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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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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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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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African Americans in WNC Conference

The second annual African Americans in Western North Carolina Conference will be held Oct. 22-23, 2015 at the YMI Cultural Center and UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union. The two-day conference is free and open to the public. The conference starts on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the YMI Cultural Center with a 6:30 p.m. reception and special… Read more »

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LEAF Downtown AVL

Date My City will be participating in an experience rich with cultural history and inclusivity at the 1st Annual LEAF Downtown event in the Voices of Asheville tent. LEAF Downtown AVL, a free street festival with music and more, will be held Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2 in Pack Park. The Voices of Asheville tent, located near the… Read more »