Check back often as our Baltimore African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Baltimore area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

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Malcolm X Talk: Building a Black Agenda for Education in Baltimore @ The Real News Network
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join LBS for our September Malcolm X Talk!

In the past 5 years, there have been renewed conversations around Maryland about increasing funding for public education, particularly in Baltimore City.

This iteration of education reform has been spearheaded by traditonal, mainstream, white-led institutions. Moving forward, LBS is concerned about who actually benefits from these efforts.

Will education reform in Baltimore continue to be led by external leaders and institutions?

How do Black leaders and institutions create an education reform agenda that benefits our community?

Come out and share your ideas, perspective and solutions!

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

March For Black Women
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

On September 30, 2017 Black cis and trans women will remove the gags from our mouths, protest in collective action and lift the foot of imperialist white supremacist patriarchy off of our necks. We call on every Black woman from every American city, every walk of life, every demographic to rise together within our differences and face our common oppressors—the systems, and too often the very communities claiming civil and human rights for some, while invisabilizing, rejecting and relegating the rest of us to political backseats.

The March for Black Women is for any person and #EveryBlackWoman regardless of gender, sexuality or gender identity who believe the world is listening and watching, and that Black women should and must be seen. If you are witness to the complex ways racial/sexual violence and discrimination impact Black women while subsequently devastating generations of Black children, then join us in DC to and fight for liberation from imperialist, white supremacist patriarchy. March with us.

Please follow this link for addition information about the event.

Policing Black Men: A Conversation with Paul Butler @ University of Baltimore Law School Moot Court Room
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

As part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, OSI Criminal and Juvenile Justice Director Tara Huffman hosts a conversation with Georgetown Law Professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, author of the new book, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” The New York Times describes “Chokehold” as “the most readable and provocative account of the consequences of the war on drugs since Michelle Alexander’s ‘The New Jim Crow.’” Butler suggests that the criminal justice system, in targeting black men, is not malfunctioning but performing exactly as designed. “Cops routinely hurt and humiliate black people because that is what they are paid to do,” he writes. “The police, as policy, treat African-Americans with contempt.” Ultimately, changing the status quo requires not just “reform” of the current system, he claims, but a wholesale reinvention.

100! Real Talk for Our Boys Book Release and Workshop @ Center for Urban Families
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm

Real Talk for Our Boys
100! Real Talk for Our Boys is a hard-hitting collection of personal essays and poems aimed to engage black male youth around critical topics impacting their world. Intimate and honest, youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes shares life lessons on black identity, bullying, forgiveness, and more.
Be sure to join us for a special book release and workshop
Saturday, October 7th, 2017, 1-4pm
Center for Urban Families
2201 N. Monroe Street Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Seats are limited. Special admission for organizations/programs serving boys. Lunch will be provided.
Her Sweet Release @ The Living Well
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Bakari Jones presents Her Sweet Release – a night exclusively for Black, Queer women to meet, relax, and RELEASE!

Finally, a chance to break out your good clothes, splash on the smell good, and meet beautiful Black Queers in the area. If you ever experienced Bakari Jones’ “Wine & LesbiFriends” you know you’re in for a night including more than just drinking and standing around. Whether you’re attending as a couple, solo, or with a group of your good friends you can look forward to an interactive experience that leaves you feeling connected, inspired, and, if you do it right, incredibly sexy!

When you register for Her Sweet Release you’ll be asked to share your beverage and dietary preferences. Your responses will help guide our bar and food choices for the night so don’t hold back!

Admission includes the following carefully cultivated experiences:

  • Music from one of Baltimore’s premier sound creators – DJ Lady Mysterious
  • An inspring art installation, “Phenomenal Woman”– curated by artist Kairo Miles
  • Mouth-watering passed hors d’oeuvres including vegetarian and vegan options
  • An open bar featuring signature cocktails created with locally sourced produce
  • Unique opportunities to get to know other dynamic Black Queer women in the area


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, guests must be 25 years of age or older.

Who can attend this event?

This event is open to all who identify as Black, queer/lesbian women. It is our goal to champion this under celebrated intersectional identity. Women of all gender expressions are welcome.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is Creative Cocktail. #IssaPhotoshoot

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Living Well is conveniently located in downtown Baltimore and ample street parking near is available near the venue at no charge.

What can I bring into the event?

Positive energy and a picture id.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

All questions can be directed to

What’s the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. However, tickets are transferable should your ability to attend change.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that photographs/videos will be taken at the event for use by Her Sweet Release and/or Good Quemistry, marketing materials, and all other organization publications. By entering this event, you consent to Her Sweet Release photographing and using your image and likeness


Early African American Architects of Marylan… @ Morgan State Business Center
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the 4th Annual Doors Open Baltimore Kick-Off Lecture!

Morgan State University Professor Dale Glenwood Green will present research findings on the Life and Legacy of Maryland’s early African American architects. This lecture will showcase Maryland’s African American architects who practiced prior to 1970 with a special focus on their education, experience and emergence.

Dale Glenwood Green is a Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at MSU’s School of Architecture + Planning and developed the seminar course that focuses on African American architects. Green earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University, a Masters of Architecture and Historic Preservation from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign and a Ph.D. ABD in Architectural Studies in Historic Preservation from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He is a Partner with Sulton Campbell Britt & Associates, P.C. an Architecture, Historic Preservation, Planning and LEED consulting firm based in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Earl G. Graves School of Business & Management at Morgan State University, with the support of the Morgan State University School of Architecture + Planning.

iCommunicate … the future of the Black Community @ Coppin State University
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 10:00 am

People talk, and talk … and talk. It’s a circus of talking. Is it any wonder why nothing seems to change?

Turns out, it’s not about talk and change. It’s about what it takes to spark a true, deep, lasting transformation. Nowhere is this point more poignant than in the Black Community. Here, where we live, transformation must happen from the inside … out. From the grass roots … up. From the heart, to the head … to the hands.

Come join us for a uniquely transformative experience. iCommunicate … the future of the Black Community.

The iCommunicate experience is led by recognized communications expert, Ms. Jean Lloyd. Over her thirty years of leading transformative education events on five continents Ms. Lloyd is one of a small and elite group of Black Americans with the capacity to coach leaders into full empowerment, and into action. Explore her work through her TedTalk, through her work in the mines of South Africa in the best selling book, The Three Laws of Performance, or simply by registering for iCommunicate to make the change, YOU were born to bring to the world.

Jean Lloyd TED Talk

2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures: Julie Rose @ Gilman Hall
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens”

Since Hollywood’s earliest films, rare cinematic depictions of slave dwellings have provided an image of slave habitations for many Americans. From Edwin Porter’s 1903 silent film portrayal of Uncle Tom’s Cabinthrough director Steve McQueen’s 2013 award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, museum educator Julie Rose, Ph.D., will explore how slave life dwellings represented on film changed over the century. Rose is director and curator of Homewood Museum and the author of Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites (American Association for State and Local History, 2016).

5:30 p.m. Reception at Homewood Museum
6:30 p.m. Lecture at Gilman Hall (in Room 50, the Marjorie M. Fisher Hall)

Free event parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot. Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. 1 AIA/CES LU available per lecture.

This is the final talk in the 2017 Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures: African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month. Click here for subscription tickets, available through October 16.

First Annual Black Girls Vote Ball @ The Forum Caterers
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


The Black Girls Vote Ball will be a fun filled evening where people of the community will come together to celebrate the work that BGV has been able to accomplish in the short time that it has been around.

Who’s our audience

Our target audience for this event includes community leaders, change agents, and anyone that is interested in being a part of the solution to the problems facing our communities and our nation as a whole. We are inviting people that believe in the mission of BGV and the work that we are committed to doing.

Awards Category

The theme for the BGV Ball is “A Celebration of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future”. At the ball, we will honor black women that support the mission of BGV in the three categories of past, present, and future.