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January 28, 2014

The 22nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair Returns To The Community College Of Philadelphia, This Saturday, February 1

This Saturday, February 1 marks not only the first day of Black History Month, but also the 22nd year of the African American Children’s Book Fair. Known as one of the largest single-day events celebrating African-American children books, the event promotes literacy and recognition of African-American children’s literature, and spotlights the literary work of African-American [...]

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October 1, 2013

Swarthmore College Hosts A Free Lecture By Michael Twitty, A Renowned Culinary Historian Of African-American Foodways, On Tuesday, October 8

Renowned food blogger, food educator, cook and African-American culinary-history specialist, Michael W. Twitty, brings his expertise to Swarthmore College for a free evening lecture on Tuesday, October 8. Twitty has shared his knowledge of culinary traditions and the foodways of enslaved African Americans with audiences around the world, including at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library [...]

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September 27, 2013

The African American Museum Presents The Unflinching Eye: Works Of The Tiberino Family Circle, An Exhibition Celebrating The Work Of A West Philly Family

Opening today, the African American Museum in Philadelphia presents an exhibition spotlighting the work of a talented and influential West Philadelphia-based family of artists, the Tiberino family. The exhibition, The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle, brings together the work of the family’s matriarch and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts-educated artist, the [...]

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June 19, 2013

Celebrate Black Music Month At The Barnes Foundation’s After Work Jam Event, This Friday, June 21

This Friday night, The Barnes Foundation celebrates Black Music Month with its After Work Jam event. The Barnes’ after-hours events are an excellent way to access the collection, which is usually only available to visit with a reserved, timed ticket. This week, take in the incredible fine-art collection, as well as libations, live music and [...]

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May 29, 2013

Art Sanctuary’s 29th Annual Celebration Of Black Writing Ends Friday, May 31, With A Variety Of Programming On Its Final Day

Art Sanctuary’s month-long Celebration of Black Writing winds to a close with a score of events set for Friday, May 31, the last day of the festival. Art Sanctuary is an organization located in Graduate Hospital that puts regional and national African-American literary, visual and performing arts in the spotlight. For the past month, the [...]

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April 17, 2013

The Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Festival Makes Its Way To Neighborhoods Across The City For Its Annual Event, April 21-28

From parties and poetry slams to networking and dating events and more, Philadelphia’s Black Gay Pride Festival, now in its 14th year, is set to take place from Sunday, April 21 to Sunday, April 28. The weeklong festival begins with the Mr. and Miss Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Pageant on April 21 at 7 p.m. [...]

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April 16, 2013

Coming Attraction: The Independence Seaport Museum Presents Tides Of Freedom: African Presence On The Delaware River, Opening May 4

The Independence Seaport Museum hosts an exciting new exhibition that spotlights the Delaware River’s role in early African and African-American history. The museum teamed up with African American scholars while developing the idea and University of Pennsylvania professor Tukufu Zuberi, who curated the exhibit. Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River is broken [...]

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April 11, 2013

Graduate Hospital’s Art Sanctuary Presents A Month-Long Celebration Of Black Writing, May 1-31

Art Sanctuary, an organization that puts regional and national African-American literary, visual and performing arts in the spotlight, is set to host a number of excellent events honoring African-American writing this spring. One of the country’s oldest African-American festivals celebrating the best in literary, visual and performing arts, the Celebration of Black Writing has grown [...]

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January 30, 2013

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Black History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events, Performances And More, All February Long

February is already here which means museums, galleries and organizations around the city are hosting events to celebrate Black History Month. Philadelphia has a rich African-African history and culture, so the city is buzzing with events fit for anyone. Our collection of Black History Month events include everything from month-long exhibits, to one night only [...]

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June 7, 2012

The 37th Annual Odunde Festival Returns To South Street Sunday, June 10

Attracting more than 500,000 visitors, Odunde is one of the largest community-based street festivals held in the country. The festival, whose concept originates from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, celebrates the coming of another year for African Americans around the world. To commemorate the occasion, a variety of events have been taking place [...]

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