Stories

The Worst of Us

Jan. 6 was just the latest in a long line of dark days over the last several years where we’ve seen white supremacy and violent, right-wing extremism rear their ugly heads.

Insurrection: Through the Eyes of Black America

Jan. 6 was just the latest in a long line of dark days over the last several years where we’ve seen white supremacy and violent, right-wing extremism rear their ugly heads.

Bridget Hicks: For Danny Mo

One of the reasons Bridget is more open and honest about her experiences these days? It’s simple: Danny Mo.

Black & Gifted

The Black&Gifted blog serves as a venue to highlight Black experiences, stories and talent.It was founded by Terrionna Brockman in 2016 when she noticed a void of Black voices

Racism in the South

The first question I have asked every person I have interviewed for the blog is “What is the first racist experience you remember?” Here are their stories.

Jimmy Warren: Moving Arkansas Forward

“We have to be for or against something, there’s no compromise. Everyone is yelling, ‘This is the only way, I’m not listening to you.’ There’s no empathy.”

Dr. Phil Fletcher: How To Create Sustainable Change

Phil Fletcher wants to have the tough conversation. He doesn’t shy away from discussions on radical ideas or changes to the status quo, but you better be prepared to back up your thoughts and start contributing to the movement.

Back to Black: The T-Mike Story

You know those almost mythical figures from your school? That was T-Mike in my grade. With a nickname like T-Mike, it’s hard not to be legendary, right

The Women of Blackbelt Voices

Black Belt was a term coined in the late 19th century to describe the fertile lands of the South worked by slaves. Three Black, Arkansas women use it to call attention to the overlooked, underappreciated stories of the Black experience and rich culture in the antebellum South.

My Own Racial Reckoning

As I reached my hand out to touch Obama’s name on the screen, the thought rushed into my head, “Can a black man be president?” 

Why Dixie Reckoning?

I grew up in the South. I’ve lived here my entire life, and more than likely will remain here until the day I die. I knew racism existed, but it seemed in the abstract. Charlottesville brought that lie to a screeching halt.

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