Category: Opinion

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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Running Against the Undocumented

We Americans used to run political races against each other: The Republicans blamed the Democrats for all our problems, or the Democrats blamed the Republicans. Read more »

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Letters to the Editor – September 2006

Dear Ms. Grant: You and your colleagues are publishing a very important tabloid, each issue featuring thorough, thoughtful alternatives to sound-bite journalism. My wife, Margaret, Read more »

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A Divider, Not A Uniter

For five years Dr. Carl Mumpower has been an effective member of Asheville City Council.He has staked out strongly conservative positions as a vehement opponent Read more »

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Peace and the City, #2

Moving on from older religions, especially extending from the shalom contribution of Judaism, for “Peace and the City #2” we turn to the evolution of Read more »

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