America’s conscience arrived at the nation’s Capitol wearing a vibrant red Crown, masquerading as a Prada satin headband, adorning an upsweep of gorgeous braids. She dressed in a Prada bright yellow double-breasted wool coat, a crisp white poplin shirt, black leather pencil skirt, and pumps. In her repertoire, a message of hope.
Griot: Orality – traveling stories. From Teach Africa World Affairs Council of Houston. The Griot (pronounced “Gree-OH”) is a storyteller and oral historian in West African culture. They are the social memory of the community and the holder of the word. The Griot is the keeper of facts and important events of his time. It is their responsibility to pass this knowledge on to future generations. As well as that of past times passed down to them by their ancestors. [Destination Travel]
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! With a new CEO at the helm EBONY/JET may be back to iconic status. UPDATE: EBONY/JET will not be headquartered in its former home of Chicago. Digital launch is March 1st!
Traveling to Memphis, Tennessee for #MLK50, commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Be sure to visit the First Baptist Church on Beale Street. It’s billed as the first and largest “negro missionary church built after the Civil War.”