Category: Black Asheville

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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Blacksplaining

By Agya Boakye-Boaten, Ph. D. – Inadequate Activism by Black Intellectuals A study recently published by authors from Yale University, “Americans misperceive racial economic equality,” Read more »

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Montford Neighborhood Celebrates Notable Events

By Johnnie Grant – The historic Montford neighborhood recently dedicated five interpretive history panels mounted on bus shelters along Montford Avenue. The panels display bygone Read more »

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African Americans in WNC

The fourth annual “African Americans in WNC and South Appalachia” conference will be held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the YMI Cultural Center, UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – October 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Is Healthcare for All a Moral Obligation? With healthcare at the center of national public debate, participation in the conversation at Read more »

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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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