Category: Our Town

Missing Persons

Where are the Minorities in WNC Nursing Professions? By Sherri L. McLendon – During serious illness or at end of life, patients feel more comfortable Read more »

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Julia Nooe: Living Her Truth

by Julie Parker – Julia Nooe is a woman who lives her truth, from graduate studies in New Orleans and New York, to her clinical 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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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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I-26 and What’s Next for the Burton Street Community

By Johnnie Grant – Clifford Cotton, grandson of E.W. Pearson – one of Asheville’s early civic leaders from the African American community, and whose home Read more »

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Asheville Living Treasures Names Fall 2015 Laureates

Three Asheville Living Treasures will be honored at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 25 in an awards ceremony in the Manheimer Room at UNC Asheville’s 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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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: You Have a Right to Be Here!

From Johnnie Nelson-Grant Growing up during the Civil Rights movement, I experienced the southern racial etiquette, along with the strange fringe benefits, of Jim Crow 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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