Year: 2022

African Dance is back at Hayti

By Anthony DeHart

April 28, 2022

(Ivy Burch, front right, leads the group in traditional African movements.  (Staff photo by Anthony DeHart) After nearly 2 years of virtual meetings, African Dance is back in person at the Hayti Heritage Center. African Dance! – Every Monday! For more than 17 years, The Hayti Heritage center has been home to the Hayti Rhythms […]

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Celebrating a pioneering Black community newspaper

By Carl Kenney

April 12, 2022

Some claim that it’s always Black History Month — so then it’s never too late to celebrate the pioneering work of a bold and enterprising young Black journalist, Milton B. Robinson who, in 1945 launched The Harris Herald, billed proudly as the “Only Negro Newspaper in Rutherford County.”             Robinson’s publication was a groundbreaking, heroic […]

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Honoring our spirit mother, Martha Flowers, 96

By Carl Kenney

When Martha Flowers passed, I bet there was a band of heavenly angels out there at the Pearly Gates to welcome her to the heavenly chorus. For Martha Flowers could sing. Our spirit mother and world-class opera diva, Martha died peacefully on Friday, March 11, at the Jim and Betsey Bryan Hospice Home in Pittsboroafter […]

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