Tag archives: Soul Bites

Black History Month 2024: The Obsidian Scholars Poetry Jam
By Joanne A Calitri   |   February 20, 2024

Black History Month is dedicated to African Americans and the Arts. In Week Two we give it up for the young Obsidian Scholars at the Gateway Educational Services Goleta, who presented their original poetry in fond memory of Santa Barbara poet laureate, activist, and local institution Sojourner Kincaid Rolle. The event was held at Soul […]

Black History Month Part 1: Darrell M. McNeill and Sally A. Foxen-McNeill SB Black Culture House
By Joanne A Calitri   |   February 21, 2023

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual national celebration during February that commenced with Negro History Week (February 1926) initiated by Carter G. Woodson, founder of Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Later in the 1940s, Blacks in West Virginia began to celebrate February as Negro History Month, and by 1960 […]

No Indoor Voices Returns with All-Female Comedy Show
By Jeff Wing   |   January 24, 2023

“What they want to do with this place is the same vision I have, which is make it a community space!” That’s Kimmie Dee “talking,” which has never been an accurate description of her communication style. Kimmie is Santa Barbara’s longtime standup comedy impresario, a casually foul-mouthed tornado of benevolent energy. Should you suddenly hear […]