UNCA Employment Opportunities – May 2016

Current Job Opportunities Assistant Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid Culture of Results Evaluation/Communication Coordinator Director of Service Learning and Community Citizenship Director of State Read more »

Buncombe County Government – Employment Opportunities

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May 2016 Positions available: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department Detention Officer I & Dispatcher I Go to:  www.buncombecounty.org to search current job listings

Seniors are the Fastest-Growing Population Segment in the United States

Seniors in and around our region want to see their local, state, and federal dollars put to better use 
in order to include more help and services for older citizens.  Photo: Urban News

by Urban News Staff in collaboration with Annie Butzner Asheville hosted a “Senior Suffrage” march downtown recently to guarantee older residents their right to vote. Read more »

Isaac Coleman Remembered

On Tuesday, May 10, western North Carolina lost one of its most valued civil rights activists and community leaders, when Isaac Coleman lost a brief, Read more »

Asheville Federation of Negro Women’s Club Host Annual Event

Ms. Marrasia Demory-Payton was crowned “Lil Miss Federated Lady” of 2016.

The Asheville Federation of Negro Women’s Clubs held its annual Pink Tea and fashion show on March 28, 2016 at the Friendship Community Center. Ms. Read more »

Don’t Swim with the Sharks!

By Maceo Keeling – It seems that I’m always looking for ways to make ends meet. We’re all constantly juggling our funds to make certain Read more »

Local NAACP News – May 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – On April 28, 2016, President Obama nominated former NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, currently Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on Read more »

The Lineup: Legislators Go to Bat for 2016 Short Session

By Nelda Holder – Since returning to Raleigh on April 25 for the what’s known as the “short session” in its 2015-2016 existence, the NC Read more »

Diversity Recruitment Boosts Minority Enrollment A-B Tech

Phyllis Utley, Diversity Recruiter for A-B Tech.

Phyllis Utley, A-B Tech’s first Diversity Recruiter, focuses on helping underserved communities learn about the college and its programs, as well as helping students navigate Read more »

MHO Expands Affordable Housing Staff

S. Antanette Mosley, Director of Resource Development

Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) has expanded its affordable housing and community development staff. Asheville native S. Antanette Mosley became the new Director of Resource Development Read more »

Sorority Celebrates 108th Founders’ Day

Seated: (L-R) Sandry Gaillard, Vernell Woldu, Sandra Anderson, Mary Harmon, Cora Harper, 
Willie Vincent. 2nd row: Raynetta Waters, Jacqueline King, Gwendolyn Whitfield, Brenda Wilkerson, Verita Woods, Sarah Williams, Phala Franks, Barbara James. 3rd row: Sheron Craig, 
Zakiya Bell-Rogers, Dorothy Johnson, Berta McCallum, Alberta Drane.

By Berta McCallum & Sarah Williams Theme: Launching New Dimensions of Service The Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, celebrated Founders’ Read more »

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Presents 2016-17 Debutantes

Madison Newborn

Beta Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presented three young women at their 64th Debutante presentation. The event was held on Saturday, Read more »

Asheville Chapter of the Links Award Scholarships

Raekwon Griffin

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Asheville Chapter of the Links held their annual White Rose Luncheon. The Links continued the important tradition of awarding Read more »

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Guy Sayles, D.Min., Asst. Professor of Religion at Mars Hill University

By Rebecca Wells Partnership has been helping WNC communities for 20 years access and afford professional counseling services. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the Read more »

C3356 – A Partnership for Buncombe & Surrounding Counties

C3, located at 356 (C3356), is designed to provide crisis intervention, 
response, and stabilization within the context of a recovery-oriented and 
community resilience system of care.

For more than 10 years, western North Carolina, along with the rest of the country, has seen an ever-rising number of people experiencing behavioral health Read more »

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall

The Mountaintop features Desmond Zampella as Dr. King, and Kirby Gibson as Camae.  Photo courtesy of Sean David Robinson

Presented by Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective. It’s a stormy night at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is Read more »

Haywood County Arts Council and Friends of the Library Concerts

Sean Gaskell will perform traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.

The Friends of the Library will continue a partnership with the Haywood County Arts Council to sponsor weekend afternoon concerts during the month of May. Read more »

2016 Atlanta Jazz Festival May 27-29


Music lineup features Latin, Creole, Straight-Ahead and Hip-Hop inspired artists. Atlanta, GA – Atlanta has hosted its Jazz Festival since 1978, bringing some of the Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: May 2016

Joy Reid

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore – Months after blasting MSNBC for what she described as inconsiderateness and a breakdown in communication, and subsequently Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – May 2016

Sista Girl: I am in a relationship, but he is not as committed as I desire him to be. When I ask him why, he Read more »

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