Posts From Bridget Elam

OP:ED – Independence Day: Should we celebrate Juneteenth or the Fourth of July? Or both or neither?

    OP:ED – Independence Day: Should we celebrate Juneteenth or the  Fourth of July? Or both or neither?

By Felecia Piggott-Anderson For The Chronicle The celebration of the Fourth of July 2022 is especially problematic for all Americans in light of policing problems, the believed shortage of independence

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WSSU, other HBCUs are rolling steady

    WSSU, other HBCUs are rolling steady

By John Railey A recent front-page story in the New York Times confirmed what’s long been known on the WSSU campus: There’s a lot to like about HBCUs. In the

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Gateway Nature Preserve Community Day on Sunday offers activities for both kids and adults

By Cornelia W. Barr The Gateway Nature Preserve is a 19-acre urban nature preserve next to Washington Park, dedicated to connecting people with nature. Straddling Salem Greenway, the preserve’s forest, open

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Editorial: Celebrating the nameless women

    Editorial: Celebrating the  nameless women

Editorial: Celebrating the nameless women

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Writing their own story

    Writing their own story

COVID has caused many businesses to close. The stress of losing customers and revenue has weighed heavy on the minds of many entrepreneurs. But for four local nurses, COVID had the opposite effect. Destinie Chambers, Alexcia Jones, Kalyn Jones and Aleesha Roberts turned the stress of being frontline workers into a hand-lettering business, Blackberry and Co.

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Virginia Newell turns 103

    Virginia Newell turns 103

Virginia Newell turns 103

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Taking Bible study on the road

    Taking Bible study on the road

One church has decided to take the Word of God outside the four walls of the physical church and take it on the road. Greater Faith Empowerment Church (GFEC) of Lexington has added a monthly pop-up Bible study to their regular schedule of events. Pastor Tony L. Neal Sr., the senior pastor of GFEC, and his wife, Michelle Neal, feel the additional Bible study will help propel the Gospel.

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Conference seeks to address health issues in the black church

    Conference seeks to address health issues in the black church

Conference seeks to address health issues in the black church

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Author Dhonielle Clayton discusses the need for diverse books

    Author Dhonielle Clayton discusses the need for diverse books

On Saturday, Sept. 7, dozens of people gathered in the Reynolds Place Theater to attend the Urgency of Now: Why the World Needs Diverse Books discussion.

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New book club focuses on black authors, readers

    New book club focuses on black authors, readers

Attention all book lovers and writers! Winston-Salem now has a new book club that highlights black and brown authors. 

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