Archive for January 2013

Governor Perdue Issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10

RALEIGH – On December 31st, 2012 Governor Beverly Perdue signed a Pardon of Innocence for the Wilmington 10 and issued the following statement: “I have Read more »

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History of the Wilmington 10

In the 1960’s and 70’s, black residents of Wilmington, North Carolina were unhappy with the lack of progress of implementing integration and other civil rights Read more »

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Michelle Howard to Receive the NAACP 44th Annual Image Awards

First African American Woman to Command a Navy Ship Serves as Inspiration to the Next Generation Los Angeles, CA – United States Navy Vice Admiral Read more »

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ASAP’s Local Food Research Center Has Busy First Year

Early last year, ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) launched its Local Food Research Center in Asheville, NC. Through integrated and applied research, the center examines Read more »

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Influenza Virus: What You Need to Know

As of early January, flu activity continues to increase in the United States and most of the country, including North Carolina, is experiencing high levels Read more »

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New York Enacts New Gun Legislation

New York has become the first state to legislate new gun laws since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. The new law focuses on firearms Read more »

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ESPN’s Sports Stuart Scott Battles Recurring Cancer

Famed ESPN sports commentator Stuart Scott recently announced that he is fighting against a form of cancer, which has returned to his body in recent Read more »

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Bill Introduced for Native American Day in California

Roger Hernandez, a Democratic state senator from California, is seeking to make his state the first in the nation to abolish Columbus Day. Hernandez has Read more »

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Gwendolyn Boyd Highlights MLK Week at UNC Asheville

Martin Luther King Jr. Week at UNC Asheville will include a keynote address by women’s equality activist Gwendolyn Boyd and a presentation of “The Parchman Read more »

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Living Treasures Seek Nominations

The Asheville Living Treasures committee is now accepting nominations for the Spring 2013 awards. Asheville Living Treasures is a non-profit organization whose mission is to Read more »

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