From iconic locations of musical, historical, and cultural significance to vast natural spaces, a journey to Alabama is full of surprises. Here are some ideas for a road trip...
South Carolina’s oldest city, Charleston was founded by the English in 1670 and named after then-king Charles II. Its location on the Atlantic, at the confluence of the Cooper, Wando and Ashley rivers, meant it was a centre for all kinds of trade, a fact evidenced by its opulent antebellum mansions and historic shopping districts.
From Mississippi to Chicago, the Blues Highway honors both music history and the complicated past of the deep South.
It’s often said that America’s number one export is its culture, and American music is no exception.
Fire in the Garden tells the story of a new father who has become obsessed with Norman Morrison, a devout Quaker from Baltimore who, in 1965, drove to the Pentagon and lit himself on fire with his one-year-old daughter in his arms in protest of the U.S. policy in Vietnam. The play’s narrator, struggling with the challenges of modern fatherhood, finds himself haunted by Morrison’s act, and with questions of what it means to be a father in what increasingly feels like a mad world.
News outlets have failed to tell Americans about our history of racial injustice, leaving us to learn about events such as the Tulsa massacre from fiction
- Americans need to understand the history of marginalized groups to create equity.
- The press should report on historical stories, even when they don't fit neatly into the news cycle.
This month’s episode features work published in midnight & indigo as part of their Twenty-two Speculative Stories by Black Women Writers, edited by Ianna A. Small. Written by Lynn Brown Performed by your humble host, Wi-Moto Nyoka Sound Design by Marisa Ewing of Hemlock Creek Productions
It’s not at all an exaggeration to say that the Mississippi Delta is the birthplace of American music, more specifically, the blues. If this is true, then starting a music-forward road trip in New Orleans, driving up the Mississippi Blues Trail to the Blues Highway and north to Memphis is arguably the best way to experience both the history of this genre and the music itself.
September is Gospel Heritage month, and this year, BET is proud to present the 15th Annual McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration® Gospel Tour, starting Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
Black Americans have played a key role in shaping U.S. history and accelerating human progress. And we know that diverse perspectives fuel innovation which is key to building a culture of inclusion that is representative of the society in which we all live. During Black History Month, we will share stories of Black individuals—past and present—who are breaking barriers to lift up others in pursuit of a more equitable society.
Today's tech industry continues to grapple with issues of place and diversity. The number of women and people of color who hold positions remains dismally low. Code Crew aims to change that with classes in coding and computer science targeting under-represented and diverse communities.
It is estimated that the majority of small businesses owned by people of color will need some form of federal, state or local aid just to survive.
Ladies of the Night: Resistant Youth Who Shaped Pop Culture & the Underground - Spotlight Panel | Museum of Pop Culture
Sirens of Social Change: Black Female Musicians of the Resistance