HOA demands Raleigh woman's Black Lives Matter sign be removed, neighbors rally in support

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Kadra Hendricks' neighborhood looks a little different now.

"I was expecting a lot of backlash, but we got the total opposite," Hendricks said.

Flags and signs are scattered throughout the neighborhood to show their support after Hendricks was asked to remove her Black Lives Matter sign.

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"I get this email from the HOA saying the sign was breaking the rules and I needed to take it down," Hendricks said.

Hendricks' neighbors immediately acted.

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An Apex mom was appalled by the response she got from a neighbor, who happens to be an Apex police officer, over the Christmas card she sent out this year.

"I did go ahead and I went on Amazon and ordered a flag because the HOA doesn't say anything about flags," said Kristen Argent, a neighbor.

And she wasn't alone. Many neighbors rallied behind Hendricks with their own flags too.
"That's really how this community has felt to me for years since I've lived here. I'm so glad to see our neighbors coming out in support," said Jordan Dolfi, neighbor.

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A reason for the season or an HOA violation? A north Raleigh family would've never thought a cross being used as a Christmas decoration as a point of contention for their neighborhood.

And it's made the Hendricks family feel right at home.

"It's a beautiful thing, honestly. It's like one bad apple does not spoil a bunch," Hendricks said.

Eyewitness News did reach out to the management company that acts as the HOA and we have not heard back yet.
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