August 20 @ 8pm
Isleta Casino Amphitheatre Albuquerque, NM

August 30 @ 7:30pm
Sandia Casino

 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 

The 3rd Annual Soul West Fest takes place on Friday, October 11- Sunday, October 13, 2019 to bring creators, diverse viewers and the film and music industry together for a look at todays most innovative urban filmmakers and musicians of our time.

Soul West Fest is an Arizona LLC whose mission is to promote and support Urban Films and Filmmakers, Soul Music, Urban Culture and Education. Our non-profit, Soul West Fest Foundation (SWFF) in association with Pathways to the World, Inc. raise scholarship funds for young people (grades 6-12) to attend film and music camps. SWFF continues to bring awareness and initiate programs for the arts in education and financial literacy.

Soul West Fest is a gathering for the new age of information and storytelling that brings together visionaries across the industries and diverse audiences. Soul West Fest champions emerging and established voices, showcasing award-winning urban films and filmmakers, soul music, culture and new technology through premieres, exhibitions, talks and live performances.

During 3 days, we invite you to the Valley of the Sun to enjoy Soulful Sounds, Black & Brown Excellence, Great Food, Authentic Crafts & Merchandise, Ground-breaking Films, Original Music Videos, Informative Panels, Top Notch Events, Exclusive Parties as well as solid networking. Soul West Fest takes an original and imaginative approach to content because there are limited outlets for Urban Filmmakers and Musicians to showcase their talent collectively on a national stage.

Film and Music Submissions will open May 1 for all sections of the festival

- feature and short films, Music Videos, Web Series and the Soul West Fest Audience Award. Filmmakers can submit a film for consideration via, Vimeo, Youtube, Email Web Links, or FilmFreeway.

Deadlines to submit projects for Soul West Fest 2019 are as follows:

• May 1 – Submission Open

• July 31 –Deadline for features, short films, minis and web series submissions.

• August 15 - Notification of Selected Films

• October 11-13, 2019 – Soul West Fest 2019

Submission rules, regulations and complete information regarding eligibility for Soul West Fest will be available at Questions regarding submission may be directed to

Mark Your Calendars: October 11-13, 2019. Come witness films and live performances from the next Soul Sensation! Tickets start at $99 plus applicable fees for general admission. Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please inquire with at All other inquiries, please visit






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

Social Media