Happy New Year!

My deep appreciation to all who supported Black Wide-Awake in 2021 through likes, comments, corrections, shout-outs, and shares. It was another tough year, but we made it, and Black Wide-Awake’s journey was sweetened by, among other things, the addition of Say Their Names to the Freeman Round House Museum’s permanent exhibition and the outpouring of support for the Lane Street Project. (See my 2021 resolution.)

2022 dawns strangely warm, but gray, with a shape-shifting pandemic still spreading grief and chaos. Still, I’m encouraged by the strength and perseverance of those whose lives I chronicle here. Here’s to a happier New Year!

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Some 2021 stats:

 693 posts

 181,021 views (an increase of 5% from 2020)

 75,612 visitors (an increase of 18% and hailing from 145 countries and territories)

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Top 5 most popular posts:

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Some of my faves (in no order):

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6 comments

  1. Thank you, for all that you and your support team has done and is doing. Happy Blessed New Year!

  2. I have really enjoyed reading the articles that you have selected. Thank you so much for sharing.

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