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August 26, 2014, No comments

About 100 people gathered on of Pack Square wearing red and protesting police brutality and racial injustice late Sunday evening in a precursor to a larger rally scheduled for Aug. 30.

A photo, thought to have been taken in the 1940s, of children who attended the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School.  Photo courtesy of Mars Hill University

Rural Heritage Museum to open exhibit on African Americans’ education in WNC

August 22, 2014, No comments

The exhibition traces the history of African Americans' education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Recons ...

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, Comments Off

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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Asheville forum spotlights law enforcement’s use of force policies

August 9, 2014, 1 Comment

Asheville Police Chief William Anderson and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke at length at the forum on how law enforcement should and should n ...

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    Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths
    May 29, 2014, Comments Off

    In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slightly better in Buncombe County, with African-American infants twice as likely to die befor ...