Saturday, June 24, 2017

Check back often as our Newark African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Newark, New Jersey area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ newarkblack.com

Jun
25
Sun
New Jersey’s 90s Hip-Hop and R&B night Feat. Mr. Cheeks from The Lost Boyz @ Allure Lounge
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Focal Spot (TFS) presents: The Official 90s Hip-Hop and R&B party. Come out and enjoy classic hits from some of your favorite rappers and Hip-Hop artists.

Party will include performance by Grammy-Award winner Mr. Cheeks from The Lost Boyz. His catalog includes “Lifestyle of the Rich and Shameless, Renee, Lights Camera Action, Music Makes Me High” and more.

Featured performers will include Ny’a and Kenny Black. Ny’a, a gold selling recording artist who’s “You Don’t Know” single was #10 on the charts in the U.S. And #3 in Europe.

Kenny Black, is a writer, a producer, and a recording artist. He is known in the music industry as one of the hottest talents in the game. He’s worked with Rick Ross, Pamela Long from Total, Ny’a, Little Wayne, Mysterious, just to name a few.l!

Buy your tickets online.

Jun
28
Wed
2nd Annual Black College & Consciousness Tour for 11-17 Year Olds (June 28t…
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm

 

Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is inviting your 11-17 year old Son, Daughter, Grandson, Granddaughter, Nephew & Neice to the 2nd Annual Unapologetically Afrikan FDMG College Tour. This one-of-a-kind tour will begin and end in Newark(NJ), and will last for 14 days & 14 nights! Upon receiving your non-refundable deposit you will be contacted by the tour’s secretary to answer any additional questions that you may have, and to gather the additional information that is needed (medical, emergency contacts, restrictions, etc) in order to ensure a safe and healthy experience for your child.

The tour secretary will be your point of contact until your child reports at the soon-to-be-named hotel in Newark(NJ) on June 28th. You will pick your child up from the same hotel on July 12th. This tour is designed to prepare our boys & girls for manhood & womanhood by equipping them with the academic, psychological, sociological, and historical wisdom that is necessary to succeed as a BlackMan or BlackWoman in North America.

Our 14-day power-packed tour will include (not in order for security purposes) visits to: The Nat Turner Slave Revolt Trail, Harriet Tubman Home/Museum/Grave, Cheyney University, Lincoln University, Great Blacks in Wax Museum, “Angels Under Tuskegee” Broadway Play, Malcolm & Betty Shabazz Museum, Hampton University, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Baltimore Aquarium, Delaware State University, Great Adventures, Coppin State University, Fred Douglass Boyhood Home Tour, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Virginia State University, Fred Douglass Maritime Museum, Ferncliff Cemetery (Malcolm X, Dr.Yosef Ben Jochannan, Paul Robeson, Malcolm Shabazz, James Baldwin, Dr.Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Aaliyah, etc), Apollo Theatre, Dorney Park, Life Skill Seminars with Dr.Umar, historic learning docu-dramas during every tour bus ride, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Howard University, Bowie State University, Millersville University, end of tour multiple choice exam, and much, much more!

We appreciate those parents who can pay off their child’s tour ahead of schedule. You will be responsible for paying the remaining $1,000.00 ($2k total) of your child’s tour by June 17th. However, the entire fee must be paid before departure. No portion of the fee is refundable for any reason.

You may email DrUmarJohnson@Yahoo.Com or call 844.4DR.UMAR to ascertain methods for paying your remaining balance via check/money order, square, paypal, western union/moneygram. Please pay as much as you like and as often as you like. Seating will be limited to 40 students maximum. There will be approximately one chaperone per every 8 students. There will be male and female chaperones. You will have their cell numbers & tour leaders numbers during the tour. You will be given a final confidential tour & hotel schedule before departure. Boys & girls will never be alone together, and spot checks inside rooms will be done periodically through the night by chaperones & tour leaders.

The tour leader, Dr.Umar, will host at least 2 conference calls before the tour, for all parents, and you will be notified ahead of time as to when the calls will be. Parents are not allowed on the tour. Your child will not be allowed usage of their cell phone during the day but they will have usage in the evening, from dinnertime until bedtime. We only promise one thing……your 11-17 year old will never be the same again!!

Jul
8
Sat
Melanin Queens Brunch @ Aljira Center For Contemporary Art Gallery
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for this fabulous and culturally rich social gathering. Enjoy mini breakfast bites and mimosas, toasting to new experiences and meeting some other savy sistas. Seating is limited so please arrive promptly. Have your ID and digital or paper ticket available ready to be scanned upon entry. Don’t forget to rock your crown can’t wait to see you there.

#melaninqueen #brunch #rockyourcrown #blackgirlmagic #buttapicanrican #dominicanchica#womenunited #whoruntheworld #girlsbrunch #mimosa #minifood #brunchevent #blackgirlsrock #summer17 #bashpartydesign

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21 and older to attend this event. ID’s will be checked prior to entry.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The gallery is accessible by public transportation and there is parking in the surrounding area.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks will be permitted inside the event.

What’s the refund policy?

All sales are final for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. A printed ticket or digital copy will be accepted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes.

Jul
14
Fri
JUL 14 4th Annual Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute @ Greater Newark Conservancy
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us as we honor and pay tribute to Nelson Mandela with live African dancing, drumming and tours of our Nelson Mandela Freedom Garden. South African food tasting and crafts will be available for children. Event will occur rain or shine.

Come celebrate with us!

This event takes place RAIN or SHINE at the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street, Newark, NJ.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 12.

Jul
15
Sat
Afro Beat Fest Newark: A Celebration of African Art,Music, Food & Culture @ Military Park
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Afro Beat Fest- Newark will be the largest celebration of culture and heritage of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in the state of New Jersey. This free family friendly celebration will feature a Marketplace showcasing over 200 vendors featuring food, clothing, artifacts as well as entertainment from the diaspora. As well as a Children’s Village, Fashion Showcase, Dancers, Drummers and Live Performances. Music provided by DJ Sienna Chanel, DJ Nayah and DJ MOMA.
Experience Newark Afro Beat Fest on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Military Park Newark, NJ

Vendors can request an application at info@newarksocial.org

Jul
19
Wed
Serving African American Victims of Crime
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A HARAMBE SOCIAL SERVICES TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT : SERVING AFRICAN AMERICAN VICTIMS OF CRIME

This three-part training series facilitated by Harambe Social Services focuses on barriers to African American victims of crime, particularly domestic violence and sexual violence and designed for victim service providers. Each five-hour training sessions will explore the unique barriers that African American/Black victims may encounter that impact their ability to seek services and follow through. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three trainings, but each session can stand alone and will be offered at different locations at different times. All workshops are FREE and will held from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

THE IMPACT OF OPPRESSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN VICTIMS

Participants can explore and reflect on their personal notions of “others” and strengthen their capacity as victim advocates. Attendees will be able to provide more culturally sensitive services that recognize the unique needs of Black/African American victims. Participants will review the concept of racial micro-aggressions and practice alternative behaviors and language to create a more sensitive environment. The workshop will also give participants an opportunity to discuss their agency’s current policies and practices that may create barriers to Black/African American victims receiving services.

DATES LOCATION

6/21/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07090 (Colleen Fraser Building)

9/15/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

10/6/2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

WHY CONSIDER DIVERSITY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK

Participants will explore and reflect on societal issues that influence their work with victims who are Black/African American. Participants will also review the levels of disproportionality within systems that create barriers for victims. Participants will get clear answers to the questions: Why do they stay? Why do they recant?

DATES LOCATION

6/30/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07090 (Colleen Fraser Building)

9/27/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

11/ 8 /2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

SPEAKING OF FAITH

In this workshop participants will explore tools and techniques that draw on a victims’ faith and belief system to build trust. Using the context of domestic violence advocacy discuss ways to help victims acknowledge their faith as a strengh to positively influence their decisions to seek help and safety. Participants will discuss ways of working with the faith-community to provide support for victims of domestic violence in the African American Church.

DATE LOCATION

7/19/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07909 (Colleen Fraser Building)

10/6/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

11/17/2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

Click SELECT A DATE (top right) to sign up for workshops. For more information please contact us at 609-225-6936.

Aug
26
Sat
2017 New Jersey Black Expo @ Best Western Robert Treat Hotel
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to the Official KICKOFF of the 2017 New Jersey Black Expo presented by Black Expo America taking place on Saturday, August  26, 2017, at the prestigious Robert Treat Hotel located at 50 Park Place in Newark, NJ. Our motto and also our theme for this expo is“Supporting & Celebrating Black Businesses”. At this year’s 2017 New Jersey Black Expo, we will turn our green dollars towards Black owned (African-American, Caribbean and African) businesses.

The 2017 New Jersey Black Expo will exhibit businesses showcasing their products and services.

The expo will also include the following events and programs:

  • Business Excellence, Leadership and Legacy Awards
  • New Jersey Mens Fashion Week Launch
  • Men’s Fashion World Magazine Launch
  • Business Seminars
  • Youth Empowerment Workshop
  • Health and Wellness Seminar
  • Speed Business Networking Session
  • Old School Hip Hop & R&B Concert

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Jun
25
Sun
New Jersey’s 90s Hip-Hop and R&B night Feat. Mr. Cheeks from The Lost Boyz @ Allure Lounge
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Focal Spot (TFS) presents: The Official 90s Hip-Hop and R&B party. Come out and enjoy classic hits from some of your favorite rappers and Hip-Hop artists.

Party will include performance by Grammy-Award winner Mr. Cheeks from The Lost Boyz. His catalog includes “Lifestyle of the Rich and Shameless, Renee, Lights Camera Action, Music Makes Me High” and more.

Featured performers will include Ny’a and Kenny Black. Ny’a, a gold selling recording artist who’s “You Don’t Know” single was #10 on the charts in the U.S. And #3 in Europe.

Kenny Black, is a writer, a producer, and a recording artist. He is known in the music industry as one of the hottest talents in the game. He’s worked with Rick Ross, Pamela Long from Total, Ny’a, Little Wayne, Mysterious, just to name a few.l!

Buy your tickets online.

Jun
28
Wed
2nd Annual Black College & Consciousness Tour for 11-17 Year Olds (June 28t…
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm

 

Black America’s #1 School Psychologist is inviting your 11-17 year old Son, Daughter, Grandson, Granddaughter, Nephew & Neice to the 2nd Annual Unapologetically Afrikan FDMG College Tour. This one-of-a-kind tour will begin and end in Newark(NJ), and will last for 14 days & 14 nights! Upon receiving your non-refundable deposit you will be contacted by the tour’s secretary to answer any additional questions that you may have, and to gather the additional information that is needed (medical, emergency contacts, restrictions, etc) in order to ensure a safe and healthy experience for your child.

The tour secretary will be your point of contact until your child reports at the soon-to-be-named hotel in Newark(NJ) on June 28th. You will pick your child up from the same hotel on July 12th. This tour is designed to prepare our boys & girls for manhood & womanhood by equipping them with the academic, psychological, sociological, and historical wisdom that is necessary to succeed as a BlackMan or BlackWoman in North America.

Our 14-day power-packed tour will include (not in order for security purposes) visits to: The Nat Turner Slave Revolt Trail, Harriet Tubman Home/Museum/Grave, Cheyney University, Lincoln University, Great Blacks in Wax Museum, “Angels Under Tuskegee” Broadway Play, Malcolm & Betty Shabazz Museum, Hampton University, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad, Baltimore Aquarium, Delaware State University, Great Adventures, Coppin State University, Fred Douglass Boyhood Home Tour, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Virginia State University, Fred Douglass Maritime Museum, Ferncliff Cemetery (Malcolm X, Dr.Yosef Ben Jochannan, Paul Robeson, Malcolm Shabazz, James Baldwin, Dr.Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Aaliyah, etc), Apollo Theatre, Dorney Park, Life Skill Seminars with Dr.Umar, historic learning docu-dramas during every tour bus ride, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Howard University, Bowie State University, Millersville University, end of tour multiple choice exam, and much, much more!

We appreciate those parents who can pay off their child’s tour ahead of schedule. You will be responsible for paying the remaining $1,000.00 ($2k total) of your child’s tour by June 17th. However, the entire fee must be paid before departure. No portion of the fee is refundable for any reason.

You may email DrUmarJohnson@Yahoo.Com or call 844.4DR.UMAR to ascertain methods for paying your remaining balance via check/money order, square, paypal, western union/moneygram. Please pay as much as you like and as often as you like. Seating will be limited to 40 students maximum. There will be approximately one chaperone per every 8 students. There will be male and female chaperones. You will have their cell numbers & tour leaders numbers during the tour. You will be given a final confidential tour & hotel schedule before departure. Boys & girls will never be alone together, and spot checks inside rooms will be done periodically through the night by chaperones & tour leaders.

The tour leader, Dr.Umar, will host at least 2 conference calls before the tour, for all parents, and you will be notified ahead of time as to when the calls will be. Parents are not allowed on the tour. Your child will not be allowed usage of their cell phone during the day but they will have usage in the evening, from dinnertime until bedtime. We only promise one thing……your 11-17 year old will never be the same again!!

Jul
8
Sat
Melanin Queens Brunch @ Aljira Center For Contemporary Art Gallery
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for this fabulous and culturally rich social gathering. Enjoy mini breakfast bites and mimosas, toasting to new experiences and meeting some other savy sistas. Seating is limited so please arrive promptly. Have your ID and digital or paper ticket available ready to be scanned upon entry. Don’t forget to rock your crown can’t wait to see you there.

#melaninqueen #brunch #rockyourcrown #blackgirlmagic #buttapicanrican #dominicanchica#womenunited #whoruntheworld #girlsbrunch #mimosa #minifood #brunchevent #blackgirlsrock #summer17 #bashpartydesign

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21 and older to attend this event. ID’s will be checked prior to entry.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The gallery is accessible by public transportation and there is parking in the surrounding area.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or drinks will be permitted inside the event.

What’s the refund policy?

All sales are final for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. A printed ticket or digital copy will be accepted.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes.

Jul
14
Fri
JUL 14 4th Annual Nelson Mandela Birthday Tribute @ Greater Newark Conservancy
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us as we honor and pay tribute to Nelson Mandela with live African dancing, drumming and tours of our Nelson Mandela Freedom Garden. South African food tasting and crafts will be available for children. Event will occur rain or shine.

Come celebrate with us!

This event takes place RAIN or SHINE at the Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center, 32 Prince Street, Newark, NJ.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 12.

Jul
15
Sat
Afro Beat Fest Newark: A Celebration of African Art,Music, Food & Culture @ Military Park
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Afro Beat Fest- Newark will be the largest celebration of culture and heritage of Africans on the continent and in the diaspora in the state of New Jersey. This free family friendly celebration will feature a Marketplace showcasing over 200 vendors featuring food, clothing, artifacts as well as entertainment from the diaspora. As well as a Children’s Village, Fashion Showcase, Dancers, Drummers and Live Performances. Music provided by DJ Sienna Chanel, DJ Nayah and DJ MOMA.
Experience Newark Afro Beat Fest on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Military Park Newark, NJ

Vendors can request an application at info@newarksocial.org

Jul
19
Wed
Serving African American Victims of Crime
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A HARAMBE SOCIAL SERVICES TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT : SERVING AFRICAN AMERICAN VICTIMS OF CRIME

This three-part training series facilitated by Harambe Social Services focuses on barriers to African American victims of crime, particularly domestic violence and sexual violence and designed for victim service providers. Each five-hour training sessions will explore the unique barriers that African American/Black victims may encounter that impact their ability to seek services and follow through. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three trainings, but each session can stand alone and will be offered at different locations at different times. All workshops are FREE and will held from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

THE IMPACT OF OPPRESSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN VICTIMS

Participants can explore and reflect on their personal notions of “others” and strengthen their capacity as victim advocates. Attendees will be able to provide more culturally sensitive services that recognize the unique needs of Black/African American victims. Participants will review the concept of racial micro-aggressions and practice alternative behaviors and language to create a more sensitive environment. The workshop will also give participants an opportunity to discuss their agency’s current policies and practices that may create barriers to Black/African American victims receiving services.

DATES LOCATION

6/21/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07090 (Colleen Fraser Building)

9/15/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

10/6/2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

WHY CONSIDER DIVERSITY IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK

Participants will explore and reflect on societal issues that influence their work with victims who are Black/African American. Participants will also review the levels of disproportionality within systems that create barriers for victims. Participants will get clear answers to the questions: Why do they stay? Why do they recant?

DATES LOCATION

6/30/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07090 (Colleen Fraser Building)

9/27/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

11/ 8 /2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

SPEAKING OF FAITH

In this workshop participants will explore tools and techniques that draw on a victims’ faith and belief system to build trust. Using the context of domestic violence advocacy discuss ways to help victims acknowledge their faith as a strengh to positively influence their decisions to seek help and safety. Participants will discuss ways of working with the faith-community to provide support for victims of domestic violence in the African American Church.

DATE LOCATION

7/19/2017 300 North Ave. E. Westfield, NJ 07909 (Colleen Fraser Building)

10/6/2017 1400 Negron Drive, Hamilton, NJ 08691 (New Jersey State Police Technology Complex)

11/17/2017 401 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (The Church)

Click SELECT A DATE (top right) to sign up for workshops. For more information please contact us at 609-225-6936.

Aug
26
Sat
2017 New Jersey Black Expo @ Best Western Robert Treat Hotel
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Welcome to the Official KICKOFF of the 2017 New Jersey Black Expo presented by Black Expo America taking place on Saturday, August  26, 2017, at the prestigious Robert Treat Hotel located at 50 Park Place in Newark, NJ. Our motto and also our theme for this expo is“Supporting & Celebrating Black Businesses”. At this year’s 2017 New Jersey Black Expo, we will turn our green dollars towards Black owned (African-American, Caribbean and African) businesses.

The 2017 New Jersey Black Expo will exhibit businesses showcasing their products and services.

The expo will also include the following events and programs:

  • Business Excellence, Leadership and Legacy Awards
  • New Jersey Mens Fashion Week Launch
  • Men’s Fashion World Magazine Launch
  • Business Seminars
  • Youth Empowerment Workshop
  • Health and Wellness Seminar
  • Speed Business Networking Session
  • Old School Hip Hop & R&B Concert