Bone Thugs ~N~Harmony with Mike Jones, Paul Wall, & Sloan Bone

Kiva Auditorium
Albuquerque Convention Center 401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM

January 18 @ 8pm

 Isleta Casino and Resort

Albuquerque, NM 

Alicia Olatuja

February 11 @ 7:30pm 
Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe, 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 

Matthew 1:21   And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

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On Monday, January 20, 2020, Grant Chapel AME Church will host its TWENTY-FOURTH Annual Breakfast commemorating the life and ideals of The Rev. Dr. King. We invite you, your family and friends and the community to recognize and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, as we dedicate and rededicate our lives to creating a fair, equitable and inclusive society for ALL Americans without exception. Our guest speaker for this year’s event will be Mr. Rodney Prunty, the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of New Mexico.

At this point in the process we are focused on soliciting ads for the Souvenir Journal and taking ticket orders. The forms for each are attached for your convenience. We hope you and/or your organization will take the opportunity of being represented in the Souvenir Journal with an ad, business card or patron listing. “Early bird” pricing has been extended to Saturday, Nov. 30, so place your order in now.

For further information about the Souvenir Journal, please contact Jessie Watkins at the church at 505-293-1300.

For further information about the tickets, please contact Galvin Brown at the church at 505-293-1300.

For general information, contact Frank Jerabek at 505-293-1300(Church)/505-263-7187(Mobile) or email

MLK Ticket Request Invoice Form             MLK Souvenir Journal Ad Contract.pdf

Thank you for your continuing support.

Justice for Girls Program

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of NM and the Ministers Wives & Widows are co-sponsoring Justice for Girls, a program for girls 8 - 18 years of age; If you are interested or would like more information, call Sister Pamela Becknell at 505-459-9440 or leave a message. The program meets 4th Saturdays, 12:30 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1509 Edith SE in Albuquerque.  Next meeting will be January 2020.

Overcoming Flu Vaccine Hesitancy: the Caregiver's Resource Sheet

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Wanted Black men to participate who want to sing, dance and act in to participate in Dreamgirl  workshop

For more information contac t Jim Harvey @ 505-267-2343/

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

the San Carlos Apache Tribe

San Carlo Apache Website

John Witherspoon Was the Ultimate Father Figure—On and Off the Screen

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Tyler Perry opens First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot

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Things to know about Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

Tyler Perry Studio

22 Week Program
September 4, 2019 - February 5, 2020 


Master P becomes owner of professional wrestling company

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400 Years of Freedom and Restrictions Presentation - Sherri Burr Book Signing - Michael Hearndon Gatekeepers Concert

Albuquerque, NM

Sherri Burr, Complicated Lives: Free Blacks in Virginia, 1619-1865

Diahann Carroll, Pioneering Actress on 'Julia' and 'Dynasty,' Dies at 84

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Albuquerque Rio Rancho Juneteenth Celebrations

Civic Plaza 

Kirtland Park

Rio Rancho

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Apply now for $1 Million in Minority Business Fundiing
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West Point to graduate record number of African American women

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Morehouse College grads are surprised by a billionaire's promise to pay off their student loans

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5 things to know about Morehouse donor Robert F. Smith

African American History Timeline

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NASA renames facility for real-life 'Hidden Figures' hero Katherine Johnson 

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Estevanico the Moor

Estevanico, who’s known by many other names, including Estebanico, Esteban and Esteban  explored present-day Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with Spanish conquistadors is credited with being the first person of African descent to enter the American Southwest .

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Grant Chapel AME Church 23rd Annual Commemorative Breakfast 

Albuquerque, NM

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Scott Carreathers appointed Executive Director of Office of African American Affairs

William Scott Carreathers, director of African American Student Services at the University of New Mexico, to head the state Office of African American Affairs. He has previously worked as an associate dean and has advised students and student groups.

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Mary Kenner - Inventor

Mary Kenner was an African-American inventor who revamped the world of feminine care with the invention of the sanitary belt (aka the maxi pad). Though her invention attracted multiple feminine hygiene companies, it was rejected by most when they realized Mary was African-American. Unfortunately, the maxi pad wasn’t patented until 30 years after its creation. Nevertheless, Mary went on to patent other household items including the bathroom tissue holder, a back washer that mounted on the wall of the shower, and the carrier attachment on walkers for disabled people. 

Surprise! We need the federal government.

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What are the different federal agencies?

Deb Haaland Takes Historic Oath of Office, Becomes One of the First Native American Women in Congress

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Video Captures Moment First Native American Congresswomen In History
Share Tearful Hug After Being Sworn In

This powerful, history-making photo is pure fire, and people can't get enough of it

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Latest Hairstyles For Women

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25 Best Haircuts For Black Men 

Black Fashion Designers Models & More

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List of most influential Blacks in Technology

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America’s oldest man, World War II veteran, dies at 112

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The 9 Top Business Advice Stories For Black Entrepreneurs

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The SBA Granted Black Women Over $160 Million in Business Loans in 2018 

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Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin

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10 Tips to Help Family Members of Addicts Cope

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Junior Board of Directors

US Eagle Federal Credit Union invites students in high school and college, ages 16-24 to join the Junior Board of Directors. Learn about serving on a corporate board of directors and how a financial institution serves and supports it community. For more information and to obtain an application, call Maggie Tannen at (505) 342-8883. 

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Featured University: New Mexico Highlands University 

Located in historic Las Vegas, New Mexico, with locations in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Farmington and Albuquerque, Highlands University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as comprehensive programs in business, teacher education, and social work. Our mission is to serve students through personal attention. We maintain open enrollment, small classes, and cost-effective tuition. We are known nationally for research activities, student and faculty achievement, and opportunities for students to combine study with real-world experience. Highlands students come from 42 states, 19 tribes, and 35 foreign countries!

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THE 16 Best Black Podcasts This Year

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West Point gets first African-American Superintendent in 216 year history

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Who is an ‘African American’? Definition evolves as USA does

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70's Celebration Let's Stay Together

Hosted by:  Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Marriage Ministry

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How Facebook ‘Steals & Sells’ Your Private Information

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How to protect your data from being harvested on Facebook

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: Data could have come from more than 87 million users, be stored in Russia

Africa - Cradle of Civilization

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“The ancient name of Africa was Alkebulan. Alkebu-lan "mother of mankind" or "garden of eden". Alkebulan is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin. It was used by the Moors, Nubians, Numidians, Khart-Haddans (Carthagenians), and Ethiopians.

Mansa Musa: The Richest Man to Have Ever Lived

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10 Black Women News Anchors Who Paved The Way In Broadcast Journalism

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Meet the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Black-Owned Companies

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Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular

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The Woman Who Created #MeToo Long Before Hashtags

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Helping Veterans and their families to achieve stable housing, financial security, and a renewed sense of community. 


Free and Enslaved Blacks | Star Spangled Banner Historical Trail

9 Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”

‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and Slavery

Military history of African Americans

Black Heroes in Every War

15 Black Military Heroes Through the Years

5 Black Military Heroes You Need to Know - VFW Southern Conference

Adam and I found that there were not many resources to help guide Christian singles on how to court to be married, so they went to the world for help finding a husband or wife. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for Christian courting. This guide helps Christian singles have confidence in who God created them to be, their value, knowing their intentions for courting, creating their expectations for a husband or wife, building boundaries for emotional strength and ending a courtship. By using these guides you will have a Godly foundation to court to be marriage.

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Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at:
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"We provide loans and assistance to improve the economic and social conditions of New Mexicans."

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at:
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Reintegration Services is a community based fee free program that refers individuals to organizations that provide comprehensive educational and training services to Returning Citizens/Ex-Offenders.

Reintegration Referral Services provided include: 

Psychological Assessments-Family Counseling-Anger Management-Housing

GED Preparation-Health Insurance-Restoration of Voting Rights-Vocational Training

Child Support-Healthy Marriage Concepts-Spiritual/Religious Contacts upon Requests

Entrepreneurial Opportunities-Responsible Parenting-Mentorship Program

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Questionable Police Actions

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Police doing good deeds

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National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc.

National Black Police Association (NBPA)

Wings For L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education, is an empowerment program that provides life-skills, education, training, and support for family members/caregivers of prisoners (returning citizens) and at-risk youth. Some of the educational topics that are addressed include single parenting, finances – how to stretch a dollar, discipline, acceptance issues, prison visits, feeding a family, substance abuse and signs, reintegration and reunification issues, legal issues, public defenders, work/job issues, holidays, and anything else of interest to the group. Search Institute’s® 40 Developmental Assets® are incorporated into the training. 

In our society where children are all at risk in one way or another, children whose parent(s) are in prison face even more challenges.

Everyone is welcome at our FREE meetings. There is a Pre-K and After-dinner Tutoring Program for the children.

If you’d like to know more about Wings we are offering a Volunteer Training session on Jan. 30, Monday night, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at 2015 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite J. Please RSVP so we have enough chairs. THANKS!

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2017 Wings For L.I.F.E. schedule







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.

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. 

The editors have attempted to collect every poem (860 in all) published by the writer in his lifetime.

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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