Category: Black Asheville

In Memory of Jerry Jai Williams

By Damion “DaDa” Bailey – Let Sparks Fly (Justice for Jerry) Pain is in black, and it comes in dark blue skies. Blue uniforms yell Read more »

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Date My City

By Sheneika E. Smith – Black Leadership NOW My Return to Asheville Five years ago, circumstances brought me back home to Asheville from Charlotte, NC Read more »

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The Undermining of The Black Lives Matter Movement

By Marie Young On February 26, 2012 the United States changed forever. The murder of Trayvon Martin gave birth to the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, and transformed Read more »

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Young People Will Lead the NC People’s Moral March

By Cash Michaels – For the past ten years, the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street Moral March and People’s Assembly in Raleigh has not Read more »

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Local NAACP News – February 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Asheville-Buncombe NAACP will travel to Raleigh, NC, for the 10th Annual Moral March on Raleigh Read more »

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Black History Month at UNC Asheville

Thursday, February 11 Documentary Film Screening: Go Public, A Day in the Life of an American School District. This 90-minute documentary about the Pasadena Unified Read more »

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Rewinding Asheville’s Black History

by Dan Kochakian – “Motown of the South” and the Illustrious Mason James Agency. The Southside of Asheville had a prominent place among centers of Read more »

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Mission Health and MAHEC Honor Employees 
at 2016 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Program

Keynote Address Delivered by Dr. Robert W. Livingston ASHEVILLE, N.C. (January 25, 2016) – Mission Health and Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) hosted the Read more »

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Native Son Rodney L. Johnson to Keynote MLK Prayer Breakfast

The MLK Prayer Breakfast takes place on Saturday, January 16. The event commemorates the late Clara Jeter with the theme, “A Call to Service.” For Read more »

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2016 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Award Program

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Mission Health and MAHEC are partnering to present two deserving employees with the 2016 Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Read more »

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