Not Much Going On In The Pages Of The Journal, Check Out This Interview of Gayle Anderson

The output of the city’s paper of record has been a little lackluster lately. After the ink dried on BAT’s acquisition of Reynolds a couple of weeks ago, the Journal has largely ignored issues of importance to residents in Winston-Salem. Instead, they have covered a high-profile murder case in Davidson County and other stories that just aren’t that relevant to Winston’s urban core.

To my dismay, Friday the Journal published a story on Craig Engels. Engles, an Olympic-hopeful runner from … Read the rest

Children March On City Hall With Empty Plates To Raise Awareness Of Childhood Hunger

I love a good demonstration. There’s something fundamentally energizing about them. Day in and day out most of us do what we’re told and do our best not to make any noise. But sometimes you have to stand up for your rights.

Demanding your rights can fun. At the same time, if we’re being honest, it’s a little childish to stand in the streets and yell demands. That makes children naturals at demonstrating.

Yesterday’s March To Save Our Plates was … Read the rest

Apparently Poverty Can Wait In Winston-Salem

It’s finally done. Or perhaps it’s just beginning to unfold. Mayor Allen Joines’ Poverty Thought Force finally released its findings on Monday. It’s been a long wait. Mayor Joines first mentioned his intention of creating a Thought Force in December of 2013. Triad City Beat’s Jordan Green’s article, A city divided: The resurgent downtown and the abandoned urban core-my favorite article of 2016, has the timeline. It took two more years and a few national studies casting Winston in … Read the rest

A Scandal Greater Than Wakeyleaks

Last night’s College Football Playoff National Championship, presented by AT&T will be watched by millions of fans. For Alabama and Clemson the lavish investments that they’ve put into their football programs have certainly paid off. But for most universities football is a bad investment.

As the cost of coaches’ salaries, facilities and stadiums have skyrocket in a never-ending arms race, it’s time to acknowledge that the resources spent on college football are a waste. Just look at Wake Forest. Wake … Read the rest

The Wakeyleaks Scandal

Wakeyleaks is now a full-fledged scandal. When the news broke recently that a radio broadcaster affiliated with Wake Forest shared Wake’s confidential game-plans with Louisville and possibly other Wake opponents over the last two years, it quickly became a a viral topic on social media. Cleaver observers on Twitter are calling the scandal Wakeyleaks. It’s the Winston-Salem Journal’s top story today, overshadowing the North Carolina General Assembly’s special secession shenanigans.

While the nation continues to be obsessed with whether the … Read the rest

Demolished But Not Forgotten: The Five Row Neighborhood At Reynolda

Recently a new historical marker was unveiled honoring Five Row. Five Row was a small African-American neighborhood just down the street from the Reynolda House, along Silas Creek. Five Row was home to the Reynolda’s African-American workers. The historical marker honoring Five Row has been placed between Silas Creek Parkway and Reynolda Road.

The Five Row neighborhood was razed sometime in 1960 to facilitate the completion of Silas Creek Parkway. Five Row was a relic of the past, when … Read the rest

Mayor Joines, Democrat Council Members Endorsed Clinton At Wake

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 demographic which clearly prefers Bernie Sanders, Clinton urged them to vote for Hillary.

Here is an excerpt of Bill Clinton double-talking on the issue of student debt:

“As he progressed through issues,

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