The Queen City: Life’s Reward

Greetings All, I know it’s been a while, and I have a good explanation as to why: This documentary is part 2 of The Queen City chronicles, and it’s entitled, The Queen City: Life’s Reward. Two teens, Bakari and Trinity, enjoy a date at the Real African Art Gallery in Charlotte, NC. As they navigate…

Project B.O.L.T

During the Summoning the Village event yesterday, I was introduced to an impactful organization that I had to spotlight. Project B.O.L.T Project B.O.L.T (Building Outstanding Lives Together) is committed to making changes in the city of Charlotte, NC. President and Co-Founder Gemini Boyd is doing this by building connections between organizations and the youth, particularly…

Summoning the Village!

Greetings All, I attended an amazing event today in the Queen City (Charlotte, NC), and I wanted to provide a rundown. Hosted by The Males Place, Inc., Founder Baba Reggie Singleton presents Summoning the Village: African Centered Resolutions to Black Male Adolescent Violence in Charlotte. Sponsored by Afrikan Liberation Media, this event took place at…

Meet Kwanelle Parker

Heroic news stories always make good days great. And what’s even better is when they take place in your backyard. Kwanelle Parker of Charlotte, NC, has been making headlines since the summer. On July 2, while driving on Interstate 77 near Gilead Road, he stopped and saved 37-year-old Jamie Sicard from her burning car. She…

Deep Roots CPS Farm

Greetings All, In a previous post, I shared a documentary that featured sixteen prominent Black men in Charlotte, NC. It included community organizers, activists, and leaders who are making a difference for Black Charlotte. Well, one of the brothers featured, Brother Wisdom Jzar (I AM We Fitness), has a family-run farm and is in the…

The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions

Greetings Everyone, It’s been a while, and if you missed me, you may have wondered what I’ve been up to. Well, here’s what: The documentary is entitled, The Queen City: Brotherhood, Leadership, & Solutions. I had an opportunity to speak with sixteen powerful Black men throughout Charlotte, NC, who are leaders in their own right,…

State Trooper Buys 9-year-old Steph Curry’s

There’s a positive news story coming out of Wilmington, Delaware, that caught my attention. An Instagram video showcasing the bond between State Trooper Joshua Morris and 9-year-old Ra’kir Allen went viral. 6abc Action News states that Morris, who recently joined the Delaware State Police Department, was drawn to Allen’s spirit after he challenged him to…

My Daddy Taught Me That

Greetings All, I came across an amazing organization this morning that I had to spotlight on this blog. My Daddy Taught Me That Based in Asheville, NC, My Daddy Taught Me That is a non-profit organization that provides mentorship programs for middle and high school Black boys. Founded by Keynon Lake, a former social worker,…

The We Charge Colonialism Justice Bank

Greetings Folks, In a previous post, I highlighted We Charge Colonialism, an organization that’s fighting for the rights of self-determination for African American communities. Well, I came across an update regarding their Justice Bank and had to share it with you all. The Justice Bank for We Charge Colonialism is a mutual aid fund that…

The Freedom Georgia Initiative

If you’ve been following this blog, then you’re aware of the African-centered communities being built in Ghana. There are also quite a few conversations being had about rebuilding Black Wall Street here in the United States, and I happened to come across an organization that’s invested in making this a reality. The Freedom Georgia Initiative…

Self-Assessment 2

I’m going to keep asking this question: Will combating intraracial violence ever become a serious movement, or are we going to continue to deflect? Rest In Peace, CJ Johnson and Mykala Bell Until Next Time…

Rebuild

Us: How do we rebuild the community? Ancestors: Start Here… Until Next Time…