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Activities - Free and at EST, Unless Noted
Oct 05 – Oct 18, 2023
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Gladys Knight
Hard Rock Live Stage
2900 Burr Street
Sun, Oct 15, 6p, $

POH Podcasts
Oppenheimer, The Missing Blacks, and The Bomb with Historian CR Gibbs

The movie purports to show a critical time in the life of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. In one of the greatest scientific efforts during WW II, the Manhattan Project marshalled the efforts of over 200,000 scientists, technicians, and workers and helped win the war by dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan.

Was the only Black in the movie the only one in real life involved with the project? Who was he and what did he do? To answer these and other questions about Blacks and the bomb, we have as our guest, author, lecturer, popular Port of Harlem contributor, and historian of the African diaspora, C.R. Gibbs.

Test Your COVID IQ!

New York
Kerry Washington and others
The Apollo’s Inaugural Festival of Arts & Ideas
253 W 125th Street
Fri, Oct 6-Sun, Oct 8, $

African Affairs
With the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Wilson Center Africa Program launched Africa Up Close in 2013 with the aim of raising awareness and understanding about Africa, analyzing key issues in US-Africa relations, and generating ideas and options for addressing challenges and opportunities in Africa.

San Francisco
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence
de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
now until-Oct 15, $

Danville, CA
Paper Trails
Village Theater & Art Gallery
233 Front St
Sat, Aug 26–Fri, Oct 20

Washington, DC
The Oracle said Be Still
International Arts and Artists at Hillyer
9 Hillyer Ct NW,
Fri, Oct 6-Sun, Oct 29
Opening Oct 6, 6p

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

The 5 Reasons Why The "United States Of AFRICA" May Fail

International Writers' Workshop // Black Writers' Wellness Check In
Toronto Urban Book Expo

24th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference
The Field Museum
1400 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr
Sat, Oct 7, 9a-3:30p, $50, $30 student
(includes breakfast and lunch)

Arlington, VA
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
National Convention
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Wed, Oct. 11, Sat, Oct. 14

Consumer Info
The PACT Act and your VA benefits
( The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.)

Election 2022
How Close Were House Races? A Few Thousand Votes Could Have Swung Control

Congo Cravings: Chicken Mwamba, Sweet Plantains, & Fufu
The Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Thu, Oct 12, 6p-8:30, $69

Philadelphia Pool: A Social History of Segregation?
The Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Drive
Philadelphia, PA
through Sat, Oct 28, free

New York
Kerry Washington and others
The Apollo’s Inaugural Festival of Arts & Ideas
253 W 125th Street
Fri, Oct 6-Sun, Oct 8, $

Richmond, VA
The 2nd Street Festival
Historic Jackson Ward
Sat, Oct 7-Sun, Oct 8

New York
The Apollo?s Inaugural Festival of Arts & Ideas
253 West 125th Street
Fri, Oct 6-Sun, Oct 8

Richmond, VA
The Richmond Folk Festival
Downtown Richmond’s riverfront
Fri, Oct 13-Sun, Oct 15

Dr Makaziwe Mandela
Black History Month Speaker
Descendants & Destiny
Thu, Oct 19, 7:30p

Thomasville, GA
5th Annual Jack Hadley Black History Museum Gala
1200 W Jackson Street
Nov 4, 6:30p, $100

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
101 South Third Street
now until Sun, Nov 26

Macon, GA
Tyler Perry Exhibition
Tubman Museum
310 Cherry Street
Now until Feb 2025

Root Memorial Square Park
1400 Clay Street
Oct 7, 3p-10p

Washington, DC
Children’s Africana Books Awards Ceremony and Festival
Martin Luther King Jr Library
901 G Street, NW
Sat, Oct 14, 11a-3p, free

Frederick Douglass Family Day
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
1141 W Street, SE
Sat, Oct 14, 11a

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

Brufut, The Gambia
Afrobeacitie Festival Gambia
Brufut Beach
Fri, Dec 15- Mon, Dec 18, 1p-4:30a, $

Black International Cinema Berlin
"Footprints in the Sand?" Exhibition Berlin 2023
Thu, Nov 23-Mon, Nov 27, Dec 7- Dec 11

Online Supa Team 4 Netflix (Netflix's first African animation)

The Role of Genetics in Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment: Now and in the Future
Glaucoma Research Foundation
Thu, Oct 26,4p


Washington, DC
National Votes for Women Trail
Delta Sigma Theta marker unveiling
1707 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Fri, Oct 13, 12:15pm

SNCC Digital Gateway
(A documentary website that tells the story of how young activists in SNCC united with local people in the Deep South.)

Human Diversity
Best African Dads In The World: Meet The Aka Pygmy Fathers

4 African Cultural Traditions Travelers Can Participate In- Wodaabe Warriors

A Black Woman with White Skin Struggles To Fit In With Society

Woman Challenging Zakir Naik on Polygamy

Pastress Aggie About Her Ministry as A Transgender Pastor In Uganda

Ellis Bell

Bell, POH publisher Wayne Young’s paternal uncle, discusses his journey as a farmer, insurance agent, and founder of a non-profit that introduces young Americans to agricultural careers.

The “Deviant” African Genders That Colonialism Condemned

In Memoriam
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Showing Up in Multi-Racial Spaces: A BRJA 4-Part Series for White People
Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA)
Oct 11, 6:30p-Nov 1, 8:45p. $200-$250

Westville, IN
Anthony Ray Hinton
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Purdue University - Westville Campus
1401 S. U.S. 421
Sun, Nov 19, 5p, free

Biden Unveils New Student Debt Forgiveness Plan

Houston, TX
NAREB-HBREA Building Black Wealth Community Day
Community Collective formerly the Power Center
12401 S Post Oak
Sat, Oct 7, 11
Tour Listing

Gladys Knight
Hard Rock Live Stage
2900 Burr Street
Sun, Oct 15, 6p, $

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

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

Curricular Resources:
Reparations Math and Reparations History

Philadelphia Joins Several Others Cities and States Exploring Reparations

Attorneys for 3 Last-Known Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Appeal Dismissed Reparations Case

Washington, DC
Khismet Wearable Art
Sip and shop,
1524 U St, NW
Sat, Oct 14-Sun, Oct 15, 12p- 6p

Washington, DC
Anthony Driver Designs
Jewelry Maker
Eastern Market – next to first door
225 7th St, SE
Sats, 8a-6p, Sun 8a-5p, free

Washington, DC
The Black Saturdays CO-OP and Farmers Market
2015 Bunker Hill Road, N.E.
Sat, Oct 07, 1p-5p
Washington, DC
Khismet Wearable Art
Sip and shop,
1524 U St, NW
Sat, Oct 14-Sun, Oct 15, 12p- 6p

ChatGPT Tutorial - A Crash Course on Chat GPT for Beginners

Richard III
PBS Great Performances
See Watch Full Episode

Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Baltimore Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street
Thu, Sep 14-Sun, Oct 8

A Taste of Soul
Black Ensemble Theater
4450 North Clark Street
now through Oct 29

Washington, DC
The Brilliance and Resilience of Tap Dance
with Baakari Wilder
Essential Theater
Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road
Thu, Oct 12-Sun, Oct 22, $

Mosaic Theater
1333 H Street NE
Thu, Oct 26-Sun, Nov 19

Young Adults
Read Africa Aloud
Features author readings with classroom applications and fun activities for children.

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