Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: Stephen Curry–underrated no more

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – In my hometown of Davidson, almost everyone worships the same god. A basketball playing-god named Stephen Curry. When Curry first came to town in 2006, he worked many miracles and gained many followers…

Change North Carolina’s flag?

By Chapel Hill, NC – Does North Carolina need a new state flag? Yes, say two North Carolina State University students, Wyat Hamilton and Adam Fleischer. A few weeks ago, they told the Raleigh News & Observer that the current…

One on One: Mixed-race ads in changing times

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By D.G. Martin Chapel hill, NC – Have you seen Jonathan Lawson on television as he praises Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company? Recently, he has been on air constantly repeating that the most important things about the three P’s of…

One on One: Did we learn anything?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Was it all in vain? Were the things we did over the last three years attempting to stem the COVID epidemic worthwhile? Or was it a useless, unnecessary effort? Novak Djokovic, probably the…

One on One: Books to movies

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Why aren’t more North Carolina books made into movies? We ask ourselves even though the film, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” based on the popular book set in North Carolina was a great success…

A great black-owned barbecue in trouble

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Two years ago a Durham restaurant, Backyard Barbecue, gained national attention for being featured in “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” by Adrian Miller. Miller believes that the story of…

One on One: Not interested in character

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “We’re not Really Interested in Character” is the title of a chapter in a 1987 book about the corruptive nature of political fundraising. The recent attacks on the character of Georgia’s U.S. Senate…