TCB June 23, 2020 — HYPE(D) Up

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Texas is wack

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Fred Cox Jr. on Netflix

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Showing up at Bookmarks

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HYPE(D) UP Winston-Salem’s line-dancing crew brings the soul by Kaitlynn Havens | pg. 8

UP FRONT | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK: A new day in New Jersey


t’s been forever promise, a full dance floor more and the tide rolling out and then than 40 in, a spectacular sunset breaking years through low clouds to paint the sky since I stepped electric. foot on the AsNo one who was there will ever bury Park boardforget. walk in summer, My daughter had never seen the by Brian Clarey and an awful lot beaches of New Jersey. She’d never has happened in the interim. My been the youngest cousin at a wedUncle Tom was a newlywed then, ding before, never enjoyed all that and had recently bought the house entails. In a couple days she will on Grasmere Avenue. get on an airplane by herself for the Now we’re in New Jersey to first time in her life, landing in a new celebrate the wedding city to take the first of his youngest at tentative steps into No one who was her own future. the chapel out on the grassy point of Sandy These days there’s there will ever Hook, from which, had a pinball museum forget. I brought my binocuon the boardwalk at lars, I could see all the Asbury Park. It was way across the ocean to the Long a lot less crowded the last time I Island beaches where I spent my was here, in the winter, with my dad. childhood summers. It’s 10 bucks for 60 minutes, long So close I can almost touch it. enough for me to get high scores The beach will always remind me on two machines and play the old of my father — his eyes like the sea, mechanical baseball table that also the sand like his hair, his mind on reminds me of my father, ever presthe waves, always. ent, like the soft roar of the ocean. My mother misses his presence On the boardwalk, when I was at the wedding, I can tell. We all do. small, the ocean seemed so very far But it’s tough to mourn the dead away across that vast expanse of when there’s so much evidence of sand. It looks a lot closer now, like I life here on the shoreline: Pregnant can reach out and touch it. women, new babies, young love, a




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Line dancers perform during a H.Y.P.E. dance routine at the William Roscoe Anderson Jr. Community Center in Winston-Salem.

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THURSDAY June 23 6 Tank Series Beer Release — Tank 3 @ Steel Hands Brewing (GSO) 12 p.m.

SATURDAY June 25 Bubble Painting @ High Point Museum (HP) 10 a.m.

SUNDAY June 26 Greensboro Mountain Biking Experience @ Bald Eagle Trail (GSO) 1 p.m.

All experience levels are invited to participate in a bike ride on Bald Eagle Trail, offering beginner instructions on choosing the correct size bike frame, repairing your bike and riding safely along the way. Register on the event page on Facebook.

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Summer Wine Club @ Brewer’s Kettle (HP) 2 p.m. Steel Hands Brewing is releasing six new beers for six weeks and needs your help naming them! This week, try a New England IPA brewed with a special yeast called Cosmic Punch designed to release more fruity flavors, then follow Steel Hands Brewing on Instagram @steelhandsbrewing_gso to find out how to enter the naming contest.

Spill It All Over the Stage @ the Ramkat (W-S) 7:30 p.m.

For one night only, enjoy this free screening of local filmmaker Carissa Joines’ Spill It All Over the Stage at the Ramkat. The documentary concert film features the Vagabond Saints’ Society’s return to live performance with a Rolling Stones tribute.

High Point Museum invites artists of all ages to create their own masterpiece by combining paint and bubbles during this outdoor activity. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure @ Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts (GSO) 10 a.m.

The Brewer’s Kettle invites you to try their summer selection of wines perfect for cooling off in the heat.

National Sports Media Association Convention Book Reading & Signing @ Bookmarks (W-S) 2 p.m.

FRIDAY June 24 Lyrics by the Lake @ Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (W-S) 6 p.m. LB the Poet has partnered with SECCA to bring you Lyrics by the Lake, a series of performances featuring music, spoken word, comedy acts and more. On this day, T. Walker, Flower in Bloom and Sonny Miles will take the stage. Visit the event page on Facebook to purchase tickets.

Punk Rock @ Monstercade (W-S) 7 p.m.

Monstercade invites you to rock out with RATH, Social Infants and other high-energy bands during this punk rock party. Doors open at 7, but the music starts at 8. For more information, head to the event page on Facebook.

Ryder and his team of pups are coming to save the day in Adventure Bay! After finding a secret treasure map, Ryder and the Paw Patrol race to save Cap’n Turbot, who’s trapped in a cavern, and locate the pirate treasure; however, Mayor Humdinger won’t make it that easy. Purchase tickets at

5th annual Triad Vegfest @ Center City Park (GSO) 11 a.m.

The 5th Annual Triad Vegfest, organized by Volunteer In Your Community Inc., aims to educate the public about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, support vegan entrepreneurs and more. Learn more about health and wellness while enjoying live music, games and activities and creations from vendors. Find more information at Send your events to for consideration in City Life and the Weekender.

Sportswriters from the NSMA are stopping by Bookmarks to read and discuss a section of their books, followed by a book signing. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the authors and their books on the event page on Facebook.


NEWS | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022


Hundreds show up to support Drag Queen Storytime at Bookmarks over the weekend



n June 18, more than 100 people showed up at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem to show their support for the Drag Queen Storytime that took place that morning. As reported by Triad City Beat in the past, the storytime event garnered attention from the Forsyth County Republican Men’s group which planned to protest the event after calling it a “perversion.” Dozens of families brought children dressed in rainbow colors and shirts that expressed their support for the LGBTQ+ community on Saturday. A makeshift aisle led from the parking lot to the bookstore’s front door, where they were cheered on by members of the community as they walked by. Despite planning the protest and marketing it widely, only four protesters showed up at the event: three men – two of whom covered their faces with cloth – and one woman. One of the male protesters was identified as Joe Gartrell, a supporter of the Three Percenters ideology and a self-described “western chauvinist,” based on screenshots from Gartrell’s social media accounts. According to the Anti-Defamation League, Three Percenters ideology “supports the idea of a small number of dedicated ‘patriots’ protecting Americans from government tyranny, just as the patriots of the American Revolution protected early Americans from British tyranny.” Supporters of the Three Percenters were reportedly present and wore emblematic gear or symbols during the Jan. 6 insurrection, based on multiple national reports. Despite their presence, Drag Queen Anna Yacht thanked the community for showing up en masse to support the event. “I am so thankful for the love and support that I’ve seen here today from the community,” said Anna Yacht before the reading. “This event is meant to celebrate children’s individuality and to show them it’s okay to express yourself.” — Sayaka Matsuoka


NEWS | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022

As federal waivers for free school meals expire, parents and school districts are forced to plan ahead by Jordan Howse



ederal waivers allowing school districts to provide free breakfast and “With these waivers during the pandemic, we were able to see a second public lunch to all students across the nation will expire June 30. health crisis averted,” Harrell said. “On day one of the shutdown, staff members Food and nutrition services at Guilford County Schools, Winwere out there making sure kids had meals. These waivers were a huge deal and ston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and every other public school they did a lot to defeat the stigma associated with free and reduced lunch.” district in the country will return to pre-pandemic food services, including a price Yoon, who does not qualify for free or reduced lunch, said that her kids greatly tag for lunch meals. benefited from the free meals during lockdown as well as during the school year. Pamela Yoon, a High Point mother with two students in Guilford County “Sometimes my kids took their lunch, but during the pandemic, I’ve let them get Schools, said the problem with returning to pre-pandemic lunch at school,” she said. “It was sort of a relief to not standards is that “post-pandemic” life hasn’t happened yet. have to budget those groceries or that lunch cost anymore. “We’re still in the pandemic,” she said. “It is worse in some We’ll adjust, but I think it’d be very helpful for families to ways because gas is expensive, groceries are expensive and not have that cost.” they are ending a program that helped parents whether they Morgan Wilson, a single mother of three Guilford qualify or not.” County Schools’ students, said it will be difficult for her to Prior to the pandemic, eligibility for free or reduced lunch go back. Wilson worked two jobs pre-pandemic, one as a was determined by income and household size. When in-perserver. When restaurants were shut down, she lost a good son schooling shut down in March 2020, federal waivers portion of her income. allowed school districts to provide free breakfast and school “Free meals were such a blessing,” she said. “Being able lunch to all children ages 0-18, regardless of whether they to pick up a bunch of meals at the same time helped me were public-school students. feed my family when I didn’t really know how I was going Andrew Harrell In addition to providing free meals to all, waivers allowed to.” school districts to provide more meals during the summer and Angie Henry, chief financial officer for Guilford County waived restrictions to how and where meals could be served. These waivers allowed Schools, said that although there are many eligible families, not all take advantage parents to pick up meals at schools while their kids continued remote learning. of the Free School Lunch program, sometimes because of stigma. Andrew Harrell, program manager at No Kid Hungry NC, estimated that more The forms that must be completed to receive free or reduced lunch ask for perthan 200 million children were served by school districts and their community partsonal information including housing, income and household size. Free meals for all ners. helped those families who may have felt ashamed of that information still get meals

With these waivers during the pandemic, we were able to see a second public health crisis averted.


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for their children. “When the pandemic started in 2020 we realized very quickly the need for our students,” Henry said. “We’ve had an idea but to see the cars lined up to receive meals illustrated to us how great the need is for our community.” Alicia Crews, district manager with Chartwells K-12 Food Services and liaison with Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools, said family financial situations have not improved since the start of the pandemic, only exacerbated by supply chain issues and inflation. “The need isn’t going to change,” she said. “The price of everything is soaring, some people are just getting back to work so there may be some challenge for families who may now have to pay for these meals.” Both school districts advised eligible families to fill out the form for free or reduced lunches for the 2021-22 school year; filing ended June 9. Free and reduced meal applications will be available Aug. 1 for families to complete to become eligible for free/reduced meals in the 2022-2023 school year. Both Guilford County and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have begun hosting summer meal program sites for families to eat breakfast and lunch, although all meals must be eaten on site this year. No Kid Hungry NC also has a list of summer meal locations at Pre-pandemic, about 62 percent of students in Guilford County Schools and about 59 percent in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools qualified for free or reduced lunch. Nationally, nearly 30 million students received free or reduced-price school meals. Data also shows that 90 percent of school districts participated in the free school lunch and summer programs during the pandemic. According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, about 13 percent of people in Guilford and Forsyth counties are food insecure. The organization’s research shows that kids who do not get enough to eat are at an increased risk of health conditions such as anemia and asthma. Children who miss meals also may experience difficulties in school and other social situations like arts or athletics. National data also shows disparities in food insecurity for children based on race and disability. According to a national survey conducted in 2019-20 by the National Center for Health Statistics, the percentage of children who lived in food-insecure households was higher for non-Hispanic Black (18.8 percent) than Hispanic (15.7 percent) children, and higher for both non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children than for non-Hispanic White children (6.5 percent). A greater percentage of children with disability — 19.3 percent — also lived in food-insecure households compared with children without disability (9.8 percent). Despite these glaring statistics, Congress opted not to extend the waivers in its $1.5 trillion spending bill. “I’m hoping that if the federal government can’t do anything, that the state can find a way to provide universally free school meals at no cost to families,” Henry said. In recent months, the North Carolina legislature has introduced bills in the state House and state Senate that would make lunch and breakfast free for all students. All of the bills, which currently have stalled in committees, would be effective July 1 if passed. Harrell said that the end of the waivers is going to be challenging and staff are going to have to continue being creative to help families. “We’ve always been of the mindset that these means should be free for all students,” he said. “We provide them with desks, chairs and other things they need to learn. Food is a part of that. A hungry kid can’t learn.”

EDITORIAL The un-Americans


ast week in Texas, the state Republican party announced its official platform. It included positions on LGBTQ+ Americans — “an abnormal lifestyle choice” — and the 2020 Election, claiming Joe Biden’s victory as “illegitimate.” There’s more: repealing the Minimum Wage Act, waiving the requirement of going to law school before practicing law, opting out of Social Security… there are more than 30 pages of this batshit, 337 items including, ironically, No. 63: “Keep oath to the Constitution,” which itself contradicts many of the party’s aims. These are mainstream views in today’s GOP, now less of a political party and more of an enemy of the state. They may be draped in American flags, they may have the word “patriot” stitched on their clothing or tattooed on their skin, they may have law enforcement or military experience, may even currently hold elected office. But they hate this country. They hate its institutions, like public schools or Medicaid or libraries — not to mention the US Congress, which was overrun on Jan. 6 by right-wing insurrectionists bent on disrupting one of our most American traditions: The peaceful

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transfer of power. They hate our traditions, like not going to church, accurately counting votes or being gay. And they hate our country’s promise of equality — a broken promise, yes, but still technically enforceable because it is most definitely written down somewhere. They hate our Constitution, even as they say they’re willing to fight or die for it. Because you can’t love this country when you’re trying to shut it down. You can’t be a patriot if you don’t believe in the law. You can’t love America and hate Americans at the same time. And this is coming from Texas, one of the biggest and most populist states in the country. The fact is that most of us want to find out more about the elected officials involved in the planning of Jan. 6. Most of us want to see Trump charged with crimes relating to the events of that day. More than 7 percent of us identify as LGBTQ+ — and another 7 percent are likely closeted. None of us can survive alone on a wage of less than $15 per hour. And all of us benefit from strong public schools. Even, and especially, in Texas.

OPINION | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022


They hate our Constitution, even as they say they’re willing to fight or die for it.

John Cole


CULTURE | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022


Believe the HYPE:

Line-dancing as affirmation by Kaitlynn Havens JULIET COEN

Pamela Benton, co-intructor of the H.Y.P.E. dance group, laughs during a routine at the William Roscoe Anderson Jr Community Center in Winston-Salem.



n iPhone lays on the floor at the half-court line of the William R. individual flair. Anderson Jr. Community Center basketball court. It’s connectThat presents an opportunity to move in celebration. ed via bluetooth to a speaker, its sounds competing with the Florence Pridgen says, “I retired from the USDA Forest Service. I was echoes of the balls that are being bounced out to clear space walking with a cane at that point.” for the group that’s coming in. The Isley Brothers’, “Move Your Body” sets She began line dancing as a way to exercise, a hobby in retirement. the tone. The group trickling in, filling the bleachers with bodies and the Today, the cane she once used is gone. She rides a motorcycle to class, room with laughter, is the HYPE Soul Line Dance Crew. dances in the front of the room and adds an extra turn when the music Founded by Carla “BeautifulSoul” Matthews and her son Tyke Matthews moves her. in 2012, the crew is an “urban line-dancing” group based out of southeast HYPE’s stories of community and empowerment were met with devasWinston-Salem. Its devout members, predomitation during the global pandemic. Matthews nantly Black women ranging in age and socioexplains, “COVID actually hit at the peak of [line economic background, meet twice a week for a dancing] convention season. We had convenfellowship they characterize as “an addiction.” tions down South, up North. People were dancIt’s camaraderie. “It’s a good relief from work,” explains HYPE ing together not knowing they had COVID. We I use it mostly just to forget. member Jennifer Fisher “It’s camaraderie. I use lost hundreds of line dancers. It did a number on it mostly just to forget. It’s my whoosah.” the line-dancing community.” It’s my whoosah. Twenty-two dancers move in unison to songs A move to virtual classes across the country Jennifer Fisher like Yolanda Adams,’ “Already Alright” and Color was the only way for these groups to stay conMe Badd’s “Sex You Up.” When a new member nected. falls behind or trips on their steps, a veteran “We missed it so much; We went so long dancer joins them until they’re back on track. without dancing,” she says. “When things started “Fake it till you make it!” someone yells over Toni Braxton. Instructors opening back up, when everyone started coming back, we started doing the shout out steps like “The Temptations” — a rendition of David Ruffin’s classics again. It was like a big family reunion.” step-to-turn, or “Creep” after TLC’s side-step with arms going the opposite Classic dances are now met with new choreography, and younger choredirection of bodies. The dances are all repetitive motions, cycled continuographers. Kaihja “Ja Ja” Matthews, Carla Matthews’ daughter, has been ously through varying songs. dancing and creating since she was 10. Tyke Matthews, co-founder and “Put some sprinkle on it!” shouts Matthews, directing the group to add lead choreographer of HYPE created the HYPE Loop which crossed interna-

tional borders when line-dancers in Germany began dancing it. “You can be at an airport, or at the club, and a song comes on, a regular song,” Matthews explains. “To us, it’s a line-dancing song. You know who the line-dancers are.” HYPE line-dancers attend classes together, travel to conventions together, celebrate anniversaries and birthdays together. After no specified amount of time, each is christened with a nickname. Shawna is “Rowdy,” both in her surname and the way she dances. Florence Pridgen is referred to as “Flow Rider.” Pamela Lewis Holland is lovingly called “Side Eye,” for the way she checks her steps. Wearing a teal shirt that reads “I Make Sweat Look Good,” co-instructor Pamela Benton reaches her arms to either side of the room, fills the court with her voice as she yells, “What’s my name?!” “Smooth!” the group responds. “That’s how we gonna dance it.”

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HYPE classes are free to attend, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:30 to 9:00pm at the William R. Anderson Jr. Community Center.






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CULTURE | JUNE 23 - 29, 2022

CULTURE New Netflix documentary about civil rights attorney Ben Crump highlights Fred Cox case by Sayaka Matsuoka


Attorney Ben Crump stands next to Fred Cox Jr.s’ mother, Tenicka Shannon, at a rally in High Point in June 2021.


enicka Shannon falls in front of the steps of a brick church, her As the film opens, a woman’s voice can be heard calling Crump’s phone. back towards the camera. She’s surrounded by family and loved “Yes, I’m calling, well, I don’t really know where to start,” says the woman ones who have come to support her as she approaches the as the documentary transcribes the conversation on a black screen. “My exact location where her son, Fred Cox Jr., was shot and killed cousin was just murdered by a Minneapolis police officer; his name is by a Davidson County sheriff’s deputy on Nov. 8, 2020. Right before ShanGeorge Perry Floyd.” non makes it to the steps, another woman can be heard in the background The case acts as a throughline as Crump and his team work with Floyd’s crying, “Oh god, I can’t go in there.” family to sue the city of Minneapolis and the “My baby, my only baby,” Shannon cries as she four former police officers who were involved in falls at the steps. “He took my only baby.” Floyd’s murder. As the documentarians capture The scene is short but powerful, coming an hour Crump’s fight for the Floyd family, the story of and 13 minutes into a new documentary that began how he became a civil rights attorney plays out on streaming on Netflix earlier this week. The film, Civthe screen. Snippets of him as an Omega Psi Phi Tenicka Shannon il: Ben Crump, is an hour-and-41-minute work that fraternity brother during his time at Florida State captures the life of civil rights attorney Benjamin University and his early days as an attorney give Crump during 2020-21. context to Crump’s life. In the beginning, Crump exCrump has garnered national recognition over the last decade for taking plains that he and his partner took on all kinds of cases so they could pay on high-profile civil rights cases in which unarmed Black people have been rent. But over time, he made a name for himself by representing those who killed by police, the most famous of which being the George Floyd case. were killed by law enforcement. One of the first cases taken on by Crump

He took my only baby.


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that captured national attention was the case of Trayvon Martin. “Trayvon Martin prepared me for George Floyd,” Crump says. In April 2012, Martin’s family won their wrongful-death suit after it was settled for an undisclosed amount. A little more than a year later, in June and July 2013, George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer, was acquitted of all charges. And that push and pull of justice acts as the main conflict within the film. As a civil attorney, Crump talks plainly about how his role isn’t to try and bring criminal charges against individuals. “There are only so many things we can do as private lawyers,” Crump says in the film. “We don’t have the power to arrest anyone. We don’t have the power to charge anybody for crime. The only thing I can do is make a jury give financial compensation as a measure of accountability, as a measure of justice.”

There are only so many thing we can do as private lawyers. Ben Crump On March 12, 2021, Crump and his team won their wrongful death lawsuit after the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $27 million in the George Floyd case. At the time, Crump called it the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in U.S. history.” On April 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin, Floyd’s killer, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter to become the first white Minnesota police officer to be convicted of murdering a Black person. In June 2021, he was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison. In August 2021, Crump and his team filed a civil lawsuit against the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and deputy Michael Shane Hill in the killing of Fred Cox Jr. “Nineteen-year-old Frederick Cox Jr.’s name joins that row of our teenage Black boys who have been killed and nobody has been held accountable,” Crump says at a press conference captured in the film. “....[T]he question is: Why do police in America keep shooting Black people unnecessarily? Frederick Cox, shot in the back.” The complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina includes six counts including the use of excessive force by Hill, as well as a Monell claim alleging a pattern of practices and behaviors by the Davidson County Sheriff’s office that violate the civil rights of individuals. The complaint includes a wrongful-death claim and negligence as well as a survival battery and negligence claim, all of which attempt to show that Hill “caused malicious and needless bodily harm and reasonable care was not taken to prevent those injuries,” according to the press release. The civil suit is still ongoing. As far as being a part of the film, Shannon said she’s happy that her son’s case will get more exposure but she wishes he was known for something other than his death. “It’s great to know that his case will be known worldwide,” Shannon told TCB. “However it’s sad, difficult and heartbreaking that Fred Cox has to be known because of an officer that used unnecessary deadly force to rectify a situation that my son was not even a part of. Why Fred? This is a question that I’ve had since 11-8-2020.” To learn more about the Fred Cox case, go to our website. Civil: Ben Crump is currently streaming on Netflix.



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CROSSWORD ‘Any Day Now’ — just not that day. by Matt Jones

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