Asheville City Association of Educators shares ACS school board endorsements

Press release from the Asheville City Association of Educators:  For the first time, Asheville City Association of Educators (ACAE) and Buncombe County Association of Educators (BCAE) are proud to endorse applicants to the Asheville City School Board. The deadline for submitting applications to join the school board was January 31, 2021. Sixteen Asheville residents submitted […]

TheatreUNCA to stage virtual performance, ‘Hindsight 2020,’ March 5-6

Press release from UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA will stage two virtual performances of Hindsight 2020, a project using performed written pieces, recorded performances and live-streamed dance and music performances that explore empathy, expression, and realization in regard to the ways in which the events of 2020 have affected individuals and communities at large. Hindsight 2020 will […]

African American historian, writer and artist Ann Miller Woodford hosts free virtual events

Press release from AARP: AARP NC Mountain Region, which successfully hosted webinars focused on racial equity and understanding last summer, will continue its social justice efforts in celebration of Black History Month by staging several free virtual events featuring African American historian, writer and artist Ann Miller Woodford in the coming weeks, the organization announced […]

Nina Simone and Langston Hughes

New digital archive examines Nina Simone’s relationsh­ip with Langston Hughes

In 1949, poet Langston Hughes spoke at the Allen High School in Asheville. One of the students in attendance was Eunice Waymon, later known professionally as Nina Simone. In time, the poet and the singer developed a unique relationship, which author and N.C. State University professor W. Jason Miller is currently documenting in an online archive, Backlash Blues: Nina Simone and Langston Hughes.

Organic Growers School announces a summer agroecology tour to Cuba

Press release from Organic Growers School: Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas to offer their fourth Cuba Agroecology Tour and their first such trip in the summer from June 22 through July 1, 2021, with a focus on the country’s intensive sustainable agriculture practices. The tour, to be comprised of growers, […]