Archive for October 2006

A Brief History of Voting Rights

by Cathy HoltAmerican blacks first voted in the 18th century. In 1784, voting rights for blacks were protected by the state constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, Read more »

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Five Voting Rights Activists Speak

Earline McQueen, Willie Mae Brown, Marvin Chambers, Al Whitesides, Ed Schellby Cathy HoltEarline McQueen has been a voting rights activist since 1940. That year, when Read more »

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A Reason to Vote… Just Because

by Bob SmithI spoke to my youngest son last weekend. His first year at college is a whole new world. When he was growing up, Read more »

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Election Day Nov. 7, 2006

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Schedule for Nov. 7, 2006 General Election

Friday, Oct. 13 – Last day to register or change party affiliation for Nov. 7 election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by Read more »

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Public Invited to a Forum for Judicial Candidates

The League of Women Voters of Asheville- Buncombe County and the 28th Judicial District Bar Association will hold a forum for judicial candidates on Friday, Read more »

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League Highlights Races for State House & Senate, Sheriff & School Board

On Monday, Oct. 16, 2006 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will hold a forum for NC State Read more »

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Minority Enterprise Development Week Celebration Nets Local Winners

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is an annual celebration recognizing the contributions made by minority businesses to the nation’s economy. This year earmarks the 24th Read more »

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UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum Names Cindy Clarke Executive Director

Cindy Clarke UNC Asheville’s Family Business Forum, the first program of its kind in the region, recently named Cindy Clarke executive director. Former Director Richard Read more »

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Asheville Branch NAACP to Host Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet

The Asheville Branch NAACP and Empowerment Resources Center of Asheville/ Buncombe County will recognize and celebrate efforts in achieving equality for all people at the Read more »

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