Keona is a 2020 summer intern at the Institute for Southern Studies. She recently received her bachelor's degree in mass communications from Norfolk State University and enjoys writing about art, culture, and entertainment.
July 21, 2020 -
A performance by New Orleans bounce pioneer and queer Black icon Big Freedia recently helped raise over $11,000 for a fellowship program that aims to build resources for LGBTQ+ youth in rural North Carolina communities.
June 17, 2020 -
Antoine Williams, an art professor at Guilford College in Greensboro, produces mixed media artwork informed by critical race theory. He recently auctioned off two of his works to benefit Black Lives Matter and other groups working for racial justice — part of a broader effort by the art world to take a stand against racism. What Williams hoped to sell in two weeks was gone in 30 minutes, so now he's planning his next steps.