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Restored III: Tidbits and Pics

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of performing arts, so, last month, I was nothing less than pleased to attend the Pee Dee Community Arts Team’s …

Truly Charmed Music Review: TiffanyJ's EVOLving

​Singer and songwriter TiffanyJ will release her debut album, EVOLving, on Friday May 27, 2016. The project includes 12 tracks (including the …

Charmed Creatives

<i>This year I have decided to focus on those things that are genuinely me, here on the blog. I love and appreciate art, everything from a visit to a</i> …

The Charmed Life Artist RoundUp

​After months of planning, my very first Charmed Life Artist RoundUp was held on Saturday June 25, 2016 in Sumter, SC. If you missed it, you missed a …

The Gems Before Us: Septima Poinsette Clark

This post is the first in a series entitled <i>The Gems Before Us</i>. We should take great pride in our history and the legacy of those who came before us. …

Meet The Black Woman Who Is Making Political History In Kentucky

There's one word Attica Scott said she would use to describe her recent win at the Kentucky Democratic Primary, "sweet."<p>It's an accurate description for her May 17, victory that will send Scott, who has no Republican challenger, straight to the Kentucky House in January. And an even sweeter victory …

Rights & Freedoms

Beyond Black and White: The Forgotten History of Color in Silent Movies

Filmmakers were using dyes, stencils, baths, and tints as early as the late-19th century.<p>For many modern audiences, silent films are virtually synonymous with black and white. Yet as far back as 1895, more than 80 percent of them were all or somewhat colored with dyes, stencils, color baths, and …

Michigan State University

W.E.B. Du Bois And World Revolution: An Interview With Bill V. Mullen

This month I interviewed <b>Bill V. Mullen</b>, Professor of American Studies at Purdue University, about his recent book, <i>Un-American: W. E. B. Du Bois and</i> …

Black History

Chuck Berry turns 90, set to release 1st new album in 4 decades

ST. LOUIS — Ninety-year-old rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry is set to release his first new studio album in more than 35 years.<p>The St. Louis …

New Albums

‘We give a voice to those who didn’t have one’: In the shadow of Louisiana's shameful past

October 18 is UK Anti Slavery Day, created in 2010 by a private member’s bill in order to “raise awareness of modern slavery”.<p>To understand the contemporary manifestations of this iniquity, it helps to look at the past – which is what brings me to a plantation house on the banks of the Mississippi …

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

As the Director of the Black Cultural Archives http://www.bcaheritage.org.uk in the United Kingdom, the opening of the National Museum for African …

Black History