Category: Black Asheville

What’s Next for the YMI?

Asheville native Alfred Whitesides, a retired banker, addresses the YMI Board and approximately 130 concerned community members about the importance of preserving the legacy and Read more »

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Serving the Community with Honor, Integrity, Equality, and Fairness

Asheville’s new Police Chief, William J. Anderson. Photo: Renato Rotolo Staff reports The Urban News met with William J. Anderson recently so that we could Read more »

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Building Bridges of Racial Understanding

By Roberta Madden On a warm Monday evening in January, several dozen citizens sat down together to build bridges — bridges of racial understanding. They Read more »

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Does the YMI Cultural Center Face a Questionable Future?

The official incorporation of the Young Men’s Institute took place on May 8, 1906, making it among the earliest, if not the oldest, black cultural Read more »

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The State of Black Asheville

Dr. Dollie Mullen and Dr. Dwight Mullen listen to the audiences’ concerns during the meeting. Photo: Renato Rotolo/Urban News   by Johnnie Grant Members of Read more »

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Special Events Recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Pack Memorial Library

Members of ASCORE present (l-r): Jesse Ray, Al Whitesides, Willette Burton, Millus Turman, Viola Jones Spells, William Young, Sandra Burton Hughes, Oralene Graves Simmons, Marvin Read more »

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A New Vision for the Block

Architectural rendering of the proposed plan for the DelCardo building in Asheville’s historic Eagle-Market Street (Block) District.   By Moe White & Johnnie Grant Community Read more »

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