From bringing hybrid wine to the forefront to prioritizing mentorship, here’s how Black wine professionals are making their mark and facing challenges. — Read on http://www.winemag.com/2023/02/27/black-wine-professional/ Really great article with lots of resources to dive into further. The focus is on Sommeliers, vineyard owners, and Winemakers so if you’re an industry professional slinging a bagContinue reading “What It’s Really Like to Be a Black Wine Professional | Wine Enthusiast Magazine”
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Part 2 New Connections
Well, they say there is nothing like being on the ground to understand another country and all it has to offer. During my short visit to Kenya, all of my preconceptions were dismantled, and in their place, I found new friends and a beginning of an understanding of the terrain of a foreign land. ThisContinue reading “Part 2 New Connections “
One Mixed Race Man’s to Africa from America I am traveling to Africa, specifically Kenya, for the first time at the age of 46. As a Black American rustling with the history of slavery, current relations of Africans with their United States counterparts, nature, and tourism, I have many questions about this visit. When firstContinue reading “No Connection”
Breaking Out of The Glass Box
All one has to do is look at the Board of Directors for any distributor, wine region, or other wine-related organization to see that these boards are not inclusive. Leadership is not given away quickly, and if the position is not directly related to selling wine, you will be hard-pressed to find an inclusive atmosphere. Equally, the largest Black-owned wineries have less than stellar records regarding personnel in positions that are unrelated to the face of the company or came from nepotism. Most of the established Black-owned wineries are with large distributors with little BIPOC throughout their organizations. Many brands that enjoy the most significant revenues from the BIPOC community have little outreach to support them these communities in their time of need; some of these brands have even expressed displeasure with Black people drinking their wines in the past.
Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’
http://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRUyJp8t/ In search of diversity and representation in the media we consume it may have seemed like we are battling from a non existent pass but Hollywood has always had diversification, but did it just keep it hidden? What roles do the actors themselves have in representing diversification? Why does diversification even matter? As aContinue reading “Passing is not just a ‘Black Thing’”
When You Don’t ‘Look Black’
http://www.audible.com/pd Great podcast episode that presents the stories of two women Passing for white. Anita Florence Hemmings the first Black Women to Graduate from Vasser College and another young lady graduating from college who comes out her senior year.
Why Don’t We Teach Men To Sit Down To Pee?
Masculinity has nothing to do with the color of your skin or how you go to the bathroom. Rather, how you treat yourself, your significant other, your children, friends, and your family proves more of your manhood than any patriarchy litmus test of color.
Mixed Heritage Is Finding A Point of View
Exploring the mixed ethnicity point of view in 2022. How has ongoing racial tensions effected those in the middle who represent a melting pot of American identity.