Tomorrow, February 14, 10:00am, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will present The Loving Story, the painful, at times uplifting but riveting-to-the-end documentary that follows an interracial couple’s quest to live their lives peacefully as they conquer hurdles and attempt to avoid the minefields of the harrowing Civil Rights era. For a different kind of love story, told in black and white images, photos,news clips, 16-millimeter film footage and interviews – one that will touch every fiber of the soul. Mildred and Richard Loving’s story became a landmark civil rights case.
February 15 (2:00p) Cemotap Presents: Newark Ex-Mayor Sharpe James’ talk and book party in celebration of his “Political Prisoner”. CEMOTAP Center. 135-05 Rockaway Blvd, South Ozone Park.
February 17 (6:30p-8:30p). Out of the Shadows: Integration, a social, economic and political failure series. Tonight: Black Forum on Communal Economics and the need for economic self-determination with Business Leaders: Bob Law, Black Radio Personality and Political Activist and Brenda Brunson Bey, Fashion Designer – Tribal Truths. Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. at Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn NY . For information: (718) 398-1766. Sponsored by December 12th Movement.
February 18 (6:30p-8: 30p) Educational Forum on Health Care. Information especially for everyone in entertainment. The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org) is a national human services organization helps professionals in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition. Sistas’ Place: 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn. For information: (718) 398-1766 Sponsored by December 12th Movement.
February 18 (6:30p) “The Revolutionary Psychology of Dr. Amos Wilson” Marc Cray, M.D. and Professor Hank Williams. John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Ave., Harlem. RSVP: 347-907-0629
February 18 (6:30p) Talks at the Schomburg with Dr. Michelle Alexander on The Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System. Schomburg.
February 19 (5:30 pm-8 pm) African Voices Communications’ discussion with independent filmmakers Kim Singleton (Kelly’s Secret), Byron Hurt (Soul Food Junkies), Randall Dottin (Lifted) and Nicole Franklin (Little Brother series) of how they carry on Oscar Micheaux’ legacy. Open Seating limited. RSVP Required. 212-865-2982. Time Warner Center (58th St. bet. 8th & 9th).
February 20-23 Apollo Club Harlem with Maurice Hines and 990-minute nightclub revue celebrating Apollo’s musical legacy of 30’s and 40’s. Apollo Theatre: 253 W. 125th. Tickets: 212-531-5305.
February 20 (6:30p) Voices of Crisis: X (CLUDED) – A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne, Dr. Manning Marable’s researcher Zahir Ali revisiting the American Race Crisis lecture series of 1964. Performance: Abiodun Oyewole. Schomburg Center. 135th & Malcolm X Blvd.in Harlem. Registration Required: www.eventbrite.com.
February 21 & 27 (7:30p) Folk Opera/Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY.
February 21 (6:30p) Malcolm X Museum Annual Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Assassination of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Location: Schomburg Center. Call:212-491-2200.
February 22 (1p-5p) Tour Cypress Hills Cemetery, the final resting place for many notable African-American achievers including authors, athletes and historians. The bus departs from the Macon Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (361 Lewis Ave. @ Macon St.) at 1 PM and returns by 5 PM. Host: Councilmember Cornegy.
February 23 Historic Bridge Street AWME Church Celebrates 248th Year. Rev. Ellis Louden, speaker.
February 23 (3:00p) Dr. Leonard Jeffries “The Life and Assassination of Malcolm X.” John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Harlem. For further info call 347-907-0629
February 23 (3p-5p) Jazz Vespers featuring The Barry Harris Trio at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Ave. Dr. Harris is an internationally known jazz pianist, composer and teacher. Suggested donation: $20.
February 24 (6:30p) Theatre Talks at the Schomburg: Motown the Musical cast and production team discuss the Broadway show. Schomburg Center.
February 24 (6p-8p) NYC Comptroller’s Scott Stringer’s African American History Month Trailblazers Program & Awards Ceremony. Long Island University – Kumble Theatre. Brooklyn. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org/
February 26 (6:30p) Voices of Crisis: Harry Belafonte, Phillip Agnew(“Dream defenders”), Raquel Cepeda, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad. How have Civil Rights era activists passed the torch to today’s fighters for justice and equality today? What is America’s race crisis today? The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 66 West 12th St.
February 26 (2:00p) Before 5: Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Retha Powers’ talk and book signing about the new 720-page volume of 5,000 quotes dating to Ancient Egypt. Schomburg Center.
February 27 (6p-8p) Black History Month celebration. Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. www.ibrooklyn.com/events/eventdetail
February 27 (7:30p CONCERT) Harlem Opera Theater, Salute to African-Russian Alexander Pushkin, considered the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. $25. For tickets, harlemoperatheater.org. 212-996-7980. Location. Schomburg Center in Harlem.
March 9 (3p-5p) Celebration of Black and Women’s History Medgar Evers College – New Science Building, 1368 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn. Guest Speakers: Dr. Esmeralda Simmons and Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall. Honoree: Marjorie Moon, executive director, Billie Holiday Theatre. Reception follows. Host: National Association of University Women – Brooklyn Branch In Partnership with Medgar Evers College Community Council. Contact: NAUWBrooklynBranch@gmail.com
March 16 HOLD THE DATE!!! Stars of stage, film, television, music and politics will come together to celebrate a legendary producer at “New Federal Theatre 44th Anniversary Honors Voza Rivers,” hosted by Danny Glover and Debbi Morgan at Tribeca Performing Arts Center.