#Black American

Geneva, NYFinger Lakes Times

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Geneva LL fields spruced up in community project

GENEVA — In honor of Juneteenth, the local NAACP chapter and the African American Men’s Association teamed up on a community service project that benefited the Geneva Little League fields. The project began on June 19 and lasted weeks with hundreds of hours’ worth of work and thousands of dollars’...
Rome, GAnorthwestgeorgianews.com

Landmarking committee wants Forrest statue in Rome Area History Center

A special landmarking committee, created a year ago by the Rome City Commission, has unanimously agreed to put the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue inside the Rome Area History Center on Broad Street. The statue of the Confederate general was removed from Myrtle Hill Cemetery in January and has been in...

Chicago goon presses tariq nasheed

Tariq a bi*ch a*s n*gga and a scammer straight up. Is Tariq at one of those non-FBA Islands he always sh*ts on? Lmaoooooo. See how Tariq just brushed off all the lil dude’s points and arguments as “hoodrat sh*t”. All these holy than thou grifters from pimping Tariq to “bug-eyed...

The 10 Best Music Podcasts, according to Jamz Supernova

Jamz Supernova has not only become an influential champion of UK underground music but has taken on issues including Windrush, Black-British identity, and global music scenes via panel talks, radio shows and self-penned written features. She did a BBC Essential Mix last month, and has joined BBC 6 Music as a new Saturday host alongside her regular BBC 1Xtra slot all while running her own label Future Bounce.

black hills

Tamyra Mensah-Stock capped her Olympic debut with a gold medal in the women's freestyle light heavyweight category, becoming the first Black American woman to win a wrestling gold medal at a Games. Next week's #SBSWorldMovies highlights include Jonah Hill's coming-of-age directorial debut mid90s, festival-favourite comedies Dope, Chevalier, Animals and Daphne,...

Paul Johnson (1971-2021): One of the most essential house musicians of all time

Paul Leighton Johnson was one of a kind. Even in the face of enormous adversity, the Chicago icon lived life with the same irrepressible spirit you can hear all over his classics. After a publicised struggle with Covid-19 in recent weeks, he passed away on the morning of August 4th 2021, leaving behind a chasm in house music.
Sacramento County, CASacramento Observer

Paris Coleman Drops Out of DA Race

After three months on the campaign trail, Sacramento prosecutor Paris Coleman has taken himself out of the race for the county’s District Attorney seat without giving reasons. With no prior political experience, Coleman would have been the first Black American elected to the county D.A.’s office. But that moment could...
Winston-salem, NCwschronicle.com

RiverRun and Bookmarks to present ‘Boss: The Black Experience in Business’

RiverRun is pleased to announce a collaborative event with Bookmarks, presenting a free Film With Purpose screening of ”Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” This event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 12 at the Bookmarks store on Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. The evening features a discussion at 7:30 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m.
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Eboni K. Williams lashes out at the "boring" label that has come with her Real Housewives of New York stint

Vulture's Brian Moylan accused Williams, the show's first Black housewife, of being "boring" and too preachy when she's used her position to have a discourse on race. (Moylan later apologized after Williams pushed back.) The New York Post blamed Williams for declining ratings, saying she is "killing the show" by making it go "woke" turning it into a "televised diversity and inclusion seminar." But Williams sees something sinister in being labeled boring. “I'll tell you, this boredom-gate or whatever it is, it’s a dog whistle,” Williams tells Vice. “To say that what people are really articulating with the euphemism of boredom is really a complete resistance. They're hostile. It’s a hostility to being, in their perception, force-fed exposure to the Black American experience. That's what that is.” Williams added: “There’s plenty of Black people and other people of color that also rely upon their proximity to a white-dominant status quo. This is why some of the feedback I'm getting from even my own Black community is ‘lighten up, sis,’ ‘it's too much. sis,’ ‘we want to just watch pulling wigs and cussing each other out and white people shenanigans.’ So that's been made clear to me. I simply refuse to occupy a platform of this magnitude and be complicit and damaging in my own rights.”
Missoula, MTMissoulian

Symphony in the Park: Conductor gets her in-person live debut

In September 2019, Julia Tai came to town to interview for the job of music director of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and lead a concert for the public. This weekend, she’ll finally get the chance to again — about 11 months after she was officially hired. The annual...