Thoughts after submitting our “Humanitarian Awards” news release…

Last Wednesday night, my husband finished editing and handed my draft for the “Hats Off” newspaper submission back to me. “You need an ‘s’ on finalists in the first paragraph, but what I really notice,” he pointed out, “is how many names are in this report.” Yes, the newspaper story submitted Thursday this week had oodles of names—but, too many?

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Bernie Sanders and Me—and All the Rest of Us Privileged White People

This past week, Bernie Sanders got caught with his white foot in his mouth. Of the current presidential aspirants, Sanders is probably the one I admire most. I hadn’t expected such insensitivity from this consistently liberal and intelligent politician. On economic and many other issues, he represents me well. I gasped as I heard his brusque reply to the Black

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Historical First: NC NAACP Jackson County Branch at Greening Up the Mountains

On Saturday, April 25, 2014, at WNC’s annual GUTM Spring festival, the Jackson NC NAACP branch presented the history of its first year—and also multiple opportunities for the public to participate. Archival displays and other information boards, such as the changes in voting rights, attracted many visitors to NC NAACP Branch 54AB-b’s latest “Come See Who We Are” presentation. Joyce

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