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“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 18, 2020

The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.

Let’s talk about the Coup of 1898

Let's talk about the Coup of 1898

Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor

September 15, 2020

The subject of the Coup, and the idea of possible reparations to the descendants of its victims, is long overdue for discussion. On September 15 at 6 PM, you can join a live Zoom panel discussion with the creator of “Wilmington Fire” and other members of Wilmington’s community. 

You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we built them or were gifted them.  However, despite the number of great statues and monuments the U...

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor

June 21, 2020

The magnitude of the Black Lives Matter Movement has spun shock waves across the country. In all 50 states, people of every color and age have taken to the streets in rallies or protests, unphased by threats of COVID-19 and shocking rubber bullets or chemicals from police officers. The protests are still churning, gat...

I am a Black woman.

I am a Black woman.

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

I grew up wanting to be white. I wanted baby blue eyes, long blonde hair, porcelain skin and the privileges that came with it. No one had ever explicitly told me that there was something wrong with my brown eyes, big coily hair or brown skin. There was just something that I instinctively picked up on...

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