“Kill Move Paradise”

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, continues its 27th season with the regional premiere of “Kill Move Paradise,” by James Ijames. “Kill Move Paradise” takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Set in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife prepared for its newly deceased inhabitants, we follow Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny as they try to make sense of the world they have been untimely ripped from. Inspired by ever growing list of slain unarmed black men and women, “Kill Move Paradise” is an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth […]

Policing Alternatives: Panel and Community Meeting

Students Against Private Police and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University will host a panel and community meeting to discuss alternatives to policing initiatives underway in Baltimore City, particularly current legislative proposals to establish a private armed police force at JHU. Featuring Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, Safe Streets, Center for Urban Families, and others, this event will provide Hopkins faculty, staff, students and neighborhood residents the opportunity to hear from the leaders of progressive political and social movements serving Baltimore’s neediest communities and neighborhoods and pioneering innovative solutions […]

I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

In a story of triumph tinged with bits of heartache, a scrappy girl-child navigates a changing world and finds the courage to live life on her own terms.  Actress, soprano, and storyteller Tara Lake takes audiences on a journey into the world of African-American Jersey girlhood in the 1980s-1990s – a world steeped in family Sundays, church conventions, and extravagant reunions, weddings, and funerals. In this unforgettable sojourn embracing southern roots, gospel rhythms, and queer identity, one family’s love conquers all. Fresh off an Artists’ Choice Award-winning World Premiere at Chicago Fringe 2018, and a Rochester Fringe 2018 Best Bet title, […]

When Hair Meets Fashion

Combining the art of natural hair styling and African-inspired designs, When Hair Meets Fashion is a fashion show that marries top natural hair styling talents and designers to bring you a night of boldness, heritage, and wearable art. When Hair Meets Fashion is hosted by award-winning DMV salon Loc Lov, which has been named one of the nation’s top 10 natural hair salons by ESSENCE Magazine, and will benefit the non-profit Heart to Hand, Inc. Pre-show cocktail reception begins at 5pm, VIP ticket holders will have access to an open bar. To get your tickets, go here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-hair-meets-fashion-tickets-47967633483 When Hair […]

THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES @ Baltimore International Black Film Festival

“An exuberant, sexy and sex-filled romp of a movie” -Hammer To Nail “Outrageously funny and raunchy!” –Fandor.com “The ‘Paris Is Burning’ of underground male strippers” -The Stranger Hands down, the Best Ladies Night movie of 2018! Winner of a 2018 SXSW Special Jury Recognition Award for Best Cast,  This One’s For The Ladies takes you into the underground world of exotic male entertainment. Yes it’s hilarious. Yes it’s sexy. Yes it’s LGBTQ friendly. And, Yes it’s a little raunchy. But somewhere along the way this award-winning movie pivots into a conversation about race, class, family, community and sisterhood. “To describe […]

Meet Author Simba Sana at Barnes & Noble White Marsh

Spring is here and what better time to come out to some of the upcoming events below and learn why Simba’s memoir was featured in Essence Magazine, WJLA Newschannel 8 “Let’s Talk Live”, and is destined to be the the sleeper memoir of the decade.

WAMMFest: 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (Shorts Film Festival)

  2 days, 50+ short films, 25+ countries! Come celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers. The 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMfest) comes to Towson University with 5 film blocks plus filmmaker panels, and more. We’ll screen the best of an international call that includes animations, comedies, documentaries, music videos, and narratives PLUS the popular Virtual Reality block. WAMMFest’s mission is to promote and celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers from all categories of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Schedules and run-times for the short films are on wammtu.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://wammtu.com/attend/get-tickets.  #wammtu #datenight #filmfest

WAMMFest: 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (Shorts Film Festival)

  2 days, 50+ short films, 25+ countries! Come celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers. The 11th International Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMMfest) comes to Towson University with 5 film blocks plus filmmaker panels, and more. We’ll screen the best of an international call that includes animations, comedies, documentaries, music videos, and narratives PLUS the popular Virtual Reality block. WAMMFest’s mission is to promote and celebrate inclusive films, media, and filmmakers from all categories of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and age. Schedules and run-times for the short films are on wammtu.com. Tickets can be purchased at http://wammtu.com/attend/get-tickets.  #wammtu #datenight #filmfest

Pride St. and Rainbow Ave.

Persevering, Revolutionary, Independent, Daring and Everlasting! Let the festivities begin! Same-gender loving people from all over converge upon cities, small towns, and still hidden safe spaces to celebrate their truth. It is a time when our youth, some for the first time, openly express their whole selves. A time when those in their full glory link with buds and comrades to share in nostalgic war stories, first crushes, coming-out adventures, and commemorate those who have gone before them.

Pride St. and Rainbow Ave.

Persevering, Revolutionary, Independent, Daring and Everlasting! Let the festivities begin! Same-gender loving people from all over converge upon cities, small towns, and still hidden safe spaces to celebrate their truth. It is a time when our youth, some for the first time, openly express their whole selves. A time when those in their full glory link with buds and comrades to share in nostalgic war stories, first crushes, coming-out adventures, and commemorate those who have gone before them.