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02 Jan

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

January 2, 2020 To February 16, 2020

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

Featuring the largest selection of works by Southern vernacular artists ever displayed at the California African American Museum, Dust My Broom: Southern Vernacular from the Permanent Collection examines the remarkable reach and legacy of arts traditions from the American South. Read more…

02 Jan

Beall Center for Art + Technology, UCI, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

January 2, 2020 To February 8, 2020

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Artist lauren woods (who uses all lowercase) had worked with students for a year to compile documents related to police violence acquired through the Freedom of Information Act for the exhibition “American Monument,”using material from police reports, body camera audio, court transcripts, witness testimonies and audio files captured bystanders. Read more…

05 Jan

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Promenade Terrace, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

January 5, 2020 To July 12, 2020

12:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen and instructors from Debbie Allen Dance Academy return with the 5th season of outdoor dance events for the whole family. Read more…

11 Jan

Roberts Projects, 5801 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, USA

January 11, 2020 To March 7, 2020

11:00 am To 6:00 pm

Opening Art Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6pm-8pm Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the exhibition of Ghanian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe. This presentation brings together new portraits and is the artist’s first showing of work in the United States. Read more…

24 Jan

Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90323

January 24, 2020 To February 23, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. Read more…

28 Jan

The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

January 28, 2020 To January 28, 2020

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Impossible Tour A one-of-a-kind mash-up of classical, hip hop, rock and R&B with a message, the classically-trained string duo Black Violin – Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola) – fuses the sounds of today with classical virtuosity. Read more…

28 Jan

Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

January 28, 2020 To January 28, 2020

7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

The Grammy celebrations continue with a tribute concert to The Purple One. The special features an all-star lineup including Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Read more…

29 Jan

MLK Center on the Campus of Bayview Baptist Church 6134 Benson Ave San Diego, CA

January 29, 2020 To January 29, 2020

12:00 pm To 6:00 pm

The San Diego County Office of Education Welcomes the 3rd Annual San Diego Black College Expo!  Students and parents meet one-on-one with HBCUs, also Cal States, UCs, Community Colleges, and learn about Internship, Career, Trade/Vocational Opportunities. Read more…

29 Jan

3220 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 29, 2020 To January 29, 2020

6:30 pm To 9:30 pm

To provide the community with an opportunity to meet the upcoming candidates and to learn about propositions and measures   About this Event This is a non partisan event. Read more…

30 Jan

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

January 30, 2020 To February 1, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre focuses on using dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history, culture, and life. Read more…

30 Jan

The African-American Museum of Beginnings, East Holt Avenue, Pomona, CA, USA

January 30, 2020 To January 30, 2020

5:00 pm To 8:00 pm

An eclectic collection of music and Spoken Word from the heart and soul of accomplished artists and musicians. JazzZone featuring Fritz DeJean Sr. Fritz is a multi-talented musician, born in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Fritz has toured worldwide with artists such as Jody Watley, Howard Hewett and Mandrill. Read more…

30 Jan

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport, West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 30, 2020 To January 30, 2020

6:00 pm To 9:30 pm

You don’t want to miss this NEW INFORMATION that is taking over the Nation! Kick the year off in the right direction and end 2020 right where you want to be. Read more…

30 Jan

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

January 30, 2020 To January 30, 2020

6:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Speed Networking! Door Prizes! Grand Prize – PowerNetworking Conference Ticket in Houston, July 2020! VIP 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Includes Private Reception with George Fraser Group Photo Appetizers & Beverages Reserved VIP Seating. Read more…

30 Jan

Antioch University, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230, USA

January 30, 2020 To January 30, 2020

6:00 pm To 10:00 pm

Black History Month Celebrations at Antioch University LA. Black Is…American History/The Black Perspective curated by Clarence R. Williams January 30:  Art Show & Sale February 19: Movie Night & Post-show: Queen & Slim/Discussion with Dr. Parker Gills February 25: Black Aesthetic Panel Discussion moderated by Clarence R. Read more…

31 Jan

Feinstein's at Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, CA 91604, USA

January 31, 2020 To January 31, 2020

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Angie Wells has a smokey well rounded voice that can give listeners goosebumps on a ballad and then turn around to get them tapping their feet when she swings. She has the ability to entertain her audience in a way that is truly captivating. Read more…

31 Jan

Mingles Tea Bar, Crenshaw Boulevard, Inglewood, CA, USA

January 31, 2020 To January 31, 2020

8:00 pm To 9:30 pm

Bantu Boyz Comedy Show, hosted by the Bantu Boyz (Bileko Wissa & Julien Tshikuna). Starring some of LA’s best up and coming talent in the fields of Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Poetry, and Music. Read more…

31 Jan

Time Nightclub, 1875 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

January 31, 2020 To February 1, 2020

9:00 pm To 2:00 am

Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality. Read more…

01 Feb

The Mint, 6010 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm

World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi.” This is a tribute show, but it’s not pure imitation. Instead Stanley builds on Jimi’s legacy in a creative way. Read more…

01 Feb

Private Residence

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

11:00 am To 3:00 pm

Join us at the inaugural KolorCon, an encounter of dynamic Millennials & Gen Xrs of the African Diaspora exploring business, lifestyle, and culture. Read more…

01 Feb

California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA 90007

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

2:00 pm To 4:00 pm

Sculptor Beulah Woodard had a lifelong interest in African culture and in 1935 was inspired to produce the sculpture Mask, on view in LA Blacksmith. Make your own small mask in soft copper. Ages 6 and up. Read more…

01 Feb

Los Angeles Convention Center, 591 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Black College Expo™ is an event the highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services. It was developed 18 years ago to serve as a vital link between minorities and college admissions. Read more…

01 Feb

Consolidated Realty Board, 3725 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, 90008

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

8:00 am To 3:00 pm

Our Authors Study Club of Los Angeles, Inc. (OASC) hosts its Annual Black History Bus Tour! The tour follows the historical and cultural contributions of the African American community in Los Angeles. It includes El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument where the Founders Plaque acknowledges that 26 of the 44 pobladores, founding settlers, were of African descent. Read more…

01 Feb

The Bridge Theater @ A Place Called Home, 2901 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011

February 1, 2020 To February 1, 2020

8:00 pm To 9:15 pm

  One perfect way to kick off the start of Black History Month would be to see Unsung Sheroes, which celebrates the stories of several African American women of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Read more…

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Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) The Father of Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) The Father of Black History Month

Historian Carter G. Woodson was born to poor, yet land-owning, former slaves in New Canton, Virginia on December 19, 1875.  During the 1890s, he hired himself out as a farm and manual laborer, drove a garbage truck, worked in coalmines, and attended high school and college in Berea College, Kentucky—from which he earned a B.L. degree in 1903.  In the early 1900s, he taught black youth in West Virginia.  From late 1903 until early 1907, [Read More...]
YouTube, the Pan African Film Festival and the Africa Narrative Announce Semi-Finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition, Spotlighting Filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa

YouTube, the Pan African Film Festival and the Africa Narrative Announce Semi-Finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition, Spotlighting Filmmakers in Sub-Saharan Africa

LOS ANGELES — YouTube, in partnership with The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) and The Africa Narrative at USC Norman Lear Center, announced today the 48 semi-finalists for the I Am Africa Short Film Competition — a competition to find new storytelling talent based in Sub-Saharan Africa. PAFF jurors have narrowed down more than 160 submissions from around the continent. A special jury comprised of Stephanie Linus, Themba Sibeko, [Read More...]
BCE Media Inc. Sponsors 2nd Annual  Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation Fall Fundraiser

BCE Media Inc. Sponsors 2nd Annual Bertram L. Ashe Educational Foundation Fall Fundraiser

LOS ANGELES  – Today BCE Media Inc., parent company of online events calendar BlackCulturalEvents.com and led by CEO Pamela Ashe-Thomas, announced that it would be sponsoring the second annual Bertram Leonard Ashe Educational Foundation fall fundraising campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/bertram-ashe-educational-foundation). The fundraising campaign is in celebration of American Education Week November 18-22 and will culminate with a [Read More...]