James Baldwin’s 100th Birthday Is Celebrated By Penguin Classics And A Partnership With Hay Festival

To celebrate James Baldwin’s 100th birthday, Penguin Classics has unveiled a series of new releases and partnered with the Hay Festival. The year-long tribute to Baldwin’s legacy began with the launch of Penguin Classics’ “On the Road” podcast episode, which is hosted by Henry Eliot and centers on Baldwin’s novel Giovanni’s Room. The commemoration reaches […]

‘Josephine Baker: Icon in Motion’: A Fusion of Artistry and Activism in New German Exhibition

In 1926, Josephine Baker, the iconic French dancer and singer, burst onto the Berlin stage, mesmerizing audiences with her exhilarating Charleston performance at the Nelson Theater on Kurfürstendamm. Nearly a century later, a groundbreaking exhibition at Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie now delves deep into Baker’s extraordinary life and lasting impact. Born in 1906 as Freda Josephine […]

For Its 50th Anniversary, ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ Will Screen In Theaters Across The United States

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most distinguished Black films of the 20th century, Lady Sings the Blues. To commemorate the occasion, Turner Classics is screening the film in select Regal Cinemas theaters nationwide. The 1972 film is liberally based on the complicated life of Jazz singer Billie Holiday, her troubled […]

From Faith Ringgold To Jacob Lawrence, These Jigsaw Puzzles Celebrate The Work Of Renowned Black Artists

January is National Puzzle Month, and with Black History Month right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into the art of puzzle making while simultaneously learning about the works of various Black artists. Most of these puzzles (ranging from 500 to 1000 pieces) will take considerable time and concentration, but the final […]

LISTEN: Tony Williams’ New Single ‘Skin I’m In’ Shares A Crucial Message About The Power Of Blackness

For Black History Month, The World Famous Tony Williams has released a potent new single, Skin I’m In, which speaks on a black parent’s most prominent fears, police brutality, and the disproportionate amount of black people in our jails. Yet ultimately, Skin I’m In is a deeply uplifting and heartening anthem, as it sheds light […]

Shop: BLK MKT Vintage Celebrates And Examines Black Culture Throughout The Decades

For Black History Month, we’re highlighting impressive Black-owned businesses that should be on your radar.  BLK MKT Vintage, located in Brooklyn, New York, was founded by Kiyanna Stewart and Jannah Handy in 2014. Combined, the two have over 15 years of collecting experience and a deep passion for items rooted in blackness. The wonderfully eclectic […]

Black History Storyteller Carolyn Evans Performs As Sojourner Truth And Harriet Tubman On JARO’s Podcast

Carolyn Evans, a professional Black history storyteller and actress, is bridging the gap between generations by continuing the tradition of storytelling. Growing up in New York, Evans discovered her love for storytelling as a young girl, when she would entertain her family with songs, stories, and dancing. As a young adult, she was granted opportunities […]

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