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Black Fact of the Day: May 22, 2019 Novelist Langston Hughes – Brought to you by Black365
May 22, 2019
  On this day May 21, 1967, Poet, essayist, and novelist Langston Hughes passed away in New York City. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
The Reverend Shawn Amos: A Night in Harlem
January 25, 2019
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the return of The Reverend Shawn Amos for A Night in Harlem on Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. In celebration of African American History Month, blackbox curator, Amos, returns to the stage for an evening of songs and storytelling — presenting songs from his album, Harlem, for the first time in ten years. The American roots song cycle tells the story of 1920s black Americans’ migration from the south to Harlem. Amos’ album was inspired by the artists, songs and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance.  ... read more »
Forgeries of African American Art on the Rise 
January 17, 2019
Today, the recent boom in museums has revealed a devotion to African-American artists and the increasing amount of attention paid to these artists has led to a significant rise in forgeries, according to a new report.   ... read more »
South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Tapped for Top Poetry Prize
December 17, 2018
A grand old man of liberation poetry, Mongane Wally Serote, the poet of the revolution and one of the foremost South African poets to emerge during the Black renaissance of the late 1960s and early 1970, is this year’s National Poet Laureate of South Africa. ... read more »
Sandra Booker Forever Sassy: The Divine Music of Sarah Vaughan
September 13, 2018
Forever Sassy is the second evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists. The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   The program benefits Jazz Musicians Against Cancer. ... read more »
Ford Theatres and the Arab Film and Media Institute present: An Evening of Hip-Hop & Arabic Poetry with Omar Offendum
June 28, 2018
Omar Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper and poet living in Los Angeles. Known for blending hip-hop and Arabic poetry, he has lectured at a number of museums, educational and cultural institutions including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, LACMA, Arab American National Museum, Poets House, Qatar Foundation International and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.  A graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, he has helped raise millions of dollars for various humanitarian relief groups and has been able to carve a distinct path for himself as a thoughtful entertainer and activist able to speak to a multitude of relevant issues over the course of his decade-long career. ... read more »
Dancer’s Solo on Black History Takes Him to U.S. Capitol
June 28, 2018
Akuchu, who started break-dancing when he was a teenager, says "hip-hop's history is embedded in its movement.'' You can't separate that history from the moves themselves. ... read more »
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