Melissa Harris Perry Delivers WSSU’S 2016 Commencement

Friday Melissa Harris-Perry, political science professor and endowed chair at Wake Forest University delivered Winston-Salem State’s 2016 commencement address. It’s a little unusual for a Wake Forest professor to deliver WSSU’s commencement. And with the threat of inclement weather forcing WSSU to move their commencement into the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, you had a WFU professor giving WSSU’s commencement in a building that WFU owns. There’s huge gulf between the resources that the two schools possess. Wake Forest … Read the rest

Union Station, Moving East Winston Forward Or Removing Poor People From Downtown Winston?

Recently the city of Winston-Salem finally broke ground on its Union Station property, located at 300 Martin Luther King Drive, right beside of Winston-Salem State University. There are many Union Stations throughout the country. Winston-Salem abandoned it’s Union Station in 1970. Up until 2012 the site was home to Davis Garage. In 2012 the city used eminent domain to acquire the former Union Station building and property from Harvey Davis. For years now there has been speculation, but precious few … Read the rest