Online Media

April 9, 2021, Paul Robeson’s birthday, marked the 20th anniversary of SeeingBlack, a pioneering and award-winning website for Black voices on arts, media and politics.  Early in 2022, Esther lost control of the former domain for the magazine and will reconstruct the archive at and We thank you for continuing to support us, even as we have faced challenges and new opportunities!

Faithful users know that our last posts were links to the content on our podcast and radio show, “On The Ground,” which is now broadcast on 25 stations on the Pacifica Radio Network and archived permanently on our site, Because of the limited capacity of Esther’s volunteer operation, SeeingBlack and the radio website will be merged eventually  We had hoped to have this “construction” done in time to celebrate our anniversaries with you. But, no luck. When we DO finish the construction, you will be able to access all of again, it will be on a new platform and have more of its own content again. Though the Black online environment has evolved to be more populous and corporate since our 2001 debut, we see all around us proof positive of the need to still have a place for our unfettered voices.

Click on the Listen to Shows tab to access ‘On The Ground’ show archive.

A Luta Continua!

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Esther Iverem has also launched and several websites on labor protections, corporate accountability and wealth inequality.


Art and Life

So grateful to begin 2021 with an artist’s residency  honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Annmarie Sculpture Garden in Solomons, Maryland.

You can read about the residency, including the community project to raise  flags for King’s legacy for peace and justice here. You can also see my gallery show, “Memory and Signal” virtually here.  Ongoing, of course, my weekly show,  ‘On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital’ is made possible only by our volunteer energy, our resolve to keep the people’s voices on the air, and by support from our listeners. In this new era of fake corporate news, we have to be and support our own media! Please click here  to subscribe for as little as $3 a month. We are so grateful for this small but growing amount of monthly crowdsource funding on Patreon. You can also give a recurring or one-time donation on PayPal. Thank you!