Category: Black Asheville

Fifty Years After His Death, Dr. King’s Work is Still Unfinished

Oralene Simmons is known throughout western North Carolina as the founder of Asheville’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Many are also aware of Read more »

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Michelle Alexander Will Speak at UNC Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Event

Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will deliver the keynote address for UNC Asheville’s Read more »

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MLK Celebration at Black Star Line Brewing Company

Intersectionality, Beloved Community, Justice & Action Black Star Line Brewing Co. will host a full day of events, education, and conversation about the life and Read more »

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City of Asheville Proclaims Susanna Keaton Anderson Day

By Johnnie Grant – Mayor Esther Manheimer and Asheville City Council proclaimed December 23, 2017 as Susanna Ruth Keaton Anderson Day. Surrounded by family and Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – January 2018

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Meet the new state president As is widely known, the State Conference of NAACP has a newly elected president, Rev. T. Read more »

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2018 MLK Prayer Breakfast to Feature Founder Oralene Simmons

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, Inc. will host its 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast at Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – December 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – In this season of giving, Asheville Buncombe County NAACP urges you to support BeLoved Asheville! Donations to this outstanding community organization Read more »

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NC 2018 Heritage Commission Honors Asheville Native Henry Logan

The Heritage Calendar Celebrates the North Carolina African American Experience. Asheville native Henry Logan was among a select group of individuals chosen to represent North Read more »

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The Basketball Legacy of Henry Logan

Logan became a star at Western Carolina, then a member of the NAIA. Henry scored 3,290 points in his career, averaging 30.7 points per game. Read more »

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Existing While Black

Existing While Black: Part II – The Road to Liberation is the second installment in the Existing While Black series. This is a spoken-word show Read more »

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