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Your events page for live Black conversation Zoomers at BlackBoston.com. Join topics about arts and entertainment, business, social issues and things that matter the most to 350,000 Blacks and the BIPOC living in Greater Boston. A Hip-Hop generation exhibit featuring local artists, music makers and painters with the works of Michael Basquiat are on display at the Museum of Fine Art mfa.org. For the intellectually curious, attend lectures from the Hutchinson Center for African and African American research at Harvard virtually. A variety of things to do and places to go are listed.

A & E

DEC 1 – 8th 
A SHORT FILM WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SOMI DIRECTED BY MARIONA LLORETA
Brochure | Free Tickets

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE AND SALON AFRICANA


SYNOPSIS: ArtsEmerson, Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre and the professional presenting and producing organization at Emerson College commissioned vocalist-composer and writer Somi Kakoma’s in the absence of things and present a free, virtual, exclusive livestream at the short film on Tuesday, in partnership with National Black Theatre and Salon Africana. Vocalist-composer and writer Somi Kakoma forges new ground with an experimental short film about the spiritual consequence of the global pandemic on creative practice. COVID-19 hit while Somi was on the road, so instead of returning to her residence in New York City, she decided to head to Illinois to shelter in place with her mother in the Midwestern town where she grew up.

National Black Leadership Summit
Connect now, attend the December 12th national virtual summit

What: the Nubian Leadership NLC is an alliance of Afrikan/Black local organizations and leaders with an identifiable constituency having local, regional, national, and international implications.

Why: The primary mandate of the NLC is to build an alliance of Umoja (Unity) among Afrikan/Black organizations to provide a structure that promotes a “power base” that protects and defends our rights. This would require our coming together with the mindset of Afrikan/Black people! What Else: The NLC will Build unity among Afrikan/Black people and to provide a structure to enhance unity among Afrikan/Black organizations to build a power base to promote, protect and defend the interests of Afrikan/Black  people and the Pan Afrikan world.


Madison Park, Roxbury Artists Gala
raised $200K at the event
Zoomed Live NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Madison Park Development Corporation held a festive virtual gala. Participants were encouraged to attend from the comfort of their home! They dressed in black gala attire and enjoyed celebrating arts & culture, learning about current Hibernian Hall & MPDC programs, dancing to the tunes of DJ Dex, and watched performances by Roxbury artists staged at Hibernian Hall.



Nicola Williams of The Williams Agency announced the SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS NETWORK WAS REWARDED WITH A BUY LOCAL GRANT FROM THE STATE. The Funding Will Support Local Food Producers and Their Customers

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) was one of nine regional organizations across the commonwealth to receive a grant from the Baker-Politio Administration. The $49,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources will help SBN continue its work in generating consumer awareness and drive demand for locally grown and produced food. The organization will amplify the reasons why we all should be buying and eating local food. SBN also organizes the popular Boston Local Food Festival held annually in the fall on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. For more information, visit www.sbnmass.org or call 617-395-0250.






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

we heard that Symone Leigh will exhibit in Boston

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


Basquiat video short (c) mfa exhibit and the producers

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