the county news
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 through Tuesday, January 19, 2021
The Capitol Siege:
Historic racism was at its roots!
Officer Down at Capitol
Cash Michaels
Since last week’s horrifying and violent breach of the U.S. Capitol by thousands of White, fever-pitched pro-Trump supporters, much of what we have heard - though compelling - has missed the point: the bottom line to the attack on our nation’s Capitol building by White supremacists, is race.

This guttural social temper-tantrum has happened in our nation’s history before, and from what we are hearing, is likely to happen again in the near future.

Why? History tells us it is all about White belief in coveting control for the sake of maintaining racial power, and the fear of losing it. More ↠
Addressing food insecurity, Livingstone College delivered hot meals and gift cards
Fran Farrer
Fran Farrer

SALISBURY – On the dawn of MLK weekend, Livingstone College distributed food boxes and Food Lion gift cards Tuesday from 11am to 2pm on its campus to address food insecurity in the Salisbury area.

Livingstone Feeds had drivers come on campus pop open their trunks, and alumni and staff volunteers loaded food boxes, meat, dairy and produce in their trunks.

Each driver was offered a hot, boxed meal to go by Simon Temple AME Zion Church’s food truck of Fayetteville, and a $25 Food Lion gift card in addition to Livingstone Feeds contributions.

Kimberly Harrington
According to Livingstone’s Kimberly Harrington, Livingstone Feeds is made possible by a partnership that N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced in November between Livingstone College and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, in which Livingstone is administering $5 million in grants to help the state address food insecurity. More ↠

NC Rep. Alma Adams: “It was Frightening”
Capitol Siege

By Cash Michaels
Cash Michaels
“We could have all been blown up. This could have been much, much worse!”

To Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12), what could have been on the afternoon of January 6th, 2021 is chilling enough.

But what did happen when a predominately White pro-Trump mob of thousands attacked the U.S. Capitol, seeking to either delay or stop the congressional joint session certification of 2020 presidential electoral votes, still has the third-term NC Democrat emotionally shaken to the point where she has serious concerns about the safety of the January 20th inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
Alma Adams
“Yes, I do,” Rep. Adams said, admitting during a Zoom interview Sunday that she does not want to put any more stress on her family. “I have trepidations about going back this week.”

But trepidations or not, Adams maintains that because she believes that President Donald Trump is an ever-present menace and danger to the nation until he officially leaves office on Jan. 20th, she had to join her Democratic colleagues in impeaching him this week for “inciting violence against the government of the United States,” the second impeachment of his only term in office. More ↠
The Ramifications of The Storming of The Capitol
By Makheru Bradley
Makheru Bradley
2021 is 1861?

In an October 14 article written for The County News titled, “Polls indicate Americans fear a Civil War,” I had a subsection titled “2020 is 1860?” I began to articulate that theory as events unfolded across America for two reasons: (1) a presidential election with an incendiary incumbent (2) an explosion of racial justice protests after the public lynching of George Floyd on May 25. Such protests usually lead to some form of a white backlash.

The article asked, “Why 1860?” and answered, “Because tens of millions of Americans are likely to view whoever wins the 2020 presidential election as not their president.” That would have been the case, without all of the claims of a “stolen election” by President Trump. The corporate
media narrative that Black voters in key swing states provided Joe Biden with his margin of victory added a racial political component on top of the backlash to the George Floyd Rebellion.

January 6, 2021

On the January 4, 2021, Afrikan Liberation Media podcast (see Afrikan Liberation Media), I predicted that January 6, 2021 could be a defining moment in US history. That prediction was based on media reports of protests planned for Washington, D.C, against the congressional certification of the Electoral College declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Those protests were expected to attract large numbers of Trump's supporters, including conspiracy theorists, militia and extremist groups, who hoped to pressure lawmakers into voting against certifying the results of the election.

Trump promoted conspiracy theories about the election and encouraged his supporters to show up at the More ↠