The Handle: Living While Black

Hear the voices of members of our community and members of our branch speaking about the experience of Living While Black, here in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.


Join Panhandle PBS for a free online screening of “The Handle: Living While Black”

Panhandle PBS is hosting an online watch and panel discussion event on its “Living While Black” content series at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 22.  Visit, the station’s Facebook events page, or this link to RSVP and take part.

Content discussed will be civil rights movements – then and now – and systemic racism.  Moderator Karen Welch of Panhandle PBS will lead discussion with interviewees David Lovejoy and Ebani Broadus alongside video content from the “Living While Black” series.

Part of the station’s local newsmagazine, “The Handle,” “Living While Black” is a product of extensive research and more than 20 hours of interviews.  Local residents, Black and biracial people of different ages and backgrounds, sat down with Welch to tell their personal stories and experiences in the Texas Panhandle and beyond. One theme remained universal: We have to learn to listen to each other.

Content from “Living While Black” is available on the Panhandle PBS website, YouTube channel and other social media platforms. The series is presented by Bank of America. Education support is provided by the Equity Fund, an Amarillo Area Foundation Community Collaboration.  Visit or call 806-371-5479 for more information.