History & Hope
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From the mistreatment of students of color to violent hate crimes, the WV NAACP has be a champion for the Black community of West Virginia by illuminating our shared injustices and taking action against inequality.
From Hip Hop to News Meet BIPOC Media Makers in West Virginia
Barriers that impact mental health for Black West Virginians include a scarcity of Black mental health professionals and mental health resources, stigma, lack of proper mental health education, and more. Black therapists discuss how we can change the culture surrounding mental health.
BOOK REVIEW: FEARLESS FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
The question remains, when will we accept that Black women know the truth and the way?
“What I can’t put into words, I put it on canvas.” ~ Doris Fields
Black-run farms make up less than 2% of all the U.S. farms. One of those rare farmers lives right here in West Virginia, and he’s incorporating a myriad of crops, including hemp, on his farm to help heal the community.
Meet Jason Tart
“Tell your stories because your story is your glory, in it is your truth.” ~ Delegate Walker
“The whole country thinks West Virginia is those people they see on the news. And I just want there to be an acknowledgment of Black people, who we are, who we were, what we did, especially in the context of music.”
Beckley, WV native Shelem is a 25-year-old hip-hop artist known for his hands-on approach to engaging his audience.
BBG Love Stories
Black Miners and Blair Mountain
Lessons from when John the Conqueror visited the salt plantation in West Virginia reminding - “mama medicine”
Black Birth Workers In West Virginia
5,000 copies have been distributed across West Virginia!
Thar Is Black People Gold In Them Thar Hills!
Perspective by John Doyle
"We are used and then left out"
A new employee-owned take-out restaurant, Phat Daddy’s On Da Tracks-- located at 480 Railroad Avenue, West Side, Charleston, West Virginia-- is set to officially open its doors following Thanksgiving weekend.
The House of Campbell- Rebuilding My Family's History and the Significance of Black Death, Wealth, and Discovery
A Family’s History and the Significance of Black Death, Wealth, and Discovery In West Virginia
Community Events week of Nov. 2, 2021
Black By God The West Virginian's New Website - November 2021
Survivor’s Guilt by Julia Mallory is a monumental meditation on grief and the aftermath of loss.
BBG’s Folk Reporters Program is seeking citizens and civic actors, creators, and collaborators representing a broad base of intergenerational, diverse communities to explore the 2021 West Virginia Legislative agenda that impacts Black citizens.
From Black Appalachian music to protests on Capitol Hill, the voices of resistance are ever-intensifying.
From the Peters Sisters to Aiden Satterfield
WEST VIRGINIAN OF THE YEAR from the Charleston Gazette