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A taste of black history

A feast for the tastebuds and ears, the annual soul food dinner hosted by Juneau's Black Awareness Association and Juneau Cabaret was one to remember.More than a hundred Juneau residents came together at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Feb...
Celebrating Dr. King and the road to equality

Those who missed attending the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration hosted by Juneau's Black Awareness Association Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church missed out not only on moving musical performances, a dramatic reading of Dr.
Going 'Motown' for Black History Month

This year's Black History Month celebration, sponsored by Juneau's Black Awareness Association, will celebrate a unique era of music and the first black-owned record company in the United States - Motown. Called "Motown...
Plenty of reasons and opportunities to celebrate

Juneau has reason to celebrate this month along with Juneau's Black Awareness Association as the community honors Black History Month. There will be opportunities to fill bellies with food, ears with music and hearts...
Dean departs UAS, reasons in dispute

...academic issue," he said. The article, about the origin of gospel music, was written on behalf of Juneau's Black Awareness Association for an event co-sponsored by the university. "It was not written as a university article," Pugh...
Juneteenth: Locals celebrate freedom

...citizens of the United States, finally being considered as Americans and being equal members of society." Juneau's Black Awareness Association, a group of about 45 people, formed in 1992. Paige, one of the founders, said there wasn't a lot...
Juneau honors Martin Luther King Jr.

...and speeches, the event's leaders lifted spirits and challenged the congregation to pursue a dream. Juneau's Black Awareness Association sponsored the event. The group and its approximately 20 members will be organizing more activities in...
Food for the soul: Celebrating black history black history that is so unknown," Patterson said. "It absolutely blows me away." A member of Juneau's Black Awareness Association for about 10 years now, Patterson takes pride in her culture and has become a prominent figure in the...
Talent show, soul food dinner set for Leap Day

In honor of Black History Month, Juneau's Black Awareness Association will present a "Juneau Star Search" talent show and soul food dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at the Alaska Native...
'Not in my lifetime' attitude fades in black community following Obama presidency

...would see this historic event. I never dreamed (it)," said Sherry Patterson, an active member of Juneau's Black Awareness Association. "I'm from the deep South and I've lived through a lot of hostility and torment and ridicule and...


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