Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.
By Megan V. Williams
Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.
Wilmington, NC – Marva Mapson Robinson has been thrilling audiences across the country with her soprano renditions of classical, spiritual and gospel classics. WHQR's Sam Burke caught up with her to talk about her life and music.
Wilmington, NC – The final map prioritizes student proximity to their schools, except in the case of two downtown elementaries. Snipes and Freeman would otherwise have become predominantly African American. Under the plan, they'll turn into magnet schools focusing on arts and foreign language, with only 40% of their students coming from surrounding neighborhoods.
Wilmington, NC – Brunswick Community College is looking to start up a baseball program as a way to get more men enrolled in college.
Campuses across the country are seeing more women than men enrolled in college. It's a trend found at Brunswick Community College where president Stephen Griener says men make up 30% of the college's student body.