Here’s to Another Year of Action

Happy New Gregorian/Western Calendar New Year! I look forward to the new years that different folks will celebrate in the coming days. Anyway, here we are with a quick post about a few items of note. Black Asheville 2014 First off, I am belated in sharing the blog post Sheneika Smith of Date My City wrote in December entitled, “Black Asheville 2014: Transformative Milestones.” I encourage you to click that title and read it – the post highlights positive initiatives that are happening on institutional and grassroots levels. It’s inspiring, and you may discover some exciting things going on in … Continue reading Here’s to Another Year of Action

Hood Talk This Thursday

The first in a series of “Hood Talk” events happens this week. The focus of the series is to raise awareness of the challenges faced in African American neighborhoods and in public housing communities in Asheville, which are predominantly African American. The conversations will also address solutions to these challenges. From the organizers: Developing positive energy to restore greater communication and strength throughout our community in Asheville, from the North, South, East, and West. Come join us at the Burton St Community Center this Thursday 2.27.14 from 6 to 8 pm as we hear from caring folks from several neighborhoods … Continue reading Hood Talk This Thursday