10 Ways to Make that Melanin Pop this Week in LA!


Spring is officially here and we've got just what you need to make that melanin pop!
From Afrolituation to live hip hop shows,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

FLAVORS: Live Music & Comedy


Thurs. Mar. 29 | 8PM | $13
Echoes on Pico | 5025 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

Join Amplify Africa for the very first African Live Music and Comedy Night in Los Angeles! Flavors is a monthly Afrocentric Comedy and Live Music Night specially curated for you to connect with the motherland with great African food (Suya & Meat Pie)

For more info, click here.

2nd Annual Natural-WE Community Hair Show


Sat. Mar. 31 | 2:30PM | $20
City Banquet Hall | 2201 N. Long Beach Blvd. Compton, CA 90221

Join Natural-WE Community as they celebrate, uplift, empower and progress people of the African diaspora. The 2nd Annual Natural-WE Community Hair Show is a natural hair show that also
serves as a fundraiser. 

For more info, click here.

Shero Comics Book Release Party


Sat. Mar. 31 | 3PM-7PM | FREE
Comfort LA | 1110 East 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Come out and spend the last day of Women's History Month with Shero Comics as they celebrate the release of their latest book. Writer-Creator Shequeta Smith will be signing the first three books in the series, followed by a short Q&A on creating, marketing and self-publishing comics (5pm-6pm) and Nerd Hour Mixer (6pm-7pm).

For more info, click here.

Google My Name: An LA Hip-Hop Showcase


Sat. Mar. 31 | 9:30PM-2AM | FREE w/ RSVP b4 10:30PM
UNION Club | 4067 W Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019

VITA Visions & MezMade Productions present "Google My Name", an exclusive music event with the hottest hip-hop artists and DJs in LA! This intimate concert will be a guaranteed good time! Performances by J Blaze, Nick Jordan, Isaiah Malik, Mezuo, John Ibe & Ian Michael! 
DJ sets by Ghetto Glam, DJ K3N, DJ >irtue., Grimmworkz & more! 

For more info, click here.

AFROLITUATION: LA's Biggest African Experience Party


Sat. Mar. 31 | 10PM | $13
Los Globos | 3040 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Afrolituation is a monthly African Experience party that celebrates Africa through its music, fashion and food. Come and celebrate culture with great people, awesome vibes accompanied with Suya and Facepainting!

For more info, click here.

An Ode to a DAMNed Man Art Exhibition


Fri. Apr. 6 | 7PM | $3
4838 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

“An Ode to a DAMNed Man” displays the shared experiences of Black men “damned” by the violent social structures that constrict them into hyper-masculine and aggressive tropes. Inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s latest album, this art exhibit and film screening breaks down the complexities of masculinity, sexuality and vulnerability through a documentary of interviews and series of photography from young Black men.

For more info, click here.

LAPCMS Boys 2 Men Luncheon


Fri. Apr. 6 | 11:30AM | FREE
LA Promise Charter Middle School | 4920 Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90062

Calling all young professional men of color! LA Promise Charter Middle School is in need of at least 30 male mentors who can devote an hour of their time to a great cause. Please bring a new or gently used tie with you! As a group, Big Bros will teach the babies how to tie a tie.

For more info, click here.

BlackTech Weekend LA


April 5-6 | FREE
Various Locations | 
Los Angeles, CA

Presented by Samsung NEXT and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, BlackTech Weekend is a national tour offering a weekend of events that brings innovators, founders, and investors together. Come hear talks and attend workshops on: building tech ecosystems, STEAM educator resources, customer acquisition and growth, startup financial management, sales, marketing, resources for investors, and more!

For more info, click here.

2018 Young African American Women's Conference


April 7 | 7:30AM-3:00PM
Pasadena City College | 1570 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

Got a Story? Got Melanin? In need of the right tools to make your story your success? 
Don't miss out on the 15th Annual Young African American Women's Conference. Keynote Speaker Trinitee Stokes is geared to empower young women of color to explore their inner greatness, acknowledge their worth and showcase their academic excellence.
They are also accepting Enthusiastic Volunteers (Age 20+)

For more info, click here.

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