Columbia University Summer Teachers & Scholars Institute


Columbia University’s Summer Teachers & Scholars Institute is holding a panel discussion this evening Wednesday July 11, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the challenges the African American Community faces in 2017. The panel discussion is being held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Harlem Silent March. The event is being held on Columbia University’s campus at 612 Schermerhorn Hall on the Morningside Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Click here to find out more information on the panelists and moderator.


Let Us Make Man Gala Celebration

Let Us Make Man 2017 Gala Celebration: “Celebrating Courage, Excellence, and Scholarship”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Georgia International Convention Center

2000 Convention Center Concourse in Atlanta.

The Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s Gala will be hosted by Big Tigger of V103. Every year Let Us Make Man has provided deserving students from the local area college scholarships. For our 10th Anniversary, last year, we expanded our vision and raised over $30,000 for scholarships at our inaugural gala. This year we want to continue that tradition by providing scholarships to support the growing number of deserving students in need.

In addition to the scholarships provided to students, Let Us Make Man’s primary mission has been to host and organize “The Gathering to Reclaim Black manhood” for 10 consecutive years.

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Not One Step Back: Drug Policy Reform

Over the weekend the Drug Policy Alliance held it’s teaser event Not One Step Back: A One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health. In preparation for the larger International Conference being held in Atlanta, October 11-14 DPA wanted to give it’s participants a snippet of what they could expect at the larger conference.

Overall the event was a success and included notable attendees such as, Representative Maxine Waters, and attorney Deborah Small. Those who came out for the day also received the added bonus of registering for the larger conference at a massive discount! If you missed out on the in depth panel discussions, and step team performance, sign up for the October conference before it’s too late!

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Working To Mobilize Black Student Movements 

Atlanta, April 18, 2017– Zellie Imani, an activist and finalist of the 9th Annual Shorty Awards, is being featured on A Tough Mind & Tender Heart as our Spotlight Activist for the month of April. Zellie is the founder of the Black Liberation Collective an organization comprised of black students working around the country to challenge and transform the infrastructure of higher education for black students. To learn more about Zellie’s story and his work with The Black Liberation Collective, please visit

About A Tough Mind & Tender Heart

The site, A Tough Mind & Tender Heart, was launched by activist attorney Sandra Barnhill as a platform where social activists and those who support justice and social change could share their work, gain strength, and garner insight for their work. To learn more visit, or call us at 404.270.0301.




Hammer Museum Presents

Hammer Museum, operated by UCLA is partnering with the African American Policy Forum this week to present the third annualHer Dream Deferred, a series offering the substantive analysis on the status of black women and girls in the United States and exploring multifaceted solutions to social injustice.” All the events are streamed live, you can catch the last one tonight at 7:30 PM (PST)

From The Hammer Museum Website


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The widespread coverage of race and gender inequality in Hollywood often excludes black women. The wage gap for black women in the entertainment industry is a symptom of a larger issue: the invisibility and devaluing of black women in media culture as performers, producers, and directors.

Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw moderates a panel that explores this narrative alongside solutions to promote black women as creators. Panelists: legendary actress Diahann Carroll; stage and soap actress Tonya Pinkins; film, television, and theater actress and director LisaGay Hamilton; veteran Hollywood casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; April Reign, #OscarsSoWhite creator and the founder and editor of; and University of Alabama professor Kristen Warner, who studies race, representation, and the media.

Watch Live


Legal Observer Training

 Would you like to be trained as a Legal Observer? Here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Legal Observer Training – December 10th, 2014 at 6pm at the DeKalb Courthouse

Judge Tangela Barrie’s Courtroom

556 N.McDonough 

Decatur, GA 

For more info, call (404) 244 2004

Legal Observer Training