Letters to the Editor: Election, HB2 and Black History Museum

Letters to the Editor: Election, HB2 and Black History Museum
October 06
06:00 2016

Judge Eric Morgan gains support for Superior Court

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my sup-port of Judge Eric Morgan for Superior Court Judge.

Much has been written about the presidential candidates’ temperament and the suitability of one or the other. However, in our Superior Court Judges, judicial temperament coupled with a keen legal mind, sense of fundamental fairness and appreciation for the matters which come before the Superior Court is all import.

Judge Morgan has been on the bench since 2014 and has demonstrated all of these superior judicial attributes. The North Carolina Bar Association confirms Judge Morgan is widely respected among lawyers for his integrity, legal ability and professionalism.

Please take the time to vote for Judge Morgan as his public service enhances our community and the judiciary.

Randy James, 

attorney Winston-Salem

CIAA should move basketball tourney out of Charlotte, too

To the Editor:

I think the CIAA 2017 Basketball Tournament should have been moved out of Charolette.

It would seem that each school would give a breakdown on the number of scholarships each school received and the value of each. The CIAA says it would lose $1.5 million.

How is the $1.5 million distributed and how does each school use their portion?

Beaufort Bailey 


NOTE: The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina – but not its two basketball tournaments – because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

In a statement Friday, Sept. 30, the country’s oldest African-American sports conference said its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments – two of its marquee events – will remain in Charlotte because “relocation would not be in the best interest” of members and players.

Championships will be moved in men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and women’s tennis.

The league did not cite House Bill 2 by name but said moving those championships shows it opposes laws that prevent communities from protecting players and fans.

The CIAA has held its basketball tournaments in Charlotte since 2006 and moved its headquarters there from Richmond, Virginia, in the past year. Seven of the 12 members are based in North Carolina, with the others in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Democrats applaud opening of museum dedicated to Black history and culture

To the Editor:

While the struggle against dis-crimination and racial inequality is far from finished, this new museum is a beautiful testament to just how far we’ve come. Tracing our history from the shackles of slavery to the first Black President of the United States, our African American story is one of struggle, triumph and joy. The museum celebrates our champions of justice – extraordinary leaders like Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and so many more – as well as our modern-day history makers like President Barack Obama, and all the ordinary men and women who toiled through our darkest days to forge a brighter future.

Most importantly, this museum will stand for generations among the great monuments and centers of culture in our nation’s capital to enlighten the minds of the millions who will pass through its doors.

The Democratic Party is proud to celebrate the opening of the Museum of African American History & Culture, and all the extraordinary women and men of our past, present and future engaged in the fight for true equality.

Donna Brazile, 

Interim Chair Democratic National Committee

Washington, D.C.

We appreciate The Chronicle, prisoner says

Dear Mr. Pitt,

A special thank you for the years of free subscriptions to your quality newspaper. We have some six young men here from Winston-Salem and I pass the papers on to them. They are always elated and grateful to receive them because it affords them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the happenings of their local community and alerts them what to expect once they are released.

I also enjoy the many community events you have sponsored for the benefit of the poor and working class. The many banquets, luncheons, awards ceremonies are well-noted and may God continue to give you the strength to carry on.

I have a new opening in court due to tampering of evidence and out-right lies by the investigators and prosecutors. Continue in prayer on my behalf.

Also, please renew my subscription to your newspaper. I cannot pay now but will come and see you when I am released.

Once again, thanks for everything.

James C. Clark 

Federal Medical Center

Lexington, Kentucky

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