Particularly since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May 2020, civil-rights activists in the county seat and former textile-mill town of Graham, N.C. have clashed with both neo-Confederates and law enforcement. He is my coverage for The Washington Post. Local stories July 29, 2020: Is Any Protest a Threat to Public Safety? Oct. 31, 2020: […]
Coverage for The Washington Post Local stories Oct. 31: N.C. police arrest at least 8, spray ‘pepper-based vapor’ to disperse voter turnout march that included kids Nov. 1: Peaceful march to the polls in North Carolina is met with police pepper spray and arrests With Isaac Stanley-Becker Nov. 3: N.C. law enforcement agencies sued for […]
Originally published in The Washington Post on Election Day 2020 DURHAM, N.C. — Civil rights activists in North Carolina sued the leaders of two local law enforcement agencies late Monday, two days after officers broke up a peaceful march to the polls with dispersal orders, pepper spray and arrests. Two lawsuits, filed in U.S. District […]
Yes, said this small North Carolina city. Originally published in The Washington Post. GRAHAM, N.C. — ON SATURDAY MORNING, AS 100 demonstrators stood in a small downtown plaza chanting racial justice slogans, Barrett Brown decided to raise the stakes. Brown, the president of the NAACP’s area branch, grabbed a cardboard poster and slipped across the […]
Click here for “Is Any Protest a Threat to Public Safety?,” Washington Post, July 2020.
Click here for “Feeding refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border,” Food & Environment Reporting Network and Texas Observer, May 2020.
Click here for “How a coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic,” Southerly, May 2020.
Click here for “As Sea Level Rise Threatens Their Ancestral Village, a Louisiana Tribe Fights to Stay Put,” onEarth, April 2020.
Please click here to be directed to the PDF of “A Woman Not of Her Time,” Carolina Alumni Review, March-April 2020 issue.
My recent reporting on industrial hog farms in North Carolina: “For years, complaints about North Carolina’s hog pollution vanished in state bureaucracy,” Food & Environment Reporting Network, August 2019. (Also published in The Guardian and McClatchy North Carolina papers.) “Here are the rural residents who sued the world’s largest hog producer over waste and odors—and […]