Gwendolyn Brooks was born 100 years today ago on June 7, 1917. She was a prolific and well-decorated poet, holding the distinction of being the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize. Brooks was born in Kansas but raised in Chicago, where she continued to live for the rest… Read more »

The votes are in and Post & Beam has been named one of OpenTable’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. Black Cultural Events offers a rousing congratulations to the owners Brad Johnson and Govind Armstrong, as well as their staff, for this recognition. OpenTable’s 2017 list is compiled from over… Read more »

Black Cultural Events wishes Stevie Wonder a very Happy 67th Birthday! Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a child prodigy and signed his first record contract at age 11 under Motown’s Tamla label. Wonder is skilled in a wide range of… Read more »

Adolf Dulan, Aunt Kizzy’s, Soul Food Kitchen founder, dies

Successful southern cooking master’s restaurant career spanned 40 years Culinary master Adolf A. Dulan, who earned riches serving classic southern food at Aunt Kizzy’s Back Porch in Marina Del Rey, Calif., and later, Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen in Inglewood, Calif., has died.

Black Cultural Events wishes a very Happy Birthday to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown! Born May 3, 1933, Brown would have been 84 years old today. Brown was a legendary performer known for his high energy on stage. He wrote songs in the genres of funk, soul, and rhythm… Read more »