11 Ways to Find Melanin this Week in LA!


It's a great week to be Black in LA!
From super dope art shows to screenings and concerts,
#BlackBookLA has got you covered.

Black Women's Democratic Club Launch Party


Thurs. Mar. 22 | 6PM | $48
1827 South Hope St. Los Angeles, CA 90015

Join the first and only Black women's Democratic Club in California as they celebrate their official launch. Learn more about the club, our mission, and goals all while networking with fellow progressives in Los Angeles. Your ticket includes drinks and food.

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Conversation + Listening Session w/ Adee Roberson


Thurs. Mar. 22 | 6PM | FREE
MOCA | 250 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall and artist Lauren Halsey discuss Halsey’s site-specific installation – we still here, there – which reflects a spectrum of everyday Black cultural experiences in South Central. The conversation will be followed by a musical performance by artist Adee Roberson.  

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Afro Brunch: Wakanda Edition


Sat. Mar. 24 | 12PM-3PM | FREE
The Parlor | 7250 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046

It's goin up at the next AfroBrunch (Wakanda Edition) as we are celebrating all of the milestones that we had in the entertainment industry. Dressing up afro-centric attire is encouraged, but not required! AfroBrunch is a great way to get to know people of the African Diaspora who work in the entertainment industry. 

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SoulfulofNoise Presents: Kenny & Friends


Sat. Mar. 24 | 7PM | $10
Comfort LA | 1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

SoulfulofNoise has partnered with the AirBnb Experience, Karma Tequila, & Comfort LA to create an intimate experience focused on the talented Kennedy Williams. Bring the homies downtown and enjoy a great concert.

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PaleyFest: Queen Sugar


Sat. Mar. 24 | 7PM | $40
Dolby Theatre | 6801 Hollywood Blvd. #180 Los Angeles, CA 90028

Get tickets for PaleyFest: Queen Sugar and see your favorite stars in person at the historic Dolby Theatre.

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For The Change! A Tribute to the #MeToo Movement


Sat. Mar. 24 | 8PM-11PM | $11
House of Armour

For the Community, For the Culture, and For the Change!
Join us for an awesome evening of great food, music, and purpose. The purpose of the evening is to share our vision of what's possible for the community and celebrate the significant impact of women. Proceeds will be donated to non-profits Aim 4 The Heart & Change The Tune.

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Douglas Kearney


Sun. Mar. 25 | 3PM | FREE w/ Museum Admission
MOCA | 250 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012

Los Angeles–based poet Douglas Kearney is also a performer and librettist, collaborating with artists in the context of experimental and traditional theater and opera. On the occasion of Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, Kearney will read some of his work in parallel to the exhibition on view and highlighting the artists’ shared interest in Afrofuturism and funk.

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JAZZ is DEAD w/ Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge


Wed. Mar 28 | 8PM | $20
Lodge Room Highland Park | 104 N. Ave 56, Los Angeles, CA 90042

ArtDontSleep presents: JAZZ IS DEAD. Come through for a live performances by Adrian Younge's Voices of Gemma & Black Nile, and a special Jazz DJ Set by Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

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Artists on Artists:
Awol Erizku on Adrián Villar Rojas


Thurs. Mar. 29 | 7PM | FREE
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA | 152 N Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles–based artist Awol Erizku skillfully blends pop-culture iconography, ancient Egyptian motifs, and 17th-century Old Master paintings in his vibrant photographs and mixed-media installations. For Artists on Artists, Erizku will bring his keen eye to Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance.

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Save the Date: 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!

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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+)

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