Category: Our Town

Decision 2016

by Johnnie Grant Making a Choice That Matters Voting is a fundamental process that keeps our system of government working. As with every election the Read more »

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Voting Gears Up in North Carolina

In early August, the Supreme Court refused to overturn the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that threw out most of the 2013 NC Voter Read more »

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A Nation in Crisis

by Johnnie Grant – The growing national wave of shooting deaths of black men has put our nation on high alert. As cities erupt in Read more »

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Reading Between the Legislative Lines

By Nelda Holder – Two mid-May bills in the NC General Assembly, House Bill 1086 and Senate Bill 873, serve as examples of what might Read more »

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Seniors are the Fastest-Growing Population Segment in the United States

by Urban News Staff in collaboration with Annie Butzner Asheville hosted a “Senior Suffrage” march downtown recently to guarantee older residents their right to vote. Read more »

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The Potential Fallout of HB 2

It’s More Than Bathroom Politics by Johnnie Grant – Many people are upset about NC-HB 2, because the implications are more far-reaching than for transgendered Read more »

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Missing Persons

Where are the Minorities in WNC Nursing Professions? By Sherri L. McLendon – During serious illness or at end of life, patients feel more comfortable Read more »

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Julia Nooe: Living Her Truth

by Julie Parker – Julia Nooe is a woman who lives her truth, from graduate studies in New Orleans and New York, to her clinical Read more »

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Rewinding Asheville’s Black History

by Dan Kochakian – “Motown of the South” and the Illustrious Mason James Agency. The Southside of Asheville had a prominent place among centers of Read more »

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Native Son Rodney L. Johnson to Keynote MLK Prayer Breakfast

The MLK Prayer Breakfast takes place on Saturday, January 16. The event commemorates the late Clara Jeter with the theme, “A Call to Service.” For Read more »

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