I'm a reporter for @reckonsouth /founder of #BlackMagicProject/Northern born, but southern raised/Contact me at jdunigan@reckonsouth.com

Birmingham, AL
Joined May 2014
History is about identity. Hearing diverse experiences while studying that identity plays a role in how students see & interact w/ each other. After months of reporting, I learned many factors affect the way students learn our state’s rich black history. al.com/news/2020/03/alabamas…
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Another snow day in the South and my dog ain't having it lol. 🐕 ❄
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Need!
They got Ida B. Wells dolls at the Target. 🥺❤️
Yall, I was so ready to spend the three-day weekend with my nephew. But now I have to push our play time back (again) b/c my roommates got COVID. And I feel some type of way because all of this started when an unvaccinated person came to another family's holiday dinner sick....
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Make that 10 folks who have COVID now. Two of them were former roommates. And two of them are current roommates. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Another one of my roommates is a teacher 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ (they're not sick though thank God and just got their booster the other day.)
I know about five folks right now who have it 😔
Jonece Starr Dunigan retweeted
A year ago, Mississippi finally removed the Confederate Flag from its state flag. Hours later, insurrectionists were waving that battle flag in the US Capitol. @AbbeyCrain and I wrote about how the Lost Cause paved the way for the Big Lie. reckonsouth.com/capitol-riot…
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Jonece Starr Dunigan retweeted
Do the students have heat?
Winter has arrived at The Mecca 😍
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I know about five folks right now who have it 😔
RT if you personally know someone with Covid right now.
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It's a little late buuuut.... ❄ Let it #snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! ⛄ How did you find #Blackjoy this snow day in the South? Would love to see your pics and vids below! 📸 Here's a video of me and my fiance making snow angels(ish) after a snowball fight with roommates.
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This is what we are playing when the clock strikes midnight OK! Did yall get the memo!?!?!? DONT MESS UP THE ASSIGNMENT!
R.I.P Betty White! Thank you for being a friend ♥️💛
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I second this motion!
The Golden Girls Marathon should run for a whole month in January to honor the life and legacy of Betty White. 😢❤️
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Dang, not BETTY! 😭😭😭
Betty White, beloved actress and comedian, has died at the of age 99. vntyfr.com/n3128Xx
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I'm walking into the #2022NewYear successful, yall! The #BlackJoy newsletter has more than 8k subscribers! This means a lot to me because I set a goal of 1k back in June...no more small goals for me! I wanna thank y'all for helping me spread the melanin magic this year ✨
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This is such a big deal for me personally because I set a goal for myself to hit 1k subscribers by years end....guess I need to stop being small huh 😅 I would love to hear what brought yall #blackjoy in 2021 and what you look forward to in 2022!
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Need some inspiration? Today's newsletter features 2 Black Southerners who blew up in a matter of months! @HogoeKpessou (a 23 yr old luxury brand owner) got a shout out from @iamcardib Comedian @TheHeyTonyTV was tapped by @theestallion for a commercial! reckonsouth.com/glowing-up-w…
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Retweeting this because I think it's very important for folks to understand to NEVER give abusive people a free pass for their behavior. 🤷🏾‍♀️
So, I'm supposed to be off, but I read this story and needed to rant because I feel some type of way about it 🤔 washingtonpost.com/health/20…
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Anyways, let me get back to COVID because I'm speaking truth, but it's time to wrap up.
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Let's not give abusers a COVID pass for their behavior, OK? I'm sure a lot of us are stressed, but you don't see me disrespecting folks while throwing tantrums like entitled children.
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