Lorrianne Green talks to her granddaughter about Growing up in the Depression era

On November 23, 2017 Leah Hall Interviews her grandma Lorrianne Green about her life. Lorrianne explains to Leah what it was like growing up African American in the Great Depression era. And how it affected her family and her life....

Lee Perry shares his journey as an African-American gay male leader and as former drag performer Leigh Montgomery in Dayton, Ohio (Part 1)

Black gay men must be seen, heard, affirmed and respected. Lee Perry has worked for years to help accomplish that — from serving on the board of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, helping plan the annual Pride parade, and now...

Young gay African-American Ken Smith: his lesbian grandmother gave him important advice: "You do You!"

Ken Smith, a young gay African-American man from Dayton, Ohio, started coming out in the 1990s. His openly lesbian grandmother Grace (Thornton) Vaughn, gave him some important advice from 20 years earlier: “You do You!” Grace sued to marry her...

A True Trini Life

A person who can go through multiple losses, play sports, and be passionate about her work is a truly great person to be around; that person is Luanne Regis. Luanne is a black woman from Trinidad & Tobago, in the...

A War On Two Fronts

Not long ago, people of color were more heavily mistreated, denied opportunities, and denied respect based on one thing. On November 29th, 2017, 14 year old Jason Ridley interviews his 85 year old grandfather, John Ridley III, about his time...

Lessons on Living

This interview was conducted on January 7, 2018 via Skype. Cecilia Cain from Niskayuna, NY interviews her father, Gerry Cain, in Norfolk, VA. Gerry talks about what it was like growing up with a chronic illness in an African American...

Story of African American Matriarch & Fashionista

Communications student, Anita, interviews her mother Mary, in a 20-minute conversation about being a teen bride, life in the sixties for her African-American family, politics, and, the awesome tradition of black women who wear amazing hats to church, every Sunday....

Immigration to a White America

My father immigrated to America from Trinidad and Tobago when he was almost 10 years old. When he arrived to Baltimore, Maryland, he noticed a racial divide between blacks and whites. Whites were treated as if they were better than...

Faith: I didn’t want her, but I needed her.

At the age of 20, I was pregnant and determined to have an abortion, but my dad encouraged me to keep Faith. Ever since that choice, my life has been filled with a good love from the most authentic person...

Lela Jackson and son Charles Jackson talk about love and family.

In this interview I talked to my mom that is 40 years old about our family. We went deep in the history of our family and the last jobs that my late grandfather took place in. Also about my grandmother...

Black Twitter

Interviewing my friend Ain on the representation of minorities in Social Media with the use of Black Twitter.

In Their Own Words: Discovering Community Narratives of Healing & Resilience

How the African American community “copes and pivots” to ensure that they have a seat at the table.

My Mother’s IT Journey

My mother is among the first women computer programmers. She started her journey as a programmer and ended as CIO. Amazing journey for an African American woman in the 1960s.

Alwyn & Lauren

What is it like for my father to be a black cop in America.

Learning Nana: An Afternoon With Diane Walker

A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.

Interview With my Dad

My dad, Charles E. Johnson Jr., talked with me about him life growing up in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. We discuss racism, segregation, life lessons, and family. We end on talking about the funny story of my birth.

My Mama Iris

I got to interview my great-aunt Iris this Thanksgiving, and she shared stories with me about her having a buisness at a young age.

Listening to Others

The purpose of this interview was to compare the life of an African American male and the life of women to show the similar struggles we go through.