Since this is officially Black History Month (that was started by historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson back in 1926), I am going to start this month off by focusing my attention and emphasis on a subject that is, in my estimation, one of the most essential elements of the African-American culture and experience in the history of this nation.
As I reflect over this year, and I reflect over the past year of my community, it honestly makes me sad. It makes me sad how much division I have seen It makes me sad how things have caused us to question our love for our neighbor. But through the sadness, I still believe in what Dillon, can be.
With the beginning of a new year, as well as a new decade, in many aspects of life (that range from the personal to the collective) there are things that are very problematic and even foreboding that are looming over us like dark clouds before a torrential downpour.
Now that we have officially entered the year of 2020, I want to consider and comment on a few of the common resolutions that many people have made concerning the new year.
As of October 15, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed 33 deaths among 1,479 lung injuries.
Nothing brings families in the Pee Dee together like the changing of seasons and the holidays.
Perhaps I am wrong in my recollection of American History in saying that Thanksgiving (although it was made an official holiday by a Presidential decree in 1863 by then President Abraham Lincoln) was commemorated and celebrated by the Pilgrims in October of 1621.
American Education Week is a time when we recognize and celebrate the contributions of our educators, staff, and all who contribute to preparing our students to face the challenges of a global economy.
Traditionally, when you see what some have affectionately called “the line-up,” it usually means that some council or board has done something in a negative way. However, today, that is not the case. Instead, we have good news to report, and councilmen to commend for their positive action.
Editor’s Note: The following presentation was made by Mrs. Rachel Banks at the Dillon City Council meeting on October 14th.