2016 Moral March on Raleigh

The Tenth Annual Moral March on Raleigh/HK on J People’s Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2016. Marchers will gather across the street from Read more »

Young People Will Lead the NC People’s Moral March

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By Cash Michaels – For the past ten years, the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street Moral March and People’s Assembly in Raleigh has not Read more »

Local NAACP News – February 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Asheville-Buncombe NAACP will travel to Raleigh, NC, for the 10th Annual Moral March on Raleigh Read more »

Black History Month at UNC Asheville


Thursday, February 11 Documentary Film Screening: Go Public, A Day in the Life of an American School District. This 90-minute documentary about the Pasadena Unified Read more »

Rewinding Asheville’s Black History

James Mason Agency card

by Dan Kochakian – “Motown of the South” and the Illustrious Mason James Agency. The Southside of Asheville had a prominent place among centers of Read more »

Kahlani Jackson, Crowned Miss Asheville, Advances to Miss North Carolina Pageant

Miss Asheville, 
Kahlani Jackson. 
Photo: A-B Tech

A-B Tech student Kahlani Jackson made history when she was crowned the first African American Miss Asheville in the pageant’s 67-year history. In June, she Read more »

Get Ready to Vote in the NC Primary

Supporters at political rally with patriotic ribbon and Vote pin

By Nelda Holder – North Carolina’s voting rights law is currently being tested in the federal court system, but with early voting for the March Read more »

Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip!

Members of the dance-theater company, 
Lucky Plush Productions.

Julia Rhoads’ much-loved dance-theater company, Lucky Plush Productions, takes a deceptively lighthearted approach to serious subjects. Inspired by pulp novels and comic books, artistic director Read more »

Our Future History

By Maceo Keeling – My father often gave me great and enduring advice. He said “Son, don’t let your future sneak up on you!” His Read more »

We Still Need Black History Month

Black History Month serves as a reminder of what our forebears have achieved, 
and as inspiration for the journey that remains before us.

By Marc Morial – America’s racial disparity won’t disappear if we simply ignore it. Carter G. Woodson was born in Virginia 10 years after the Read more »

Gifted by Faith

Painting by Irene “Jenny” Pickens.

Exhibit by Irene “Jenny” Pickens at UNCA. Picture taking a bare canvas and dominating it with every curve from your extremely talented hand. Imagine fusing Read more »

Do Not Get Mad, Focus

by Errington C. Thompson, MD – Everywhere you look, the media is telling us how mad, angry, disaffected, and totally bummed out the American electorate Read more »

Florida Senate Approves Changes to “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Senator Geraldine Thompson

A 24-12 vote in the Florida Senate recently approved changes to the state’s “stand your ground” law. The changes were endorsed by the National Rifle Read more »

NC Board of Nursing Approves Pre-Licensure BSN Program at MHU

The Judge-McRae School of Nursing will be housed in MHU’s new Ferguson Health Sciences Center.  Photo: Urban News

Mars Hill University has received approval from the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) for its traditional, pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Read more »

Scholarship Application Process Open at A-B Tech

Scholarships are now available at A-B Tech for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students may apply for all A-B Tech scholarships through the New AcademicWorks online Read more »

Celebration of Champions

Asheville Links

The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) has selected eleven Champions for Asheville City Schools. These volunteers make up the heart of the Asheville City Schools Read more »

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Offers Paid Internship


The Conservation Leadership Intern will support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s (ATC) Broader Relevancy efforts through developing and disseminating research, and developing communication strategies on physical Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – February 2016

Sista Girl: I make significantly more money than my husband. Sometimes I feel this may make him feel less of a man or he may Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: February 2016


A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore – In the first two days after its highly anticipated release, Rihanna’s eighth album, ANTi, has already been Read more »

Area Church Events – February 2016


The public is cordially invited to attend the following events. Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, February 21 88th Church Anniversary – Guest speaker will Read more »

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