A Vibe Called Tech Exploring the history and significance of Black media

As part of our partnership with A Vibe Called Tech—a creative agency operating at the intersection of Black creativity, culture, and innovation—we collaborated with magazines Plantain Papers and Boy.Brother.Friend.

Below, hear from the founders of the former about how Black folklore is an omnipresent connector to identity and morality and the importance of Black-owned media, and read three stories from an issue of the latter which explore how queerness and masculinity are embodied and perceived within the Black community.