July 4 – July 17, 2019
- Now Playing: The Bobby DeBarge Story
There is one sibling arguably most responsible for the rising stardom of the others, who was a star in his own right, and whose gripping and compelling life led to the TV One original film, "The Bobby DeBarge Story."
- Twisted Melodies – Donny Hathaway Story on Stage
The 85–minute production tells Donny Hathaway's story magically, with a very creative mix of great vocals, good music, storytelling, and mental health information.
- Idlewild Festival Weekend in the former Black Eden
The fifth annual Idlewild Festival Weekend commemorates and celebrates the history of well–known African–American entertainers and professionals who owned property and performed in the historic Western Michigan resort community.
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June 19 – July 03, 2019
- Twisted Melodies – Donny Hathaway Story
The solo show, based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, imagines the troubled and brilliant musician's last day on Earth in an immersive, audience involving, call–and–response performance about Hathaway's compelling inner struggle: mental illness.
- Did Janet and Randy Have Michael's Statue Removed?
One neighbor, Janine Bray, who has lived in a house across the street from the Jackson family home, said she saw the monument being removed on October 27, hours after Janet and Randy visited the house.
We don't plan to miss the African American Children's Book Fair at the Alexandria Black History Museum. The Sandy Spring Slave Museum will celebrate Community Day while the African Fashion Show and Culture Expo takes place on U Street in DC. In Detroit, it's the National Rhythm and Blues Hall Of Fame Weekend that we hate to miss.
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June 6 – June 19, 2019
- Who Would You Add to the Museum?
We will curate the final list, but are seeking your advice on whom we ought to suggest to include in the New Generation Section of the Juffure Slavery Museum in Juffure, Gambia.
- New Black–Owned Eateries Open in Chicago and Gary
All five restaurants are independently owned and serving food deserts, but their good, diverse, food offerings will make traveling along Interstate 80/94 in Metro Chicago that much more gastronomically safer and liberating.
Wiley Launches Art Commune in Senegal
Artist Kehinde Wiley, best–known to many for painting Barack Obama's official presidential portrait, is opening an artists' residency in Senegal.
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May 23 – June 5, 2019
- There Goes the (Black) Neighborhood
According to an analysis of demographic and housing data, the arrival of White residents is now changing nonwhite communities in cities of all sizes.
- Black Lawmakers Are Voting Against Abortion Laws
Much of the focus has been on the widespread support the anti–abortion bills have gotten from White Republican men and a surprising number of White females, but very little to the strong resistance Black men and women have provided across the country including in Alabama, Missouri, and Ohio.
- Photo Exhibit Aims to Help Gambian Reconciliation
So far, over 1,000 victims and their families have registered with the Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights to share their stories and help build international support to bring former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to justice. The photos help document their experiences, acknowledge pain, and heal a nation.
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May 09 – May 22, 2019
- When is Enough, Enough?
The question of whether the system's objective is to punish or to rehabilitate people remains even after President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010 and President Trump signed the First Step Act in 2018.
- 100 Black 2 Egypt
The significance of having 100 travelers, says Bernadette Champion is, "that when cruising by boat to the Nubian village, we will have the entire boat to ourselves."
- Caster Semenya Loses Gender Case in Bid to Continue Competing as a Woman
The international Court of Arbitration for Sport will now present these women with a stark choice: Either take medication to alter their chemistry or race against men.
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