May 5 is National Day of Action for MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) and we have some big problems in Lumberton, NC. The murders of the 3 women in 2017 are still not classified as homicides in Lumberton. This was confirmed again in April 2020. All 3 women were found naked within a 4 block radius. Rhonda Price and Christina Bennett were found on the same day, Apr 18, 2017. The 3rd woman, Megan Oxendine, knew the first 2 women and had been interviewed about their murders in April 2017. Oxendine was murdered on Jun 3, 2017. In 2019, another shocking fact was revealed – the rape kits sat untested for over a year and a half!
Crystal Cavelier traveled from Robeson County to speak on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women at the 2020 Raleigh Women’s March. Here is her speech. She is willing and able to speak more on this topic.
Explains some differences between White Supremacy and White Nationalism. Even some reporters, including from CNN and Fox News, seem to be confused. These terms are being used sometimes interchangeably with regard to the many senseless massacres in the US, including the El Paso TX and Dayton OH massacres that happened the same weekend in August 2019. But White Supremacy and White Nationalism are not the same, and the distinctions are significant.
Fayetteville NOW is part of a coalition that brought in Lecia Brooks, outreach director at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Brooks spoke about the growth of hate groups in the US to a crowd of about 75 people on 5/15/18. Brooks ended with an inspiring message.
The latest souped up rifle massacre in Parkland Florida on Valentines Day (2/14/18) may have more of a lasting impact that previous ones. These high schools students aren’t willing to put up with the status quo, and are pushing for change, reigniting people to fight for common sense laws.
No excuse for skipping town hall meetings – Senator Tillis needs to step up.
Why did Senators Burr and Tillis completely ignore their responsibilities and their constituents’ calls and vote for Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary? Here are some problems with DeVos and some history with Burr and Tillis blocking and stonewalling well-qualified African American women nominees in the past.
Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.
This Moral Monday event on Jun 20, 2016, brought people together to protest HB2 and remember the Orlando victims and the Charleston 9 victims.