10 Houston Events For Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The H! Check out my curated event list for Black Professionals in Houston this week.

1. A CANDID CONVERSATION ABOUT THE LGBTQ EXPERIENCE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY FEATURING DARNELL MOORE
Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The goal of this event is to create a space for a community-wide conversation about homophobia and transphobia in the Black community that is led by Black LGBTQ people. The event will feature a screening of “c r e a t i n g s p a c e” by the htx people project, followed by a conversation with Darnell Moore and panelists from the film. Learn more HERE.

2. J.I.D + EARTHGANG WITH CHAZ FRENCH AND LUTE – NEVER HAD SH!T TOUR
Monday, February 26, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Signed to the Dreamville label, J.I.D. and EarthGang were just in Houston opening for J. Cole. The lineup is robust for the show taking place at Warehouse Live. This rap concert should be a great way to start your week if you don’t mind staying up a little late and tickets are only $15. Learn more HERE.

3. HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY TOWN TALK: THE BLACK PERSPECTIVE
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
HCDP has partnered with Houston Rising to gather a panel of black publicly elected officials and community leaders to discuss a variety of issues. The panel discussion is centered around the importance of Black History and Civil Rights. The aim is to civically engage young African Americans, address how Black people have consistently been the base of the Democratic Party and most consistent voting block and how important it is to Get Out the Vote to preserve important values. Learn more HERE.

4. BLACK PANTHER “WINE DOWN” & ATLANTA SEASON 2 PREMIERE WATCH PARTY
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
This event will begin as an open mic conversation session of topics inspired by the movie Black Panther. After the Wine Down conversation session, you will be viewing Donald Glover’s award-winning and witty show “Atlanta”, as the first episode of season two premieres. Pre/post show vibes will be curated by video DJ Sly Foxx spinning all of the best underground hip-hop/neo-soul, and trap music while you enjoy free mixed drinks. Learn more HERE.

5. WALTER MOSLEY READING AND SIGNING
Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Crime fiction author Walter Mosley reads from and signs his new novel, Down the River Unto the Sea, just released on February 20. You may recognize him as the bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress which became a film starring Denzel Washington. Murder by the Book is one of the nation’s oldest mystery specialty bookstores. Learn more HERE.

6. UR TALKS: RELATIONSHIPS & SPIRITUALITY
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Join Upper Room for a night of light bites, entertainment, social interaction, and dialogue as they explore with authors and culture critics “The New Relationship Culture.” The tagline is uncommon conversations in unexpected spaces and the panel is curated by psychologist Dr. Lawanda Hill so it’s sure to be a great discussion! Learn more HERE.

7. HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO: BLACK HERITAGE DAY
Friday, March, 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
RODEOHOUSTON is the world’s largest livestock show and most innovative rodeo. A ticket to the Rodeo also grants entrance to the Show grounds, where the largest Western shopping mall is open for business in NRG Center. Fort Worth, Texas, native and soul singer Leon Bridges is headlining on Black Heritage Day. Learn more HERE.

8. MARCH FOR BLACK WOMEN HOU
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
This event is Black woman centered. All allies in support of black women are welcome.The event will celebrate the African Diaspora of womanhood in all the ways it exist. Experience the music and poetry of sisters from dynamic perspectives. Engage in the advancement of Black Lives. Connect. Learn more HERE.

9. 4 THE PEOPLE III
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
4 The People can be described as a space of freedom through entertainment and music. Infusing the intimacy and nostalgic feel of a house party among friends with a music festival vibe of some of the top musical acts all in one. This time around they’re transforming the Blue Orange Art Gallery into a diverse setting featuring live performances by featured artists and, in the back room, an all dj set. Learn more HERE.

10. SUPER SOULFUL SUNDAYS: EDUCATION & THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
St. John’s Downtown and Immerse: Urban Studies Project is partnering with ImagiNoir Collective to continue a provocative series of conversations on religion, faith, and contemporary life, as it relates to education in the black community. Spread the word and join in to discuss “Negotiating Race and Inequity in Our Schools!” The panel will include educators, organizers, and leaders in the Houston community including IDDC contributor Jaison Oliver. Learn more HERE.

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Jaison is an I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Houston. He is an alumnus of Yale University and an education technology entrepreneur. Jaison enjoys reading and running the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club, blogging about Houston music and culture, and developing new startups. Follow him on Twitter at @oJaison.

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