Mountain State Views

Crystal Good talks Black By God, lifting up minority voices, and Democratic politics

June 03, 2022 Steven Allen Adams
Mountain State Views
Crystal Good talks Black By God, lifting up minority voices, and Democratic politics
Show Notes

On episode 005 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about the latest tax revenue numbers in West Virginia with one month remaining in the fiscal year. Later in the show, Steven interviews Crystal Good, the founder of Black By God, about improving diversity in the state, lifting up the voices of minorities and marginalized people, and the two dive into the issues with the West Virginia Democratic Party and how it can find itself again.

Crystal Good is the founder and publisher of Black By God, a print and multimedia publication centering on Black voices to address the news and information gap in central Appalachia. She is a known regional poet and writer whose artistry combats the erasure of non-white identity in Appalachia; an Irene McKinney Scholar, a West Virginia University Newstart Fellow, and the author of Valley Girl. Crystal holds the completely made up but totally real office of Social Media Senator for the Digital District of West Virginia, which encourages digital and political literacy.

Link: Black By God