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March 30 – April 13

March 30


11th Annual Women of Courage Awards Luncheon Sanders Studios, 525 Waverly Avenue, 12n-3pm, FREE. Hosted by the Brooklyn Anti-Violence Coalition. [RSVP: Bianca Robinson at]

Lil’ Phillips’ Tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer, Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave. at Jefferson. Two sets: 9:00pm and 10:30pm. $20, advance; $25 at the door. [Reservations: 718-398-1766]

Women in Jazz


March 31

“Black Woman, What Are You Thirsting For?” 1360 Fulton Street, Suite 401, 3-5pm, Brooklyn. Talk hosted by NAKO, the IAA Festival and the International Black Women’s Congress. []

NAN Conference


April 1

La Rosa at Sugar Hill

Monday’s Down Home at Sugar Hill Presents LaRose Jackson & Friends!  7pm: 217 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn,

April 4 -5

Word. Sound. Power. 2019 at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Plc.), 7:30pm, each night, honors National Poetry in celebration of spoken word and hip-hop during two nights of performances, $20.  [Ages 14+] 


Sonia Sanchez and Queen Mother Moore, Trinity College, Hartford, 1980s, on occasion of Sonia receiving an honorary doctorate.


April 5

Jazz 966 Kicks off Week of Brooklyn Birthday Salutes to Randy Weston (April 6 – ) with special TK Blue performance. 8pm-11pm; doors open 7pm.  966 Fulton St., BK. 917.638.6910, Ext. 202, $20. 

April 6


Black Girls CODE New York Chapter Presents: Teach, Play and Learn with AI! 10am-4pm. SUNY Queens EOC, 158-29 Archer Ave., Jamaica, NY. Girls ages 7-17 create virtual chat boxes; tackle tasks. Prior computing experience not necessary. Check in: 9:00am. Lunch provided, $35. []

April 12-13: “Black is Tech” Conference



This Summer 2019:  

The Legacies of Ibon and Bilal Muhammad 

and the Bogolan Merchants’ Association–they formed in the 1990’s putting Fulton Street on the global map and will be celebrated in an 


Our Time Press special issue. 

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