Robert Reed Church was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi to an interracial union. His father, Charles B. Church, was a Steamboat Captain. His mother, Emmeline, was an enslaved mistress. In 1865, Robert and his wife Louisa Church, a former slave, settled in Memphis–where they both became entrepreneurs. Louisa opened up a string of Beauty Parlors, and Robert acquired a saloon. During the Memphis Race Riot … Continue reading Memphis’ Church Park, Founded by the South’s First Black Millionaire.
Today marks the 5th Anniversary for the death of Michael Brown Jr., in Ferguson, MO. The act that not only brought awareness to the deeply rooted, systemic racism that plagues the city of St. Louis—but also to Change, and Community. Even though many hearts were bleeding, Mike Brown was the force that caused them to open. From the outside looking in many assume that Ferguson … Continue reading This weekend Ferguson, MO Celebrates Michael Brown Jr.
Two countries issued travel warnings to their Citizens about the US, following two mass shootings that killed 31 people. Both Uruguay and Venezuela warned their residents about violence in the United States Monday. Uruguays Office of Foreign Ministry, issued an advisory stating that citizens should, “take precaution amid the growing in discriminatory violence, specifically hate crimes including racism and discrimination,” when traveling to the United … Continue reading 2 Countries issue Travel Warning for US
Lawmakers spent most of Tuesday hashing out whether to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist comment that four congresswomen of color should “go back” to their ancestral countries, but a federal agency has already made the decision for them. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has written specific rules that protect people, mostly immigrants, against employment discrimination on the basis of their national origin. The … Continue reading “Go Back To Where You Came From” now considered Discrimination
Meet the woman revolutionizing our community on several wavelengths. Change Agent. Builder. Organizer. These are words that automatically come to mind when I think of Niecee X. I had the pleasure of chatting with her recently regarding the amazing, life changing work she is doing in the community and I knew I had to introduce her to the Black Space Family. Well, Black Space Family, … Continue reading Meet Niecee X, the Black Woman Revolutionizing Safe Spaces for the Black LGBTQ Community.