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Hibernian Hall and A.R.T. previews HEAR WORD!
2018/01/22 - Starting at 6PM, you will be treated to food and refreshments from Suya Joint followed by the HEAR WORD! preview performance and intimate panel conversation with the cast, including music, dance and celebration. This is a FREE Community Event. Click RSVP to Register
Hear Word Naija Woman Talk True: Meet and Greet features the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s production of HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, a play inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation from Nigerian women.
2018/01/20 - Act as super hero for a day with Homeless Children in a Dorchester shelter - Sign-up here 2018/02/16 - Black Night Out with Black Panther the movie
Liteworks will host 100s of urban professionals for a movie watch of BLACK PANTHER at the theater. An after-party at Fenway's GAMEON bar restaurant across the street follows the event. tix $22. Get Tix
Museum of African American History
African Meeting House| 46 Joy Street | maah.org
2018/02/28 - MALCOM X The Lost Tapes
Premiere screening of Smithsonian's new documentary
starts at 6:30pm click to rsvp
Ongoing 2018 Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talks
Presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in partnership with the Portsmouth Public Library, these Sunday afternoon “Tea Talks” will be held at the Portsmouth Public Library, Levenson Room, 175 Parrot Avenue, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from 2 – 4 pm. Events are Free and open to the public.[ BHTNH Tea Talk Web Site Link ]Tea Talk: 2018/01/23 at 7PM - Dr. Ona Judge
RETHINKING RESISTANCE:The Washington’s Runaway Slave and the Meaning of Escape
Tea Talk: 2018/02/04 at 2PM
Reclaiming Native American Culture.
PRESENTERS: Paul Pouliot, Chief Speaker for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook & Abenaki People. Siobhan Senier, Professor of English, UNH. Liz Green Charlebois
MLK BOSTON issues $3 million RFP
Project creates a permanent Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King memorial installation in Boston. by mlkboston.org
MLK Boston is an organization co-founded by entrepreneur Paul English and the Rev. Liz Walker. Their team is soliciting community input and professional responses to an RFP for creating an installation for Dr. King, who spent formulative years in Boston.
Research study is recruiting parents
learn more African American or Black parents are invited to participate and earn a $25 gift certificate in research survey about family life.
Theater Company List
ArtsEmerson 617) 824-8400
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (617) 266-0800
The LOEB Drama Center (617) 547-8300
Company One (617) 292-7110
Hibernian Hall (617) 541-3900
Huntington Theatre Company (617) 266 0800
MASS MOCA (413) 662.2111
Origination Dance (617) 522-3900
Shubert Theater Boch Center (866) 348-9738
Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker(617) 524-3066
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA), under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither. NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Visitors info: 300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119, (617) 442-8614. Hours Tuesday-Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art is directed by Henry Louis Gates, author, professor and host of the popular PBS Network TV shows "Finding your Roots," and "Africa's Civilization, " gallery activities are free and open to the general public. View contemporary and historical exhibitions and installations of African and African American art. Attend lectures presented by guest curators, faculty, artists, students, and distinguished visiting scholars. Tel 617-496-5777. Hours Tu-Sat 10am - 5pm, Harvard Sq, Mt Auburn Street Cambridge, MA. website
Black History Museums
Museum of African American History Beacon Hill
The African Meeting House
A National Historic Landmark, take a Boston Black history venture trip to MAAH and experience the restored African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Beacon Hill, hubs that were once the heart of 19th-century Black Boston in 1855. Walk into the nation's oldest public school for African American children and experience exhibit galleries, educational programs, a museum store and more. There is also a site on Cape Cod's Nantucket Island. Massachusetts Historical Society
The MHS collections are particularly well-known for extensive holdings of personal papers from three presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. The collections contain many famous documents including Paul Revere's own account of his famous ride. In 1854, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society sponsored a Fourth of July rally in Framingham, Mass. Noted abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, and Henry David Thoreau, addressed the crowd. Garrison burned copies of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the U.S. Constitution, which he called "a covenant with death and an agreement with hell." Black New Enland Heritage Trail
Telling New Hampshire’s forgotten stories, BHTNE covers the docks of Portsmouth, where merchants engaged in the trans-Atlantic slave trade unloaded their cargo, to the northern border with Canada where many escaping captives found their first moment of freedomand more. For more than 300 years, the lives of African people and their descendants have been a part of New Hampshire’s history. The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire works to open hearts and minds for a deeper understanding of who we are as a collective and to recognize that we share a uniquely American heritage. Black Doll Museum of Mansfield, MA
The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture sponsored by the Doll E Daze Project & Museum Inc opened its doors in historic downtown Mansfield, Mass in July of 2012. Rich in culture the museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector. Boston NAACP - NIAGRA MOVEMENT
100th CENTENNIAL program book keepsake (PDF) Download it here, its free!
BOSTIX Daily Deals
Rap / Hip Hop Boston Concerts on TicketMaster: scheduled
STEM and Code events
Black Girls CODE Boston Chapter activity calendar. See what's going on with #BlackGirlMagic. web site. Urban League of Mass MSIMBO CODE TRAINING
Google, banks and institutions have joined the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts to fund training adults to learn computer programming and fill open positions. Participants recieve a cash incentative to attend class. Its a 20-week program designed for low income, marketable skill poor Adults. Call 617-442-4519 or better yet - go to the Urban League office at 88 Warren St in Roxbury, MA 02119 near Dudley Station.
Black Business Networkers
BECMA - The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts BECMA.org
GNEMSDC- the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. web page link
Poet in Chief
Writer and Poet Danielle Legros Georges is the City of Boston's official Poet Laureate raising the status of poetry every day. Danielle is an advocate for poetry, language and the arts.
Danielle Legros Georges is a professor in the Creative Arts and Learning Division at Lesley University. Her areas of academic interest include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, and literary translation. Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam - Every Sunday. Doors open at 7:30pm with a poetry slam. The Lizard Lounge club and bar, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge.
BLACK BOSTON TV offers local, and regional programming choices. The WGBH Basic Black series show is the longest running public affairs television program in Boston. BNN-TV Channel 23 is Boston's Public Access tv station offering a full slate of programming by people of color.
The Museum of Afro-American History on Beacon Hill offers guided tours while exhibiting Colonial African American life in Boston. The Robert Gould Shaw and U.S. 54th Regiment Memorial nearby has Civil War figures of Shaw and his decorated posse.