Category: Black Asheville

History in Dispute

By Johnnie Grant – Are we in the throes of another Civil War? Across the United States conversations have ignited debate about the placement of Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – September 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Plan to attend the 74th State Convention of the NAACP October 5-7, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. The theme for this year’s Read more »

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Afrolachian Agriculture: Bringing People Closer to Food

By Tamia Dame – Stories about the role and disparity of WNC’s farmers of color. It wasn’t until I gained an interest in agriculture that Read more »

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Goombay 2017 Festival

The 2017 Goombay Festival takes place on September 8 & 9 at Roger McGuire Park in downtown Asheville. Festival Hours: Friday 6-9 p.m. and  Saturday Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – July 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Calls to Action for July Saving Healthcare for Millions Despite objections by two groups of his coalition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Read more »

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African American History in Buncombe County

Buncombe County Department of Health & Human Services July 2017 (PDF) Are you tough enough? If you have what it takes and want to make Read more »

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Stand Against Racism with Building Bridges

The Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville will join Building Bridges as a host of “Building Bridges: How has the paradigm of racism changed from 1993 Read more »

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YWCA 10th Annual Stand Against Racism

The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, in partnership with YWCA Associations throughout the country, aims to build community among those who work for racial justice and Read more »

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Buncombe County Commission Approves Isaac Coleman Community Initiative

Buncombe County Commissioners had big items on their agenda for the Feb. 21 meeting. One was a pair of proposals from the county’s Department of Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – March 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Asheville-Buncombe County Branch NAACP, along with Branches across the state, visited local congressional offices with letters from the NC State Conference Read more »

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