Christian Davis is the co-founder, with Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, of Flavors from Afar in Los Angeles. As a social enterprise extension of the Tiyya Foundation, Flavors from Afar works with refugees and asylum seekers to create an authentic, rotating menu featuring traditional dishes from around the world. The refugee chefs receive
The team at Pitchbook offers 82 men and women we should defintely keep our eyes on. | From Kelly Knickerbocker via Pitchbook / "For years, venture capitalists have faced mounting pressure to diversify their portfolio companies and investment teams with Black people, other people of color, and women. In 2020, the
Event: February 21, 2023 |The International African American Museum hosts “Other” Spaces of Black Spirituality: African Americans and African Religions. From the International African American Museum / "In this first conversation in our newest quarterly activation, Funlayo E. Wood, PhD will present 'Other' Spaces of Black Spirituality: African
Event: March 24-25, 2023 |The Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference is the largest student-run African conference in the world today. Held annually over the past 24 years, the conference hosts leaders and experts on Africa to discuss the state of and opportunities across the continent. From Africa Accelerated / "
Former dean of the USC School of Architecture, Milton S.F. Curry, is launching Criticial Productive, a new journal focusing on the intersections of art, culture, and architecture. From Critical Productive / Issue #1: SOVEREIGNTY | POPULISM "Sovereignty and Populism are often in tension. How do these two domains of thought—
Northwestern professor, Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, and UCLA professor, Robin D.G. Kelly, discuss the new Advanced Placement class in African American studies. Neither one made the cut. / From The New Yorker / On Wednesday, February 1st, the first day of Black History Month, the College Board released its long-awaited curriculum for a
In keeping with their responsibility as griots and culture keepers, a powerful cadre of academics, including Vincent Brown, Cornel West, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, and Mark Anthony Neal, stand up for the value of African-American studies. | From African American Studies Faculty via Medium / "We are over 200 African American Studies
Event: February 10, 2023 | From The National Museum of African American History and Culture / "On Friday February 10, 2023, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and NASA invite middle and high school students to join us virtually for an educational experience where we examine and build
Event: February 9-10, 2023 | The Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University will host “A Taste of Black Freedom,” a symposium which will explore the history, politics, and knowledges of black foodways in Baltimore, with local chefs, activists, restauranteurs, and scholars. | LEARN MORE.
Stanford professor, Joel Cabrita, surfaces the suppressed story of South African writer, Regina Twala. From The Guardian / Twala had been a writer, intellectual and anti-colonial political activist of the 1950s and 60s. She was born in South Africa, but after her arrest in 1952 for participating in the non-violent resistance
Founded by Phillip Michael Collins, Good Black Art is a collector support network dedicated to breaking down the barriers to art collection. | From Good Black Art / Phillip’s practice as an art collector developed from his position as a self-proclaimed outsider. In his struggle with the exclusionary nature of systemic
Event: February 2, 2023 | The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice and the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School will discuss. | From the Harvard Kennedy School / Join the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice and the Institute of Politics for a discussion on the legacy of
Archeologists find Hekashepes, whose mummified remains might be the oldest ever. | From CBS News / Egyptian archaeologists who have spent years meticulously excavating a site amid the ancient ruins of Saqqara, near Cairo, announced a number of major discoveries on Thursday dating to the fifth and sixth dynasties of Egypt'
Playing at the upcoming Pan-African Film Festival and Santa Barbara Film Festival, Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing. | From the Wade in the Water Project / Created by David Mesfin, an award-winning creative director and multidisciplinary designer,
Through her exhibitions, learning academy, and National African American Quilt Convention, Marla Jackson is stitching quite a legacy. | From Marla Quilts / "Marla Quilts, Inc provides an impetus for community members of all ages to continue developing artistic skills, enhance individual and communal expression through visual literacy, and further intellectual