Disney On Ice presents Let's Celebrate

October 8-10

Rio Rancho Events Center
Rio Rancho, NM


Nelly, Blanco Brown, and Harper Grace

Tuesday, October 12

Rio Rancho Events Center 
Rio Rancho, NM


Aaron Cole

Sunday, December 19

Kiva Auditorium

Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, NM

Things to Do

African American Performing

Arts Center

310 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM

Higher Learning

Scholarship Search - Finding money for school has never been easier

List of HBCUs: Historical Black Colleges and Universities by State

Make A Difference 

African American Cultural Association

Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state,
dies of Covid-19 complications amid cancer battle

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 2

Voter Information Portal

Albuquerque Candidates

State-wide Candidates

Candace Parker's legacy comes full circle as she leads Chicago Sky to first
WNBA championship

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Bubba Wallace wins at Talladega, becomes second Black driver to win NASCAR Cup race

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A Long Road' to Get to Bubba Wallace's NASCAR Win at Talladega

‘If You Can Bring 95,000 Afghans…’: Sunny Hostin Calls Out U.S. Government for Mistreatment of Haitian Migrants While Pointing Out Benefits Given to Other Groups

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Haitian mistreatment at border was like a scene from Django — America, do better

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

Families of missing Black and brown people are frustrated with 'Missing White Women Syndrome'

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Students fight back against book ban that includes Rosa Parks, Malala and Sesame Street

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Country music star Mickey Guyton opens up about running away from her blackness

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America’s oldest living WWII vet Lawrence Brooks celebrates 112th birthday

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A Giant Of Black Cinema, Melvin Van Peebles Dies At 89

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Melvin Van Peebles was a fiercely independent filmmaker

A. Philip Randolph
Labor and Civil Rights Legend

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A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.  A. Philip Randolph 


Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.A. Philip Randolph

James B. Lewis, former state treasurer of New Mexico
2021 National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT)
Hall of Fame Inductee 

Shown above, left to right: incoming President Richard Eckstrom (SC), immediate past president Elaine Howle (CA),
David R. Bean, James B. Lewis, David A. Vaudt, and Kinney Poynter.

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James B. Lewis Wikipedia

New Mexico Public and Private PK-12 Schools

There are 2,171 public and private PK-12 schools in New Mexico. Learn more about the schools, student demographics, and academics within the state, read parent reviews of local schools, and find information about specific cities and school districts.

New Mexico Public Education Department Parent and Family Portal

ACES is now enrolling 6th and 7th grade for Fall 2021. Full academic schedule English/Math/Science/Social Studies/Spanish Language & Music

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Covid Know More

Click here for Covid information provided by NAACP

Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

New Mexico to re-implement indoor mask mandate; vaccinations required in hospitals, congregate settings

Pamelya Herndon appointed to NM House seat vacated by Rep. Melanie Stansbury

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Storytellers of Las Cruces president wins national award

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Juneteenth Celebration

June 18-20
Civic Plaza - Albuquerque, NM

Black Morticians dying in record numbers because of COVID-19

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Voting Rights Tour Raises Awareness Across The South On Its Way To D.C.

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With freedom rides and ‘states’ rights’ refrains, old times in America are not forgotten

On 'Freedom Riders' 60th anniversary, voting activists ask Biden to do more

More Black bone marrow donors needed

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Myths and facts about bone marrow donation

Featured Entrepreneur

Owner: Adam Jacobs
Phone: 505.750.8804

At Black Point Shooting Academy, we strive to provide safe and quality instructions in self-defense firearm basics whether in the classroom or on the shooting range. 

We focus on basic shooting fundamentals while observing the basic firearm safety rules. Feel comfortable in a small class setting and gain confidence by improving your shooting and gun handling skills.


* Developing a Personal and Home Protection Plan 
* Self-Defense Firearm Basic
* The Legal Use of Force
* Violent Encounters and Their Aftermaths
* Gear and Gadgets (belts, holsters, etc.)
* Basic and Advanced Skills
* USCCA Basic Handgun Shooting
* Private: Handgun Cleaning


I took the Black Point Shooting Academy basic firearms training, Wow...what a great experience. Adam was my instructor, he was thorough, knowledgeable and patient. The hands-on training was fantastic. I learned a lot and I feel more confident handling my gun.  

If you need some firearm training, I would highly recommend Black Point Shooting Academy.

Dee G.

New efforts to increase low percentage of African Americans getting vaccinated in New Mexico

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New Mexico lawmakers forming panel for redistricting see strong interest

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Redistricting committee lacks hoped for cultural and geographic diversity

Redistricting in New Mexico

10 Things You Should Know About Redistricting

SCORE is here to help women small business owners

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success. Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free and confidential business advice. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

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Why Republicans Are Moving To Fix Elections That Weren't Broken


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Major U.S. companies take aim at Georgia's new voting restrictions

MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law - $100 million revenue lost

‘This is Jim Crow’: Biden blasts new Georgia law restricting voting, suggests DOJ could get involved

Warnock: GOP voting restrictions resurrect ‘Jim Crow era’

Protest against Asian American violence held in downtown Albuquerque

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The Atlanta Shootings Fit Into a Long Legacy of Anti-Asian Violence in America

There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year

The History of Anti-Asian-American Violence

Republican Leader Asks Black Nominee  "Can You Represent Other Cultures?"

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Definition of the Red, Yellow, Green and Turquoise levels

Frequently Asked Questions

NM Department of Health COVID-19 stats and interactive map 

How New Mexico compares with the rest of the country

Black Story // Black Song

History Through The African American Lens

In each chapter of Black Story//Black Song you will find a video about the individual subject, a bio about the presenter, a lesson plan to guide you through some activities related to the subject, and links to Youtube videos, books, and websites to help you dive deeper into these topics.

Click here to Videos and learn more about Earthseed Black Arts Alliance New Mexico

Fred Hampton interviewed by ABC News - October 9th 1969

The New Mexico Black Lawyers Association is accepting submissions for the Region X Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Competition. NMBLA asks you to encourage any current high school juniors or seniors to compete in the Drum Major for Justice Competition. This competition includes both an essay and oral advocacy component and requires students to present their thoughts on what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would think about an emerging legal issue. The first round of the competition requires the student to write an essay (no longer than 1000 words)

All interested high school juniors and seniors should send their essay and completed application packet to by March 1, 2021. Please pass this information on to any current high school juniors and seniors and encourage them to participate!

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Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico

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Buffalo Soldiers played key role in settling New Mexico - You Tube

Buffalo Soldiers in New Mexico - You Tube

1880 census extraction of Buffalo Soldiers

Worst Revolution Ever

Attacking the U.S. Capitol is not an act of patriotism
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100 days after US Capitol insurrection, massive federal inquiry sees progress and roadblocks

New Mexico county commissioner who heads Cowboys for Trump was arrested in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Must Now Stand Up for Democracy at Home and Abroad

Capitol siege was planned online. Trump supporters now planning the next one

There’s a Term for What Happened at the Capitol This Week: ‘Whitelash’

Black Capitol Police officers say they were called the N-word during the Capitol siege
and some officers 'were catering to the rioters'

Diet and Exercise for a Healthy Heart
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Top Must-Dos in 2021 to maintain your physical and mental well-being

City of Albuquerque Opens New Minority Business Development Center

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Featured Organization

In 1982, four Black attorneys filled a void in the New Mexico legal community. There was no entity in place that addressed the particular needs of African American attorneys in the state.

Today, that group of four has now expanded to over 75 attorneys who hold dear to the original tenets of the organization: to conduct a program of continuing legal education for the membership; to improve the method of judicial selection and tenure; to study the needs of the State and community for legislation, and to protect the civil rights of the citizens of the community though the legal profession.


Local Black Owned Businesses

50+ Black-Owned Businesses to Shop Now and Forever

We Buy Black website

Toys Like Me

New APD program aims to connect with local groups
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Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner: An Ultramarathoning Legend and  Unsung Hero in the struggle for Racial Equality in America
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Learn computer programming for free

At Vets Who Code, we take a small cohort of veterans and spouses twice a year and train them in programming with a deep focus on JavaScript, the language of the web, over the course of sixteen weeks. We do this all remotely using the best tools and resources the tech community has to offer. In addition to contributing and helping each other become better programmers, we do this at zero cost.

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A 108-year barrier falls as N.M. gets first Black senator - Harold Pope Jr.
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What is Black Men XCEL (BMX)
BMX is a groundbreaking leadership excellence conference for black men who are a valuable and necessary pool of talent for the success of companies, industries, communities and the nation, supported and amplified by the robust multimedia activations of Black Enterprise, including digital, video and social.

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What is the Black New Mexico Movement 

After hundreds of years of watching black people killed at the hands of law enforcement, Black New Mexico Movement stands up against police brutality, calling for a complete reform and accountability for those that are charged with protecting us. Through solidarity, we strive to use love, unity, and genuine community to push the needle towards true change with the voices of black, Indigenous, and all people of color.

Black New Mexico Movement (Facebook)

12-Year-Old MENSA Member Starts Sophomore Year of College: ‘I Just Grasp Information Quickly’

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These little Black geniuses have the highest IQs ever in the world

Netflix resumes production on ‘The Harder They Fall’ in Santa Fe
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Featured Entrepreneur

Infinite Titling, LLC
 "Your Neighborhood MVD!"
2006 Southern Blvd, Ste 104B
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 985-5005 office

Black New Mexico Movement and Blue Lives Matter protesters rally in Rio Rancho
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Sandia National Labs pauses all inclusion and diversity training

Sandia National Laboratories has paused all inclusion and diversity training in the wake of a memo from the Trump administration that called such sessions “divisive, un-American propaganda.”

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The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America

Trump blasts 1619 Project on role of Black Americans and proposes his own "1776 commission"

1619 and the Making of America - Library of Congress Symposium

UNM football players condemn Urlacher’s post

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City of Albuquerque Human Rights Board In Discussions Regarding Banning Memorials Established In Celebration of a Violation of The Customary International Law Of Human Rights

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Dream Hustle Code Wants to Teach 1,000 Minority Students to Code


Los Lunas tries out new solar technology 

Wiltech Energy founder and CEO Oswald Wilson, left, stands in front of the “vertical polygen” solar tower installed at the Los Lunas recycling center with Stephen Yavorski Sr. of Airmet Metalworks in New Jersey, which built parts for the system.

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Cowboys for Trump defends ‘go back to Africa’ comments
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One Albuquerque Fund, Mayor Keller Announce Initiatives to Invest in the Black Community

One ABQ Fund

One Albuquerque website

Featured Organization

African American Cultural Association

The AACA works in conjunction with Albuquerque Public Schools to provide academic, cultural, and social support to low-income children in grades Kindergarten through 9th grade. Because these children are at-risk for academic failure and behavioral issues, their success or failure makes a major impact on the community. Through the Community Academic Initiative Resource, the Association works to align the students' academic needs in math, language arts, and science to meet APS standards, as well as provide programs to address Health/Wellness, Drugs/Alcohol, and Life Skills Training. 

Types of Support AACA Provides
Academic Support - Tutoring - Youth Suicidal Prevention - Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Food - Clothing & Blankets - School Supplies - Shelter Vouchers - You can Lend a Helping Hand

Ways to Contribute
Make a Donation - Donate New Clothing - Donate School Supplies 

Ways to Volunteer
Mentor - Tutor - Host a Fundraiser - Become a Grant Writer

Contact the African American Cultural Association
Phone: 505-256-8306

Black Wealth in America Hardly Exists
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Racial Wealth Gap in the United States       Is There a Way to Close It and Fill the Divide?

Black Wealth Financial is creating a movement to empower and improve the financial lives of young professionals struggling with debt and financial anxieties; through financial planning, education, and guidance.

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How Do Black People Spend Their Money?
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#BlackLivesMatter: How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses

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The National Council of Negro Women has long sleeve kiwi-green t-shirts available at $26 each

There is a small logo on front; on back, they read 'I CAN'T BREATHE'. The material is 50% cotton/50% jersey and the adult-size range is Medium/Large/XL/2XL/3XL. Call me to order directly at 505-797-2750 or text 505-249-7082 with your name, phone number and size(s). Delivery or mail; checks payable to NCNW,  PO Box 21001, Albuquerque NM 87154-1001.

SOIL STORIES with guest Eugene Pickett

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Ella Baker’s Legacy Runs Deep   Know Her Name

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Ella Baker Quotes

Floyd Mayweather is the Highest-Paid Athlete of the Decade

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William Mabry III (UNM Law School) sworn in as Associate Judge with

the San Carlos Apache Tribe

San Carlo Apache Website

Meet The New Generation Of Black American Cowboys

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Black Cowboys Are Real

The Forgotten Black Cowboys Of The Wild West

Bill Pickett Rodeo


Talk Radio



Young Black Professionals of Albuquerque

Ta-Nehisi Coates


Although their total numbers in New Mexico were never large, blacks arrived with Spanish explorers and settlers and played active roles in the history of the territory and state.

Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States.

Do Black Lives Matter to God? takes us on a historical journey through the Bible to illuminate how God sees black people and people of color. This book challenges all educators who have disparaged and ignored the exceptionalism and existence of blacks in the Bible as a way to justify their oppressive beliefs.

It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens...until, finally, Aria has had enough! 

Michelle invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that shaped her.

Nance examines why Putin and his underlings aimed to sabotage the election and how the hacking accomplished a crucial first step for destabilizing the West. 

Sociologist and political commentator Dyson delivers a piercing and wide-ranging analysis of American race relations.

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience 

"Soul Food Advisor" shares more than 150 family recipes from Big Mama s Neck Bone Soup to Harrell s own low-cholesterol, low-sodium Country Black-eyed Peas and Okra. 

Jones's bestselling memoir is a personal account of growing up in the South as a young gay man who's attempting to find himself while battling rocky relationships with family, friends, and lovers. 

Superbly told, with the poet's gift for language and observation,Angelou's autobiography of her childhood in Arkansas.

50 Books Every Black Teen Should Read

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