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Welcome to an African American oriented local information site in Boston. We provide things to do, places to go, and people to know. You'll see resources such as the Black-owned night club list, live jazz spot list, Black business directory, a listing of virtual events, arts and entertainment events, funds, foundations, free workshops and more.

Nubian Summer Drive-In Movies

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Watch classic movies with great food, drinks, family and friends with at the Nubian Summer Drive-In from September 1st through September 26th at Bartlett Station (2565 Washington St. Roxbury, MA). The event space is a is a collaboration between Grove Hall NDC, the City of Boston, Madison Park Development Corporation, All Aces, Mass Vote, Friends of Melnea Cass.

Boston NAACP Conference opens

Sept 23rd at 7:30 ET virtual town hall

JOIN The State of Race discussion is about how racial inequities in Massachusetts school systems disproportionately impact Black people. This event is produced in partnership with the NAACP Boston Branch and GBH WORLD. FREE EVENT, rsvp slots are limited.

Online Town Hall on Race in Massachusetts
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  • Barrett Technology
  • Cambridge Community Television
  • Trailspark
  • CDL drivers for local work wanted link

  • Free Legal Workshops

    Sponsored by LCR BIZ GROW. RSVP for virtual office hours from 11:00AM - 12:00PM. Sign-up Link.

    Black Boston resource links and good stuff free

  • Black business owner funding contact list

  • City of Boston small businesses BLDC $25K loans for businesses affected by Covid-19. learn more

  • Cash Grants for Individuals- link

  • LISC offers cash grants to local small businesses. Learn more

  • $1,000 MAIN STREET Grant for Small Business - APPLY HERE.

  • AMPLIFY LATINIX / Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA) financial backing for local Black and Minority small businesses. link

  • Boston Black Executives raised $20 million to give to Black Boston causes, applications are not open yet.

  • African American Culture

    About Nubian Drive Movie Nights

    A Nubian Summer Black movie drive-in opened at 2565 Washington Street showing great Black movies on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night. The adult movies film play weekdays while family fun movies are on the Weekend. You do games and trivia too. Movie titles were "The Equalizer," "The Great Debaters," and "Do the Right Thing." Popcorn, nachos, pretzels, ice cream and candy are sold. Admission is $20 per car on weekdays and FREE on Saturdays. LOCATION: 2565 Washington St., until September 16th

    Black events from the universities

    The Hutchins Center of African & African American Research, at Harvard

    • Project on Gender and Race papers.
    • Professor Henry Louis Gates discusses coronavirus with Black students. listen in

    Big Black Events list download - view PDF.

    Nubian Square News

    The NUBIAN SQUARE COALITION is lobbying the Boston Public Library system to RENAME "ROXBURY LIBRARY." The organization seeks to install the name NUBIAN SQUARE LIBRARY at the branch which is located in the former Dudley Square. Library trustees have already voted NO, however; the governing board has decided to hold a Community Meeting to discover which way the community would like to see it go. These activities are ongoing. An important meeting is scheduled for August 6th among the managers.

    Nubian Square is located in Roxbury, the heart of Black Boston, which is formed by zip code boundaries 02119,02120,02121,02124,01215 and 02126. NUBIAN SQUARE connects Warren Street, Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street at its corners. The only Black-owned bookstore, Frugal Books is in Nubian Square. The urban business capacity builders ICCC, Further up on Blue Hill Avenue, Pure Oasis, the first Black-owned cannabis retail store Boston opened in Grove Hall. AboutBlackBostonOnline offers Black heritage tours. We print listings of things to do, places to go free workshops, Black sightseeing tours, Black night clubs, Black museums, Black-owned restaurants, theater venues, dance show listings and news about Blacks in Boston who are making moves.

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    Black Museums and Art Galleries

    The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA)
    Roxbury, (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.

    COOPER GALLERY Cambridge
    - 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.

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    Museum of African American History
    Downtown, The African Meeting House 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 Cambridge
    African wildlife captured centuries ago
    Harvard Museum of Natural History
    26 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA

    Massachusetts Historical Society
    BOSTON Back BAY -

    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
    New Hampshire -

    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


    New Repertory Theater

    Hibernian Hall

    A.R.T. American Repertory Theater

    The LOEB Drama Center

    Company One

    Huntington Theatre Company


    Origination AFRICAN Dance

    Shubert Theater Boch Center

    Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker


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

    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

    Black Media and Television


    Blacks on TV
    Our local television networks have African American hosts, producers, directors, and technical personnel working at them. The employment numbers have fell over the years. Here's the longest running..

    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.

    MBE online directory
    Tour the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH)
    Boston Taxi rates

    Charter bus pricing

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    Black Boston Sightseeing
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    Getaways and Group Trips
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    Affordable Housing Leads
    Apartment rentals and home resales are in a pool available for income-restricted households. You can earn up to $110,000 and qualify for below market rent and home price levels in Massachusetts.

    Black Business Resources
    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.
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