Chronological order, oldest to newest. The Vanishing Act (Food & Environment Reporting Network, August 2019) After years of burying complaints about hog-farm pollution, North Carolina officials began posting them online. What changed? (Also published in The Guardian and McClatchy North Carolina papers.) Raising a Stink (Food & Environment Reporting Network, December 2019) Rural North Carolinians sued the world’s largest hog producer over […]
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.