Let’s celebrate the power of words! I am proud to be a part of the 2017 Mountain of Words Write-A-Thon fundraiser for Asheville Writers in the Schools & Community (AWITSC). For this, I’ll be writing up a storm between now and … Continue reading Mountain of Words & More
Connecting Through the Roots On October 22, CoThinkk held “Connecting Through the Roots,” a beautiful event where they announced their first grant recipients and presented Community Leadership Awards to four leaders of color and two allies who “play a critical role … Continue reading Community. Collaboration. Commitment.
There have been a few articles related to racial diparities and our collective historical memory that have come out recently that I believe are really worth your time to read. Two feature Dr. Dwight Mullen, two feature Dr. Darin Waters, … Continue reading Recommended Articles Round Up
In October, I posted about the first every African Americans in WNC history conference, which was held at the YMI Cultural Center and UNC Asheville. This event was extremely educational and important. The conference was introduced as being created in … Continue reading Asheville Black History Resources
The Color of Asheville (colorofasheville.net) is a new website created by Sasha Mitchell. Sasha is a family and community historian, among other things. The site is described as “a network of connection serving and celebrating Asheville’s African American Community.” Specifically: “This site was formed to meet the need for connectivity between members of Asheville’s African American Community and our need to support our locally owned businesses, professionals and community happenings. We will include activities and events, a directory of Black-owned businesses, professionals, service providers and clubs. In addition, we will include articles about Asheville’s African American history to document and … Continue reading The Color of Asheville