John Focke has Focked Up

Technology is a wonderful thing. A very useful thing. It can also be very troublesome if used incorrectly. Charlotte Hornets radio play-by-play announcer John Focke found out the latter the hard way. Earlier today The Charlotte Hornets  indefinitely suspended their first-year radio play-by-play announcer after he sent out a tweet using the N-word with the hard “er”….OOPS!! Focke was tweeting about the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game Monday afternoon. “Shot making in this Jazz-(N-word) game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!” After realizing what…

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…