Category: Opinion

A House Is Not a Home

Homelessness gets a lot of press throughout the world. Asheville surely gets its share. Today we have yet another committee looking at the problem of Read more »

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We Have to Do Better!

For the last 25 years, we, the American people, have been sold a bill of goods! Dr. Errington Thompson   The pitch, on one level, Read more »

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Court Ruling on Race Not a Death Knell For School Excellence

Civil rights organizations and the top Democratic presidential candidates lambasted the Supreme Court’s narrow ruling that jettisoned the racial balance plans in the Louisville and Read more »

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US Attorney Scandal – Worth Further Investigation

Dr. Errington Thompson Just because something is complex does not mean it’s not understandable. The U.S. Attorney scandal is confusing. The question is, what’s going Read more »

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Untangling the Myth of Hair

From the time of the African Diaspora until the present day, there persists the myth that kinky (black) hair, nappy curly hair is something to Read more »

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Know Your ABC’s

by Damarcus Jones We have had the N-Word for centuries. We have the F-Word, believed to be of Anglo-Saxon origin. While F-Word has a sexual Read more »

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Asheville Isn’t Amsterdam!

Dr. Carl Mumpower On March 23 the Asheville Civic Center hosted a concert event in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium featuring the group “Rat Dog”.  It Read more »

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Some of the Children Are Not Well – And Neither Are Some of the Adults

Dr. Timothy F. Johnson Perhaps the question we adults need to be asking ourselves is why aren’t the children well? What have we failed to Read more »

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Why Imus Won’t Be Fired, Despite Racial Comments

Earl Ofari Hutchinson The reaction was swift and justifiably angry to shock jock Don Imus’s latest racist crack that the Rutgers women’s basketball players were Read more »

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Our Leaders Came To Do Good, But…

Charles Martinez By Charles MartinezHave African-Americans and other minorities stayed the course of unity, collaboration, and equality? Or, have we, as segmented entities bought into Read more »

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