Raleigh May 5, 2020 Governor Roy Cooper today signed Executive Order No. 138 to modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 1 of slowly easing certain COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, May 8 at 5 pm. Certain businesses remain closed as the state continues battling COVID-19. “COVID-19 is still a serious threat to our… Read More →
Original article published by The History Channel on 23 October 2009 Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Tuesday, May 5 in 2020,… Read More →
Ahh yes, Cinco de Mayo. The one time a year, America appropriates Mexican culture disguised as a “cultural celebration.” Cinco de Mayo is most certainly NOT a Mexican holiday, let alone their independence day (which happens to be 16 September 1810). The following article Please Don’t Wear A Sombrero: What Cinco De Mayo Really Means,… Read More →
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by: Chris Liu-Beers, Former Program Associate Farmworkers play a vital role in cultivating the food we eat every day, and North Carolina has one of the largest farmworker populations in the nation. even though 85% of our fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested by hand, farmworkers remain largely invisible. OVERVIEW OF FARM WORK Agricultural labor… Read More →