A thrilling look at the beautiful continent of Africa, UMC – Urban Movie Channel is excited to announce the premiere of its new original travel series WORLD WIDE NATE:
Director Ava DuVernay and Composer Quincy Jones Lead November Programming at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
Above: Ava DuVernay. Photo from Ms. DuVernay’s website. The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s November public programming features 2017 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award-winners, Selma director Ava DuVernay and legendary musician and composer Quincy Jones, and special guest Selma lead actor David Oyelowo.
The National Black Programming Consortium is Black Public Media (BPM). The 38-year-old media arts institution, the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has changed its name and relaunched its website, blackpublicmedia.org, a resource for independent producers and filmmakers and for viewers of authentic Black media content.
The Smithsonian has launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign today for the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a powerful cultural statement told through an unequaled combination of music, text and stunning visuals.
Above:”Grandassa Models” © Kwame Brathwaite, 1968 On February 16, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will open its latest exhibition Black Power!
The Miami-Dade North Arts & Humanities Foundation(“the Arts & Humanities Foundation”) is set to move forward with its goal of creating the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora(Miami MoCAAD).
Afrikin Fest announces appearances by Dr. Sonia Sanchez. Bookman Ekperyans and SASA African Dance Theater
Miami’s fall festival season is underway, and adding to the landscape is Afrikin Fest, a new and multifaceted festival that places innovation at the forefront by highlighting the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunities of Africa and the African diaspora.
Afrikin Fest, an African inspired food and music festival will be held from November 18-20, 2016. The weekend-long event will feature the ingenuity, economic and social opportunity of the world’s fastest growing region – Africa.
Searching for the Next Generation of Highwaymen Painters: Second Generation Artist helps kick off Black History Month at Fort Lauderdale History Museum and local schools
Kelvin Hair, second generation Highwaymen Artist, and son of one of the most famous of the original Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, will be hosting an opening reception, a series of exhibits, shows, and workshops, in Fort Lauderdale the first weekend in February to kick off black history month.
Last year, it was quite common to hear people discuss their goals to make 2016 an epic year. Well, for those of you that want to increase the culture in your life, we have a new feature that brings you culture from all over this great, big, African diaspora.