Day: November 2, 2019


Bop and the Village Thrive at Sistas’ Place

Special to Our Time PressBy Herb Boyd      Ahmed Abdullah, the music director at Sistas’ Place in Brooklyn, took the stage Saturday evening and announced that it was their 24th season and that Charles Tolliver’s All-Stars were there to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.      When Tolliver and his group opened the evening’s first set, an […]readmore


Spirit Ensemble at CityTech!

Spirit Ensemble at CityTech! Academic Complex Auditorium, 285 Jay St., 10am-12:30pm, FREE (bring ID). This concert is presented as part of CityTech’s “Healing Spaces: Before and Beyond 1619,” marking 400 years since the arrival of captured Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. Join the organizers for a concert and conversation in celebration of Black Solidarity Day featuring […]readmore

Arts-Theater Black History Calendar

A Ballad for Harlem Conversation: Sculptor Augusta Savage

A Ballad for Harlem Conversation: Sculptor Augusta Savage Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Manhattan, 6:30-8:30pm, FREE.  Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes and independent curator and writer Niama Sandy will discuss the artistic vision and impact of Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage. Dr. Hayes is the author of Augusta Savage: Renaissance […]readmore


Caribbean Film Series: Charlie’s Records

BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., 7:30-10pm, $16. The Luminal Theater and Caribbean Film Academy presents this directorial debut by Olympian and WNBA All-Star Tina Charles. It tells the story of Rawlston “Charlie” Charles, who migrated to New York City from Tobago in 1967.  His store, Charlie’s Calypso City, became a fixture on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant […]readmore

What's Going On

Cornel West Matters

“Cornel West Matters” is a book originally published in France in 2016, written by Dr. Mahamadou Lamine Sagna, who joins Dr. West in conversation at the Africa Center, located at 1280 Fifth Avenue, Harlem, on November 9 at 4 pm.     The Sagna book focuses on West’s analyses of politics, democracy, religion and race […]readmore

News around the Web What's Going On

The New York Marathon

Autumn is setting in with its customary rituals. The New York Marathon is Sunday, November 3. Assemblywoman Inez Dickens is hosting a costume Halloween Party at Cove Lounge, 325 Lenox Avenue, Harlem, on October 30 at 7 pm. Joshua Clennon will host a fundraiser for Senator Brian Benjamin for his 2021 bid for NYC Comptroller […]readmore

Black History News around the Web What's Going On

Memorial and funeral services were held for Congressman Elijah Cummings

Memorial and funeral services were held for Congressman Elijah Cummings, the first African American congressman to lie in state in the Capitol. It was good to see the hyperdivisive congressmen and US senators coming together to pay homage to a colleague. President Barack Obama eulogized Mr. Cummings at the funeral. A few days later, Congressman […]readmore