BBG The West Virginian Newsletter

Black Appalachia on United Shades of America

BBG The West Virginian Newsletter

Black Appalachia on United Shades of America


Black in the Newsroom, a mini-documentary that shares what it’s like to be a Black journalist in the U.S. media system.About this event


Black Students In W.Va: Suspended Twice As Often As White Peers Community leaders aren’t convinced yet another report is the answer

Read the article by Duncan Slade or at Mountain State Spotlight

The Healing House Takes Holistic Approach To Trauma Recovery

Meet the founders, Nakia and Michael

Catching Up With Shaman Makhosi Hefisha Nejeser

"The biggest truth from West Virginia that I embrace in my teachings is the importance of connection."

Read the article



BBG seeks your recovery stories. Please contact 


Jefferson County citizens call for Commissioner Tricia Jackson to resign. Jackson was pictured  posing with Proud Boys while flashing white power signs.

Follow the WVDP Black Caucus’ Twitter thread


Jason Allen, aka Coach OTB, visits W.Va, where it all started for him, during YouTuber, Deestroying’s 1-on-1 tour.

Watch to see “What all West Virginia football has to offer”


On July 17th, 2022, CNN aired an episode of comedian, political provocateur, and documentarian W. Kamau Bell’s acclaimed series United Shades of America, entitled Black Appalachia. It features Crystal Good, sixth-generation Black West Virginian, poet, and founder/publisher of the newspaper Black by God: The West Virginian, Dr. William H. Turner, eastern Kentucky native and author of The Harlan Renaissance: Black Stories of Life in Appalachian Coal Towns, William Isom, east Tennessee native and Director of the non-profit Black in Appalachia, Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin and Angela Dennis, co-hosts of Black in Appalachia: The Podcast, Nikki Giovanni, among others like West Virginia’s outdoorsman Marcus Oglesby and agripreneur Jason Tartt. 

Enjoy this epic photo thread by United Shades Of America’s photographer Aundre Larrow

Read: ‘United Shades Of America’ Episode Centering Black Appalachians Elevates People And Places Erased By White Narratives by Anoa Changa

Please reply to this email for a private link to view the show.


Yes, it’s me, Little Miss Can’t Stop Talking About BBG The West Virginian! But the good news is I am not talking alone. In fact, since the CNN airing, we have heard from Little Miss and Misters all across the country who, too, can’t stop talking about BBG.

Thanks to our managing and social media editor Tiara Brown for this meme-tastic!

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