On the way to visit family on a Sunday afternoon, I received a text from a friend about a gallery opening and reception happening that very afternoon. It was too late to change plans. I wondered, “Why am I just finding out about this now? Why is it always ‘word of mouth’? Why isn’t there a way to find out what’s going on?”
Weeks later, I was reading about how important it is to keep growing, keep coming up with ideas. Right then I picked up the phone and called my brother, the digital media specialist. “Hey, let’s put together an online cultural events calendar!”
Very quickly, Black Cultural Events was born. Every city has cultural events calendars, and many of them include Black events. Now Black America has its own comprehensive cultural events website, one for Black art lovers, concert-goers, Black theater-goers, festival lovers, museum visitors – for all of us who love Black culture. Enjoy!
Meet the team that powers BlackCulturalEvents.com
Co-Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Pamela Ashe-Thomas is co-founder of Black Cultural Events. A psychologist and lifelong Black Culture lover, Pamela searched for cultural events to attend with her Sisterfriend students, a group at California State University, Long Beach. Frustration with learning about events too late led to the idea to create BlackCulturalEvents.com. With an entrepreneurial spirit but no technology or business background, Pamela is grateful to rely heavily on brother and technology officer, David Ashe and husband Eric Thomas, arts educator.
Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer
David Ashe has had an extensive career in the digital entertainment industry. Prior to Black Cultural Events, David was embedded via the 10up agency at Microsoft working with the worldwide corporate storytelling division. His clients have included Toyota, Oprah Winfrey Network, FX Networks, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment and much more. Additionally, he also does Web Project consulting as dash Media Arts.
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Thomas is a General Partner and Chief Operating Officer for BCE Media. As an itinerant theatre arts instructor for the Arts Education Brand of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the veteran music, broadcast and interactive media production executive brings a wealth of experience to the mission of BlackCulturalEvents.com.