Category: Communities

UMOJA Festival Headliners August 13 & 14, 2010

The S.O.S Band will take to the stage during the annual festival. By Ford Mauldin The Umoja Unity Festival will be held in downtown Johnson Read more »

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Montessori Pre-School Program Brings Out the Best in Children

Child helping zip up classmates coat.  Photo: Urban News by Wallace Bohanan Looking Glass Montessori School in Brevard has an extensive curriculum designed to enable Read more »

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The East End Future Quest

Staff Reports The New East End Neighborhood Association is on a Future Quest. To that end we have planned four sessions that will provide an Read more »

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The Women of Allen High School: A Reunion Celebrating ‘Excellence, Enthusiasm, Empowerment’

  Greeting each other are Allen High alumnae and former neighbors (L-R) Pamela (Haith) Njoka-Obi, class of ’66, Elaine (Whitson) Hunter, class of ’68, and Read more »

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Umoja Festival Moves to Downtown Johnson City

By Ford Mauldin The Umoja Unity Festival will be held in downtown Johnson City, TN for the first time in its 15-year history. Umoja is a Read more »

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Events at Carver Center

Awards Banquet May 20 beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. Register by May 14. This free annual banquet honors volunteers, youth, and community leaders who Read more »

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New Apartment Complex for Inner City

By Ford Mauldin The groundbreaking for a 23-million-dollar University Edge apartment complex in the inner city is set for 10 a.m. on May 19. The project Read more »

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Nigerian ‘Sister City’ Delegation to Visit Asheville

Ataoja (King) of Osogbo and Olori will visit Asheville and the surrounding region. by Wallace Bohanan The King of Osogbo (O-showg-bo) in Nigeria will lead Read more »

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YMI Historic Marker Unveiling

On hand for the unveiling of the YMI Historical Marker are (L-R) Linda A. Carlisle, Secretary of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, Asheville Mayor Terry Read more »

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The Block in History

Staff reports Known as “The Block,” Asheville’s African American business district was one of the most prosperous African American commercial districts in the United States Read more »

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