SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE

Oct 21

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Join us tomorrow at 2pm for:
Before 5: Xenobia Bailey & Tammi Lawson
Join us for a conversation between artist, designer and cultural activist, Xenobia Bailey,  and Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of Arts and Artifacts at the Schomburg Center. 
The two will discuss the inspirations to Xenobia’s Reconstruction of Funktional Design: A Design Project for Social, and Economic Urban Redevelopment. The artist will share how the creative wisdom of her family’s history originating crafts skills and a material culture in the aesthetic of funk within small African American and multi cultural communities in Seattle Washington and how the migration to Brooklyn and presently living in Harlem influenced her lifestyle and is the foundation of her education and the principal of her Professional Practice. She will speak of her environment of being raised by self educated parents and extended family members, and of how they manifested an art form of humbly living in grace by design in spite of the set backs of Jim Crow Laws that most hard working African American Families experienced in rural and urban communities.
For more information and to register, click here

Join us tomorrow at 2pm for:

Before 5: Xenobia Bailey & Tammi Lawson

Join us for a conversation between artist, designer and cultural activist, Xenobia Bailey,  and Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of Arts and Artifacts at the Schomburg Center. 

The two will discuss the inspirations to Xenobia’s Reconstruction of Funktional Design: A Design Project for Social, and Economic Urban Redevelopment. The artist will share how the creative wisdom of her family’s history originating crafts skills and a material culture in the aesthetic of funk within small African American and multi cultural communities in Seattle Washington and how the migration to Brooklyn and presently living in Harlem influenced her lifestyle and is the foundation of her education and the principal of her Professional Practice. She will speak of her environment of being raised by self educated parents and extended family members, and of how they manifested an art form of humbly living in grace by design in spite of the set backs of Jim Crow Laws that most hard working African American Families experienced in rural and urban communities.

For more information and to register, click here

Oct 20

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.

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.  

Oct 18

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Oct 17

Africans in India: Then and Now -

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

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. 

Oct 15

“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely” — Ntozake Shange (via plantaplanta)

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) 

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

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

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

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.

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. 

Oct 14

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