July 2019 news
Things to do around Black Boston. Night club list, Black Businesses, #BuyBlack shopping, Museums and more. To see who is recruiting ABBO readers view these gigs.

Anna Myer Dancers

July 18th, experience Invisible Imprints performance.
An evening with free food and refreshments for all. July 25, will be the first public performance of Watermark, a work that celebrates the beauty of our differences, blending Bach, hip and hop and modern dance by one of the Northeast's premiere dance, music and poetry ensembles.

Anna Meyers Dancers

FREE Events and Workshops

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  • LCRJuly 18th, 1-6pm. FREE LEGAL CLINICS - meet lawyers in one-on-one sessions. LCR, the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights will hold the BIZGROW event at Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St. Boston Register Here.

  • 7/24 Boston Startup Office Hours: Get Business Advice from Experts workshop

  • 8/2, 9/6 - Federal Government Contracting Workshops. Pre-register

  • 8/18 #MattapanLove | An Outdoor Summer Series info

  • July thru August 31st - African American Heritage Events, list of free tours, films, talks and performances around town. View List

  • BeHeard Fundraiser for a special October performance. Donae.

  • Outdoor Afro links

  • Backpacking: Sign-Up Info
  • Afro yoga: Sign-Up Info
  • Tea time: Sign-Up Info
  • # thanks OutDoorAfro for those three

  • July 27th - All That Jazz Concert, 1-4 p.m. the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan Network holds a celebration of Minority Mental Health. Meets at the Bruce C. Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Roxbury.

  • All summer - Large black book selection and toys at Frugal Bookstore, 57 Warren St. Dudley Square. frugalbookstore.net

  • Ongoing - Live Jazz Club dates and locations calendar link

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Martha's Vineyard Whole Island Tour

buy digital tix online $55.00pp. BOOK IT
Two and a half hours. Native tour guides lead narration and exploration of island features and landmarks. Air-conditioned and covers island culture and African American and Wampanoag history. Runs Daily, weekend tickets may sell out.

Travel Package Giveaway Contest - You have a chance to win in the WBGO FM Jazz radio Newport Jazz Festival Bus Trip Contest. This promotional $200 value provides a jazz festival ticket with roundtrip transportation from Manhattan, Newark NJ or Boston if you win the contest. Register for chance to win.
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Black Heritage Tours

Gray Line sightseeing tours

  • Aug 2-4 - Newport Jazz Festival, Newport RI. Free ticket giveaway

  • Aug 5-10 - African American Film Festival on Martha's Vineyard Charter bus offer

  • Aug 10th - AFRICA FESTIVAL on Boston Common, 10am contact africafestivalboston@gmail.com for info.

Boston Sunset Cruise 90 minutes, $34.95

End your day on a perfect note on this 90-minute sunset cruise sightseeing tour which provides spectacular views of the sunset and the Boston skyline. With this cruise you'll be introduced to all the history, sights and lore that Boston Harbor has to offer, plus you'll be on hand to witness the USS Constitution's sunset serenade as she fires her cannon and lowers her flag ceremoniously signaling the day's end.

Black Studies Readings

Hosted by Trident Booksellers and Cafe, The Black Studies Reading Room is a monthly conversation on black literature and thought. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Local Black Author Talks list and Book Releases Link.

Free Movie Tickets

open call to review films and movies

Boston #BuyBlack Welcome Page.

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Black Authors Book Release Service Link.

Reach Metro Black Bostonians and beyond with our service offer to announce, advertise or market your new books. The resource rich page has a list of Boston Book Stores and Poetry events. Email your material to pr@blackboston.com to get started.

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Black Boston Restaurants listed

Thirty-Five Black-Owned and Minority Owned Restaurants in Boston reviewed: learn more.

Black Museums and Art Galleries

National Black Doll Museum, Mansfield, MA
(774) 284-4729


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 July of 2012. The museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector. Location: 288 N Main St, Mansfield, MA 02048.
The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)
(617) 442-8614

300 Walnut Avenue, Boston, MA 02119.

Under the directorship of Edmund Barry Gaither NCAAA fosters and presents the finest in contemporary, visual and performing arts from the global Black world. Update 4/2019 news - Abbotsford, the 19th century mansion that houses The Museum, was awarded $850,000 toward the $1,135,500 needed to replace its roof and perform urgently needed flashing and masonry repairs. Donations to the restricted fund are encouraged. Donate to NCAAA.

- New HOURS! Mon-Fri 11AM-6PM.

African and Afro-American art, lecture topics, exhbitions

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. Hours Tu-Sat 10am - 5pm, Harvard Sq, Mt Auburn Street Cambridge, MA.
Museum of African American History
The African Meeting House

www.maah.org Beacon Hill
(617) 725-0022

Museum of African Amerian History in Boston
Visit MAAH, a landmark site maintained by the National Park Service and experience its restored African Meeting House church. The Abiel Smith School is there. Its located on Beacon Hill a neighborhood that was the heart of 19th-century Black Boston in 1855. You can walk into the nation's oldest public school for African American children and learn from exhibit galleries, educational programs, a museum store and more. There is also a site on Cape Cod's Nantucket Island.

Africa Gallery African wildlife captured centuries ago
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

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 England Heritage Trail

Telling New Hampshire’s forgotten stories, BHTNH 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 freedom and 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.

Broadway Theaters in Boston


A.R.T. American Repertory Theater

The LOEB Drama Center

Company One

Hibernian Hall

Huntington Theatre Company


Origination AFRICAN Dance

Shubert Theater Boch Center

Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker

calling all poets


Poet in Chief
The new City of Boston official Poet Laureate is Porsha Olayiwola. Congratulations.
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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.

Boston Haitian Community Connections
contributed by artist and educator Rhea Dunn

  • Haitian American Chamber of Commerce web site

  • Association of Haitian Women in Boston - web site

  • Haitian Cultural and Non-Profit Resources - web site

  • BostonFETE web site

  • HAITIAN EVENTS weekly updates - web site


MEDIA - Television and Black Museums


Blacks on TV
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.

#Buyblack business referrals
the getaway tour list
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Getaways and Group Trips
Our Black New England Travel Journal

Things to Do
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Black museums directory

Smithsonian Magazine cover announcing the museum opening

Win free festival ticket.
Newport Jazz Festival Aug 2-4th.

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Martha's Vineyard Tour $50p
Live tour guide, air-conditioned, advance tickets, reserved seating, learn African American and Wampanoag heritage and see the whole island.

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Affordable Housing Leads
For household incomes between $ZERO up to the BOSTON Area Median Income (AMI or RMI) of $82,380 in Sept 2018. It may be a lower number in other regions of Massachusetts.

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Black Business page
We list investors, black business lists and contract sources. See profiles of businesses owned by people of color.
Boston Black Churches

View photos of pastors and read about Black church history and visits.
Sunset links
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