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2 The A&T Register | ncatregister.com | Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Letter from the Editor:


Investigative Series
In a climate of racial tension, From March 1, 2017 to May 3,
resistance and organizing- the 2017, The A&T Register will follow
editorial staff of The A&T Register the story of the longest unsolved
decided to dig up a story that is murder in Greensboro.
often swept away in history. It is important, as HBCU students,
If you have visited the brick to familiarize ourselves with an
monuments surrounding the Aggie History of race relations in
reflection pool on campus, you Greensboro.
may have noticed bullet holes in a Each publication will piece
few of the bricks. together the events in hopes of
Those wounds tell a story of N.C. solving the mystery. Find the
A&Ts 1969 uprising. The uprising stories in the Yard section of the
consisted of 3 days of violence and paper-Editor and Cheif
protest on our campus.
The uprising resulted in the death Jana Shaw
of an Aggie, Willie Grimes.
Photo by Dante Miller: Dr. Barnes shows the bullets that were
used by the national guard to shoot the students May 1969

What happened to Willie Grimes?Part Two


Dante Miller situation would be attacked by tear rebellion that occurred on the Dr. Claude Barnes commented
Yard Editor gas. campus of A&T was like no other that he did not know Willie Grimes;
Because the gas was so massive rebellion that took place in America. however, had strong opinions
Lets go back to 1969, when it attacked people who were not Rebellions that happened in about the case. I think Willie was
seventeen-year-old Claude involved with the situation. Detroit, Los Angeles, Newark, and trying to get out of the way and was
Barnes was denied his victory as Old Ladies who were just sitting other urban rebellions that took shot in the back of the head. He
senior class president of Dudley on their porch got attacked by it, place youll see fifty black people was basically murdered by police.
High School. the neighboring middle school, or eighty-three black killed. That The Willie Grimes murder case is
He and nine other students Lincoln Junior High, was attacked, didnt happen in Greensboro the oldest cold case in Greensboro.
began to protest and demand the whole community was attacked despite the excessive use of force. According to When the case
the school officials to listen by this gas. Thus, parents and I think part of it is because was first brought out, there were
and negotiate with them for the members of the clergy began to students successfully defended students who wanted to testify
betterment of the students and provide support to the students. themselves, said Barnes. During that they saw it, and none of the
school. Later the high school students the rebellion there was only one policemen wanted to listen them.
However, their peaceful protest marched to North Carolina documented death, Willie Grimes, They discredited their testimony.
turned violent as police began to Agricultural and Technical that had occurred. However, one student, Calvin
get involved with student affairs State University and interrupted He also believes the reason Matthews, did describe what
and attack the students. a conference of the Student why there was a small number occurred May 21st 1969. In a
Other classmates witnessed this Organization of Black Unity, and of casualties was because the Dailey News article. In the article
and got involved which turned nine gained their support. multiclass correlation. Witnesses describe Grimes
protestors into sixty or seventy- Unfortunately, when A&T The community of Greensboro death Matthews commented that
five protestors later shutting down got involved, the police started got involved with protecting their he and Grimes were walking with
the school. patrolling the campus, they ran up young people. a group of friends to get food and
The series of events that and down Market Street with their People from Morning Side that is when he was killed. Grimes
occurred from this would be later shot guns pointed out the window; Homes, people from the south was running behind me and I saw
called the Greensboro Rebellion. threatening people, said Barnes. side, and people of Steward Street him fall.
It was during this rebellion Willie Barnes stated that the students armed themselves and protected Matthews would later learn
Earnest Grimes lost his life as a later armed themselves. the students. There was going to that Grimes was killed after the
bystander. Fortunately, many of the be an ambush on Steward Street gun fires were finished. In the
Grimes was not involved with students came back from Vietnam by the police. article Matthews stated that the
the protest. and had military experience so they The neighbors in Steward Street person who shot him was in a white
Around May 19th the students were patrolling the campus and shot at the police first, and I think unmarked car.
staged a boycott which caused set up nursing stations. Holland five policemen were wounded. After Grimes death, Greensboro
the violence to worsen. They used Hall was used as a main nursing This killed that ambush idea, was under curfew from 8 p.m. to 5
pepper fog machines, which could station so if a student was injured said Barnes. Barnes recalls that a.m..
fog up a whole neighborhood, or shot the nursing students would the Black community had intense
said Dr. Claude Barnes, People provide aid. gunfire, to the point where the
who werent even involved with the Dr. Barnes believes that the night looked like the day.
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3 The A&T Register | ncatregister.com | Wednesday,March 22, 2017

Faith community braces for impact if Trump


slashes social services programs
NANCY MCLAUGHLIN disabled to housing subsidies will not go to the doctor until the Bible speaks of doing for the
Tribune News Service communities receive to help the last moment, he said. least of these.
Mike Murray helped start a homeless. Now we are going to go back He points to a small example of
ministry to the homeless and Some critics call them unnec- to the point where theres this a big impact that churches could
hungry that now includes as essarily cruel. In North Carolina, attitude that people can get own: If every congregation ad-
partners as many as 40 church- some point out, they would be in health care in the emergency opted a homeless person, he
es providing prayer and suste- addition to state cuts in recent room, Guttman said. said, how many people would
nance downtown on weekends. years to unemployment bene- Aleta Payne, deputy execu- still be sleeping on the street?
Hes also a business owner. fits, childcare subsidies, pre-K tive director of the interfaith And there must be a conver-
When he heard about Presi- for at-risk kids and services in N.C. Council of Churches, ticks sation about people who re-
dent Donald Trumps proposed the schools. off a list of things faith groups ceive these benefits.
budget, which cuts billions of Meanwhile, the state lingers already do in their community Im not talking about the el-
dollars to social service pro- at the top of lists related to pov- and how they are often over- derly. In my mind, they and the
grams that help many of the erty and child hunger. whelmed by the need. Many see veterans have paid the price,
people he serves while de- Observers say its going to fall people who have never before Murray said.
creasing the tax burden, he had on a patchwork of nonprofits had to ask for help. But he recalls a conversa-
mixed emotions. and individuals -- those secular They are running food pan- tion hes had, for example, with
He understands the plight and those who are not -- to try tries, running health clinics; someone who gets food stamps.
of the poor better than most, picking up the slack. they are working to serve their The man told him that if he got a
because hes out there among There is no way nonprofits communities at a lot of levels, job he would lose them.
them, offering help. can make up the depths of the Payne said. The scope of what There has to be a bound-
However, he also believes cuts hes doing, said Rabbi this budget would do is beyond ary there that says after a cer-
that the government took on too Fred Guttman of Temple Eman- what I think a lot of faith com- tain time you need to be mak-
many of the responsibilities that uel. Churches, synagogues, munities could sustain. ing your own way, Murray said,
once rested with communities, mosques -- no way. Most of them are doing tre- that teaching a man to fish,
especially people of faith who Guttman, who was leaving a mendous work at the highest (instead of simply giving him
are called by their faith to get hospital visit with a member of level they can, Payne said of one) thing.
involved. his congregation on Friday, said those groups. Payne is hoping that as the
Biblically, the churches are he has many concerns. Government exists to keep budget is discussed, elected
supposed to take care of the el- The saddest thing, and Im us safe and to provide for those leaders remember the weight
derly and the less fortunate and preaching about it tonight, is who cannot, on their own, and that nonprofits and the faith
weve shunned that idea, and the cuts in health care are going so to me, the budgets got to community already work under.
the government has stepped in to cause people to die, Gutt- reflect that, and not just say, If I would hope that before this
and taken over, said Murray, of man said. the faith community did more, proposal went much further,
16 Cents Ministry and Church That is not an irrational this wouldnt be an issue, there would be some deep re-
Under the Bridge. I dont want thought, he said. Doctors see it Payne said. flection over what we are fund-
to come across as cold and all the time when people dont There are little churches in ru- ing and who we are saying no
heartless ... to tell everyone to have health care -- and millions ral places doing everything they to, Payne said.
find your own way. That would will lose policies with this new can but the notion theyre go- If nothing else, when I look at
be stupid on my part. plan, according to the Congres- ing to be able to provide every decisions that are being made, I
Trumps blueprint calls for sional Budget Office. service for folks in need, I dont again come back to (the biblical
spending cuts to social service It could be the woman who know that was ever the case. commandment to) Love one
programs as familiar as mo- has a lump in her breast, or Perhaps in our mythology that another, and I just dont see a
bile meals for the elderly and even a suspicion of something has become the case. lot of love in this budget.
wrong, who, without insurance, When it comes to his faith, the

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Food deserts are closer Homelessness in our
than we thought community
KEASIAH MCLAUGHLIN disappointed at how far around the ALEXIS WRAY Urban Ministries.
Contributor city she has to travel to find a de- Contributor The Homeless count in Guilford
cent healthy meal. County will continue to grow, just
College students who are study- You have to make it a point to Many people are blessed with as it will all over the country.
ing at various schools in Greens- get healthy food, and you have to the privilege of waking up ev- Allowing yourself to be aware of
boro would never think to associ- go really far near Wendover [Av- ery morning with a roof over their available resources can improve
ate the word desert with this city. enue] where it is a nicer area, she heads. the life of so many struggling peo-
Greensboro is always described states. They may even wander into the ple if we strive to volunteer, sup-
as historic and vibrant by peo- However, Smith is luckier than kitchen to find food of their lik- port and help keep the organiza-
ple who come to visit. However, most students. She has a car here ing and then walk into their bath- tions alive.
Greensboro can be considered in Greensboro that she can utilize rooms to find more than what they
a food desert in various places to drive around the city. really need to get ready.
throughout the city. Not every student is fortunate However, there are still plenty Meet The A&T Register
According to the American Nu- enough to have transportation or of other people who cant even Staff
trition Association, a food desert the expense to travel and that traps phantom the last time they were
students into eating the unhealthy able to afford these luxuries.
is defined as a part of the country
Everyday thousands of Ameri- Register Advisor:
that lacks fresh vegetables, fruits, meals available to them. Emily Harris
and other healthy food choices for I feel forced to eat the same cans struggle to find shelter,
the population in that area to con- thing every day, and it is all I can food, and the bare necessities
sume. afford, says Ashlei Randolph, needed to survive. Editor and Chief:
It is a known fact that there are a senior student from Waldorf, The people pushed out by soci- Jana Shaw
few healthy food places in the tri- Maryland. ety and left to fend for themselves
ad area. For example, the campus Food deserts are a community are better known as the homeless. Managing Editor:
of North Carolina Agricultural and problem because they reduce the They come to us in crisis, and Janay Boone
Technical State University is sur- number of food options for people we try to provide short term help
rounded by numerous fast food in the community. Consuming the with long term solutions, so they Yard Editor:
same food is stressful and un- can get back on their feet as
restaurants that provide cheap
quickly as possible, said by Lane Dante Miller
combo meals for students, but the healthy, and there needs to be a
meals are not wholesome or nutri- solution to this problem. Harvey Brown, Director of devel-
opment and communications at Score Editor:
tious. Eating healthily impacts the Dominique Moody
For example, Wendys is fa- quality of peoples lives, and a lack Urban Ministries.
mously known for its 4 for $4 of healthy food options hinders Homelessness in any area is
menu option where customers can people from flourishing through- probable but when people get site Scene Editor:
get a sandwich, fries, nuggets, and out their day. of the numbers in a place where Patrick Battle
a drink for below five dollars. It is imperative for food deserts they live, it makes it a reality.
The fast food restaurants around to be eradicated all over the United In America, the most recent Online Editor:
campus are convenient for college States. According to HowStuff- homeless count accrued 564,708 Tishawna Williams
students on a budget who want to Works, Poor quality foods are also people, and in Guilford County
linked to chronic illnesses, cancer, the amount of homeless people
get away from campus food.
accumulated 949. Design Editor:
These restaurants are what stu- cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Brittany Johnson
dents must choose from because hypertension and even premature The Guilford County population
there is no easy access to healthy death. recorded in 2013 was 506,610.
Solutions for food deserts must Following this census was the ac- Photo Editor:
food. Johnathan Bryant
This is not only the case for N.C. be implemented immediately to cumulation of the homeless count
A&T students but for other stu- solve this community problem. in the Triad area.
dents in surrounding colleges such If there are healthy food choices Several organizations work dil- Copy Editor:
as Bennett College, University near Wendover, they could pos- igently to help resolve and bring Jazmine Gather
of North Carolina at Greensboro, sibly expand to other buildings about a change in the home-
and Guilford Technical Community around the city so that their food is less community: Urban Minis- Copy Desk Chief:
College. more accessible to everyone. tries, Pathways Center, Josephs Jasmine Hooks
Many students are aware that Business owners would also House Inc, YWCA, Leslies House,
they are in a food desert, and it is gain more profit for expanding Blessed Table Food Pantry, Bread
no secret that finding a healthy their services. Overall, everyone of Life Food Pantry, Spartan Open
Pantry, Guilford County Food Contributor meetings are
food choice is difficult. must be aware of the food they held in the General Class
Maiya Smith is a computer en- consume and work to expand their Pantry, etc.
gineering student from Lithonia, food options. We strive to meet people at Room Building
Georgia. their point of need, Lane Harvey in room 328 at 5 p.m.!
She admits she is sometimes Brown, a director of Greensboro