Happy New Year!

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Heartfelt thanks to all who supported Black Wide-Awake in 2018 through likes, comments, shares, tips and leads, and other feedback. This blog is my gift to my hometown, but the love and knowledge I’ve gained in return is immeasurable. I’m deeply grateful.

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Here are some 2018 stats:

579 posts

84,877 views (best ever: 1046 on April 20)

28,198 visitors (from 100 countries)

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Top 5 most popular posts:

“Wide A-wa-ake Love!” – the Wilson roots of Tupac Shakur.

The Harris brothers.

The Klan comes to Wilson.

Snaps, no. 39: unknown man.

The Samuel H. and Annie W. Vick family.

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Some of my favorites (so many, but…):

Anatomy of a Photograph: East Nash Street.

The Round House reborn.

It’s got a little twang to it.

The demise of Grabneck, pt. 2.

The 100th Anniversary of the Colored Graded School boycott.

‘Hoods.

A sacred space for truth-telling.

Mary Euell and Dr. Du Bois.

Play with all your might.

A charge of “negro blood.”

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Happy Emancipation Day!

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