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NOVEMBER 28, 2016 5:00pm

DECEMBER 1, 2016 6:00pm

Museum of African American History Living Legends Gala
Dec 4th, Sunday formal at the Four Seasons Hotel
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receiving the honors:
Lonnie Bunch, Managing Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History
Wayne Budd, Attorney

KickBack Boston Mix and Mingle - Dec 4th

Kickback Boston party

Black Nativity
Dec 2nd - December 16, 2016
Paramount Theater, tickets at Paramount Box Office

Tony Williams Urban Nutcracker 2016
December 16-31, 2016
Tickets (617) 524-3066

Howard Hewitt performs at Mosleys on the Charles but not sure when.

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Carrie Mae Weems
Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

The Cooper Gallery presents the evocative work of internationally acclaimed photography and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur “Genius” grant and the 2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Medal.
Carrie Mae Weems

The exhibition highlights her storytelling tableaux that question our social constructs of power, race, and space and pose a more multi-dimensional concept of humanity. Organized in three parts, Beauty, Legacies, and Landscapes, the installation illuminates our social and aesthetic vistas—both real and imagined—and centers on Weems' stunning expressions of black beauty.

Location: Mt. Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 496-5777 Tues - Sat 10-5 pm.

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African American parents are invited to volunteer for a research study about culture and parenting practices. You might be eligible if you identify as African-American (Black American) and you have a child between the ages of 4 and 12. A $25 Gift Card is provided to participants. call (617) 358-2246 or e-mail

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African American women in Massachusetts or CT aged 20 or older who have attended a Pentecostal church and experienced depression are invited to participate. Contact Dawn Davis, Ph D candidate. call Dawn Davis at (413)-233-7195 or email

First Blacks in Boston

In 2006 the first African American Governor of Massachusetts was elected to office. Boston black community was established in 1638 when a group of Africans from Angola and West African nations were brought here on a ship. These black men and women, enslaved by dominant rivals in West African states, were traded out to Portuguese, Dutch, English and French merchants before arriving in Boston.

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Ongoing Events

Coffee Hour
What: The Friends of Codman Square Branch Library are hosting a weekly coffee and conversation hour. Coffee and friends - the perfect combination! When: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Where: Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02111. More info: Please call 617-436-8214

Immigration Consultants with Volunteer Attorneys
What: These consultations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations other than Spanish and/or disability accommodations. When: The first and third Wednesdays of every month from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Where: Boston City Hall, Room 806. More Info: Please call 617-635-2980

$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum
What: Every Friday evening families can enjoy the entire Boston Children’s Museum for $1. The museum includes an Art Studio, Construction Zone, and more. When: Friday nights from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston
More Info on this web site.

Black Museums

  • On Beacon Hill in downtown Boston, the National Parks Service hosts the Museum of African American History. You can do walking tours, hear guest speakers and learn about Boston's African and African American history.

  • Visit the Massachusetts Historical Society for the collections of writer and activist Phillis Wheatley, the gallery of Boston's Slavery and Freedom history and attend free onsite events at the building on 1154 Boylston Street, Back Bay Boston.

  • the Malcom X home in Roxbury is a historic treasure. The house had fell into disrepair but historians took note and new development is ongoing. The grounds were recently excavated, artifacts were found, the objects are in production for future exposition while sponsors are developing the house to become a destination and attraction.

  • The Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists brings th