“The we-know-what-is-best bubble forms when officials lose touch with their own institution’s stated goals and with the community’s pulse.”
“Either ‘it’s not broke, so don’t fix it’ (the hunting/fishing amendment); ‘it’ll make things worse while not fixing what’s wrong’ (the victims’ rights amendment); or ‘it’s destroying our balanced government’ (amendments 3–6).”
“Racial discrepancies in traffic stops have roused many in our community to stand up and speak out — and for good reason.”
“It is my suggestion that he admit he needs to grow and to begin to take the lead from the powerful voices that have been speaking to him for years from the African-American community.”
Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
Rev. Dr. William Barber outlined a joint campaign launched by the North Carolina NAACP and Democracy NC to empower voters through supporting access to voting and providing education on key issues.
In the wake of elections last week that maintained conservatives’ firm grip on state power, Rev. William Barber urged progressives in Asheville not to lose faith in the strength of the Moral Monday movement.
An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people showed up for Mountain Moral Monday this evening, filling Pack Square Park and protesting the policies of the North Carolina General Assembly. It was one of the largest demonstrations in Asheville’s recent history. Photo by Julia Ritchey.
As the legislature’s finally ended its long session, opponents of the GOP-dominated General Assembly are taking the Moral Monday protests across the state, including to the core of Asheville at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5.