1:00 PM-2:00 PM In Sudden Darkness: Tayler Montague in conversation with Professor Bridgett M. Davis Film critic and curator Tayler Montague will present her debut short film, “In Sudden Darkness”, an intimate and loving portrait of a Black working-class family … Continue reading March 11: “In Sudden Darkness” with Tayler Montague
If there was ever a moment when you felt like the odds are staked against you, and you a powerless to make difference, remember Fannie Lou Hamer. She is a freedom fighter. She is a Black woman who made a … Continue reading Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977)
That song, “Rastaman Chant” by Bob Marley, recalls that spirit of resistance that empowers us. “Jamaica’s legendary Maroons were a band of escaped African people who escaped slavery and prevailed against recapture by British regiments and became permanently free—six decades … Continue reading #Jamaica #Maroons #BlackHistory
Black and Latino Studies has been at Baruch College for 50 years! Now, it will begin the long-anticipated process of creating a BLS major. In the interim, students can more easily pursue BLS as an ad-hoc major with this recommended … Continue reading Celebrating 50 Years of BLS at Baruch!
When the Trinidadian writer and activist C.L.R. James published Beyond the Boundary (1962), it was not just “one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written,” it inserted the international game of cricket into critical conversations about colonialism … Continue reading Fire in Babylon: West Indies Cricket + Anticolonial Resistance
We’re so excited to celebrate #blackexcellence at Baruch with this video of Baruch Alum, NY State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, who reminds us that dialogue is critical to accomplishing our goals. Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: NY State Assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie
by Andrea Gonzales, BC ’22 Art is inherently political, consciously engaged with social conditions and contexts. Art inspires us to become involved, to take another step forward, to find joy despite moments of generational trauma. It allows us to reach … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Audre Lorde! Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!
#presidentsday #blackhistorymonth #cuny #womensrights Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) made history when she became the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1969; she served 7 terms, ending in 1983. And in 1972, she became The First Black … Continue reading The First Black Woman Presidential Candidate
#blackhistory #carnival Fat Tuesday is the last day of the New Orleans carnival season. It falls on the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). The festivities bring together Catholic and Pagan traditions and, as Carnival, it is … Continue reading It’s FAT TUESDAY!
The history of African American art is long and influential. Here are some favorites (in no particular order). Can you recognize their works? Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) Kerry James Marshall (1955- ) Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) … Continue reading #BlackArt