The time for a global conversation about Black Lives Matter is now. What began as a Google document on July 7, “Letters for Black Lives” has evolved into a full-fledged movement that takes the Black Lives Matter movement a step further. Letters for Black Lives centers around a crowd-sourced written letter from second-generation Asian-Americans to their families and respective communities. The letter describes why black lives matter, too, touting itself as “an open letter project on anti-Blackness.” The letter came to be after New York-based ethnographer Christina Xu sent out a call to action on Twitter. Xu said she saw “how Asian Americans had reacted negatively to previous police shootings of black […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The black women’s book club recently kicked off a Napa Valley Wine Train for allegedly being “too loud” has now filed an $11 million lawsuit against the company. Source: Black Women’s Book Club Files $11M Lawsuit Against Napa Valley Wine Train for Discrimination – ABC NewsContinue Reading... No Comments.
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is helping African-Americans reconnect with their Civil War-era ancestors. Join us in restoring thousands of records and linking millions of families. #DiscoverFreedmen Source: Juneteenth: Discover Your Roots Using Freedmen’s Bureau RecordsContinue Reading... No Comments.
A side-effect of the ongoing restaurant boom in Philadelphia: The price of a liquor license is skyrocketing. Licenses that two years ago sold for $85,000 are now priced at nearly $120,000, according to lawyers who specialize in the transactions.Compare that to 2002, when they sold for $35,000. Many restaurateurs consider a liquor license to be essential, as alcohol sales are far more profitable than food. Liquor licenses are governed by the state Liquor Control Board but are sold by restaurateurs on the open market through lawyers or brokers, and that’s where basic economics comes in. There are simply no licenses available, according to three local lawyers who specialize in liquor […]Continue Reading... No Comments.