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Boston Comics in Color Festival Open Air Marketplace. April 22-23 First hybrid Festival celebrating stories by and about people of color. April 24 at Roxbury Community College Open air art market, live DJs and cosplayers

For more information: www.comicsincolor.org

Music: Post-Modern Jazz, Free-Improv

Who: Ellwood Epps and Togetherness! The music of South Africa & more…

Event: Live Outdoor Concert

Where: Watertown Square (Veterans Memorial)

When: 4/17/21, Sat., 4:00PM

Cost: FREE – donations welcome

Contact: Alex @ Creative Music Series, arlemski@comcast.net, 617/800-7255



We will giveaway 15 free tickets to Guest List members

Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan”
Screens 4/29 at 7 P.M.

Opening Date: April 30th (Amazon Prime Video)

Rated: R

Running Time: 111 minutes

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-rw2cxFVLg


An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy’s WITHOUT REMORSE, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark — one of the most popular characters in the best-selling author’s Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret operation, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy.


The Charles Blow, Henry Louis Gates Zoom meeting webinar was good one. Blow explained how Black people in the US can maintain their “power in numbers” by moving South. The theory mimics the outcome of the late 1800s when southern Blacks elected more Black people to elected offices and Congress than they have ever before, because there were more Black people there than White people. Which is why the WHITES starting burning down our most prosperous Black cities in Wilmington, NC and Tulsa OK back in the day. Today, Blow insists the metrics are on the Blacks side to become powerful brokers again with wealth beyond politics by moving South.This conversation took place Thursday, April 8, 4:00pm. check The Hutch website for the recording.

Charles M. Blow, New York Times

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto
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April 20, 4:00pm. Virtual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series with George B. Hutchinson, Eco-tones of African American Literature and the Emergence of Frederick Douglass | REGISTER

April 21, 4:00pm. Virtual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series with John Thornton, Religion, the Kingdom of Kongo and The Slave Trade | REGISTER

April 22, 12:00pm. Harvard Archeology Seminar Series with Stephanie Wynne-Jones, African Urbanism from the Ground Up: Exploring Urban Lives on the Swahili Coast | REGISTER

April 22, 4:00pm. Virtual W. E. B. Du Bois Lecture Series with Kate Masur, Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction | REGISTER

April 22-24. The Harvard Islam in Africa Initiative Fifth Conference, The Fayḍa Tijāniyya Sufi Community in the Twenty-First Century: A Major Articulation of Global Islam | REGISTER

April 23, 1:00pm. W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Alumni Fellows Virtual Reading Series with Keisha Blain, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Tiya Miles, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019 | REGISTER

April 28, 12:00pm. W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Colloquium Series with Suzanne Blier, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The True Origins of a Modern Art Masterpiece | REGISTER

April 30, 12:00pm. ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz, Ifa, Candomblé, and Evangelicals in Brazil: Religious Truth and Intolerance in the African Diaspora | REGISTER    

The Hutchins Center is virtual for now!



Summer July 3rd – Sept 6 – The Institute of Contemporary Art will exhibit Haitian culture as a royal palace, made by artist Firelei Báez. It is a big blue thing and you gotta see it! www.ica.org
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REGGAE artist ECKO NEST is releasing video and tracks from his new album “POLITICAL MALARIA” | EckoNesta.com


Watch the short film titled “GROUNDED, Black Professional Couples in Boston,” an Eastern Bank production, tells a story about African Americans who moved on up to executive pay income range and wield power and influence in town. view movie

Tracing Black History in Boston

Thanks to The Teachers Lounge and Boston While Black for ZOOMing the lecture by Quito Swan, Director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the study of Black Culture during February’s Black History Month. The topic was Tracing Black History in Boston. Swan explained how Black people got here and where they came from. The talk supports our article about the journey of Dorcas de Blackamore, who was one of the first Africans in Boston. The Dorcas story gave us the idea and inspiration name this web site “BlackBoston.com 1638,” because she helped to establish the first Black Boston community. Thank you Professor Swan, TTL and Boston While Black for putting on the lecture.

Learn more from our Black Heritage & History tour marketplace web site – AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways. Go away, often!

The architectural styling of the urban city is put there by its dominant culture.

New for your bookshelf
Urban Workers, by author Eddie Neal
A story revealing Boston commuter life and personalities
preview it


Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s new series The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
Learn from 400 years of the Black Church in America.

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 

The story begins in 1619—a year before the Mayflower—when the White Lion disgorges “some 20-and-odd Negroes” onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants of those on the White Lion and a thousand other routes to this country, continue a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles, stunning achievements, and millions of ordinary lives passing through extraordinary history. 

Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. The editors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, have assembled ninety brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a five-year period of that four-hundred-year span. buy the book

film & movie screenings

We screen Hollywood-made movies featuring Black, African American directors, producers, writers and talent as they become available to us.

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Download our Black-owned nightclub directory. Make arrangements before you go. Some have closed due to Covid-19. You can visit their websites from the download file and see what’s going on.

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ICABOSTON.ORG art museum exhibitions coming

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
Jul 1 – Sep 26, 2021
Coming to the Bridgitt and Bruce Evans and Karen and Brian Conway Galleries at icaboston. #VirgilAbloh. People feel cool around this creative. Virgil is an AFRICAN American designer, a DJ, and has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, Paris. OFF WHITE


a piece of Basquiat art work from the Hip Hop Generation exhibition at Museum of Fine Art mfa.org.

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