Category: Black Asheville

Patricia Russell-McCloud Speaks and Writes for Audiences Hungry for Inspiration

Asheville’s 36th annual Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held January 14, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in West Asheville Read more »

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Candlelight Ceremony

For more than 30 years the Martin Luther King Jr. Association has held a Candlelight Ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations in our community who Read more »

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MLK Peace March and Rally

The Peace March and Rally is one of several weekend events sponsored by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County each Read more »

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations at UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville will hold a week of special events dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., highlighted by the keynote lecture by Walter Read more »

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Local NAACP News – January 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – As we move into the New Year, many are finding themselves in a state of disillusionment, fear and/or anger. The election Read more »

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MLK Prayer Breakfast to Feature Inspirational Speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, Inc. will host its 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Read more »

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Dorothy Height Featured on New Stamp

Women’s rights icon Dorothy Height will be featured on the 40th stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series in 2017. A peer of Read more »

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Local NAACP News – December 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Election of Officers Because the October 2015 election of officers was a special election, off-cycle with the rest of NAACP’s Elections, Read more »

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First Black Commissioner Named for Buncombe County

Staff reports In a historic move, Buncombe County Democratic Party leaders met on Monday, Dec. 5 to name a popular retired banker and long-time civil Read more »

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Local NAACP News – November 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – As we move towards the conclusion of a fractious election season, I want to lift up the work of the many Read more »

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