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Black Cultural Events


13 Jan

Online & On-demand

January 13, 2021 To April 30, 2021

12:00 am To 12:00 am

The Emmy-nominated star and creator of the award-winning HBO series Insecure is here to show you how it’s done. Issa Rae uses her signature do-it-yourself ethos, humor, and voice to offer writers and creators of all types the motivation and tools they’ll need on their journey. Read more…

18 Jan

Online event: 12:00-2:30 pm EST

January 18, 2021 To January 18, 2021

9:00 am To 11:30 am

The Westside Coalition is happy to announce its first ever virtual presentation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration for 2021. The keynote will be given by two powerful speakers, the Honorable Karen Bass and Tamika Butler, Esq. Read more…

18 Jan

Online event: 4:00 pm EST

January 18, 2021 To January 18, 2021

1:00 pm To 2:30 pm

The People’s Holiday is National Museum of African American History and Culture’s annual program honoring Dr. King’s commitment to racial equality, justice, and service. Read more…

18 Jan

Virtual event: 12:00 pm CST/1:00 pm EST

January 18, 2021 To January 18, 2021

10:00 am To 3:30 pm

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day immersed in music, culture, and community. This year’s virtual festival highlights MLK’s dedication to labor and workers’ rights, and these movements’ continued importance today. Enjoy these vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Read more…

19 Jan

Online event: 1:30-3:00 pm EST

January 19, 2021 To January 19, 2021

10:30 am To 12:00 pm

Essence Learning will be hosting a free virtual learning experience called “Diversity in the Workplace: Gen Z and Millennials perspective on racial and ethnic diversity.” This is a platform for three Millennial and Generation Z Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professionals to share their perspectives on how race and ethnicity impact… Read more…

21 Jan

Online event: 7:00 pm CST/8:00 pm EST

January 21, 2021 To January 21, 2021

5:00 pm To 6:00 pm

Award winning author Nadia Owusu discusses her book about race, family, and identity with Nana Adjei-Brenyah on P&P Live! Heralding a dazzling new writer, Aftershocks joins the likes of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and William Styron’s Darkness Visible, and does for race identity what Maggie Nelson does… Read more…

21 Jan

Instagram @verzuztv and HD @AppleMusic

January 21, 2021 To January 21, 2021

5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

It’s On! Get ready for the first Verzuz battle of 2021! At last, the date for the highly-anticipated and much delayed Verzuz face-off between R&B queens Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole has finally been announced. Read more…

23 Jan

Online/On-Demand: 10:00 pm CST/11:00 pm EST

January 23, 2021 To January 23, 2021

8:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The Sorting Room Sessions @ The Wallis presents: Sheléa From the White House, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall, to the Grammy Museum and the Emmy Awards, singer/songwriter/keyboardist, Sheléa has transcended the boundaries of musical classification through a versatile and powerful voice. Read more…

24 Jan

African Fairytales – Story & Craftrecurrences

Online via Zoom

January 24, 2021 To February 28, 2021

10:00 am To 11:00 am

In this fun and interactive class, kids get to listen to an enthralling African Folktale each week. Read more…

25 Jan

Online event: 5:30 pm EST

January 25, 2021 To January 25, 2021

2:30 pm To 3:30 pm

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center are featuring the works of emerging Black artists. This special virtual concert will be produced by John Znidarsic and Zhailon Levingston. Zhailon Levingston is the co-founder of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and the U.S. Read more…

29 Jan

Online event: Fri 10 pm-1 am, Sat 2-7 pm, Sun 3-6 pm EST

January 29, 2021 To January 31, 2021

11:00 am To 4:00 pm

Expanding on the popular all day virtual retreat series, OMNoire is excited to announce a special three day immersive wellness experience, The Joy Summit- 365 day is OM. Read more…

01 Feb

On-demand streamimng event

February 1, 2021 To February 28, 2021

12:00 am To 12:00 am

Steppenwolf Theater presents “Duchess! Duchess! Duchess!”— a filmed play by Vivian J.O. Barnes, A Royal Wedding is looming. The Duchess and The Soon-to-be-Duchess are meeting face to face for the first time to go over everything you ever needed to know to become a duchess. There are rules. Read more…

01 Feb

Online event: 10:00 pm EST

February 1, 2021 To February 1, 2021

7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

The Athenaeum STREAMING LIVE! continues with a special duo performance by pianist Gerald Clayton and trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, who have enjoyed a rich artistic collaboration stretching back nearly two decades. A four-time Grammy nominee, Clayton is widely recognized as one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. Read more…

04 Feb

Online event: 6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm EST

February 4, 2021 To February 4, 2021

4:00 pm To 5:00 pm

Join Kwame Alexander, Marie Arnold, and Veronica Chambers for an evening talking books, sharing recipes inspired by their books, followed by a Q & A. Perseverance is a commonality that weaves the stories of these three authors together. Read more…

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