Community members and neighborhood residents are organizing to protect Hiatt Street Mobile Home Park in Greensboro, NC. Photo from Siembra NC.

It has finally turned cold in Greensboro. A mother is walking her children bundled up in sweatshirts and hats down the broken sidewalk toward the school bus. The neighborhood’s work trucks left hours ago, before the sun came up, as adults left for their jobs.

It feels like any day…

I had a neighbor who ran over a child with his truck. It was purely an accident. The child died. The whole neighborhood was devastated.

My neighbor never drove again. His truck sat on flat tires out back rusting out. He ended up losing his job as a construction foreman…

Crossing divides in small Southern towns.

Yesterday, I was in a small Southern town, the type of town with the court house at the square where the cars drive slow and old timers sit outside the soda shop and the waiter in the diner always says “God bless you, honey pie” when I tip him for…

Soul City, North Carolina

Photo tken in Spring 2006 by w:User:Tijuana Brass. Released in the public domain.

I felt a little silly making everyone ride with me 20 minutes off the highway to an overgrown cul-de-sac with a crumbling curb. “Where are the houses?” my buddy asked. The once-cleared lots were slowly being taken back over by scrub trees. “They were never built,” I say. …

This billboard is currently off the state highway in my town, put up by a local realtor working at a mainstream realty company. The billboard reads “Tired of the Plandemic? Move to the country!” and has an image of Pepe the Frog holding a phone.

The other day, a friend sent me a photo of the billboard from the side of the road in my hometown. It was put up by a local realtor and read: “Tired of the Plandemic? Move to the country!” and implored viewers to contact him. Next to the text was…

“Fast food strike and protest for a $15/hour minimum wage at a McDonalds restaurant” by Fibonacci Blue is licensed under CC BY 2.0

It’s 6:30 AM and I am sitting on my porch steps with a cup of coffee. In 10 minutes I’ll go inside to start breakfast for my son. I can tell time by the movements of my neighbors. The woman wearing scrubs up the street cranks her Buick; the housekeeper…

That night behind Heritage House as people tried to move out. Photo by author.

Six years ago yesterday, when I arrived at the Heritage House Apartments after work, it looked like the building was being turned inside out. Garbage and people’s belongings lay all around the foundation where they had been dropped out the windows onto the ground below.

Pickup trucks were backed up…

Gwen Frisbie-Fulton

Mother. Southerner. Storyteller. Bread and Roses. #race #class #poverty #gender #equity #children #egalitarianorganizing #bottomupstorytelling *views my own*

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