In the words of Rev. Dr. Arnetta Beverly, “Somewhere history is being made but in Davidson County ‘her’story has been made.”
First article of this investigative series: Last summer, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Lexington City Council voted 5-4 to grant a zoning permit to Shelter Investments Development Corporation (SIDC) to convert Dunbar School, once home to the city’s only Black high school (and sitting vacant since 2008), on Smith Ave. into affordable, senior housing.
Spotlight on black female farmers in North Carolina.
For me, Halloween 2020, in my hometown of Lexington, North Carolina, was scheduled to be a day filled with a plethora of emotions: joy, optimism, enthusiasm, peace, love, invigoration. It was the final day of early voting, and I was spearheading the local portion of a statewide effort, by the organization Women AdvaNCe, to help voters feel secure and welcome at polling sites.
What I expected is what I received. Initially. Then the day took a turn and uncovered the rooted oppressive and...
“Black lives matter.”
“We want justice.”
“Power to the people.”
These were just a few of the signs and chants seen and heard as approximately 1,000 protesters marched on Main Street from Compare Foods to the Lexington Police Department on Sunday afternoon.