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
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.
Michael Paul Adams, had reportedly been released from prison for 48 hours when he saw 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Peoria, Ariz., K-gas station. The 27-year-old, who has a lengthy criminal history, slit the teen’s neck with a pocket knife. His excuse–he was listening to rap music, and he feared for his life. Court records indicate Adams told local law enforcement he felt threatened by … Continue reading Black teen stabbed to death–for simply listening to music.
It’s 2019, and apparently Spirit Airlines, thinks we are still in the Jim Crow Era 🙄. Tiarra Tiarra (unsure of her last name), a paying customer boarding Spirit airlines was asked if she could move, due to a white passenger not wanting to sit beside her. “I had to ask someone to switch seats with me because she didn’t want to sit by a Black … Continue reading It’s 2019, and Black passengers are being asked to move to the back of the plane?
Meet Queen ConnectHer, Stacey, of HunniPop! Stacey is a woman who arrests the attention of everyone in the room when she enters it. Her smile, style, walk, and vibe are contagious. She never meets a stranger and you are not allowed to have a sad moment when she is around. Let’s not even begin to talk about how she will treat your life if you … Continue reading This ConnectHERs IssaRae-Inspired event will have you asking “What’s Next?”
Nothing says turn up like a dope party. While there are promoters in almost every city that throw parties, there’s nothing like a traveling event, or pop-up series that comes through your area. As we go from year to year, more of these parties are becoming popular. To help you stay ready and stay in the know, we’ve curated this list of the best Black … Continue reading 10 Traveling Black Parties You Need To Attend
The days of celebrating Fourth of July, adorning the American flag and popping red, white and blue fireworks to celebrate an Independence, or “freedom” our people still don’t truly hold til this day—are over. Many of us have been educated on Juneteenth and have chosen to trade in our fresh fits and forces, for kente cloth and sandals—expressing our liberation in more ways than one. … Continue reading We want to make sure you’re able to celebrate Juneteenth—no matter where you are.
Visitors to the Willis Tower’s SkyDeck got an extra scare Monday when the attraction’s protective layer covering the glass splintered into thousands of pieces. The glass sightseeing box extends from the 103rd floor of Willis Tower in Chicago and attracts about 1.5 million visitors each year. The ledge is designed to hold up to 5 tons, and its protective coating is intended to keep the … Continue reading Chicago’s Willis Tower SkyDeck Ledge cracks under visitors feet