Category: BackTalk

Local NAACP News – May 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – On April 28, 2016, President Obama nominated former NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, currently Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on Read more »

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The Bill for a Charitable Action

by Cecil Bothwell, Asheville City Council Member As you may have seen on TV or in the daily paper, when the parking fee system failed Read more »

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Recent Voter Challenges

By Nelda Holder On March 27, a “voter challenge” hearing took place at the Buncombe County Board of Elections that evidenced some strengths and weaknesses Read more »

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An Unheard Voice – Cost over Kids

by Sara Brown As discussion continues about the massive costs of building two new schools in the Asheville City Schools district, a significant large portion Read more »

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Water System Merger Hurts All

by David G. Nutter In this time of fiscal crisis, the takeover of the Asheville water system proposed by the state and MSD will do Read more »

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Continue the Dialogue

The Urban News recently featured an interesting program about Thomas Wolfe’s story “The Child by Tiger.” The event was well attended, attracting many black and Read more »

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Support for Victims of Sexual Violence

Dear Ms. Grant, I believe in this day and age, there are so many hot topics on the rise that some of them get pushed Read more »

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Author of “Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers”

Brooke Allen, author of Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers (2006, Ivan R. Dee), will lecture about the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) among our Read more »

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A Bit of History for Black History Month

by Mario diCesare Many years ago, in Binghamton NY, I was the spokesman for the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality. In September Read more »

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Goombay! 2009 and in the Future

We are blessed… another year, another moment in time, another community reunion, another opportunity and gift to celebrate our African/Caribbean Heritage and Culture… Our Goombay! Read more »

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