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Concerts

Gregory Porter

Jazz Vocalist


June 10 @ 7:30pm 

Albuquerque, NM

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Isley Brothers 

Commodores 


June 11 @ 7pm 

Sandia Casino Amphitheater
Albuquerque, NM

Tickets


Juneteenth Under the Stars with Gospel, Jazz, and R&B
Featuring Carolyn Traylor

Eugene Pickett, Shiloh Missionary Baptist, Emmanuel Baptist, Mt Olive Missionary Baptist, Tracey Whitney, Calvin Appleberry, Brother Wayne

June 17 @ 7pm 

Albuquerque, NM

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Nobody Safe Tour

June 29 @ 7pm 

Albuquerque, NM

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Melvin Williams

July 10 @ 7pm
Reception 6pm 

Albuquerque, NM

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Khalid

July 24 @ 7pm 

Albuquerque, NM

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Herbie Hancock 

August 16 @ 7pm 

Kiva Auditrium
 Albuquerque, NM

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Janet Jackson 

September 19@ 7pm 

Isleta Amphitheatre
 Albuquerque, NM

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!Globalberque 

September 22-23

National Hispanic
Cultural Center
 Albuquerque, NM

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H A P P Y  F A T H E R ' S  D A Y

Sunday, June 18


Genesis 18:19 – “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”


Officer found not guilty in Phalando Castile case


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Deltas Motown Review

Albuquerque, NM

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AKA Debutante & Gent Ball 

Albuquerque, NM

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E x h i b i t i o n

Exhibition Dates May 5 - July 28
Exhibit hours Tuesday - Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4
310 San Pedro Drive NE - Albuquerque, NM
Call 222-0785 for more information 


Isshin Ryu Club 25th Annual Fashion Show

African American Performing Arts Center
Albuquerque, NM

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Mason & Eastern Stars Easter Egg Hunt

Kirtland Park
Albuquerque, NM

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Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf


The African American Museum and Cultural Center seeking sponsors for
Teen Washinton DC trip July 27-July 31

The museum has the unique opportunity to take (10) middle and high school students to Washington

DC., from July 27 thru July 31, to visit the newly opened National Museum of African American History

and Culture
. The trip will include visits to African American Landmarks in D.C., The Air and Space

Museum, The MLK Memorial, The Frederick Douglas home
and many other historic sites. We will also

visit the U
.S. Department of Energy and the New Mexico Congressional Delegation

We believe this experience will help maintain for these young people a vital connection with their legacy, past, present and future. The museum will assist these young people in tying NM African American history into the larger picture of African American History throughout United States

 We will meet with the young people twice before the trip to give them some areas of focus and connection between NM history and US history including: 

...The military and the journey of the Buffalo Soldier to the West and NM

 ...The Homestead Act, the Exodusters and the building of Black Townships (Blackdom NM)

 ...Segregation in schooling throughout the country and in NM. Along with Jim Crow laws

 ...Patterns of resistance through individuals, organizations, and social clubs.

The museum is excited to have these young people experience walking through a museum and seeing people who look like them on the wall. They will be able to see the accomplishments of people who look like them, knowing with a certainty that yes, we were here, we are here and we have contributed to the greatness, the very soul of this country.

The young people will report back to their NM community on their return through an open forum at a reception sponsored by the museum.  All donors will be recognized at this special reception.

  

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Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf


Dear friends, The University of New Mexico has a rich tradition of achievements by students and alumni over our long history. We lost of one our great alums in 2015 when Adolph Plummer passed away.

Adolph’s legacy includes incredible athletic achievements as a member of the UNM Track & Field Program. In 1961, Plummer became the NCAA Champion in the 440 and was a three-time All-American. His greatest achievement on the track occurred in May 1963 in Tempe, AZ, when he shocked future Olympic Champion Ulis Williams on his home track with a 44.9 second world record in the 440. While Adolph's athletics accolades are countless, so are the lives he touched as a long-time educator at both UNM as well as in Colorado.

A group of Adolph's friends and former teammates want to honor him in a way that will stand the test of time with a statue that will live at the UNM Track and Field Complex. We need your help to make it happen. We have a goal of raising $60,000 to build and erect the statue.

Please consider making a gift to the Adolph Plummer Tribute Fund either online through this link or via mail to:
Adolph Plummer Tribute Fund (202865)
UNM Foundation
700 Lomas Blvd. NE 
Two Woodward Center 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(Make checks payable to UNM Foundation w/ Adolph Plummer in the memo line) If we are unable to reach our overall goal, there will be an alternative recognition befitting of this UNM legend. Thank you for helping recognize Adolph and his legacy.

Sincerely, Harold Bailey B.S. '69, M.A. '71, Ph.D.'75
John Cordova B.S. '61
Larry Ryan Vice President for University Development UNM Foundation


Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf


Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

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Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton elected House Majority Leader


She will be the first African American to serve as House Majority Leader in New Mexico. Williams Stapleton has served in the New Mexico House since 1995 and has previously served as House Majority Whip and House Minority Whip.

“I am honored to have been elected by the House Democratic Caucus as House Majority Leader. We are united and ready to lead the House to move our state in the right direction,” Williams Stapleton said. “Working families in New Mexico have been frustrated, and we are ready to talk about solutions to bring them economic development and jobs.”

Sheryl's Ballotpedia


Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf

 

"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: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexico - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf
Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was the first black church in New Mexic - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aaw/grant-chapel-ame-church-albuquerque-new-mexico-1883#sthash.eEZ5HavV.dpuf


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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The Legal Campaign is a legal awareness program sponsored by Pinnacle Litigation Connections, LLC to provide education and information on legal resources that exist for everyday life in the black community.

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The Legal Campaign is creating a Legal Awareness Resource Directory and needs help from attorneys, law offices, legal programs, legal aid offices and any legal service providers in various areas of the law to be included in this FREE resource directory for the public. Legal entities can sign up to be included in the directory at bit.ly/legaldirectoryform. The general public can subscribe to The Legal Campaign's news and get the first electronic edition of the directory on the site page.


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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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