“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

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

Reimagining The Narrative: Black Voices

Written by Ali’a B. Edwards Graham Fagen and Ghetto Priest’s The Slave’s Lament is a digital artwork on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Part of the New Symphony of Time exhibition, The Slave’s Lament, is situated in the Migration, Movement, and Home gallery. Museum curator, Elizabeth Abston, explained why The Slave’s Lament is … More Reimagining The Narrative: Black Voices

Importance of Self-Care during COVID-19 & Human Rights Protests

I have been in deep thought about the importance of self-care during these times. In 2015, Bree Newsome made national headlines when she scaled a 30-foot flag pole at the South Carolina statehouse and took down the Confederate flag. In an article entitled, “Charlottesville Reinforced That Self-Care Is an Essential Part of My Activism,” Newsome … More Importance of Self-Care during COVID-19 & Human Rights Protests