Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30pm
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem USA
Join the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and AFF as we present a screening and discussion of the award-winning film, The Burial of Kojo by Blitz Bazawule.
The Burial Of Kojo follows the story of Esi, as she recounts her childhood and the tumultuous relationship between her father, Kojo and her uncle, Kwabena. After Kojo goes missing on an illegal mining expedition with Kwabena, Esi embarks on a magical adventure to rescue her father.
DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM IS 50! CELEBRATE AT THE APOLLO
Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 PM Renowned Dance Theater of Harlem returns to the Apollo for a very special presentation of its legendary lecture demonstration. See what goes into making a dancer, the elements of a dance, the links between popular dance and ballet, and how it all comes together to make magic. A few students will even get a chance to show off their moves on stage.
253 West 125th St, New York
SOON, THEY’LL ALL BE SHOUTING HER NAME
ACE TEE Hamburg-based singer with a hybrid of silk-smooth vocals, dance production and a personal style served straight from the 90’s vault. Ace and her girl gang were immediately referred to as “the new TLC,” and hailed as a living embodiment of the 90s R&B revival. And she delivered it all in German http://illbrew.com/radio.html
MLK Memorial Service at Noon Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Speaker: Pleasant Green Baptist Church Reverand Richard M. Holloway
Civil Rights Exhibit and related activities: LeTourneau University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will present a free, public exhibit on civil rights that will run for six weeks, in time for Martin Luther King Day on January 21 and running throughout Black History Month in February.
Luis Garden Acosta, a prominent environmental justice advocate and founder of the Brooklyn-based human rights group El Puente, died Tuesday night. He was 73.
Born in Fort Greene in 1945 to a Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father, Garden Acosta rose to prominence in the ‘80s after founding El Puente to curb gang violence in Williamsburg.
The group went on to help found the Latino Commission on AIDS, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and successfully pushed to end the bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico.