CONGRATULATIONS SISTER ROMELIA PARKS

WEST VIRGINIAN OF THE YEAR from the Charleston Gazette

Hodges stepped up, calling attention to her community’s plight. For her response to the church outbreak and continued activism for the health of minority communities in West Virginia, Hodges is the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s West Virginian of the Year.

READ HERE: Gazette-Mail West Virginian of the Year: Romelia Hodges


Something super cool happened this week for Black By God!

Scalawag Magazine announced their support for BBG with this article by our Founder Crystal Good.

I'm always one to participate in a good holler. That's a feature of me: ready to yell. I imagine that could be seen as an Appalachian stereotype.

I recently used my WOOOOO, HELL YEAH to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris's win. I hollered, hanging out of a car window in what is considered a liberal and inclusive place—a historic gay district in West Hollywood. I also happened to be wearing my Black in Appalachia T-shirt and a West Virginia blue hat. 

Read the article here: AFFRILACHIA, no concealer.


“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

A happy, healthy & prosperous 2021 to you & yours.