IN MEMORIAM: Louisiana Legacy | BlackPressUSA

The Ponchatoula, Louisiana community honored the life of The Drum co-founder Carrie Wells Ponds on July 16, 2022, at the First True Love World Outreach Ministries in Ponchatoula. Mrs. Ponds died July 9, 2022, in her home surrounded by her husband of 60 years, Eddie Ponds, and daughters Michelle and Sharon. Mrs. Ponds was born February 10, 1941, in Ponchatoula to the late Louis Wells...

‘Sidney’ Tackles The Not-So-Comfortable Conversations About A Black Cinema Icon

Often it’s almost impossible to have a real conversation about a venerable figure amid today’s stan culture — and even sometimes frustratingly discouraged. That’s especially true when it comes to older Black icons who paved the way for those who came after them, and whose less comfortable truths are often pushed aside out of respect. But director Reginald Hudlin’s...

A new book by Michelle Obama will be published in November

A new book by Michelle Obama will be released on November 15 worldwide in 14 languages ​​and 27 countries. It is titled The Light We Carry – Overcoming It in Uncertain Times. In a sequel to the world’s bestseller Becoming, the former First Lady of the United States shares with readers her “knowledge and powerful strategies for...

Podcast Host WeezyWTF Is Destigmatizing How We View Sex Work

I Run This is a weekly interview series that highlights Black women and femmes who do dope shit in entertainment and culture while creating visibility, access and empowerment for those who look like them. Read my interview with Simone Missick here.WeezyWTF makes talking about the booming business of sex almost as fun as sex itself. The 31-year-old podcaster, producer...