by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (@lakinhutcherson)
Happy Black History Month 2022! Good Black News is here once again to celebrate what we work to contribute to and highlight all year long.
This year we’re happy to share we are now offering a daily podcast based on the “A Year of Good Black News” Page-A-Day® Calendar for 2022 published by Workman Publishing, posting one per day as an audio companion to the calendar, plus bonus episodes on the weekends with brand new content.
We call it the “daily drop” because, well, it drops daily, and also because it’s no more than a few minutes long and just a drop of GBN.
We are doing this for a few reasons:
- To increase accessibility to the calendar to those need an aural source, who may have difficulty reading or acquiring a physical copy of the calendar but still want to experience the content.
- So we can update and expand on some of the entries as well as offer links to relevant sources for those who want to learn more.
- To archive the work GBN did to research, write and produce the calendar so it may exist in a digital format long after its physical one has served its purpose.
Starting today, we will embed each podcast into a post here on the main page, with the transcript and show notes, which will then be archived and accessible in the masthead category menu by clicking on “GBN Daily Drop Podcast.” (We will also be adding the January episodes we’ve already recorded.)
Alternatively, you can follow or subscribe to the Good Black News Daily Drop Podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, rss.com or create your own RSS Feed. Or just check it out every day here on the main website.
So, without any more fuss, here is GBN’s Daily Drop for Tuesday, February 1st (transcript below):
Hey, this Lori Lakin Hutcherson, founder and editor in chief of GoodBlackNews.org, here to share with you a daily drop of Good Black News based on the “A Year of Good Black News Page-A-Day Calendar” published by Workman Publishing. This is Tuesday, February 1st, 2022. Today we’re celebrating the start of Black History Month with a West African proverb:
“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.”
Tomorrow we’ll get into how Black History Month was created and who created it. But to get a little personal, I selected this quote and placed it on February 1st in GBN’s physical Page-A-Day calendar for 2022 not only because it’s apropos and reflective of the mission of the month ahead, but also because it’s a reminder to me for why I created Good Black News. Not enough of the people, events, stories, accomplishments, acts of heroism, or acts of creation that are part and parcel of African American and thus American culture have been known, let alone celebrated widely in the U.S. or abroad. That has been by design and as current events reveal, continues to be so. So offering this information and sources to learn more about what’s printed every calendar page, on the Good Black News website, on Good Black News social, and in these expanded audio versions, it’s my way of, so to speak, helping the world hear the lion’s roars.
This has been a daily drop of Good Black News, based on the “A Year of Good Black News Page-A-Day Calendar for 2022,” published by Workman Publishing, and available at workman.com, Amazon,Bookshop and other online retailers. Links to these sources provided in today’s show notes. Beats provided by freebeats.io and produced by White Hot. For more Good Black News, check out goodblacknews.org or search and follow @goodblacknews anywhere on social.
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