Black History Month: Around Town #1

Welcome to the first annual Black History Month Hop hosted by Reflections of a Bookaholic and Mocha Girls Read.

This event kicks off the month-long Black History Hop, which will focus on giving black authors, books, and those who support them a month in the spotlight.

For the first (non-full) week of the hop we have a few things planned for you. What’s a hop you ask?  At the bottom of each post you will find a list of other sites participating in the hop.  This way you can easily hop from one blog to another.

Weekly Topics for the Black History Month Hop:
1st – 7th Black History Month Giveaway Hop   
2nd – 4th Around Town
    5th – 11th The Business of Black Books
   12th – 18th  Black Love
    19th – 25th  Black Books
26th – 29th  The Best of…

We thought the best way to kick of this hop is to have a giveaway.  We want to have the chance give something back to our readers and members.  In the right hand side menu you will find the giveaway button.  What can you win?  Well Mocha Girls Read is giving one lucky winner 13 books.  Yes!  13 books by Black Authors.   Giveaway ends on February 7th, 2012 at midnight (PST).  Enter now and hop on over to the next blog to see what you can win there.

From the 2nd to the 4th of February are the “Around Town” segments of the Black History Month Hop. Here is an exciting event happening in Los Angeles this month in honor of Black History Month. 

Pan African Film Festival 2/9 – 2/20

Established in 1992, The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural and racial tolerance and understanding through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.

It is PAFF’s goal to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help to destroy negative stereotypes. We believe film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

Each year, PAFF presents:

  • Over One Hundred Thirty (130) quality films from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent.
  • One of America’s largest fine art shows featuring prominent and emerging Black artists and fine crafts people, including local, national and international poets, musicians and storytellers.

To join us in the hop add your link to the linky.  The more the merrier!


What exciting things are happening in your town, city, state for black history month?

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  • I wish we had events like this in my little town. If there is something going on for BHM, I have no idea because they make no announcements and I wouldn’t even know where to begin to seek these events out. If you attend the film festival have fun!

  • I bet LA has all the amazing events. I’m quite envious.

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