By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Beauty & Hair Magazine The black cowboy and cowgirl have made a hardline comeback in pop culture. And it’s about darn time. Contrary to popular belief, the black cowhand has been the backbone to the American West — the inspiration for Western shows, films and characters that […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by LaSundra Davis Think Wild West, think Hollywood-exaggerated gunfights, stagecoach chases and saloon gambling scenes. The stuff classic American West films and TV series are made of. Well, country Western movie junkies, history buffs and travel bloggers on a crunch for experiencing and covering entertainment news have so much material to […]
Every chance I receive to collaborate with award-winning historian and fellow cowhand Michael Searles (a.k.a. Cowboy Mike), I take it. He has been one of my biggest digital media supporters in educating readers about the significance of the black cowboy — and cowgirl — since Day 1. Currently, I’m covering film and TV stories for The Atlanta […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.