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Black Activism and Art Infused

Existing While Black Marrying the arts and activism is no rarity globally or locally. Though Asheville is viewed as a quaint little southern tourist attraction, it is budding and overflowing with “art-i-vism.”  Artivism is a portmanteau combining art and activism, and artivism is one more treasurable thing that makes Asheville a mountain of great potential. This Sunday, April 2, at… Read more »

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Unsung Heroes | Héroes Anónimos

Unsung Heroes: A Grand Celebration of Latinx and Black Resilience Héroes Anónimos: Una Gran Fiesta de Superacion Latina y Afroamericana Sunday, October 30 – Domingo 30 de Octubre, 3 pm UNC Asheville, Lipinsky Auditorium Storytelling, Music, and Dance! ¡Narración, Música, y Baile! Emcees | Maestros de Ceremonias Miss Asheville Kahlani Jackson Alejandro Padrón, Hola Carolina… Read more »

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Black Leadership Now

This is an article by Sheneika Smith that was published in the July issue of the Urban News. My Return to Asheville Five years ago, circumstances brought me back home to Asheville from Charlotte, NC (by way of Winston-Salem). It was not long before I noticed the utopian aura of downtown was quite perverse when… Read more »

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The Stress of Race-Based Trauma: 7 Steps to Practicing Self-Care

If you read another disturbing headline about police brutality, church burnings, systematic racism, and God-forbid one more story about an unarmed person of color dying at the hands of law enforcement – you’re going to scream! You’re finding yourself grappling with fear, feeling anxious, and at times depressed about the current state of our country and what’s going… Read more »

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Who’s Who & Who’s New in Black Asheville

Date My City invites you to explore “Who’s Who & Who’s New” in Black Asheville” on Saturday, December 12 at the Cork and Keg, 86 Patton Avenue downtown from 5 pm – 7 pm. Venture out, socialize and network! Discover the interests of intergenerational members of the black community. This is no ordinary social affair…. Read more »

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Black Dollar, Black Death

Black Dollar, Black Death Is our treasure really where our heart is? Currently, a dollar circulates in the Asian communities for a month, in the Jewish communities approximately 20 days and the white communities for 17 days. How long those a dollar circulate the black community? 6 hours! African American buying power is at $1.1… Read more »

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CoThinkk: The Giving Tree

After months of wandering, searching for an organization, coalition or community family to fully commit myself to, grow with and implement agreed upon strategies that will have it’s a greater impacts in the community, I was forced to take pause and look at the worthiness of my frequent activities. With help from my family, mainly… Read more »

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Friday Night Happenings

This Friday night marks of great importance in our community’s history; two eventful happenings that you don’t want to miss! First, students and coaches of Asheville High/SILSA’s Speech and Debate Team have organized a formal debate, summoning four public figures from our community to argue whether or not Asheville has disenfranchised it’s African-American population. At… Read more »

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Million Man March

Seas of African American men and women stood on the National Mall waiting for the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan to mount the glass enclosed podium on October 10, 2015 with a clarion call for unity and self-determination. Twenty years after his first call for justice, where the largest gathering of black men US history convened,… Read more »

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Join the Date My City Team

As you know, Date My City is bringing “Cultural and Civic Engagement in Vogue” to Asheville. It is a force for fostering social cohesion, increasing civic participation and igniting pride through unity and self-determination for African Americans in Asheville. To meet these ambitious goals, we are putting out a call for team members. While these… Read more »