This season the Maria V. Howard Arts Center welcomed a traveling exhibition celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of Black Women: Women of a New Tribe. The 12 local women portrayed by famed photographer, Jerry Taliaferro, represent the Black American Woman in many of her social and physical manifestations. Each woman photographed has made a significant impact on the great city of Rocky Mount, NC.
You've read the book by by Ntozake Shange; you've seen the movie directed by Tyler Perry; now see the stage play live at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center! Through words and movement, this play presents the stories of 7 different women. But truthfully, these are the stories of all women, and all people.
Rocky Mount crime is down, and it’s no accident. In 2013 The Rocky Mount Police Department proactively established programs designed to work with its citizens in reducing crime. And the numbers don’t lie: it’s working!
· Burglaries decreased by over 4%
· Aggravated assaults decreased by 25%
· Homicides decreased by 50%
Check out these new programs in Rocky Mount policing and see why our community engagement initiatives are so successful in lowering crime and educating this wonderful community of ours.