​GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast | Episode 1: Juneteenth on Farish Festival & Parade 2018 | Hosted by Santana

SOUTHERN LACED spoke with Keyana Hawthorne and Monique Mapp of Legacy Builders Inc. about the history of June 19, 1865, which is also known as Juneteenth, Freedom Day and Juneteenth Independence Day. Many African Americans, both young and old, have never heard of the day that celebrates the freedom of the last slaves in America.

Armed with almost invisible pages of the U.S History book, Hawthorne and Mapp shared their knowledge in a detailed conversation with SOUTHERN LACED host Santana for the GET LACED… LET’S TALK! Podcast.

African Hairstyles Throughout History

The U.S. haircare market is enormous. In 2016 alone it was estimated to be worth just over $83 billion. Of that $83 billion, the African American hair care market made up over $2.5 billion. While that’s only a small piece of the hair care pie, it’s still incredibly significant especially when you consider the lengths…

INTERVIEW: Kendra Bell talks to James Mtume about activism during the turbulent 60’s era movements, years performing with Miles Davis, and chart-topping R&B years as founder of the band Mtume. ​

Composer, producer, writer and performer: James Mtume has carved an indelible impression on all sides of the music industry. For decades he has been putting out groundbreaking sound underscored by activism. A brilliant and informed orator, he has carved out a place as a political commentator and activist via the airways such as his popular…

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

10 Inspiring Quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I would like to share ten of his most famous quotes. As we reflect upon his powerful words, let us be reminded of how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. 1. Darkness cannot drive out darkness;…

SPECIAL EDITION: The Color Line

I do not know if it was premonition… a few months ago before the election of Donald Trump, The Color Line exhibition was announced in France at the Quai Branly Museum. The term “Color Line” was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of…

My Black Is…

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