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  • Writer's pictureAerial Sanders

Summer, Summer, Summer Time

Summer is almost here, but things are already heating up at Black Oak Society!

We highlight Black businesses, Black events, Black stories for June 2023.

Get the latest news about local events, the newest BOS zine, new merch and more at:



Check out Black Oak Society founder Courtney Napier, entrepreneur Terry Spicer, and NC Senator Natalie Murdock (D-20), speak about having the vivacity to keep going through tribulations while altruistically growing the prestige of the culture on the Black Issues Forum on PBS. This episode is hosted by one of our featured GBRHF queens, Deborah Holt Noel.

Click the button below to go the Black Issues Forum website for more informative and inspirational videos.


Liberation Station Bookstore has opened in Downtown Raleigh and we can't be more excited! Please make sure you stop by to support this Black owned business.

  • Click the button below to find out their website for information on books, events and more!

  • Check out this article about Liberation Station

New BOS merchandise is in the making!!!! Our creative director is hard at working creating hot, new designs for you to have in your inventory this summer. Be on the lookout for our Instagram post promoting our updated online store.

You can also buy Volume 6: Black Power/ Black Politics in our shop right now!


Walter Magazine did a great article on our GBRHF exhibition catalogue. Black Oak Society founder Cortney Napier details what it was like curating the event and the ups and downs of creating a memorable catalogue to share the stories of our Queens. Though the process of sending out the book is still under way, the lessons that come along with creating it has surely taught us a little bit more about what it means to be a BOS! Read the rest of the article on Walter Magazine's website:

Also check out our Instagram where Courtney goes a little bit more into what is happening with the catalogue and how you can help Black Oak Society with its final publishing.


Check out a list of links for Juneteenth events and activities around the triangle to mark your calendars.

John Chavis Community Center

NC Museum of History

Capital City Juneteenth Celebration

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Celebration

Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation

"Speak Out and Be Blessed"

Courtney Napier


Founder/ Editor

Black Oak Society

Aerial Sanders

Creative Director

Black Oak Society

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