“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

James Baldwin’s Take This Hammer and Today’s Black Lives Matter Movement (photos)

Before heading out last weekend to document peaceful protests taking place throughout Atlanta, I watched the documentary film “Take This Hammer.” In the film, James Baldwin visits San Francisco, and Orville B. Luster escorts Baldwin through the city’s Black neighborhoods. Together, the two visit and inquire about the needs and experiences shared by San Francisco’s … More James Baldwin’s Take This Hammer and Today’s Black Lives Matter Movement (photos)

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

Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

So Many Ways To View African-American History written by: Sophia V. Nelson For the past two years, I have pursued a deeper understanding of American History, Black History, and World History by visiting African American historic sites, archives, and museums. In an interview with documentarian Harry Allen, he shared, “I think any act of documentation … More Immerse Yourself in Jackson, Mississippi

Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear

Written by: Sophia V. Nelson On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the High Museum of Art hosted Conversation: ATL Streetwear, which was part of the educational programming accompanying the Museum’s temporary exhibition, Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” The event’s emcee, Kenny Burns, expressed that streetwear derives from people with limited traditional fashion-world resources, who have the … More Reflections – Conversation: ATL Streetwear