When preparing to leave the site she saw a huge wasp in her car and was afraid to enter. She quickly hailed a worker to come to her assistance, who quickly left his duties and came to her rescue ridding the wasp from her car with a fan. In today’s world few people come to the aid of others, and The County News is thankful for Martin’s “Good Samaritan” act.
Thank you from the staff of The County News. More ↠
Charlotte, NC - The FREE Multicultural Festival will celebrate 24 years on June 17th-20th, in the heart of Plaza Midwood, on Thomas Ave, and Commonwealth Ave. Multicultural vendors that travel from all across the country and parts of Africa will showcase food, exquisite art, music, and culturally relevant specialty items.
On Thursday, June 17th from 9AM-5PM, children from all over Mecklenburg County will participate in our popular Cultural Camp at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School (adjacent to Independence Park). Children and youth ages 5-17 will engage in true cultural experience from making crafts, jewelry, tie dying, perform skits and much more. Please bring a t-shirt for our tie-dye class.
On Friday, June 18th, we will host our ever-popular Drum Circle in front of the House of Africa (1215 Thomas Ave). The Drum Circle attracts drummers and dance enthusiasts of all ethnicities from all over the US and the world. (5PM until 10PM)
On Saturday and Sunday, June 19th and 20th (12PM until 10PM): Juneteenth March, Prayer, History, and Education are integral parts of the festival. More ↠
grand jury decision
“I was shocked…devastated and let down…,” Tenicka Shannon of High Point said as she vowed that justice will be done in the death of her son, Frederick Rodriquez Cox Jr., 18, last November at a High Point church.
“My son was murdered in a church by a detective!”
“He was shot in the back of the neck, which was the fatal shot,” Ms. Shannon confirmed.
It took seven months for the Guilford County District Attorney’s Office to present it’s evidence to More ↠
Furthermore, the project, Mapping Police Violence (https://mappingpoliceviolence.org) a product of the Law Enforcement Demographic Survey and the Washington Post’s police shooting database, revealed that in North Carolina, from 2013 until now, there have been 249 deaths involving law enforcement officers, and rarely has anyone been held legally accountable, with officer prosecutions “extremely rare.”
By the numbers, 35% of those deaths were African Americans, while only 22% of North Carolina’s population is Black.
Only four officers were actually charged over that time period (three of the charges involved white victims, only one was Black), and 20% of the 94 reporting police departments and sheriff’s offices had staff of sworn officers who were all-white. More ↠