Category: Black Asheville

Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The program for the evening focuses on the slave history of Buncombe County. Drew Reisinger, Buncombe Co. Register of Deeds, will talk about the Buncombe Read more »

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Cornel West Lecture

by Moe White Cornel West is among America’s most prominent public intellectuals. Professor Emeritus at Harvard and Yale, he now teaches Philosophy and Christian Practice Read more »

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Double Standards Persist

by Sharon West I walked in the Asheville Mall for exercise recently, and experienced two interesting encounters: a fairly crowded parking lot on a Saturday Read more »

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A Community Looking for Answers

Community Leaders Talk and Listen to the Public While most activists and media were paying attention to the legislative shenanigans in Raleigh this summer, and Read more »

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What To Do If Stopped By Police

Here is advice from Asheville Police Chief William Anderson about what to do if stopped by police. There is a high probability you will have Read more »

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Cornel West to Speak at UNC Asheville

Cornel West, author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters, will discuss the role of race, gender, and class in American society in a public lecture Read more »

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On Happiness and Change

by Meta Commerse We Americans expect happiness. Our nation’s founding documents make it our birthright. Our religious education promises happiness as both the present and Read more »

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Does Racism Still Exist?

by Dr. Don C. Locke What can be said about racism in 2013, a time of post-race conversations? In the Race Card Project, an online Read more »

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State of Black Asheville and Local Studies of Racial Disparities

By Dr. Dwight B. Mullen Does racism still exist? Of course it does—though it is important to specify the type of racism subject to examination. Read more »

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Race, Truth, and History: Reflections on the Zimmerman Trial

by Dr. Darin J. Waters In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, African Americans are again expressing great frustration with the American justice system. Read more »

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