Anton and BC discuss Africa Day, the musical film adaption of The Color Purple, and the Elvis Mitchell documentary, Is That Black Enough for You? **Comments from Elvis Mitchell were produced by the American Film Institute(AFI). You can follow them on Twitter @AmericanFilm, and learn more at https://www.
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
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 Americans and African
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 faculty
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.
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
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 & cultural
Event: January 27, 2023 | From Harvard Book Store / Harvard Book Store welcomes KRISTIN HASS—Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan and Associate Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life—for a discussion of her new book Blunt Instruments: Recognizing Racist Cultural
Event: February 18-19, 2023 | From the Pulitzer Center / Taking place on February 18 and 19, the second 1619 Education Conference will offer participants the opportunity to learn from The 1619 Project Education Network members about the units they created and implemented as part of the program, the strategies and resources
The city burned down a community for commercial development. Today, residents in Palm Springs, California make their case for reparations. Now. | From Sonya Singh via The Guardian / Six decades ago, hundreds of people in Palm Springs, California, came home to ashes. Their houses had burned, sometimes with their belongings inside
Illyanna Maisonet shares ingredients to help satisfy the longings for a deeper culinary experience. This is what we're talking about. | Illyanna Maisonet was the United States' first Puerto Rican food columnist for a major newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, and sold out pop-up dinners across the San Francisco Bay Area.
International architect, Emanuel Admassu, discusses the foundations of both architecture and urban design with Eva Glasberg. From Columbia News. | From Columbia University / Professor Emanuel Admassu’s art, design, and teaching embrace theory, spatial justice, and contemporary African art. His work explores the international constellation of Afrodiasporic spaces. Most recently, he
We join the Black Alumni Council at Georgetown in celebrating the work and achievements of author and scholar, Marcia Chatelain. From Professor Marcia Chatelain / "I am currently a Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Previously, I was a Reach for Excellence Assistant
Working in conjunction with the Ida B. Wells Education Project, scholar and activist Rebecca Hall, author of Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, has developed discussion guides and learning lessons to help readers get more out of the book. | "Using in-depth archival research and the measured use of
From Nikole Hannah-Jones, premiering January 26th on Hulu. | The National Read AlongThe 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
Claudine Gay has been elected to become the 30th president of Harvard University, starting on July 1, 2023. | From Harvard University / Claudine Gay has led Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences as the Edgerley Family Dean since August 2018, having served previously as dean of social science from 2015