Everything is at stake. That was the relatively uninspiring message that Hillary Clinton delivered in Winston on Thursday. Delivering few, if any policy specifics-Hillary said that voting, veterans, immigration, climate change and marriage equality, good jobs, good roads and good water-they’re all at stake in this year… More
There was a great turn out for this year’s Pride Winston-Salem. The week-long celebration of LGBTQ culture and lifestyle seems to grow each year. Saturday’s pride parade drew large crowds to Fourth Street. But I was particularly impressed with how many people filled Trade Street and overflowed onto Liberty Str… More
Donald Trump came to Winston, but he wasn’t alone. Trump brought his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Senator Richard Burr and Governor Pat McCrory with him. Republicans filled the coliseum annex to capacity to hear Trump go through his usual politics meets professional wrestling routine.
Personally, I’v… More
Saturday hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched through Downtown Winston before rallying at Corpening Plaza. The well-attended protest appears to have spread spontaneously through social media. Local ministers and civil rights groups were not the ones who brought these young activists out and onto the streets.
This week’s Triad City Beat cover story fact-checks Donald Trump’s June 14th speech at the Greensboro Coliseum. I wouldn’t have wanted to be Jordan Green the last few days, as he analyzed every word of Trump’s speech with a red marker. It must have been like a teacher grading the paper of an unfocused studen… More
Last Sunday a laundry list of local and regional musicians played a day long benefit concert, rocking and railing against North Carolina’s infamous HB2 law (and supporting the victims of the Orlando mass-shooting). This was the second concert in a series of statewide concerts organized to publicly rebuke HB2. The first S… More
Last Thursday, May 5, FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee) held its annual protest in Downtown Winston. Activists gathered from as near as the Triangle and as far away as Toledo to hold Reynolds responsible for the exploitation that is occurring at farms growing the tobacco it uses for its cigarettes.
It was a motley collection of r… More
Roughly a year ago Food Not Bombs Winston-Salem held its first Really Really Free Market at 110 3rd Street. Every last Saturday of the month from 10AM-1PM for the past year folks have gathered in the shadow of the Pepper building to give away items that they don’t need and to take items that they do need. The Really Really Free M… More
Monday night, Winston-Salem’s city council finally passed a resolution critical of the controversial law, House Bill 2 or HB2. Council Member Dan Besse’s resolution condemning HB2 passed nearly unanimously with only lone Republican Council Member Robert Clark voting against the resolution.
The council meeting … More
Nearly a month ago, before North Carolina’s Democratic primary, Bill Clinton visited Wake Forest. The former president spoke at Wake’s law school before a couple hundred students and members of the community. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Wake the Vote brought Clinton to Wake. Clinton spoke to young voters, a demo… More