Archive for May 2016

Seniors are the Fastest-Growing Population Segment in the United States

by Urban News Staff in collaboration with Annie Butzner Asheville hosted a “Senior Suffrage” march downtown recently to guarantee older residents their right to vote. Read more »

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Isaac Coleman Remembered

On Tuesday, May 10, western North Carolina lost one of its most valued civil rights activists and community leaders, when Isaac Coleman lost a brief, Read more »

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Asheville Federation of Negro Women’s Club Host Annual Event

The Asheville Federation of Negro Women’s Clubs held its annual Pink Tea and fashion show on March 28, 2016 at the Friendship Community Center. Ms. Read more »

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Don’t Swim with the Sharks!

By Maceo Keeling – It seems that I’m always looking for ways to make ends meet. We’re all constantly juggling our funds to make certain Read more »

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Local NAACP News – May 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – On April 28, 2016, President Obama nominated former NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, currently Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on Read more »

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The Lineup: Legislators Go to Bat for 2016 Short Session

By Nelda Holder – Since returning to Raleigh on April 25 for the what’s known as the “short session” in its 2015-2016 existence, the NC Read more »

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Diversity Recruitment Boosts Minority Enrollment A-B Tech

Phyllis Utley, A-B Tech’s first Diversity Recruiter, focuses on helping underserved communities learn about the college and its programs, as well as helping students navigate Read more »

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MHO Expands Affordable Housing Staff

Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) has expanded its affordable housing and community development staff. Asheville native S. Antanette Mosley became the new Director of Resource Development Read more »

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Sorority Celebrates 108th Founders’ Day

By Berta McCallum & Sarah Williams Theme: Launching New Dimensions of Service The Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, celebrated Founders’ Read more »

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Presents 2016-17 Debutantes

Beta Lambda Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presented three young women at their 64th Debutante presentation. The event was held on Saturday, Read more »

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