Category: Our Town

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 »


Goombay! 2015

Asheville’s historic YMI Cultural Center will host the 35th Goombay Festival September 11-13, 2015 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. The festival will feature Read more »

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A History Intertwined

By Johnnie Grant – How does a community move forward with racial histories that are so intertwined? In our current progressive dispensation of life, dreams Read more »

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Everybody’s Environment Family Fun Spring Festival

A Block Party with an Environmental Twist – Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2 to 5 p.m. In honor of Earth Day and the YWCA’s Read more »

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Dr. Pamela Baldwin Day Proclaimed in Asheville

The City of Asheville and the County of Buncombe proclaimed March 29, 2015 Dr. Pamela Baldwin Day. On hand to present the proclamation was Buncombe Read more »

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Interview with Chief William Anderson

By Johnnie Grant and Moe White As anyone who follows the news on local television or the daily newspapers knows, Chief William Anderson of the Read more »

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Fiesta Latina The 17th Annual Fiesta Latina will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from noon to 8 p.m. at Roger McGuire Green in Read more »

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Mountain Moral Monday: The People Speak Out

by Moe White When Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the NAACP of North Carolina, came to town for the second annual Mountain Moral Monday, Read more »

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Support Ujamaa, Support Health and Sustainability

by Thad Eckard “Ujamaa,” a Swahili word, might translate roughly as “personhood through one’s solidarity with the community.” Business partners Calvin Allen and Olufemi Lewis, Read more »

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Goombay! 2014

Western North Carolina’s YMI Cultural Center is proud to announce the return of the 34th annual Goombay Festival on September 12-14, 2014. The free public Read more »

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