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, 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

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