Category: Black Asheville

UNCA Center for Diversity Education and ASCORE Celebrate 2042!

The Center for Diversity Education of UNC Asheville held the 2042 ASCORE Leadership Awards luncheon at the Troy & Helen Morris Hellenic Center in Asheville Read more »

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Local NAACP News – November 2015

The new president and officers of the Asheville-Buncombe Branch #5363 of the NAACP, installed on October 3, 2015, are busy building infrastructure and re-energizing the Read more »

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Community Race Relations to be Debated

Kickoff event for community debate series takes place Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. There is no charge for attendance. Asheville and area residents Read more »

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MHU Dedicates Tree and Plaque to First African American Student

by Mike Thornhill A weeping cherry tree and a plaque on the Mars Hill University campus mark a special spot of commemoration for Asheville resident Read more »

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Second Annual “African Americans in Western North Carolina” Conference

The second annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference will be held October 22-23, 2015 at the YMI Cultural Center and UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Read more »

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Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

The theme of this year’s MED Week was “Emerging Markets and Industries: A Blueprint for Success.” MED Week Awards Programs are designed to celebrate and Read more »

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Local NAACP Elects Officers

The Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP installed its new officers October 3, 2015 at the Hill Street Baptist Church. Ms. Carmen Ramos-Kennedy was elected as president, succeeding Read more »

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History of African Americans in Buncombe County

The People, Places, and Events that Help Define Asheville By Johnnie N. Grant – In pre-Civil War North Carolina, and in Buncombe County, African slaves Read more »

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Message to the Future: To People of African Descent

From Wallace E. Bohanan Today is Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Our nation celebrates and acknowledges the working people of America by giving them the Read more »

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Historic African American Churches and Affiliates – Asheville, NC

By Johnnie N. Grant – (Not a complete list) Founded in 1832-1865 — Trinity Chapel, now St. Matthias Episcopal Church, stands at the top of Read more »

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