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July 17, 2014

Save The Date: The BlackStar Film Festival Returns With A Variety Of Films About And By People Of African Descent, July 31-August 3

The highly-anticipated BlackStar Film Festival returns for year three at the end of this month, from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, the film festival puts the spotlight on films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent. Throughout the festival, films […]

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June 17, 2014

Historic Germantown Celebrates Juneteenth With Its Annual All-Day Festival At The Johnson House And Along Germantown Avenue, This Saturday, June 21

The past never feels too far away in Historic Germantown. As the site of Philadelphia’s only Revolutionary War battle, the first American written protest against slavery and home of one the few remaining houses on the Underground Railroad, the Germantown community is rich with historic significance. This Thursday, June 19 is Juneteenth, a holiday that […]

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June 3, 2014

Our Guide To The Odunde Festival With Events Across The City June 4-7 And A Huge Block Party In Graduate Hospital This Sunday, June 8

Good news, Philadelphia! The blockbuster Odunde Festival returns to our fair city for its 39th year beginning this Wednesday, June 4 and culminating with an alfresco block party in Graduate Hospital on Sunday, June 8. Over the course of the next week, awesome events take place in all parts of the city in the name […]

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April 29, 2014

The Celebration Of Black Writing Returns For Its 30th Year Of Events Honoring The Literary Achievements Of African Americans, 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 during the month of May for the 30th anniversary of its Celebration of Black Writing. Beginning on Thursday, May 1, Chicken Bone Beach, a free […]

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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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