Category: Black Asheville

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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Reclaiming Our Roots: The Story of Tamishan

By Melissa Henry – Although many believe that Islam was brought to the Americas during the latter 18th century as official immigration laws were formed, 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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Local NAACP News – February 2017

Staff Reports – Carmen Ramos-Kennedy, president of the Asheville-Buncombe Branch NAACP, went to Washington, DC, for the January 21st Women’s March to stand up for Read more »

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