Mission Health Welcomes Medical Director and Research Officer

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ASHEVILLE, N.C.  – Mission Health welcomes Steven Limentani, MD, in the dual roles of Vice President & Medical Director, Cancer Services and Chief Research Officer, Read more »

Mission Health and MAHEC Honor Employees 
at 2016 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program

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Keynote Address Delivered by Dr. Robert W. Livingston ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 25, 2016) – Mission Health and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) hosted the Read more »

THE BLOCK off Biltmore Grand Opening

Jesse New Web Poster

Grand Opening Sunday, January 31, 6-10pm THE BLOCK off Biltmore Where Your Drink Makes a Difference! Celebrate with us! Drinks, Dinner, Music and Dancing Groove Read more »

Native Son Rodney L. Johnson to Keynote MLK Prayer Breakfast

Rodney L. Johnson, Director of Parent Services, Division of Student Affairs (Ret.), George Washington University.

The MLK Prayer Breakfast takes place on Saturday, January 16. The event commemorates the late Clara Jeter with the theme, “A Call to Service.” For Read more »

2016 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Award Program

Dr. Robert W. Livingston

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Mission Health and MAHEC are partnering to present two deserving employees with the 2016 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more »

Terry Bellamy, Dwight Mullen Provide Highlights for Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville

Terry M. Bellamy

Former Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy will provide the keynote address, and Professor Dwight Mullen will present the State of Black Asheville lecture during UNC Asheville’s Read more »

Race and Equity Scholar to Speak at Duke University MLK, Jr. Event

Dr. Shaun R. Harper

Durham, NC – Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University Read more »

Blue Ridge Community College Martin Luther King, Jr., Unity Breakfast

Erik Dowdy

Blue Ridge Community College will host its 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast on Monday, January 18, 2016. The honorary breakfast will begin Read more »

King Day Sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta

Rev. Dr. William Barber

Join Rev. Dr. William Barber, the NC-NAACP, and the Forward Together Moral Movement to honor Dr. King and call our country to action at Ebenezer Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. Area Church Celebrations

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Sunday, January 17 The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will present its Read more »

Youth Transformed for Life! Hosts Fundraiser

YTL creates positive experiences and opportunities for disadvantaged teens and young adults.

Youth Transformed for Life! (YTL) Training Programs will hold its “Sweethearts: Supper, Songs & Silent Auction” fundraiser on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The event will Read more »

City of Asheville Seeks Public Input for Shiloh Recreation Center Complex Master Plan

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center

The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host the second public meeting in a series of participation opportunities to gain public feedback in Read more »

Presidential Candidates on the NC Primary Ballot


The State Board of Elections has announced that 27 presidential candidates will appear on North Carolina’s presidential primary ballot. The North Carolina presidential primary will Read more »

Legislative News January 2016 – What’s New?

By Nelda Holder – January 1, 2016 rolled in toting a sizeable handful of newly effective laws for the citizens of North Carolina. Some of Read more »

The Thirteenth Juror – A New Book by Nelda Holder

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Investigating the Grand Jury Transcripts The death of Michael Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, has become a touchstone for reform in Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – January 2016

Sista Girl, I think I am in love. I want to tell him but I am not feeling telling him first because what if he Read more »

Brooklyn Reggae Band, New Kingston

New Kingston

It’s been said the New York-based band, New Kingston, embodies the perfect balance of traditional and contemporary reggae sensibilities. The family group features brothers Stephen, Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: January 2016

Bill and Camille Cosby

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore – A Massachusetts judge granted Camille Cosby’s motion to delay her deposition, which was scheduled to take place Read more »

Stacey Williams: The Inner-City Man on the Cross

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‘Sneakers on the Cross’ reminds readers that God is present everywhere. COLUMBUS, NJ – Stacey Williams recalls a time when he turned his back on Read more »

A Taste of Heaven

Chef Frank Hayden’s spinach-and-roasted-red-pepper lasagna with béchamel sauce, Italian bread, and 
(of course!) Italian wine.  Photo: Urban News

By Andrea Wright, Foodanista! – Robert and Melissa Willingham, the owners of Chiesa, have been in the restaurant business for 25 years. After selling a Read more »

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