Archive for February 2014

Health Coverage Matters – Get It Now!

Confused about health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act? Come meet with a representative from NC Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) who can help Read more »

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City, County Establish African American Heritage Commission

On January 14, 2014, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to establish an African American Heritage Commission. The Council acted after presentations by several residents who Read more »

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Renaissance Man: Edward W. Pearson

African Americans have made great contributions to American society throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. In Buncombe County and beyond, Edward Walter (E.W.) Pearson, Read more »

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Tens of Thousands March for Higher Ground in Raleigh

By Nelda Holder “We believe in the fundamental principle of equality under the law,” exhorted Rev. Dr. William Barber II, speaking as thousands gathered to Read more »

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You Got Next! Richard J. White, III

Richard J. White, Jr. says of his son, “There was something special about the young Richard III. He displayed a maturity—wise beyond his years. My Read more »

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Thelma Porter Receives MLK Award

Mrs. Thelma Washington Porter, a leader in Asheville’s business and community service organizations for more than half a century, was honored Sunday, Feb. 2 with Read more »

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Share the Knowledge; Empower Young Men

A-B Tech Community College, along with WRES 100.7 FM and the Matters of the Heart radio show, is presenting the first Share the Knowledge campaign Read more »

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Know Your History

by Meta Commerse President Obama’s leadership is astounding. A friend of mine refers to him as the “Jackie Robinson of the Presidency!” Against inconceivable odds, Read more »

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Message from the Heart

February is American Heart Month by Dr. Laura Verde I am a cardiologist, and my patients often ask me what they can do to lose Read more »

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Valerie June Live

2013 was an incredible year for Valerie June. An artist of extraordinary depth and talent, June’s debut album Pushin’ Against A Stone, released by Concord Read more »

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