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Andra "AJ" Johnson

“The Beginnings of Black Drinking Culture in DC” with Andra “AJ” Johnson

Written by Geronimo Collins for Visit Black History “I didn’t know there were Black bartenders outside of T.G.I. Fridays or that bartending could be a viable career.” – Andra “AJ” Johnson, hospitality entrepreneur and co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week Over the years, craft cocktails have gained popularity because consumers are becoming more educated on … More “The Beginnings of Black Drinking Culture in DC” with Andra “AJ” Johnson

African-American women employed by the Workers Progress Administration, are tilling the land that would eventually become the Norfolk Botanical Garden, originally Azalea Gardens.

200+ African-American Women and the Norfolk Botanical Garden

In 1938, Norfolk, Virginia, was awarded $76,278 for the Azalea Garden Project. ⁣⁣200+ African American women, we’re hired as gardeners under the Workers Progress Administration. While being subjected to long work hours and low wages ( .25 cent an hour), by March 1939, the group had completed the following: ⁣⁣⁣ cleared dense vegetation and carried … More 200+ African-American Women and the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Dyana Williams being interviewed by The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee and DJ Envy

Dyana Williams, Co-founder of June Black Music Month Talks with The Breakfast Club

In 1979 President Jimmy Carter hosted the first June Black Music Month event. Today, June 7th 2020 marks the 41st anniversary of Black Music Month.⁣Dyana Williams got her start on DC’s Howard University Radio (96.3 WHUR FM). She worked alongside Kenny Gamble, Clarence Avant and others to have June designated as Black Music Month. Williams … More Dyana Williams, Co-founder of June Black Music Month Talks with The Breakfast Club

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Interview: Elegba Folklore Society