Feb. 3, 2016 07:32
That’s where circumstances led me last week when I found myself departing Winston- Salem just before noon on Thursday to head to Wilkesboro. We’d been invited to Wilkes Community College to participate in a reading of fiction from a collection published late last year....
Jan. 27, 2016 09:07
I lined up at left tackle in seventh grade and was by far the biggest player on the team. There was one other white boy close to my size, he may have been six foot, but I was 6’4”. There was one black boy who, while nowhere near six feet tall, was easily twice as wide as me....
Jan. 20, 2016 08:11
A contest between the guy who wants to build a wall across the Mexican border, round up the Muslims and force Apple Computers to make their products in America and the guy willing to speak the truths we all feel in our hearts regarding the economic inequality killing the spirit of the masses, now that’s the contest we need in 2016 for the future of America. ...
Jan. 13, 2016 07:29
I’m thinking my white privilege began in 1977 when I was introduced to Officer Friendly while attending Old Town Elementary School on Reynolda Road. Officer Friendly didn’t shoot me or cause me bodily injury. He was nice, and friendly, and gave me a good impression of police....
Jan. 6, 2016 07:59
My childhood coincided with the glory days of Alabama football and the man in the hounds tooth hat who roamed the sidelines like a demigod. He was actually bigger than God to me at the time, being that I knew more about Paul “Bear” Bryant than I did that unknown deity looming somewhere in the great beyond....
Dec. 23, 2015 09:44
I was considering writing a column about walking up Elm Street early Sunday afternoon from the Mellow Mushroom to Center City Park and how our family crossed paths with two homeless guys sleeping in doorways and three panhandlers begging for change......
Dec. 16, 2015 08:02
“They are even attacking those of us who had a Muslim parent who don’t even practice Islam!” This was a tweet I sent to support progressive political cartoonist Pat Bagley of “The Salt Lake Tribune” in response to his editorial cartoon in which an......
Dec. 9, 2015 08:29
When he made the overly offensive remark that he could not hire me if I could not comply with his religious beliefs, I asked myself why am I still participating in this train wreck of an interview? So, I grabbed my keys, shook his hand, and politely wished him well with his search....
Dec. 2, 2015 08:03
I can’t rightly say that she “lost” her battle with colorectal cancer when she ultimately slipped into eternity on a gorgeous October day because she was the one who won....
Nov. 25, 2015 08:16
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m most thankful for opportunities. That answer covers a wide range Chanel Davis and I think it should. The opportunity to see another morning, be in good health and have a chance to love and care for my family should be included....

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