Archive for February 2007

To Be Young, Gifted… and Mayor

The Block Gazette – February 2007 (PDF)  

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Wonderfully Different

By Victoria RoseI can run a thread through my life noting all the times I felt different. Wearing a school uniform in grade school, I Read more »

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The Unique Black History of Asheville

By Henry RobinsonCarter G. Woodson believed that people without knowledge of the past, would have difficulties charting their future; and in 1926, he did something Read more »

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Eagle Street the Mecca of Black Businesses

By Henry RobinsonPacked inside a one-half city block area, a body of energetic entrepreneurs stepped out on faith in the late 1800’s with their goods Read more »

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Asheville’s Black Family Heritage Collection

The Quarters: Taken in the early 1900’s from the church yard of the historic St. Mathias Church, the area pictured was informally known as ‘The Read more »

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Mountain Bizworks Creates

Mountain BizWorks, previously known as Mountain Microenterprise Fund is proud to announce the creation of our Black Business Alliance. The mission of this Alliance is Read more »

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Rebuilding Unity One ‘Bridge’ at a Time

When it comes to racism, Building Bridges board member and facilitator Ron Ballard gives poignant insight to this never ending societal ill.By T.J. Moore“Racism has Read more »

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A Mother’s Dream Comes True

Michelle Muckelvene lived with her daughter in a two-bedroom apartment owned by the Asheville Housing Authority for nearly 4 years. By staff reportsMichelle Muckelvene had Read more »

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The 50th Ministerial Anniversary of Reverend Dr. Charles R. Mosley

Reverend Dr. Charles R. Mosley Known affectionately as one of Asheville’s native sons, the city will celebrate the 50th ministerial anniversary of Reverend Dr. Charles Read more »

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The Descendants of Walter Harris and Gladys Gibbs

By Lisa Harris “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave I am the dream and the hope of the slave… Still like air I rise.”Since Read more »

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