Much of their concern was triggered by recent months of national and local protests, marches, and vigils following the police killing of George Floyd and police-related deaths of many other African Americans and the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
As a result of their concern, the Hickory NAACP will lead a Black Lives Matter vigil and march in the Ridgeview community in protest of Black on Black violence Thursday, August 6, 2020. The event starts at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, located at 40 1st St SW, in Hickory.
On Sunday August 9, 2020, member or not, all are invited to join the NAACP’s monthly meeting via Zoom Sunday, August 9th. Items on the agenda will include an More ↠
By Wilson Cherry
ROWAN COUNTY, NC - Many people previously working in various businesses and industries have had their lives disrupted by the effects of the Coronavirus. At Rowan Vocational Opportunities, Inc. we have continued to operate as an essential “mental health service,” licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The licensure and designation as an essential service is a result of the agency providing life skills and vocational training for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID). Many consumers have more than one diagnosis, which may be developmental, physical, substance abuse or mental illness.
In complying with the most recent order from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, all of our consumers and staff wear a mask while at our facilities in More ↠
says campaign study
According to a new study by Robert Paul Hartley, an assistant professor at Columbia School of Social Work, “Low-income people are less likely to vote in national elections than those with higher incomes for many reasons, including that candidates don’t speak to their issues; they don't think their vote will make a difference; and, or they have mobility or time impediments.”
However, based on data from 2008 - 2016, poor or low-income voters could elect U.S. senators in 16 states in the upcoming Nov. 3rd general elections if they voted at the same level of higher income citizens.
In North Carolina, according to the study, “…low-income eligible non-voters made up 22% of North Carolina’s total electorate relative to average midterm election years from 2006 to 2018.”
Well, apparently those days are over. Beyond giving a full-throated endorsement of his former vice president in the upcoming November election a few weeks ago, and speaking out forcefully against what he sees are the excesses of the current Trump Administration, the nation’s first Black former U.S. president is now endorsing 118 Democratic candidates for federal, statewide and state legislative offices across the country, including here in North Carolina.
The high-profile move further confirms North Carolina as an important swing state in the crucial November 3rd elections. Pres. Trump had already declared North Carolina as a key state in his re-election, having originally chosen it for his Republican National Convention, only to cancel much of it here because of COVID-19.