter after another. At one point I was working out of my car. It was a struggle,” said Brunson. Brunson was the first college graduate in her family, so the expectations were high and failure was not an option. While working for an insurance company to make ends meet, her vision of owning an interior design company became even brighter. Rather than focus on what was lost, Cassandra focused on what she had gained. “All of those jobs and experiences were stairsteps to help me understand how to manage, own and operate the business I now own. In 2018 I applied for a revitalization loan with the City of Winston-Salem for $100,000 dollars. I stayed up day and night and worked vigorously on a business plan that was a 200-page book. My hard work paid off and I was granted that loan. I credit the city and the community of Winston-Salem as well, and I’m truly grateful.” Design+ By Cassandra Michelle’s mission is to give back to the community and be Winston-Salem’s one stop shop for all of their interior design needs. “We know custom home marketing is a burden with visiting numerous locations to select home products, so we made that simple and easy, with curating a holistic interior design experience with three major segments of design in one location. We have a design studio with hi-tech digital capabilities to create 2D space plans and present 3D models and renderings, a material library and furniture show-
room,” said Brunson. Due to COVID-19, they have pivoted Design+ By Cassandra Michelle, “We offer online services on a more advanced level than what we were doing before we had just the store front. We’ve taken E-designed packages to another level, offering our customers design services without any contact. They will send images of their space and floor plans and we will do a virtual tour in their homes. But we do have customers that still want to come to the studio, so we have sanitizer dispensers, wipes, face masks, and everything to keep our customers safe. And they do feel safe coming to the store, so we have 50% virtual and 50% instore customers.” Cassandra is an educator for the Habitat for Humanity first home buyer’s program. She’s also a partner with the Vocational Rehabilitation Center. “They had a young lady that was interested in interior design, so I took her under my wing and she works as an intern. I’ll become an adjunct professor at Forsyth Tech in January, teaching interior design, and I was appointed by Mayor Allen Joines to sit on the Minority Owned Women Enterprise Board (MWEB). I love my community, Busta!” said Cassandra. For more information or to contact our Business of the Month, call 336546-7134 or visit designplusbyCassandraMichelle, on Facebook @ designplusbyCassandraMichelle and LinkedIn @ cbrunson. Design+ By CassandraMichelle is located in the Liberty Plaza Building, 102 W. Third Street, Suite UP200, in Winston-Salem.
Younger. “There are some people that are going to be very happy and some people that are not going to be happy, but I hope everyone chooses to say, the person I voted for didn’t win, but I still love America and I am going to make sure that it’s the best it can be. That’s what I hope people are going to do. “Unfortunately, I won’t be surprised if people act out their frustrations in various ways, so my hope is that no one gets hurt, nobody feels threatened, nobody feels like they can’t do what they need to do next because of the outcome of the elections.” Another point of emphasis for the chapter was the importance of the local elections and how they impact those in the community firsthand. Younger says it’s a great thing to have access to the local elected officials about any issue or concern he has. “One of the things I think is really cool about Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is, if you want to, you have the opportunity to meet and interact with any local official, because
they make themselves available,” he continued. “They want to know what people think and what are the challenges that aren’t being addressed, or how we can address them differently, so I pay just as much, if not more, attention to the local elections than the federal elections.”
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Black-owned wine company produces first product BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE
After spending 20 years in corporate America, Jakoma Martin was ready for a new challenge, which was being an entrepreneur. Her business, Oak City Bubbly, has recently released their first product, Blush Crush. Blush Crush is a rosé wine that is packaged in a can, which makes it convenient for travel, beaches, parks, or outdoors, without the hassle of corkscrews or wine glasses. Martin worked in the hospitality industry and initially started a mo-
on its own, either chilled or over ice. It is served in 12 oz. cans with an ABV of 13%. Each can is equal to about two glasses of wine and is vinted and canned in North Carolina. “We are all about buy local and drink local,” she said about her business. “We are female minority, Black owned, and there is a push to support Black businesses and local businesses.” Martin says she is “proud” of being a minority female business owner. She says she has put in a lot of hard work, long nights and early mornings to bring this wine to light.
business connections, no investment partners, so I just hope that when people see the product on the shelf, they understand it’s a Black woman who owns this product.” For Martin, there was some nervousness about leaving her corporate job to start her own business. She says she was so used to doing one thing for so long a time, it was somewhat scary to step out and do something new. “It was a lot of apprehension, because of course, when there is a steady paycheck involved and then you are 110% responsible for making sure
Jakoma Martin created Oak City Bubbly, a female minority, Black-owned wine company. bile bartending business. Martin and her husband continued to toss around ideas and after collaborating with business partners, they chose to begin Oak
“I tell my friends all the time that it’s not something you just jump up and do,” she said about starting her business. “I’m very proud that on the front end
you have money to feed your family, so yeah it was very scary,” she stated. The rosé has been released in three stores around the state: Bestway
Blush Crush is a rosé wine that is packaged in a can. City Bubbly. Their first focus with the business was cocktail mixers, but thought the shelf life would be too short. They then turned their thoughts to craft beer, but once again changed their mind because there is a local brewery that was owned by a Black female and they did not want to intrude on her business. They finally decided on producing wine as their signature product. “We had a connection in North Carolina with a family that has a beautiful vineyard and they had more capacity to create a rosé, so that is how we got to the wine,” said Martin. “We had a few product ideas from start to finish.” According to Martin, their rosé is lightly effervescent with finishing notes of stone fruit and is very versatile. It can be used in cocktails or drunk
that I sacrificed and when I say sacrifice, I mean I was very smart about making sure I saved my money, and by doing so it has allowed me to not feel the pressure as much. “You don’t normally see many Black women who have a product like this, and it makes me proud I could do that. Sometimes we get so caught up in the corporate rat race that we don’t even think we would be able to do something like this. It’s not 100% hard to do, but it does take some thought and planning.” Martin hopes she can be an inspiration to others who are looking to follow the same path. “I do come from Winston-Salem and, of course, I don’t come from a family with money, so everything I have done has been from the ground up,” she said. “No inheritance, no real
Grocery Store (Greensboro), Taylor’s Wine Shop (Raleigh) and Falls Village Wine and Beer (Raleigh). Martin says they wanted to do a soft release of the wine to get feedback. They will have a second launch in 2021 with a wider release. Martin has plans to expand their wine selections following the rosé. They plan to have a chardonnay and a cabernet, along with a craft beer. “We definitely want to become a household name, especially in our community,” she went on to say. Martin says she encourages anyone with a dream to surround themselves with like-minded individuals who are “doing what you are doing.” She says even if you are afraid, you have to step out on faith and get support from a mentor and not let anyone discourage you.
CALEA Accreditation Visit for WSSU Campus Police on Nov. 9 The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will perform an on-site accreditation visit for the WSSU Campus Police Department. A public information session will occur on Monday, November 9, 2020 between 3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Captain Stephanie Garrett 336-750-8728 or email@example.com for the link. If you cannot attend the public information session, you may share your comments by telephone calling 336-750-2904 between 1 and 4 p.m. on November 9.
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SECU Foundation expands COVID-19 disaster relief with a $3 million grant RALEIGH – As part of a shared $10 million commitment of StateEmployees’ Credit Union and the State Employees’ Credit UnionFoundation to provide COVID-19 disaster relief, an additional grant has been made – this time to support local non-profit organizations incommunities across North Carolina. SECU Foundation
sources necessary to receive and properly vet requests for funding. The organization is the only statewide community foundation in North Carolina, and since its inception, has provided more than $161 million in grants to communities across the state. “The joint efforts of SECU and the SECU Foundation have resulted in over
Left to right, CEO and President of North Carolina Community Foundation Jennifer Tolle Whiteside receives ceremonial check from SECU Foundation Board Chair Jo Anne Sanford. is pleased toannounce a $3 million grant to the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). NCCF is a grantmaking foundation which provides small dollar awards to sustain and grow non-profits in underserved communities in North Carolina. The $3 million grant is comprised of two pieces – a $2 million general purpose grant which will help NCCF provide assistance to community non-profits through its North Carolina Healing Communities Fund and a $1 million challenge grant which will help NCCF raise the additional capital needed to meet the goals of the Healing Communities Fund. The Fund will focus on small dollar grants to local non-profits that provide services in healthcare, human services, housing, and education. The SECU Foundation grant will enable the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund to expand its reach in providing critical resources to non-profits which have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, particularly in rural communities, communities of color, communities of lower wealth, and where English may not be the primary language. NCCF is a recognized leader in managing statewide disaster relief efforts and has the re-
$13 million in COVID-19 pandemic relief to date with this grant. The collaboration between SECU Foundation, NCCF, and the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund is just one more way our members are helping the good people of North Carolina find their way through this unprecedented pandemic which has caused so much hardship and pain,” remarked Jo Anne Sanford, SECU Foundation Board Chair. “The work accomplished by NCCF is inspiring. With their leadership and expertise, we can leverage resources to help smaller non-profits in difficult to reach communities.” “We are honored to receive this generous gift for the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund and are grateful for the confidence the SECU Foundation has in our work. Our organizations share a deep commitment to our great state, and this donation will go far in supporting non-profit organizations that are recovering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across North Carolina. This fund will ensure non-profits have another source of support during these challenging times,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO and president, North Carolina Community Foundation.
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Chief Catrina A. Thompson announced that on July 31, 2020, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) awarded the WinstonSalem Police Department the distinguished Tri-Arc award. The CALEA TriArc award is given to agencies with concurrent CALEA accreditations for their law enforcement, public safety communications, and public safety training academies. The award name was selected to reflect the three accreditation programs (“Tri”) and symbolize the synergistic power and light created as the result of an unusual achievement (“Arc”). The Winston-Salem Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in the State of North Carolina to achieve the elite Tri-Arc award and becomes one of 24 law enforcement agencies worldwide to attain this distinction and 18th in the United States. The Winston-Salem Police Department received it eighth Advanced Law Enforcement award. In addition, the police department achieved two new accreditations for its Communications Division (Public Safety Communications award) and Training Academy (Public Safety Training Academy award). The WinstonSalem Police Department was also the recipient of CALEA’s Meritorious Award for achieving 15 continuous years of ac-
creditation. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is known as the international gold standard for public safety agencies. CALEA was established in 1979 as the credentialing authority through four executive associations: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). These organizations establish best practices and a set of professional standards for the delivery of law enforcement services to the communities they serve. The Winston-Salem Police Department was initially accredited in 1997 and has voluntarily maintained accreditation since this time. The agency undergoes an annual review for each program, which is conducted by CALEA’s Compliance Service Members. Accreditation status is now awarded to an agency for a period of four
years and is scheduled for an evaluation by a team of outside assessors at the end of the cycle. In March 2020, a team of four assessors visited our city and interviewed several employees, first responders, community leaders, and a public hearing was held to elicit comment. Chief Thompson stated, “It is an honor and a privilege to work with the women and men of the Winston-Salem Police Department to serve the residents of the City of Winston-Salem. We are proud to be the first law enforcement agency in the State of N.C. to achieve accreditation for our law enforcement, training academy and communication center, earning us the CALEA TriArc Award. It is our goal to continue to seek the highest level of standards pertaining to policies and police best practices.” The department is involved with accreditation on a state, national, and international level. There are currently 73 CALEA accredited law enforcement agencies in North Carolina, 892 agencies in the United States, and 39 agencies internationally. An official presentation of the awards will be presented at the next Public Safety News Conference on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Vivian H. Burke Public Safety Center. For additional information on the awards, please see CALEA’s website at www.calea.org.
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Dodgers win World Series The Los Angeles Dodgers finally got the monkey off their backs by winning the 2020 World Series. After being the best team on paper for several years, the Dodgers finally came through with the championship, while also changing the narrative for star pitcher Clayton Kershaw. The championship was a long time coming for the Dodgers as they have fallen short in the post season several times in the last four or five years. The question now is, can the Dodgers keep their core group of players together to possibly capture two or three more titles out of this team? There were plenty of doubters out there questioning if the Dodgers could actually win and based off recent history, that was a logical assumption. Dating back to the 2016 season, the Dodgers have lost to the eventual World Series champion every year. In 2016, the Dodgers lost to the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series (4-2). The Cubs seemed like a team of destiny that year and Kershaw was knocked around by Cubs’ batters giving up seven hits and four earned runs in five innings pitched. Kershaw, however, did pitch a gem in game two of that series going seven strong innings and giving up no earned runs with only two hits given up. 2017 was another strong season for the Dodgers as they won 104 games in the regular season and once again won the NL West title for the fifth year in a row. This series, and really the entire season, was overshadowed by the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. Without the apparent cheating by the Astros, the Dodgers may already have another title on their mantle. Even with the obvious advantage of knowing which pitches were coming, it took the Astros seven games to win the title against the Dodgers. Kershaw performed well overall, winning game one, and did not factor in the decision for game five. He even pitched four strong innings in game seven of the series, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Houston’s cheating. 2018 was probably the worst recent showing for not only the Dodgers, but also for Kershaw. The Dodgers were beaten by the Red Sox in only five games and Kershaw lost two of those games. The Red Sox were not to be beaten that season, with their dominant combination of timely hitting and great pitching. Kershaw continued See Dodgers on B5
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The Kernersville Warriors are grooming their next crop of youth football play-
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A passion for fitness BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE
Francesca “Fancy” Adams has a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals. Her “Flex with Fancy” workout program has been helping people reach new heights with their nutrition and weight loss targets and now she is ready to take it to the next level. Adams began her program through her own health journey as she battled digestive issues that turned out to be a glutted sensitivity. She started out with Fancy Wellness LLC, but rebranded as Flex with Fancy. With her triumph in overcoming her own issues, Adams wanted to share what she knew with others. “It came about solely because I just have a passion for helping people and to see people better themselves by living healthier and happier,” Adams said. “To me, if you don’t have your health, then you don’t have anything.” Following her triumph over her digestive issues, Adams began focusing on her nutrition. She felt her knowledge could help other people who were not
getting the answers they were seeking at their doctor’s office. “I feel like if we are more proactive and take our health in our own hands, as opposed to putting our health in our doctor’s hands, we would be better off as a community and as a society to go after what we want and not worry about many of these predisposed illnesses,” she said. Adams said witnessing her family deal with different illnesses was also a motivating factor for her to become a nutrition coach and the fitness aspect came soon after. After realizing how many people she could help, it was obvious for her to start a business. “Health and the human body is something I have always had a passion for, but when I started realizing people were coming to me for questions about health and realizing I was inspiring people by just working out, I felt like this was my gift God gave me to inspire people to get healthier,” said Adams. Adams incorporated many different aspects of fitness into her own program. As a certified trainer, she uses the things she
Adams loves to incorporate weight training into her clients’ workouts. learned from her certifications, as well as the trainers and coaches she works with. “I try to pick up some knowledge and wisdom from them and also do my own research to figure out methods that are most effective, but also fun for these ladies to do in my fit camps,” she said.
While building her program, Adams focused on not only making the workout tough, but to also make it fun, so her clients have the motivation to stick with it. She feels the strength training in her program builds muscle quicker, so her clients see their weight dropping quicker, which is one of the biggest dif-
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ferences between her program and others who train women as well. Adams says it’s “humbling” for her to assist her clients with their weight loss and fitness goals. For her to witness the camaraderie her clients have built with one another is a blessSee Fitness on B5
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Sunday School Lesson
Abiding Love Scriptures: John 15:4-17 By the end of this lesson, we will: *Comprehend how the metaphor of the vine and the branches applies to Jesus and those who follow Him; *Yearn for more intimate, life-giving relationship with Jesus; *Commit to keeping Christ’s commandments and abiding in His love. Background: The 15th chapter of John takes place after the Last Supper on the way to Gethsemane garden. Jesus uses this time to teach the disciples how to maintain their status as disciples when He is gone – how to abide in Him. Jesus uses the analogy of the grapevine to explain the divine-human relationships. The Bible has 58 passages on vines and branches beginning in Genesis Old Testament and continuing through to Romans New Testament. Not all are grapevines, but the branches are all representative of life status in relation to God and man. John 15 is the most extensive teaching with the most direct correlation of God, Jesus and man. Lesson: Verses John 15:1-3 identify the three parts and how the connection works. “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser” (verse 1). We are the branches – see verses 2-3. Jesus clarifies in verses 4-6 that He is the source of the believers’ identity and fruitfulness. “Abide in Me” is Jesus saying that we must remain in His word by continuing in service to Him and in His teachings. The abiding believer is the only legitimate believer –“If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up“ (verse 6). The continuance of that verse is what happens to all who are not saved. Verses 7-8 gives the promise of answered prayer for those who remain in Christ and their answered prayers are fruitful and put God’s glory on display as He answers. Jesus says that there are definite results to those who are obedient; they abide in His love (verse 10), they experience full joy (verse 11), they have love for one another (verses 12, 13, 17), they become friends and not servants (verses 14, 15), the fruit remains – their godly attitude, righteous behavior, praise and leading others to faith in Christ (verse 16). To be sure they remained level-headed, Jesus made it clear that the disciples were chosen by Him - “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you …” It was by His appointment, not by their choice, they were taken out of the world - set apart - and it’s because of His choice that they are now commissioned to do works of love – and have answered prayers. Jesus ends the chapter with a command: “ … that ye love one another” (verse 17). God’s love is shown in our love one toward another. Our abiding in Him hinges on our love for God. The entire discourse is so that we know the needed connection between Jesus and the Father, and Jesus and His followers. (The UMI Annual Commentary 2020-2021, The MacArthur Study Bible, The Modern Life Study Bible, The Oxford Bible Commentary). For Your Consideration: Are you abiding in Christ, abiding in love? What would need to happen in our lives so we can abide in God’s love? Application: Abiding, remaining in Christ, means that there is a continuance of our walk with Him in His light, His love daily – not just for our once-a-week church service (which we, for the most part, do not have right now). We must spread God’s word to non-believers and to weak Christians. We can share the love of Christ by helping, listening, encouraging, and giving to someone who may not usually hear about Christ. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost” Matthew 28:19).
Waughtown Baptist Church (FWBC) got a special lesson in responsibility and caring for others Saturday, Oct. 31. In a drop-by event at the front of the church at 838 Moravia St., the children showed off their new face masks and shields and displayed their understanding of pandemic protocol to protect themselves and others. As their teacher, Ms. Senora Boulware, posed questions about what social distancing means and why they need to wear face masks, several of the children eagerly offered the right answers: stay six feet apart and wear your mask to keep from spreading the COVID-19 virus. Their responses didn’t surprise her. “My children are smart,” she said as she praised them for wearing their gear properly and taking the impromptu quiz seriously. Ms. Boulware says having personalized masks is a real source of pride, as some of the children prepare to return to in-person school where they will be wearing masks throughout the day. After modeling their protective gear, the young scholars flashed handmade fans to encourage adults to vote! Finally, they received gift bags with candy, fruit and candy apples. Class members included Kiara Burnett, Sophia Burnett, Maxwell Harrison,
A-Team member models mask. Na’Diyah Little, Aubrey McCrary, Donovan McCrary, Daye Rumley, Jade Rumley, Arianna Shore, Isaiah Shore, Christiaan Simon, Skylar Simon, and Amia Williams. The masks and shields were made for the chil-
dren by Ms. Vanessa Smith. Min. Carmenita Frazier provided candy apples and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Garrison and their daughter, Kenise, donated candy. Ms. Boulware teaches the class with her grand-
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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. Nov. 8 First Waughtown Baptist Church Live Stream Senior Pastor Dennis W. Bishop will continue the series “An Unusual Cry: Lord, Have Mercy Upon Me” (How do we truly know that God bestows mercy on us?). The reference scripture is Psalm 57. Please join us at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, on Facebook Live, https://www. facebook.com/FirstWaughtown/ or the First Waughtown website, https://www.firstwaughtown.org and click on MEDIA. Nov. 8 15th pastoral anniversary The Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1905 N Jackson Ave., will celebrate the 15th anniversary of our beloved Pastor Paul W. Hart on Sunday morning, Nov. 8, at our 11 a.m. worship service.
Nov. 18 Plate sale The smell of fall foods will be wafting through the air from November through February as delectable dishes will be available at Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ, starting Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 4-6 p.m. at 3435 Carver School Road. The plate sale is held the first and third Wednesday of each month. Fried fish and chicken will be sold on the first Wednesday and a fall surprise will be on the plate on the third Wednesday. The cost is $10 per plate. Proceeds from the plate sale will be used to help offset the expenses and costs of the church’s 100th anniversary celebration set for October 2021. Contact Reginald Gaither at 336-391-8586 to place orders or for more information. Or you may contact Wentz Church at 336-722-0430. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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go toward the scholarship. If you are interested and willing to help, please call Ms. Shelia Smith at 336-671-8836 or 336-8935326, or email us at Atkinsclassof1969@gmail.com. Your support is appreciated. Nov. 6 – Auditions deadline The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is accepting video auditions for its virtual holiday special, “Home for the Holidays: Christmas Greetings from Broadway.” Video submissions will be accepted Oct. 30-Nov. 6. Roles are available for actors ages 8 and up. Video auditions are due by the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 6. Actors should visit the Little Theatre’s website for details before sending in their submission. Rehearsals will be held via Zoom. The performance will be pre-recorded at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts (social distancing protocols will be followed), and the show will premiere virtually on Friday, Dec. 18. Video auditions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nov. 12 & Dec. 16 – Read to Right Wrong The Forsyth County Public Library system is holding a series of community conversations around complex subjects to launch its new Read To Right Wrong initiative. Read To Right Wrong (RTRW) is an effort to provide information around the many topics that the community is wrestling
with, through programs, reading recommendations, outreach efforts and more. *Thur., Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Food Disparities in Forsyth County *Wed., Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Health Equity Nov. 14 – Virtual experience for girls We are excited to announce on Nov. 14, our LEAD Girls Rising G.R.I.T. Expo will welcome 150 6th-10th grade girls for a free one-of-akind virtual experience designed to equip them for the social, emotional, and academic rigors of life. The expo theme this year is G.R.I.T. (Girls. Rising. Innovating. Transforming.). The Expo will feature a few hours of highenergy workshops and inspiring presentations led by influential leaders from our community. To register or learn more information about the expo, visit: https://www.leadgirls.org/ expo/. Dec. 3 – Virtual event Join Reynolda Gardens and Bookmarks for a free virtual event on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. with Sue Stuart-Smith, distinguished psychiatrist, avid gardener, and author of “The Well-Gardened Mind: The Restorative Power of Nature,” a Sunday Times bestseller. The book offers an inspiring and consoling narrative about the healing effects of gardening and its ability to decrease stress and foster mental wellbeing in our everyday lives. A Q & A with Jon Roethling, director of Reynolda Gardens, will follow.
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NORTH CAROLINA FORSYTH COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION PLAINTIFF: Rashidah H. Razzark V. DEFENDANT: Ismail M. Issa CASE NUMBER: 17 CVD 2270 Hakeem N. Razzark, male, 10 years old The state of North Carolina in Forsyth County Courthouse in the general court district division a Motion of Modification of Custody and Visitation order on case number 17CVD2270 file September 3, 2020. This current service of publication will run 30 (thirty) days between the dates of 10/26/2020-11/26/2020. Please contact Rasshidah Razzark at (336) 483-7741 or Forsyth County Courthouse 900 N. Main Street Winston-Salem NC 27101 (336) 779-6300. Ismail Issa have herby by notified that action has been taken action against you in the General Court of Forsyth County. You are notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appeal defend against case within thirty (30) days after 11/27/2020 the Motion of Modification of Custody and Visitation in reference to minor child Hakeem N. Razzark will be present in General Court. The Chronicle October 29, and November 5, 12, 26, 2020
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TAKE NOTICE that a Motion to Terminate Parental Rights seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The above-named minor child was adjudicated to be a neglected child on December 16, 2016. The nature of the relief being sought is the permanent and irrevocable termination of your parental rights pursuant to the Motion to Terminate Parental Rights filed by the Forsyth County Department of Social Services on October 26, 2020 with respect to the minor child named above pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1102. YOU ARE REQUIRED to file an answer to the Motion to Terminate Parental Rights within forty (40) days after the first date this notice is published. If you fail to make a defense to the Motion to Terminate Parental Rights within the 40-day period specified herein or fail to attend the hearing on the said Motion, the Movant (Forsyth County Department of Social Services) will request that the Court permanently terminate all of the parental rights of Corey Williams, Sr. in and to the minor child Solomon Kyrie Williams. If you are indigent and not already represented by an attorney, then you may be entitled to a court-appointed attorney. An attorney could be appointed upon your request, subject to the Courtâ€™s review, at the termination of parental rights hearing after this publication notice has run for one day a week for three consecutive weeks in the Winston-Salem Chronicle. The termination of parental rights hearing in this matter is scheduled to occur Friday, December 11, 2020, at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 1-D of the Hall of Justice in Winston-Salem, North Carolina or as soon thereafter as the Court can hear the said case. This the 27th day of October, 2020 By: Melissa Livesay, Assistant County Attorney, Forsyth County Attorneyâ€™s Office
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TO: UNKNOWN FATHER OF LAYLA LYNN MARIE NORRIS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to N.C.G.S. Â§48-2-401the Petitioners have filed a petition for the adoption of the abovenamed juvenile in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The above-named juvenile can be described as a Caucasian female, born on August l5, 2011 at approximately 4: 11 pm at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The abovenamed juvenile was born to Marissa Paige Norris (Caucasian female) of Stokesdale, Rockingham County, North Carolina. The unknown father is suspected to be a Caucasian male, approximately 25-30 years old, with black hair, approximately 5'7 - 5'9, with light/pale skin. The unknown father us suspected to be from Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any parental rights the unknown father may have will be terminated upon entry of the order of adoption. TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACTION and receive further notification of any proceeding(s), including Notice of the time and location of any hearing in the above-entitled action, you must file a response WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS upon service of this notice or if service is by publication, 40 days after first publication of the notice.
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The 2020 Heart of the Community awards announced GREENSBORO – Those people and organizations that dedicate their time, talents and hearts to serving people in the community, have been recognized by The Volunteer Center of the Triad and The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. The two organizations recently announced the nominees for this year’s Heart of the Community Awards. The Emerging Youth award is given to a youth between the ages of 13 and 19, who has made exceptional strides to help others. This year’s nominees are: Kate Wingate, Chase Clark, Sahil Patel, Josh Rowe, Liv Newcomb and Victoria Bolton. The Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year celebrates an exceptional volunteer program implemented by a nonprofit. This year’s nominees are: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Beta Iota Omega Chapter; Break the Chain Kennel KRU; Chase’s Chance, Inc.; City Life; Central United Methodist Church of Asheboro; Gathered for Guilford; Hope of Winston-Salem; Leadership Greensboro; Mount Zion – Dream Team; One Step Further Community Support & Nutrition Program; Out of the Garden Project; Smart Start of Forsyth County; Southern Guilford Rotary Satellite Club; Triad Food Pantry of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church/Jo Williams; and
Northern Guilford High School PTSA. The Corporate Volunteer of the Year award goes out to an exemplary company volunteer group. The nominee is: Extreme Nonprofit Makeover. The COVID Hero(es) award goes to a volunteer who has demonstrated an extraordinary effort to helping nonprofit organizations throughout the pandemic. The nominees are: Candice Casey, Jamilla Pinder, Mary Palmer, James Rose, Jr., Demontra Cooper, Tabitha Allen Draft, Leah Murray, Monique Galloway, Nora Toncel, Angela Thompson, Jessica Snipes, Jo Williams, Mike Edwards, Casie Pegg, and Ashley Martin. The Volunteer of the Year award is given to an outstanding volunteer who has gone above and beyond expectations. The nominees are: Jacqueline Stanley, Cynthia Dolberry-Price, Daniel Jones, Demontra Cooper, Gwendolyn Hudnell, Karin Rochester, Linda Hayes, Marcus Thomas, Mel Morris, Michelle Boddierotta-Mefford, Susan Joy Parker, Tom Ergish, and Virginia Brown. The Sharon Hoard Lifetime of Service Award is named after Sharon Hoard, who devoted her life to the service of others. This award celebrates a volunteer whose outstanding lifetime of service has
touched the lives of many people in our community. The nominee for this award is: Rabbi Fred Guttman. The Nonprofit of the Year award is given by The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium. It also includes a $1,000 prize donated by DMJ + Co. The nominees are: Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont; Alternative Resources of the Triad/Greensboro Pride; SPCA of the Triad; Creative Aging Network – NC; Fellowship Hall; Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship; Helping Hands High Point, Inc.; Senior Resources of Guilford; Kellin Foundation; Crossroads: Pathways to Success; Tabitha Ministry; Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic Violence; YMCA of Greensboro; The Family Room; and Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The awards will be announced live at a virtual ceremony on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Register for free tickets at: http://events. r20.constantcontact.com/ register/event?oeidk=a07e hcfmhyt9237ac11&llr=tq mngcjab. You may view the event at https://volunteercentertriad.org/heart-ofthe-community/ or at The Volunteer Center of the Triad’s Facebook page.
Once again, this year the Dodgers had a phenomenal regular season, posting the best record in all of baseball. They swept their first two opponents, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres. The NLCS against the up-andcoming Atlanta Braves was a great series. The Braves took the first two games, which I know had to give L.A. fans a sick feeling in their stomachs. When the Braves took a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, I actually thought it was over for the Dodgers. I think the Dodgers surprised most of us by winning the final three games to advance to the World Series. The Dodgers had to feel confident against the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series. It was the perfect matchup of strength on strength. The biggest question was, could the elite arms from Tampa outduel the big bats from L.A.? When it was all said and done, the bats won. Things may have ended differently if Tampa manager, Kevin Cash, allowed
Blake Snell to continue pitching in the game. Cash pulled Snell after 5-1/3 innings pitched, with only a 1-0 lead. Snell had struck out nine batters and the former Cy Young award winner had his best stuff going at the time. If Cash had left Snell in the game, the Rays may have been able to force a game 7. I am not a fan of the Dodgers, but I have to say I was happy for Kershaw most of all. Not only did his team win, but he was a major contributor in that effort by winning two games in the series. Kershaw has been the most dominant pitcher of the era and one of the greatest of all time. This postseason run will not eliminate his woes from previous seasons, but it shows he is capable of winning when the lights are brightest. With players like Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger on the roster, the Dodgers are poised for several long post-season runs in the near future.
more of a scientific approach to her training as well. She said she focuses on the individual body types to tailor a workout that works best for each client. “I try to teach them about training and eating based on their body type and not just in a one-sizefits-all approach,” she continued. The pandemic has forced Adams to change her program drastically. She has adjusted her training to move from inside of the gym, to outside in local
parks in the area. With her focus on strength training, Adams is routinely asked about how she can build muscle with her women clients, without looking masculine. “I lift heavy, but the way I maintain it is by proper eating and there has to be a proper structure to your exercise program,” Adams said. “If you are working with a proper trainer who knows what they are doing, there is no way a female can look too masculine, because it’s genetically not possible.”
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to be great in the regular season, but the clutch situations in the post season continued to be his kryptonite. The narrative began to swell to an all-time high that he was not a big-time pitcher when it counted the most. I really felt he was more of a victim of circumstances and he could perform well in big time moments. After back-to-back World Series’ appearances, the Dodgers were looking to finally get over the hump to win it all in 2019. Another great showing in the regular season saw L.A. win 106 games and another NL West crown. Against the Washington Nationals, the Dodgers had a tough matchup in the NL Division Series. The Dodgers held a 2-1 lead in the series before the Nationals won the next two games to close things out. I thought 2019 was going to be the year for L.A., but Washington proved to be the better team at the right time.
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ing for her as well, she said. “I lead, but I like to empower people to lead on their own, to take over and do their own thing, because I can’t do it all myself,” she continued. “I think that’s the difference between my group and any others, in that my ladies are able to communicate with me and initiate their own accountability groups.” Adams likes to take
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Check back! Estimated collection dates may be revised frequently, depending on weather and volume of leaves. Three collections will be made in every neighborhood from Nov. 2 through early January.
Send us your memories! The African American Heritage Initiative is now accepting submissions. Get full details and a link to the submission portal at CityofWS.org/AAHI.
Holiday Collection Changes Veterans Day
City offices and CityLink will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11. Garbage: Tuesday normal schedule; Wed. & Thurs. postponed one day; Friday on Mon. Nov. 16. Recycling: Normal Schedule. Yard Waste: Mon. & Tue. normal schedule; Wed. & Thur. postponed one day.
City offices closed Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26-27. CityLink closed Nov. 26, open Nov. 27 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Garbage: Tue., Wed. & Thur. collected one day early, Friday on Mon. Nov. 30. Recycling: Mon., Tue. & Wed. normal schedule; Thur. & Fri. postponed one day. Yard Waste: Mon. & Tue. on Mon. Nov. 23; Wed. & Thur. moved up one day.
SHOWING THIS MONTH • Trust Talks • Bowen Park Historic Marker • Community Appearance Awards
SPECTRUM Channel 13 AT&T UVERSE Channel 99 Live and on-demand: www.CityofWS.org YouTube, Facebook, Instagram: City of Winston-Salem
Question or concern about city government services? City Link 311 (336-727-8000) is open to service all non-emergency calls, 7 days a week. The City of Winston-Salem does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities. Mayor: Allen Joines City Council: Denise D. Adams, Mayor Pro Tempore, North Ward; Dan Besse, Southwest Ward; Robert C. Clark, West Ward; John C. Larson, South Ward; Jeff MacIntosh, Northwest Ward; Morticia “Tee-Tee” Parmon, Northeast Ward; Annette Scippio, East Ward; James Taylor, Jr., Southeast Ward City Manager: Lee Garrity
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2020 Legacy Awards going virtual SUBMITTED ARTICLE
The Legacy Foundation for Women is gearing up for the 2020 Winston-Salem Legacy Awards. Each year the Legacy Foundation for Women celebrates the achievements of outstanding women of color during its annual Legacy Awards Gala. The organization recognizes women of color that are leaving and leading a legacy for the next generation of girls of color. Typically, this annual event is held as a formal black-tie gala event, highlighting women in eight to ten various categories and areas of specialty. The event is normally adorned with live entertainment and supporters citywide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this critical time in our country, the organization plans to do things just a little differently for the safety of its
supporters. The 2020 Legacy Awards is going virtual, maintaining its focus on outstanding women of color. This year the awards will highlight women in three distinct categories: Criminal Justice, Community Service, and Politics (Public Affairs). This year’s recipients include: Cheryl Lindsay of Red Hearrt (Community Service Award), Dr. Pam Peoples-Joyner of the Winston-Salem Police Department (Criminal Justice Award), and Commissioner Tonya McDaniel of Forysth County (Political Award). The 2020 WinstonSalem Legacy Awards will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6:00 p.m. virtually. The meeting ID is https://zoom. us/j/94223632166. Although the event is virtual, the organization plans to still rise to its elite standard of elegance and entertainment. The organization
is encouraging supporters to join its virtual session in their formal best attire for a night of celebration and recognition of outstanding women of color. Live music will be provided by Secret Place Music Group and hosted by CEO/ Founder Alicia M. Bailey. Bailey says, “During this unusual time in our country, our organization is dedicated to our mission of celebrating women of color and paying forward to the next generation of girls of color.” Although the event is a free virtual event, the Legacy Foundation for Women, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, will donate any proceeds from the event to support minority scholarship recipients in our local schools. To donate to the cause or for more information on the 2020 Legacy Awards, visit www.legacyfoundationforwomen.com.
P.U.S.H. 21 enrolling students through Nov. 16 SUBMITTED ARTICLE
In a year that seems wrought with unprecedented change, the task of giving extra support and closing gaps in resource availability to our youth has never seemed more important. What better way to provide these supports than through an after-school program that not only addresses the academic needs of students, but also allows them to explore their creativity through arts centered activities? P.U.S.H. 21 (Pushing Unbelievable Students Higher) is a program birthed out of the need for this type of support in our school and local community, through the vision of its Founder, CEO and Program Director Wilton Mitchell Jr., who also serves as the choral director at Parkland Magnet
High School, where the program will be housed. The program will serve the student population of Parkland and adheres to the core vision and purpose of the Achieve Arts Academy, Inc. (AAA) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded by Mitchell in September of 2018. The purpose of this organization is to positively impact the local community through the arts, education, mentorship, and many other resources. The program is funded through a grant from the 21st Century Community Learning Center. The program also has partnerships with several local businesses: State Employees Credit Union, Goodwill Industries, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, State Farm Insurance, Hope Counseling & Consulting Services, Inc., Elite Healthcare Group,
Rising Hope Clinical Assistance, LLC, Pittman Consulting & Professional Services, PLLC, WinstonSalem State University Fraternity and Sorority Life, Winston-Salem State University Male Initiative, Word Society, Ace of Spades NC, LLC, Change, Power, and Time Productions, LLC. Enrollment for the program runs through Nov. 16. The program began Nov. 2; however, the program is closely monitoring and following state and local guidelines for reopening. Applications can be found online at www. achievearts.org. Those interested or in need of more information can also contact Samuel Tarleton, administrative assistant for P.U.S.H 21, at info@ achievearts.org.
Authoring Action’s 11th Annual Tasting Event and Fundraiser, Taste of the South…at Home 2020
novation, and Authoring Action embodies that spirit by teaching teens to harness On Thursday, November 19, Author- the power of creative writing and perforing Action will host its 11th annual Taste mance to become agents of change in our of the South fundraising event. Because community.” of COVID 19, our event will be strucOne hundred percent of the proceeds tured differently. The 2020 event is en- of Taste of the South impact not only the titled Taste of the South at Home. lives of individual youth but also our Participants will drive through and community as a whole, because through pick up their tastings in the parking lot at Authoring Action’s programs, local teen Bib’s Downtown at 675 W. 5th Street in authors are empowered to become comWinston Salem between 4-6:30 p.m. munity leaders and advocates for social In addition, we will host a virtual on- courage and change. line entertainment program at 7 p.m. that An additional feature will be a live evening - it will be available for viewing Fund the Need appeal for the Just Us throughout the evening. Program. This writing and film program With local Southern Cuisine tastings works with teens both at-risk of and alprovided by favorite downtown restau- ready involved in the judicial system. rants, community supporters like you The Juvenile Crime Prevention Counwill gather virtually to gain insight into cil (JCPC) of Forsyth County provides our “Just Us” juvenile justice program 70% funding for Just Us, and a 30% and enjoy special spoken word and mu- match is supported by our community, sical performances by our Alumni Re- through the Fund the Need appeal. naissance Authors, including Jimmie Join the Authoring Board, Judge De“JJ” Jeter, a Broadway cast member of nise Hartsfield, David Scruggs, Staff and Hamilton; Dionna Daniel, actor/vocalist/ Renaissance authors in support of Auplaywright/associate artist at Pasadena thoring Action as a preventative and proPlayhouse, California; and Tony Jenkins, ductive program for teens. actor/playwright/director in NYC. Spend the evening at home enjoyThis year’s tasting line-up includes ing Southern food tastings, dynamic and Bib’s Downtown, 6th & Vine Wine Bar moving performances and a chance to and Restaurant, Finnigan’s Wake Irish support local teen authors and the Just Us Pub & Kitchen, Jeffrey Adams, Laven- program provided by Authoring Action. der & Honey Kitchen, The Porch Kitchen Event tickets can be purchased online and Cantina, Simply Soul Restaurant, at www.authoringaction.org/events for Village Tavern Coupon, Young Cardinal $50. Cafe and Co., and Y’all Sauce Company. Sponsor packages also available. “I’ve watched the wonderful work of Harnessing the power of creative Authoring Action for years,” says Kath- writing and performance art, Authoring leen Barnes, owner of 6th & Vine Wine Action engages and trains young people Bar and Restaurant, “I’m also an art his- to author their lives, rather than be victory professor by day and restaurant own- tims of their circumstances. In partnerer by night. I believe the arts can be used ship with professional artists, writers and to teach and inspire teens to learn about mentors, teens learn to take ownership themselves and other cultures.” of their educational success and become Robert Moreau of Bib’s Downtown agents for community building, social shares, “From the beginning, before we courage and change, as well as positive ever opened, we knew in our hearts that messages to their peers. we wanted to be a part of the Downtown Authoring Action is a 501 (c) Winston-Salem community. Part of our (3) Charitable Organization (EIN 38local community spirit is a commitment 3707584, NC Solicitation License Numto participating in those events around us. ber SL006062). Winston-Salem is the City of Arts & InSUBMITTED ARTICLE
Have a safe COVID Thanksgiving!
FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS! · Celebrate a delicious Thanksgiving meal with the folks in your household. · Prepare your traditional family recipes and arrange for contactless deliver to friends, neighbors and extended family – especially those at higher risk. · Hold virtual visits with siblings, cousins and extended family. · Avoid the Black Friday crowds. Shop online this year.
For more tips for a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday, go to CDC.gov and search for Holiday Celebrations For COVID-19 testing information, go to Forsyth.cc/CovidUpdate