Category: Opinion

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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Black History Month – So What Am I Supposed to Do With That?

Dr. Errington Thompson February is Black history month. It’s kind of like a long version of Martin Luther King’s birthday. I never am quite sure Read more »

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Hard Lessons from the Duke Rape Case

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Durham, North Carolina District Attorney Mike Nifong should do the right thing, cut his losses and drop the remaining charges of kidnapping Read more »

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We Are All Racist: Matters in Black and White

Patricia Digh By Patricia DighIn 1979, the year that five people were killed by the KKK on a downtown street during a Klan rally in Read more »

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Opinion: Happy Holiday$ = buy, Buy, BUY!

Dr. Errington Thompson I was driving to work early on the morning after Thanksgiving last year. Normally at 5:45 a.m., traffic is nonexistent. Yet, I Read more »

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Opinion: My First Car

by Roy Harris For our younger generation who’s looking for that Christmas present parked outside, instead of under the tree. Well… I’ve got a story Read more »

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Would Dr. King Really Have Been a Republican?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Civil rights leaders, black Democrats, and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele went ballistic when they heard a woman in a 60-second radio Read more »

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