1. Ordinary People: Dear Joe
Monday, November 3, 6:30 - 8:00pm 
Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood, editors of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call, consider the enduring legacy and influence of Joseph Beam and the black gay renaissance of the 1980s and 90s. 
For more information, Click Here.

    Ordinary People: Dear Joe

    Monday, November 3, 6:30 - 8:00pm

    Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood, editors of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call, consider the enduring legacy and influence of Joseph Beam and the black gay renaissance of the 1980s and 90s.

    For more information, Click Here.

  2. Today at 5:30 PM | Macomb’s Bridge Library
Location: Harlem River Houses [2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd]

Macomb’s Bridge Library Presents:
I Remember Harlem: Toward a New Day.
This documentary charts the history and development of Harlem through interviews with Harlem residents, members of the business community, and well-known neighborhood activists.
For more information, click here.  

    Today at 5:30 PM | Macomb’s Bridge Library

    Location: Harlem River Houses [2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd]

    Macomb’s Bridge Library Presents:

    I Remember Harlem: Toward a New Day.

    This documentary charts the history and development of Harlem through interviews with Harlem residents, members of the business community, and well-known neighborhood activists.

    For more information, click here.  

  3. Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was born on this date, October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri. At a young age, Berry showed an interest in music and sang in the church choir. He studied guitar with local jazz guitarist Ira Harris. In 1952, Berry met Jonnie Johnson and joined his band, the Sir John’s Trio. The band garnered a lot of attention playing  with Berry’s upbeat numbers. He produced many hits throughout his career, including “Johnny B. Goode,” “Maybellene,” and “Roll Over Beethoven.” In 1985, Berry received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Then in 1986, Berry, a pioneer of rock and roll music, became the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first inductee. 

    Celebrate his birthday today by watching and listening to him play Johnny B. Goode!

  4. Africans in India: Then and Now →

    Check out this article by Sylviane A. Diouf, Curator of Digital Collections at the Schomburg!

  5. Mae C. Jemison, the first African American female in space, was born on this date, October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. She became the first African-American woman to be in the astronaut training program in 1987. On mission STS47, she flew into space with six other astronauts on the Endeavour. She was in space for eight days conducting experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. Jemison has won many awards and doctorates. Some of the awards include the NASA Space Flight Medal, Essence Science and Technology Award, and the Ebony Black Achievement Award. She was also inducted in the International Space Hall of Fame. 

    Mae C. Jemison, the first African American female in space, was born on this date, October 17, 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. She became the first African-American woman to be in the astronaut training program in 1987. On mission STS47, she flew into space with six other astronauts on the Endeavour. She was in space for eight days conducting experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. Jemison has won many awards and doctorates. Some of the awards include the NASA Space Flight Medal, Essence Science and Technology Award, and the Ebony Black Achievement Award. She was also inducted in the International Space Hall of Fame. 

  6. i found god in myself
    and i loved her
    i loved her fiercely

    — Ntozake Shange (via plantaplanta)

  7. fayemishakur:

Melissa Calderon, Te Amo Mas Que, 2014. Found objects and paper flower sculpture inspired by Lady in Blue (it smells like gardenias, Lady in Blue’s favorite flower) 

    fayemishakur:

    Melissa Calderon, Te Amo Mas Que, 2014. Found objects and paper flower sculpture inspired by Lady in Blue (it smells like gardenias, Lady in Blue’s favorite flower) 

  8. twain-muffin:

Awesome panel tonight at the Schomburg Center celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls. #ifoundgod #NtozakeShange #Schomburg #artmuffin

    twain-muffin:

    Awesome panel tonight at the Schomburg Center celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls. #ifoundgod #NtozakeShange #Schomburg #artmuffin

  9. afutureancient:

Curator @Souleo brought his own quilted robe on stage @schomburglive #ifoundgod #ntozakeshange #forcoloredgirls

    afutureancient:

    Curator @Souleo brought his own quilted robe on stage @schomburglive #ifoundgod #ntozakeshange #forcoloredgirls

  10. Talks at the Schomburg: Ntozake Shange by Schomburg Center →

    Join us for Talks at the Schomburg: Ntozake Shange on LiveStream now!
    In conjunction with the exhibition i found god in myself, Shange celebrates the 40th anniversary of her landmark work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, with a discussion about its creation and influence.
    Join the conversation on twitter and tumblr using #ifoundgod

  11. CIN Lecture Series: Peter David Phillips
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Dr. Peter David Phillips, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance will be the presenter at the Tenth Annual CIN Lecture Series, one of the premier Caribbean events in New York, attracting a cross-section of diplomats, media, business and religious leaders and other noteworthy members of the Caribbean community.  Each year the Lecture Series attracts large audiences with each presentation broadcast on CINTV reaching the over two million Caribbean-Americans in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 
For more information, click here.

    CIN Lecture Series: Peter David Phillips

    Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 - 8:00pm

    Dr. Peter David Phillips, Jamaica’s Minister of Finance will be the presenter at the Tenth Annual CIN Lecture Series, one of the premier Caribbean events in New York, attracting a cross-section of diplomats, media, business and religious leaders and other noteworthy members of the Caribbean community.  Each year the Lecture Series attracts large audiences with each presentation broadcast on CINTV reaching the over two million Caribbean-Americans in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

    For more information, click here.

  12. Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies presents “Post Racial Mythologies, Post Ferguson Realities: The Past, Present & Future of Policing & Black Communities” at the Schomburg Center, Thursday, October 16, 2014. 6PM - 8PM. 

    Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies presents “Post Racial Mythologies, Post Ferguson Realities: The Past, Present & Future of Policing & Black Communities” at the Schomburg Center, Thursday, October 16, 2014. 6PM - 8PM. 

  13. Between the Lines: Charles Blow by Schomburg Center →

    Join us for Between the Lines: Charles M. Blow on LiveStream now!

    Use #TeamFire to join the conversation!

    New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow will be in conversation with Director of the Schomburg Center Khalil Gibran Muhammad about his new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The gorgeous, moving memoir takes a look at how America’s most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past. 

    You can also join Charles Blow and Khalil Muhammad for an intimate dinner at Red Rooster at 9pm. Limited seats and reservations. To purchase your seat visit: http://bit.ly/1uHApvz

  14. Between the Lines: Charles Blow by Schomburg Center →

    Join us! Just an hour away until Between the Lines: Charles M. Blow!

    New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow will be in conversation with Director of the Schomburg Center Khalil Gibran Muhammad about his new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. The gorgeous, moving memoir takes a look at how America’s most innovative and respected journalists found his voice by coming to terms with a painful past. 

    Be sure to watch on LiveStream and join the conversation using #TeamFire

  15. Between the Lines: George Clinton
Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 - 8:00pm The funk musician George Clinton shares stories about his life and career on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir. Clinton will be in conversation with the Roots’ drummer, DJ, writer, and producer ?uestlove. Grammy award winning artist George Clinton was the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic, the two bands that virtually defined the funk genre. Clinton began recording solo in 1981, and has earned a widespread recognition for his contributions to the music world. 
For more information and to register, click here.

    Between the Lines: George Clinton

    Tuesday, October 28, 6:30 - 8:00pm The funk musician George Clinton shares stories about his life and career on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir. Clinton will be in conversation with the Roots’ drummer, DJ, writer, and producer ?uestlove.

    Grammy award winning artist George Clinton was the mastermind behind Parliament and Funkadelic, the two bands that virtually defined the funk genre. Clinton began recording solo in 1981, and has earned a widespread recognition for his contributions to the music world.

    For more information and to register, click here.