Africans


Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Diane Macklin explores the role of folktales as a means of resistance and liberation from the day African peoples stepped upon the shores of the Americas. The Br’er Rabbit and High John stories were told between adults, not as simplistic tales to entertain children. Through narrative, she will introduce the […]


Making African America: A Symposium On Immigration and The Changing Dynamics of Blackness – Various Sessions/Dates (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Events and registration links listed below. Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30 p.m. EST REGISTER (LINK IS EXTERNAL) Remembering […]


Tyler Stovall, Author of ‘White Freedom’ With James Grossman (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

The era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of freedom and democracy, was also the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. America, a nation founded on the principle of liberty, is also a nation built on African slavery, Native American genocide, and systematic racial discrimination. White […]


⭐ Making it Plain: A Conversation with Dr. Fauci and the Black Community (GW Rodham Institute) – VIRTUAL

TUNE IN TO WATCH “A CONVERSATION WITH DR. ANTHONY FAUCI AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY”  African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. According to the CDC, African Americans are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 compared to their White counterparts and with the impending vaccine, many African Americans are distrusting […]


Emma Dabiri, Author of ‘Twisted: The Tangled History of Black Hair Culture’ (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. This program is part of DUBLIN VOICES, a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Global Irish Studies. Emma Dabiri can tell you the first time she chemically straightened her hair. She […]


Being Well While Black (Happy & Healthy U) – VIRTUAL

This videoconference series provides a safe space for Black people to engage in candid conversations about well-being and access resources. About this Event This videoconference series provides a safe space for Black people to engage in candid conversations about well-being and access resources. BWWB is a continuation of the “GOOD […]


A Community Healing Circle By and For People of African Ancestry (Safe Black Space) – VIRTUAL

Description SAFE BLACK SPACE: A Community Healing Circle By and For People of African Ancestry Music. Videos. Discussion. Real Talk. A safe space for Black folks to come together and experience a sense of safety, hope, support and love in the midst of this increasingly hostile world, where simply living while […]