The festival includes a Friday night tribute to Aretha Franklin.
Also, the Asheville nonprofit Green Opportunities recently landed a $900,000 grant, and more.
Also, there's an industrial hemp entrepreneurial summit coming up later this month, and more.
Asheville's annual celebration of the African diaspora and Asheville's African-American community returns Sept. 11-13.
The festival dream team plans to draw on deep experience with Asheville events to create a new signature fest.
The YMI has contracted with Powerhaus Productions to bring a new vision to the Asheville event.