It’s Time to Sign Up for Healthcare

Most Americans will find an option that costs less than $75 a month.

November and December are the months for Americans to sign up for or renew coverage under the Affordable Care Act – fondly known as “Obamacare” Read more »

Bill Will Let Former Foster Youth Keep Health Insurance

School Children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, have introduced H.R. 3641, the “Health Read more »

UNCA Center for Diversity Education and ASCORE Celebrate 2042!

Back Row (L-R): Al Whitesides, Annette Coleman, Stanley Scott, James B. Ferguson, II, Barabara T. Ferguson, James Burton, Clifford Cotton, William Young. Second Row: Viola J. Spells, Carolyn J. Taylor, Cheryl R. Hunley, Viola O. Turner, Oralene G. Simmons, Marvin D. Chambers, Elizabeth Colton, Sanra B. Hughes, Jesse Ray, Jr. Front Row seated: ASCORE member Millus H. Turman, Phillip Cooper, Samantha Singer, 
UNCA Chancellor Dr. Mary K. Grant, Yetta Williams, Dulce Porras-Rosas, Lucia Daugherty, 
and ASCORE member Etta W. Patterson.  Photo: David Allen

The Center for Diversity Education of UNC Asheville held the 2042 ASCORE Leadership Awards luncheon at the Troy & Helen Morris Hellenic Center in Asheville Read more »

Asheville’s 69th Holiday Parade

Asheville Holiday Parade.  
Photo: Urban News

The holiday season in Asheville officially kicks off the week before Thanksgiving with the 69th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, on Saturday, November Read more »

Eagle Market Place Asks City for Modifications

Construction at Eagle and Market Streets.  
Photo: Urban News

The Eagle Market Place housing development will ask Asheville City Council to modify city loans and conditions to help the project reach completion. The project, Read more »

Money Buddies Financial Education Series

Mothers and their daughters can set personal goals and learn the basics of budgeting.

Hey moms, want to teach your daughters better money habits and learn some yourself? Do you want your daughters to become confident about money skills Read more »

Now Is The Time…

Diane Caldwell  
Photo: Urban News

Individuals and small business owners often wait until January, February, March, or even April to begin pulling their information together to have their tax returns Read more »

Living Healthy Over the Holidays

LH Holidays Flyer 2015

The Land of Sky Regional Council is recruiting participants for the next Living Healthy Workshop in Asheville, which will be held from 4 to 6:30 Read more »

Tom Joyner Offers College Scholarships

Tom Joyner

Dallas, TX – The Tom Joyner Foundation announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend Read more »

Gates Unveils New Curriculum Vision

Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of America’s most prominent intellectuals and an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, unveiled his vision on November 5, 2015 Read more »

A-B Tech Graduate Wins Miss Native American USA

Kristina Hyatt, 
Miss Native American USA. 
Photo: Roshan Spottsville

Kristina Hyatt, a 2014 A-B Tech Dental Hygiene graduate, was named Miss Native American USA at a pageant held in August in Tempe, Ariz. She Read more »

The Art of Resilience

DeWayne Barton, founder of Hood Huggers International.   
Photo: Urban News

DeWayne Barton’s “The Art of Resilience” art opening, book release, and poetry reading takes place Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the YMI Read more »

Write-A-thon Features Author Lamar Giles

Author Lamar Giles

Lamar Giles, Edgar-nominated Young Adult author and co-founder of the nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books, will be writing for sponsorship in the 3rd Annual Read more »

A Celebration of Lives

Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Photo: Ken Wilson

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Asheville. The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is proud to partner with the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the Western North Carolina Read more »

Let’s Get Ready to Eat!

Addissae Owners, Vicky Schomer and Neeraj Kebede.  
Photo: Andrea Wright/Urban News

By Andrea Wright – Addissae is an Ethiopian farm-to-table restaurant which offers Asheville a culturally diverse place to have a meal. Ethiopian food is an Read more »

Special Holiday Events & Celebrations

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Western Carolina University Handmade Holiday Sale Friday, November 20 Join us for holiday festivities and shopping! We will feature high-quality handmade items from WCU staff, Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: November 2015

Misty Copland

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore Actress Halle Berry has filed for divorce from Oliver Martinez, citing irreconcilable differences. Rumors swirled around for months Read more »

A Jew & A Black Guy

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A Jew and a Black Guy comedy show is an Atlanta-based comedy duo comprised of HT Rosen and Jordan Stylez. They feature the Catskill-type antics Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – November 2015

Sista Girl, I spoke recently with a friend, and she made a statement: “Girl, I’d rather have ai’an than na’an.” Basically what she was saying Read more »

Local NAACP News – November 2015

The new president and officers of the Asheville-Buncombe Branch #5363 of the NAACP, installed on October 3, 2015, are busy building infrastructure and re-energizing the Read more »

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