In honor of Black History Month and Black New Mexicans, we at The Paper. wanted to amplify Black voices and give space to hear their perspective on being Black in New Mexico.
This week, we asked our regular journalists and contributors to take a step back and give their space to Black writers, organizers and businesses to share their perspective on being Black in New Mexico.
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By our editor
New Mexico is more complex than the tri-cultural Native, Spanish, White narrative. Here’s why we decided to take a step back and share the mic with our Black community.
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Being Black in New Mexico
Read all of our special edition stories – and share this week’s edition – online here.
By Gene Grant
Gene Grant is the 15-year host of New Mexico in Focus, airing Friday nights on 5.1 New Mexico PBS. Previously Grant was a weekly columnist for the Albuquerque Journal and Tribune.
By Tracy Dingmann
Tracy Dingmann is a former journalist who worked as a reporter for the Albuquerque Journal and many other print and online publications. She is the mother of two grown sons and is active in diverse cultural and social organizations in her community. She currently works as a government administrator.
By Shannon Moreau
Shannon Moreau is a writer and blogger of Black history, pop culture, and personal stories. She has served as both president and secretary for the local chapter of a national writers organization. She’s the contributing editor for the New Mexico Black Leadership Council’s EQ Online.
ARTS + CULTURE
By Ramona King
Filmmaker tells the story of New Mexico’s black experiences.
Ramona King is a member of New Mexico Women in Film, SAG-AFTRA, and is a writer and producer. She is a solo performer of historical portrayals and life stories/wisdom tales for the stage.
By Zahra Bundrage
Zahra Bundrage is a recent Masters Graduate from the University of New Mexico who wrote her thesis dismantling traditional ideals of beauty. She has recently begun her career as a freelance writer.
By Shannon Moreau
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