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Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Newark, NJ: Watch HAZING by Byron Hurt at the Newark Black Film Festival
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022: Get Your Tickets Now for the WORLD PREMIERE of BYRON HURT’S HAZING DOCUMENTARY FILM at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL (Virtual Screening)
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2022: A Juneteenth Concert at Symphony Space with Tyrone Birkett
JUNE 4, 2022: LIBATION is the Opening Celebration for the INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL! Join Us, Bring the Family!
APRIL 7, 2022: Chief Baba Neil Clarke Trio Plus, LIVE at The Iridium. One Night Only. Get Tickets Here!
WRITING: Learn More about and Register for the 16th NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE (March 30 - April 2, 2022). All Virtual. All Are Welcome. Promo Codes Apply.
Want a Free One-on-One Mentoring Session with APRIL R. SILVER from NYC Small Business Services? Sign Up Here!
DANCE: April 1 - 2, 2022: See Urban Bush Women at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)!
YOUTH: 🙌🏾 FREE TO REGISTER: On February 23, 2022, Join Us! "For the Love of Our Children Virtual Gala 2022" | An Evening of Reflection, Restoration, and Joy from National CARES Mentoring Movement (Susan L. Taylor, Founder)
THEATER: "Tambo & Bones" at Playwrights Horizons (Now - Feb. 27, 2022)
📻 AUDIO: A Very Special Tribute to JAMES MTUME on HardKnockRadio (January 11, 2022)
In memoriam: Rest in Peace, Chief Baba Lloyd Weaver, Great-Great-Grandson of Frederick Douglass
In memoriam: bell hooks Wasn't Afraid to Burn It All Down and Begin Again by dream hampton
In memoriam: bell hooks R.I.P. by kevin powell
In memoriam: A Tribute to Greg Tate by Kevin Powell | "Greg Tate Showed Me What Being a Writer in America Could Mean"
CULLUD WATTAH at THE PUBLIC (November 2 - December 12, 2021). Use Promo Code MARCIA22 and Save!
December 7, 2021: See CULLUD WATTAH (Black Healers Night) at The Public Theater. Use Code MARCIA22 Promo Code and Save!
DEC. 2: BPL Presents "Black Protest, Black Art: Written Word" (A Free Event)
HIP HOP: Visit the Celebration Website for the 30th Anniversary of the Hip Hop Conference at Howard University (1991 - 1996)
Brooklyn Arts Council Welcomes APRIL R SILVER for "Thrive Talks" (September 29, 2021 | 5pm ET). It's a Free Virtual Event, Open to All!
In memoriam: Community Celebration for Robert "Bob" Moses, September 25, 2021
In memoriam: Memorial Service for Robert "Bob" Moses (Facebook Live), Sept. 25, 2021
#HelpHaiti Via a Trusted Partner, Community 2 Community.
YAY! Sundance Documentary Fund Supports Byron Hurt's HAZING Documentary Film! Congratulations, B!
Support the Int'l African Arts Festival at 50. Donate to the GoFundMe Campaign!
September 21, 2021: BPL's LitFilm Will Screen "The Ground on Which I Stand" about AUGUST WILSON. Register Early!
May 6, 2021: "Detroit Hip Hop: A History" feat. Jeff Chang, Davey D, Khary WAE Fraizer, + Piper Carter. Open To All (Even If You're Not from The "D")
May 8, 2021: LitFilm (Brooklyn Public Library’s Popular Film Festival about Writers) Returns! Register for "A Litany For Survival: Life & Work of Audre Lorde"
April 26, 2021: A Hip Hop History with Jeff Chang, Davey D, and Dr. Khalid el-Hakim. Biba Adams Moderates! Register Today. It's Free!
April 25, 2021: Join the Launch Party for Julez Art Studio. Register Now!
April 8, 2021: The Center for Black Literature Celebrates National Poetry Month with a Special Conversation featuring Hip Hop Lyricist Talib Kweli and Journalist Akiba Solomon.
March 24, 2021 (6pm ET): Jeff Chang, Dave "Dave D" Cook, and April R. Silver Chat It Up about the New Release of CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP! It's Free!
CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP (Young Adult Edition) by JEFF CHANG and Dave "Davey D" Cook Is Out Now. Get It from Wherever Books Are Sold!
Support The Christian Crochet Addict, a Black-Women Owned Business. Place Your Order Today!
March 20-21, 2021: Apollo Theater presents "WOW: Women of the World Festival" Black Women Transcending.
Saturday, March 27, 2021: "In The Company Of Sisters: A Vitural Gathering." Get Tix for a Full Day of Live Sessions, Girl Chat, Wellness!
:: WATCH VIDEO :: The Arsht Performing Arts Center Welcomed Our Founder, APRIL R. SILVER, as a Guest Panelist (March 18, 2021)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to THE CULTURAL INITIATIVE! S/O for Launching 30 Years of Hip Hop at Howard University. Power Move Invites Everyone to the Online Celebration (Feb. 20-21, 2021). Click for the Schedule + Details!
:: WATCH VIDEO :: The Center for Black Literature Welcomes Dr. Joshua Myers, asha bandele, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and April R. Silver for a Discussion of "We Are Worth Fighting For"
A New and Amazing Black-Woman Owned Company: Campbell & Carr (Potions, Victuals, & Sundries for a Happy Life)
"For Cicely Tyson" | Kevin Powell Reads His Tribute Poem on GMA.
Attorney Nkechi Taifa is on YouTube. Watch Her Read Her Latest Article, "Of Terror and Promise," Written Especially for MLK Day.
Attorney Nkechi Taifa Pens a Powerful Essay for MLK Day 2021. On Medium.com, Read “Of Terror and Promise: On This MLK Day, There’s No Better Time to Call for Reparatory Justice!”
For Writers, All Levels: Wild Seeds Writers Retreat: Special Sessions (January 9, 2021). It's Free. Register Today!
Experience Art, Education, and Wellness In Its Many Forms at EM Studio.
#InvokeThe Vote | Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in collaboration with AKILA WORKSONGS, present this special GOTV campaign!
Fund Byron Hurt’s God Bless the Child Productions. Please Donate What You Can for This Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker.
Watch #HAZINGfilm Teaser. On GoFundMe, Search/Support Byron Hurt God Bless the Child Productions
:: BOOK :: "The Beauty of Everyday Thangs" by Award-Winning Photographer ken west is Available!
ken west Shares This Book Teaser (Narrated by Big Rube) for "The Beauty of Everyday Thangs." Yes..."Thangs!"
The (Virtual) NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE Is Coming November 11 - 14, 2020. Register Today! Follow #NBWC2020
Learn More about the CENTER FOR BLACK LITERATURE at MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE, CUNY (Brooklyn, NY)
To Our Princeton University Family: Chief Ayanda Returns, Virtually, on September 23, 2020 at 2:30pm. Sign Up for the Lecture/Workshop Today!
:ACTIVISM: Watch CSPAN2 BookTV featuring April R. Silver, Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and Dr. Joshua Myers (Discussing the Historic Howard University Student Protest of 1989)
:CHILDREN: "Dreamland with Aaliyah" featured on "CT Live" (NBC Connecticut), And She Was Amazing!
:MUSIC: Sign Up Here for the Weekly "Jazz in the Valley" Email Newsletter!
AKILA WORKSONGS is a Black Woman-Owned PR Agency. Established in 1993, Evolving Daily.
:BOOK: "We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard U. Student Protest of 1989" (by Joshua M. Myers). HINT: It's About More Than a Protest
For Music, Culture, & Spirituality, Sign-up to Email List of THE FADARA GROUP (Founded by Chief Ayanda Clarke)
#HipHopEd Is Every Tues at 9p EST on Twitter (Since 2010)
:BUSINESS: Black-Owned Bookstores (A Nat'l List)
:CHILDREN: It's Storytime for the Entire Family! This Brilliant 10-Year-Old Is Reading to Children (and Parents, Too!) Every Night at 6:30 EST on Facebook Live! Join In and Be Inspired!
:BOOK: "When We Free The World" by Kevin Powell (Available Now)
MUST READ! "Rebirth of a Nation" by Cheo Tyehimba Taylor
:BOOK: Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love, and Fatherhood (Edited by April R Silver, 2008)
:SPIRITUALITY: AMSTERDAM NEWS: Spiritual Health Counselor Chief Ayanda Clarke on Wellness, COVID-19 (June 11, 2020). As of 6/13/20, Only the Print Version Has the Full Version of This News Feature
:SPIRITUALITY: NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Welcomes Chief Ayanda Clarke to "A Time for Faith" on May 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. All Are Welcome to Join This Facebook Live Event!
VIDEO: Now Working from Home? Here Are 4 Best Practices from AKILA WORKSONGS Founder APRIL R. SILVER
MUST READ! “The Power of Stacey Abrams” by Kevin Powell (in The Washington Post Magazine, May 2020)
For Black History Month 2020, Apple Fifth Avenue Welcomes Chief Ayanda Clarke for a Special Music Lab (2/1)
The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Voter Alert Toolkit Is Here. #LiftEveryVote in 2020! (Released February 2020)