by Chris D. Evans and Jessica Harris The Charlottesville Players Guild (CPG) at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (JSAAHC)...
Chris D. Evans
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Community Development, History, Naila Smith, Travel
Exploring Black Brussels: A Trip to Matongé
by Naila A. Smith, PhD I recently visited Brussels, Belgium, a small country in the west of Europe, nestled between France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Belgium is often called the “battlefield of Europe" due to its central and strategic location which...
Community Development, History, Hometown Heroes, Niya Bates
(re)Reflector 01: The Black Press
by Niya Bates Growing up in the 1990s, I used to cut posters out of Hype Hair, Jet, and WordUp Magazines while I waited for my mom to get her hair done at Ebony Images hair salon in Charlottesville’s Seminole Trail Shopping Center. Thinking about it evokes a series...
Business, Channing Mathews, Community, Community Development, Food and Drink, History, Hometown Heroes
Community Cornerstones: Mel’s Cafe
by Channing Mathews This month my journey through the Black food and wine-ways of Charlottesville led me to Mel’s Café on Main Street, run graciously by its dedicated, self-taught chef and owner, Mel Walker. Mel is no stranger to food reviews, as he has been...
Arts, Community Development, Jessica Harris
Kori Price & Blackity Black Black
by Jessica Harris “I don't want to just survive as an artist. I want to thrive.” That phrase is artist Kori Price’s mission statement. And between her personal artwork and serving as president of the Charlottesville Black Arts Collective (CBAC), she is certainly...
Arts, Community Development, Entertainment
Poet Samantha Thornhill Comes to Charlottesville
STAFF WRITER Are you a fan of poetry? Then you won't want to miss the chance to celebrate the work of Samantha Thornhill, a talented poet who has recently published a new book of poetry entitled "The Animated Universe". Samantha is a graduate of the prestigious MFA...
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