A north Alabama family of five is encouraging more Black explorers to take up space outdoors as they trek through trails and mountains of the Tennessee Valley. Known as Black Adventure Crew, Zenovia Stephens, her husband, George, and their three sons, don’t travel far from their Huntsville, Ala., home to [...]
The choice between art and violence in the stories of the South: Minari was an opportunity for Asians in the South to tell their stories. The Atlanta shootings changed that.
Minari, through its brilliant storytelling and cinematography, paid attention to the nuances of a Korean immigrant story in the South.
Last summer, Amazon worker Darryl Richardson was fed up with how he and his colleagues were being treated at work. Every part of their day was being tracked and recorded. Even going to the bathroom had become an ordeal. Too long off the job in a single day could result [...]
How did a woman from small town Alabama become a key player in New York media? It’s part of a long tradition of Southern expats playing a role in shaping the national conversation.
Sarah Cole, 32, is relaxing on the front porch swing with her partner, Robert Fitzpatrick, when her phone buzzes. It’s a text from their friend, Tim Higgins, inviting them over. Tim and his partner, Aaron Head, live just across the street. The spring breeze ruffles at least half a dozen different windchimes strung along the porch [...]
In the 70 years that have passed since the sprawling interstate highway system was built, which destroyed many Black and brown communities throughout the country and prompted decades of ignored protests, there has been little effort by the federal government to reverse the damage. A massive new federal program could [...]
Aiko Pickering, a recent college graduate and Mobile, Ala., native, started Monthly in November 2020 to raise awareness about period poverty and provide menstrual products to people who need them. Researchers found that 64% of women were unable to afford period products in 2017, according to a study conducted in [...]
Black Joy is a weekly round up of how Black people are finding and cultivating joy in their lives in a world that is dedicated to oppressing them. How are you celebrating your Black Joy? Send me an email at email@example.com and share your happiness and laughter with us! Also, take a minute to [...]
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of Americans continued to move around the country in 2020. Aside from packing up your life and throwing it into a van, you also have the laborious task of changing your address on all the many important on and offline accounts we’ve all opened throughout [...]
Laura Cotten, Kristen Iskandrian and Elizabeth Goodrich wanted a home for Birmingham’s literary and author community. They were proud of the city’s rich history of storytellers and avid readers and felt like something was missing within the city limits. The three friends opened Thank You Books in mid-December 2019, just [...]