Category: Black Asheville

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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Photos from Asheville’s African American Community on Display at WCQS

A selection from the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection, titled “The Way We Were,” will be on display at WCQS, western North Carolina’s public radio station, Read more »

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Local NAACP News – October 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Because last year’s election of Branch officers did not happen in an even year, and in order to get back on Read more »

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Unsung Heroes

A Grand Celebration of Latinx and Black ResilienceBuncombe County Department of Health & Human Services October 2016 (PDF)

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Local NAACP News – September 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – NAACP Activities Engage Public and Public Policy Voter registration drive The Asheville-Buncombe Branch NAACP, in coalition with Democracy NC, will continue Read more »

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