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Preparing for Black Wall Street GRINDFest 2024: Essential Reminders, Tips, and Preparation Guide

May 10, 2024

GRINDFest 2024 is fast approaching, and we’re excited to welcome you to Asheville’s biggest celebration of Black entrepreneurship and culture. To ensure you have an amazing experience, here are key reminders, tips, and preparation strategies.   Key Reminders: Dates and Location: May 24-26, 2024, at AB Tech Conference Center, Asheville, NC. Tickets and Wristbands: Have…

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Honoring Resilience and Excellence: The Black Wall Street Legacy Award 2024

Feb 22, 2024

On February 17, 2024, history unfolded once again at the iconic Black Wall Street Building as it played host to the prestigious Black Wall Street Legacy Award ceremony. This event, a beacon of celebration and recognition, stood as a testament to the resilience, innovation, and unwavering spirit of the Black community. The Black Wall Street…

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Celebrating Black History Month 2024: Honoring Trailblazers, Visionaries, and History Makers!

Feb 2, 2024

As we usher in February, we embark on a month-long journey of reflection, celebration, and remembrance. Black History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the invaluable contributions and indelible legacies left by African Americans throughout history. It is a time to honor the resilience, creativity, and unwavering spirit of those who have shaped our…

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Celebrating the Spirit of the Season at BWS Holiday Jam

Dec 21, 2023

The holiday season in Asheville just got a whole lot merrier with the Black Wall Street (BWS) Holiday Jam that took place on December 20, 2023. This festive event brought together over 60 registered for an evening filled with joy, music, and community spirit. Hosted at the iconic Black Wall Street Building in 8 River…

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Black Wall Street Newsletter: Event, Spotlight, and Updates!

Dec 1, 2023

UPCOMING EVENTS: The BWS HOLIDAY JAM! Get ready to groove at the BWS HOLIDAY JAM on December 20 at the Black Wall Street Building (8 River Arts Place, Asheville, NC)! We’re turning up the festive vibes from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm for a night of celebration and community spirit. The best part? Entry is…

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OPEN HOUSE EVENT: The Black Wall Street Event Space in Asheville

Oct 4, 2023

Are you in search of the perfect venue for your upcoming event, be it a wedding, birthday party, mitzvah, corporate gathering, or nonprofit function?  Look no further because the Black Wall Street AVL Event Space is thrilled to announce that we are opening our doors to the public, and we can’t wait to show you…

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Celebrating History and Community: The Black Wall Street Event Space in Asheville

Sep 21, 2023

Nestled in the heart of Asheville’s vibrant River Arts District, the Black Wall Street Event Space stands as a testament to history, culture, and the power of community. This unique venue pays homage to the thriving Black business district of the same name, which was known for its economic success and community empowerment in the…

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Driving Economic Empowerment: Black Wall Street AVL’s Journey towards the Asheville Chamber 125th Anniversary Grant

Jun 20, 2023

The Asheville Chamber’s 125th Anniversary Grant stands as a beacon of hope and collaboration, offering non-profit organizations an opportunity to make a profound impact on the community. Among the inspiring nominees, Black Wall Street AVL has emerged as a leading contender, with a clear vision to reduce economic disparities and foster innovation in Asheville. This…

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GRINDfest 2023: A Celebration of Black Excellence and Community Support

May 31, 2023

Last weekend, from May 26 to May 28, Asheville was buzzing with excitement as Black Wall Street AVL and GRIND AVL co-hosted GRINDfest 2023, the blackest festival in town. This vibrant event was dedicated to supporting the BIPOC community, and it showcased the immense talent, resilience, and creativity of Black entrepreneurs, artists, and leaders in…

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