Category: Black Asheville

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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Goombay 2017 Festival

The 2017 Goombay Festival takes place on September 8 & 9 at Roger McGuire Park in downtown Asheville. Festival Hours: Friday 6-9 p.m. and  Saturday Read more »

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Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP News – July 2017

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Calls to Action for July Saving Healthcare for Millions Despite objections by two groups of his coalition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch Read more »

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African American History in Buncombe County

Buncombe County Department of Health & Human Services July 2017 (PDF) Are you tough enough? If you have what it takes and want to make Read more »

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