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Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #4

As promised, another weekend means another ten songs featuring Southern women and trans and non-binary southerners who make good music. I have videos and a Spotify playlist, and I’ve included the (southern) state these folks hail from or live in, their name, song, and some other things that I find important or interesting. To be … [Read more…]

World Traveling, the Slave Dwelling Project, and Remembering African American History in Arkansas

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I arrived at the Sanders kitchen at Historic Washington State Park, mid-afternoon. Joe McGill and Jerome Bias, dressed in 18th century garb, were busy in the kitchen. McGill was peeling sweet potatoes and Bias was preparing beef for the lowcountry gumbo. There was a fire in the hearth and Sheila Ballard and Cynthia Wallace, the … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #18: Where Do We Go From Here? A Discussion in the Wake of Orlando

Following the tragic shooting deaths of forty-nine people at Pulse, a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Auntie Bellum editor Meeghan Kane, Auntie Bellum staff member Brittany Braddock, local comedian Jenn Snyder, and youth organizer Mahkia Greene sat down to discuss the future in the wake of the most deadly mass shooting in the history of the United States. … [Read more…]