New Podcast Documents Black History and Social Justice in Appalachia

With Black historical education joining the movement as a pivotal step toward racial progress less is known about the African Americans who make up the rural and mountain south. Synonymous with Folk music, Trump country, banjos and whiteness the geographical areas known as Appalachia are void of African American story telling on a broad scale and the Black in Appalachia Project is doing work to change that. Notable cities within Appalachia include Asheville, NC, Binghamton, NY, Knoxville, TN, Roanoke, VA, Pittsburg, PA, and Huntsville Alabama. However the entire Appalachian region…

The NCAA is Pathetic and the Rich Paul Rule is Proof

Originally, my debut post on BWNC’s wonderfully black site was going to be “Thanos: The Realest MF I Know”, but the NCAA had other plans. The National Collegiate Athletic Association decided it was time to put a stop to Rich Paul’s uncanny ability to make incredible business moves.  The NCAA implemented new criteria for what they’ll consider a sports agent and now requires an agent to have a Bachelor’s degree, a certification with the NBPA for a minimum of three years, and pass an in-person exam at the NCAA office…