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Conscious contemplation of the African diaspora, with analysis, commentary, and authentic, personal perspective.
Event: January 19, 2023 | Author Tanya Katerí Hernández continues to detail disturbing aspects of the ongoing Black freedom struggle. | Register HERE. Tanya Katerí Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The
The New Deputy Director
Congratulations to Michelle Commander, the new Deputy Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. | From the NMAAHC / The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has announced the selection of its deputy director, Michelle Commander. Commander brings a plethora of experience, leadership
Phase One Complete
The New African Centres for Disease Control emerges in Addis Ababa. | From Africa CDC / "Africa CDC strengthens the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutions as well as partnerships to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven interventions and programmes." |
A 2023 Reading List
Our fellow African Book Addict gives us some great titles to anticpate. From Darkowaa at African Book Addict / "I’ve compiled 102 new African, African-American, Black-Brit and Caribbean books that look very promising. Please note – this list/collage is just a snippet of books by Black authors 2023 has to
The list from RPI includes Kenya’s Amina Chawahir Mohamed, South Africa’s Bonang Mohale, Chancellor at the University of the Free State and Professor at Johannesburg Business School, and Cameroon’s Njoya Tikum, Manager of the UNDP Regional Office in West and Central Africa. | From Reputation Poll / 50 Most
What to Read
Open Country Mag offers their take on the year's best books from African writers. | About Open Country Mag / "From culture icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to transformational artists Teju Cole and Damon Galgut, to groundbreaking advocates Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste, to the next generation of voices, Open Country Mag has
African Literature in 2022
Brittle Paper offers nine trends they observed across African lit this year. | By Ainehi Edoro via Brittle Paper / "African writers are producing excellent writing, and publishers, both on the continent and the diaspora, are making space for their work. This year, we expanded our Notable African Books of the Year
Professor Dorothy Roberts details a particular assault on the African-American family. | Via Slate Magazine / "ASFA (Adoption and Safe Familes Act of 1997) was marketed using racist rhetoric that vilified impoverished Black mothers and demeaned their bonds with their children. Its passage was part of a legislative assault on government assistance
What Is African?
From The Africa Center / “There has been a significant and accelerated shift in the ways African and Afro-descended people are now connecting with each other and with the African continent no matter where we are in the world. Culturally, we’re experiencing a renaissance with both our African and African
The National Read Along
The 1619 project prepares to help America read together, think together, and build together in 2023. | From 1619 / "The 1619 Project is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that placed slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative. The project, which
We Are What We Learn
Brooklyn students demand an AP African-American Studies course. We call that A+ work. | From NBC News / "AP African American Studies is multidisciplinary, drawing from literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography and science. The course is expected to be available to all interested high schools in the 2024-25 school
The new Hulu series, produced by Oprah Winfrey, is now available. | From HULU / The Hair Tales is a dynamic celebration of Black women’s identity, beauty, culture and humanity, uniquely expressed through the stories in our hair. A docu series where 6 diverse phenomenal women – Issa Rae, Rep. Ayanna Pressley,
Black Women Will Save the World? Facts.
A conversation with revered White House correspondent, April Ryan, at the Schomburg Center in New York. Date: October 18, 2022 | Register HERE. April Ryan is the Washington D.C Bureau Chief and Senior White House Correspondent at theGrio. She can be seen on CNN as a political analyst. Ryan has
Black Women Are Still Being Paid Less. Come On Now.
Can't we just pratice equity? Black Enterprise reports. | Study Shows Black Women Still Paid the Least as Gender Pay Gap ClosesA recent study reveals that Black women are paid less in comparison to white men and Asian women even as they advance in their careers.Black EnterpriseStacy Jackson
See all 29 of the items being returned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to Nigeria. As discussed on SKY IS BLACK, repatriating the so-called Benin Bronzes is absolutely the right thing to do. | The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art transferred ownership of 29 Benin bronzes
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 1-54 Art Fair
Event: October 15, 2022 | 1-54, founded by Touria El Glaoui, has held annual editions in London since 2013, New York since 2015, and Marrakech since 2018. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, 1-54 spearheaded the ascent of contemporary African art on the international art market and became a leading voice. 🚨Event Alert!
Keeping Us Together
Martha Jones is part of Making Black America, the new documentary from Henry Louis Gates. Premiere: October 4, 2022 | Thrilled to be a part of @HenryLouisGates’ new series Making Black America: Through The Grapevine! #MakingBlackAmericaPBS: Building communities and attaining social, political and economic success in the face of racial segregation.
What to See Now
Culture Type Recommends 50 Art Shows We Need to See ASAP. | 50+ Museum Exhibitions to See This Fall Feature Artists Henry Taylor, Fred Eversley, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Theaster Gates, Black Potters, Just Above Midtown Gallery & MoreAT A TIME WHEN NEW YORK CITY galleries and museums had little interest in African American
Author Leslie Fenwick details how the long-term consequences of Brown v. Board of Education continue to be complex. | A new book by Howard University professor Leslie T. Fenwick shows how the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education led to the loss of Black educators and
The New HCIC
There's a new head curator in charge, and we couldn't be more excited! | Michelle Jacques Appointed Board President of Association of Art Museum Curators, Three Black Woman Will Hold Top Board Positions in 2023-24Incoming Board President Michelle Jacques THE ASSOCIATION of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) & AAMC Foundation announced a new
The Roots of Folly
Listen: October 2, 2022 | On this week’s #NotesfromAmerica, UCLA folklorist @paturner explains the etymology of anti-Obama conspiracy theories. Then, African American studies professor @imaniperry joins to discuss the life and legacy of playwright Lorraine Hansberry. Tune in on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/FVSKWrVJvQ — WNYC