If you smell sulfur in the coliseum area today, it’s not another fertilizer plant fire. It’s the presence of former President George W. Bush. Bush is coming to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum today at the invitation of Wake Forest University. Bush, who led the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq (which killed mil… More
On Tuesday evening, author and journalism professor Pheobe Zerwick spoke to a packed room at Footnote. Zerwick’s new book, Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt (Atlantic Monthly Press), primarily focuses on the trajectory of Darryl Hunt‘s life post-release after he served nearly 20 years for crimes th… More
President Trump held a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport yesterday. Trump is the embodiment of all that is wrong with the 1 percent of Americans who monopolize the wealth that we all create. Trump is a foul-mouthed fascist who despises immigrants, minorities, workers, women, renters, generally, anyone who wasn’t bor… More
Crystal Towers is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem, at 625 W Sixth St. The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem had a buyer lined up to redevelop Crystal Towers, but HUD wouldn’t let them sell Crystal during a pandemic.
Crystal Towers’ residents are just a short walk from the Central Library (w… More
Omnibus, a group of current and former Winston-Salem firefighters continue to speak out against the Winston-Salem Fire Department’s racist practices. These are serious allegations that must be addressed by the City of Winston-Salem. No one should have to endure a hostile work environment or be targeted because of the col… More
It’s official if you trust our local media, Winston-Salem is part of a nationwide defund (or abolish) the police debate ignited by the murder of George Floyd and so many Black victims before him. But if last Monday’s Public Safety meeting was any indication, our Council isn’t prepared to address how the WSPD polic… More
The City of Winston-Salem recently announced that it was closing public facilities and suspending meetings in an effort to address the looming Coronavirus/COVID19 crisis. All recreation centers will be closed until further notice. All public assembly facilities including the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, the Benton Conventio… More
A capacity crowd filled the Gaines Center Thursday afternoon. The diverse audience gathered to support Sanders’ progressive agenda. It was an honor to be so close to the next president of the United States (fingers crossed).
The last time I was in the Gaines Center was April 2008 to hear Michelle Obama campaign for her husband. … More
Sunday, over two hundred people gathered downtown to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Winston-Salem Sit-In. Winston-Salem State chancellor, Elwood Robinson, and Wake Forest president Nathan Hatch led the commemoration honoring the WSSU and WFU students who participated in the Winston-Salem Sit-In.
“Happy Hill!” “Black history!” The voice of Ben Piggott rang through the Sims Recreation Center Saturday. Ben Piggott, a longtime rec center manager and organizer in Happy Hill, served as MC for the first-annual Happy Hill Black History Expo. The Happy Hill Neighborhood Association hosted the event. Th… More