Stories of Black LGBTQ Resilience and Economic Mobility

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Black and LGBTQ at an HBCU

Exodus Moon will never forget the time he walked into a career fair at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). He wore a fresh polo shirt and khakis. Moon thought he looked good, and he probably did, but he didn’t look professional. A college advisor pulled him into a room called “the closet.” Moon walked out…

Teaching Communities How to Fish

Food is a delicious part of culture. People look forward to partaking in holiday dinners, community feasts and regular evenings around the kitchen table. The lack of food, or food insecurity, is still a crisis 38 million Americans deal with every day [2020].  According to FeedingAmerica.org, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased that number to more…

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Empowering Voices of the Black LGBTQ Community

In the 21st century, text is no longer the only vehicle of storytelling. Additionally, who presents the storytelling is just as important as how they are told. This has laid the groundwork for Media 2070, a 100-page research essay detailing the history of U.S. media participation in anti-Black racism and harm.