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Top Black Male Community Leaders Featured on Webinar

On the heels of their highly-successful first virtual event, which attracted more than 200 registered participants, AARP NC Mountain Region and the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) announced the panel lineup for their second one-hour webinar focused on racial equity and understanding entitled “Creating Advocates of Change:  Racial Justice and Equity Part 2.”

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West Asheville Bookstore To Host a Virtual Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform

Firestorm Books is excited to announce a free, virtual event with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar, co-authors of a new book exploring alternatives to incarceration. The September 19th event follows the recent publication of Schenwar and Law’s debut collaboration, Prison by Any Other Name: The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms (New Press, 2020), which features a forward by New York Times bestselling author and civil rights activist Michelle Alexander.

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Fall Fling Raffle Benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders

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The Fall Fling Raffle benefiting Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) is a perfect opportunity to win a safe, local, and fun getaway while supporting an important cause!   The raffle winner will choose from three amazing getaway packages, each valued at approximately $2,500:

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ABIPA, AARP PROVIDE LISTENING PLATFORM THROUGH WEBINARS TO HELP BUILD RACIAL EQUITY IN ASHEVILLE

Taking its cue, AARP NC Mountain Region has partnered with the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) , a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of African Americans and all underserved populations, to co-sponsor two unique one-hour webinars in the coming weeks. Entitled “ Creating Advocates of Change: Racial Justice and Equity ,” the virtual events will be presented on Thursdays, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3 at noon.

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Earth Fare Now Offers Qualifying Discounts & At-Risk Shopping Times

Earth Fare has listened to its fans on Social Media and is now offering At-Risk Shopping times and day specific discounts for Seniors, Students, Faculty and Military at all locations.  “To all of our Earth Fare Patrons, you spoke up and we listened. Starting August 10th, 2020, we will offer At-Risk Shopping times as well as a 5% discount to qualifying Earth Fare Guests”, said Dennis Hulsing, President & CEO of Hulsing Enterprises and Earth Fare. 

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CITIZEN VINYL RECORD PRESSING PLANT TO OPEN IN ASHEVILLE, NC THIS SEPTEMBER

A full circle revival is underway for Asheville, NC’s Citizen-Times building. Once home to the daily paper’s printing facility and offices, the historic site will soon be unveiled with a new identity as a boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store and bar/cafe (and a new name): Citizen Vinyl. Founded by veteran music producer Gar Ragland and supported by a dream team of industry professionals and craftsmen, Citizen Vinyl is slated to become North Carolina’s first on site pressing plant, though its mission goes beyond just manufacturing great quality records.

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Diverse Group Of North Carolina Musicians Join Local Progressive Organizations in Launching VoteNC.org

At 6:30 PM EST on Sunday, July 12th, Down Home NC, Equality NC, Mijente, Poder NC, and RuralOrganizing.org will host a digital concert to launch a voter turnout campaign in the battleground state of North Carolina.  The online event will be a musical representation of the diverse communities of North Carolina and will feature hosts Joe Troop of Che Apalache and Shana Tucker and performances from The Hamiltones, Tatiana Hargreaves and Reed Stutz, Los Guanajatenses, Shirlette Ammons, Alexis Raeana Jones, and Javier Montano.

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Financial Planning 101: Free Online Classes in June

Asheville-based financial advisor Bray Creech, MBA, CPA, CFP®, with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. presents free “Financial Planning 101” online classes every Wednesday in June at 7:30pm EDT. Classes include: “College Planning Essentials” (Wed. June 10); “Principles for Successful Retirement Planning” (Wed. June 17); and “7 Habits of Financially Successful People” (Wed. June 24). Each class is conducted via the Zoom platform and lasts one hour. Participants may sign up for any and all classes that interest them. Registration is required.  

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Food Drive Yields 7000lbs of Food for ABCCM

ABCCM thanks Asheville Outlets for hosting the week long Food Drive from May 1 thru May 8th. A big thank you to the neighbors, friends, family and church family who donated 7,000 pounds of nonperishable food items to families in need. Close to 1,800 bags of groceries were delivered to ABCCM’s Hominy Valley Crisis Ministry where local volunteers will separate, organize, and palletize all that AMAZING food.

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ABCCM Needs Support To Help Those Affected By Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is seriously affecting ABCCM’s ongoing efforts to provide food, medicine, healthcare and emergency assistance (rent, gas, and utilities) to the most vulnerable in Buncombe County. While the need for food and assistance has nearly doubled, volunteers have dropped off 70%. ABCCM is calling on the community for donations and volunteer service.

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