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Photographer Charles James - While rehabbing from cancer in 2008, James of Bowie, MD found refuge in taking pictures of birds. Aside from his Facebook postings, some of his photos have been showcased at the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center Gallery and featured in their newsletter. He is also author of "Birding for Beginners." We talk to James about how he found his hobby and its affect on his health. See More of James photography including birds.

Denise Smith-Archer
- Smith-Archer is an engineer, educator, artist, and co-author of “Black Gems in STEM: An Academic Success Workbook.” We talk to Smith-Archer about the book and how she brought the book alive during week-long summer enrichment program at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

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Test Your COVID IQ!

Why you should upgrade your mask as the Omicron variant spreads

NIOSH-approved N95 Particulate Filtering Facepiece Respirators
(The US certifies N95s, while China approves KN95s)

World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 1

African Modernism in America, 1947 – 1967
Fisk University Galleries,
Nashville, TN
Fri, Oct 7-Sat, Feb 11, 2023

Book Talk
Sankofa Video, Books & Café 
"What Is Ukraine to Me?" with Dr. Ian Smart
2714 Georgia Ave, NW
Washington. DC, Dec, 7, 7p

Conscious Capitalism

Kusi Ideas Festival IV
(The Festival brings together some of the most free-spirited and bold people calling out Africa’s challenges, and those turning them into opportunities.)
Nairobi, Kenya
Thu, Dec 8, 2022 8a- 5p
Fri, Dec, 9, 2022 8a-5p

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
Washington, Douglass Commonwealth
Tue, Dec 13-Thu, Dec 15. 4p

Current Events
How a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program is Helping Some in Gary, Indiana
PBS NewsHour

Secrets of the Sahara: Mauritania's Dark Side
(In 1981 Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery)


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
55th Street at 9th Avenue
Wed, Nov 30 – Sat, Dec 24

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
Arena Stage
Washington, DC
Fri, Dec 9-Sun, Dec 18, $56-$95

Election 2022
Moral Monday with The Poor People’s Campaign
with Rev. William Barber II and
Rev. Liz Theoharis
“A Moral Call To Vote”
Atlanta, Georgia

How Close Were House Races? A Few Thousand Votes Could Have Swung Control

Black Women’s Expo
Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA
Sat, Dec 17-Sun, Dec 18

Liberia: The Land of Return - Commemorating 200 Years of Freedom and Pan-African Leadership
Fri, Jan 7-Sat, Dec 1

Jack & Terry's Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Marquette Park Pavilion
1 North Grand Boulevard
Gary, IN
Sat, Dec 17, 8p–Sun, Dec 18, 1a, $30-$600

A United Kingdom (released Nov 26)
History vs. Hollywood Findings

Black International Cinema Berlin 2022
Nov 17-Dec 5

Another Christmas

Neutral Ground
A new documentary about memory, monuments, and how to break up with the Confederacy.

World AIDS Day
Thu, Dec 1

Surviving the Holidays - Health vs Having Fun
from Johannesburg with Port of Harlem contributor and health coach Sameer Dossani
Sun, Dec 4, 12:30p, free

Walk4Health-The Gambia
Every Sat, 7:30a
Independence Stadium
Bakau, Kanifing Municipality, The Gambia

2022 Calumet Heritage Conference
Tue, Dec 6, 7:30p-Thu, Dec 8,8:30 PMp

2022 Festival of Lights 
Watkins Regional Park
Upper Marlboro, MD
Fri, Nov 25, 2022-Sun, Jan 1, 2023,5p-10p Fees: Cars: $10 online/ $15 at the gate Van/Limo: $20, Bus: $30

Lake Street Cookie Walk
Ayers Realty, Indie Indie Bang Bang, Lake Street Gallery,Vibrations
Lake Street
Gary, IN
Fri, Dec 2, 5p-8p

KWANZAA 101 - Online Learning Celebration!
Fri, Dec 9, 6:30p–7:30p

Kwanzaa: A Regeneration Celebration
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
New York
Fri Dec 30, 7:30p

Calumet Voices, National Stories
Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Museum Open Daily 9am–5pm (Last Admission At 4pm)
Closed Thanksgiving Day And Christmas Day
Closes Sun, Oct 22, 2023

The Musicians? Green Book: An Enduring Legacy.
beginning Sat, Nov 26, (check local listings)
Which Indigenous Lands Are You On? This Map Will Show You

The opera "Omar," on a Muslim slave in America
CBS News Sunday Morning (aired May 29, 2022) West Africans In Early America - Hajji Omar ibn Sayyid

The Meaning of Mahu
(In Native Hawaiian and Tahitian cultures are third gender people with traditional spiritual and social roles within the culture, similar to Tongan fakaleiti and Samoan fa'afafine)

The Economic Benefits Of Immigration
The Brookings Institution
Wed, Dec 7, 1p-3p

In Memoriam
Irene Cara Escalera
Rep. Donald McEachin

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St, NW, Washington, DC
Opened Jun 2022, waitlist, $

Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I St., SW
Washington, DC
Every Friday night, from 6p-9p
Monday Night Blues
Admission $10 -- Children under 16 are FREE Food and Beverages available 5:30p-8:45p

Valerie June
Millenium Stage- Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
Thus, Jan 7, 6p

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F. Street, NW
Sat, Jan 21, 7p and 9p

2022 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
honoring U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and Heid E. Erdrich
The Library of Congress
Thomas Jefferson Building, Room LJ-119.
10 1st Street SE, Washington
Thu, Dec. 8, 7p
The reading is free and open to the public.

Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY
Now till Jan 15, 2023, $ Black Is? (Photo exhibit)

Reginald Cunningham: Black Pearls 
(photographs honoring Pearl City, one of the earliest and longest lasting African American neighborhoods in Florida)
Boca Raton Museum of Art in South Florida
Boca Raton
Now through Sun, Jan. 22, 2023

Common Voices - Collective Action
A Muslim Advocates Town Hall
Mon, Dec 12, 3p

Georgia Runoff: Why One Senate Seat Is Crucial For Democrats

California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans 
Oakland in December 2022
San Diego in January 2023
Sacramento in February 2023

Atheists Late Night
Atheists In Kenya Society
Fridays, 4p-5p

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market
52 West 116th Street
just east of Malcolm X Boulevard (Lenox Avenue)
Harlem, NY, NY, 10a-8p, daily

Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique
119 Raleigh St, SE
Washington, DC
Frids-Suns 11a-6p

The Black Saturdays CO-OP and Farmers Market
2015 Bunker Hill Road, N.E.
Washington, DC
Sat, Dec 3, 1p-5p

A Very Merry Holiday Pop Up Shop
Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conf Ctr
500 Holiday Plaza Drive
Matteson, IL
Sun, Dec 4, 2p-6p

Hoops & Pop-up Shop
31 South Payson Street
Baltimore, MD
Mon, Dec 5, 4:30p-7p

Come Up La - Shop Black For The Holidays
735 S. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California
Sat, Dec 10, 10a-4p

W.U.R.D Radio Empowerment Zone
The Power Market
visit Nubian K Essentials
1835 W Oxford St
Sat, Dec 10, 11a-4p

BZB Shop til Ya Drop
Sats, Dec 3, Dec 10, Dec 17
Fri, Dec 23-Sat, Dec 24
Shiloh Baptist Church
1510 9th Street NW(9th & P Sts)

The Enterprise Center
Black-owned and Black-creator-themed holiday pop-up
26 South 52nd Street
Now through-Mon, Jan 16
Tue-Thu, 10a-6p
Fri and Sat,10-7p
Sun 11a-5p

Now until Final Sat, Dec 17

The Nutcracker 2022
Kenya National Theater
Nairobi now through Sun, Dec 4

Pluto TV

The Island
Court Theatre
5535 S Ellis Avenue
Fri, Nov 11-Sun, Dec 04

Just for Us
Woolly Mammoth Theater
641 D Street NW,
Washington, DC
Wed, Nov 16-Fri, Dec 23

The Nutcracker 2022
Kenya National Theater
Nairobi now through Sun, Dec 4

Jackie Taylor's Joy To The World
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 N Clark St
Dec 10-11 and Dec 17-18

What Gambians think about sex tourism in their country?

Young Adults
Tayvon Jackson's Goal Setting for Kids

Tayvon Jackson's How I Taught a Child About Stocks

Read Africa Aloud
(A new project which features author readings of outstanding books on Africa together with classroom applications and fun activities for children. More than 100 African Studies scholars are members of our review team.)
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