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Black History and Futures Month Resource Hub


Learn more about this year’s Black History Month theme, African Americans and the Arts, in a month-long virtual festival hosted by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History:
City of Los Angeles Reparations Advisory Commission
A blue-ribbon task force comprised of leading voices in activism, academia, law, and racial justice, which will advise the City on a future reparations pilot program for a group of Black residents.
Black Youth Project
Digital archive and publishing site focused on the thoughts, work, and actions of young Black folks.
Reparations Club
Get recommendations from this concept bookstore and creative space, located in South LA, on Black history books by Black writers.


Show up for and follow SoCal’s Black organizations:
California African American Museum
The first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state.Located in Exposition Park, its mission is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.  
Art + Practice
Foundation based in Leimert Park, supporting the local needs of transition-age foster youth and children experiencing displacement. A+P also provides Angelenos with free access to museum-curated contemporary art, organized by the California African American Museum.  
Crenshaw Dairy Mart
Home to an artist collective and art gallery dedicated to shifting the trauma-induced conditions of poverty and economic injustice, bridging cultural work and advocacy, and investigating ancestries through the lens of Inglewood and its community.  
Band of Vices
An art and culture company, based in the West Adams Arts District of LA, committed to providing a platform to often-overlooked creative communities and a narrative through ever-evolving initiatives, including a highly curated exhibition program, culturally relevant strategic partnerships, mission-driven community programming, and more.  
Support local Black-owned businesses:


Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place - Art + Practice (through March 2, 2024)
Founded by artist Mark Bradford, philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, and community activist Allan DiCastro, Art + Practice (A+P) is a nonprofit foundation based in Leimert Park Village. A+P supports the needs of South LA foster youth and provides the community with access to museum-curated contemporary art. 

As part of a five-year collaboration with the California African American Museum, A+P presents Bahia Reverb: Artists and Place, now on view through March 2. Bahia Reverb features the work of ten former fellows at the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil - all from North America and of African descent - to reflect on how Bahia, an epicenter of the African diaspora, has fueled their work and changed their understanding of themselves.

Eat Move Meditate Wellness Event - USC Village Piazza (February 3, 3:00–8:00 pm)

In celebration of Black History Month, join Eat Move Meditate, Fabletics, and The Shops at USC Village during the annual wellness event and Best Day Ever at USC Village on February 3, 2024!

We’ll kick off the day with a pre-event fun run followed by the afternoon wellness panel, guided meditation, invigorating yoga and fitness classes, live performances, and more.

Open to all ages and levels of practice.

The Niles Foundation Pocket Park Beautification - TNF Pocket Park (February 10, 9:00–11:00 am)

Angel City is excited to support the Niles Foundation by joining them at their monthly pocket park beautification of the Niles Foundation Park. Monthly support ensures the maintenance of the community garden. 

25th Annual Los Angeles Black College Expo - Los Angeles Convention Center (February 10)

The Los Angeles Black College Expo is an opportunity to connect with representatives from a variety of historically black colleges and universities, as well as other educational institutions. Discover scholarship opportunities, explore academic programs, and get all your questions answered. Whether you're a high school student or a parent, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in pursuing higher education.

Los Angeles Black History Month Festival - Pan Pacific Park (February 18, 11:00 am–6:00 pm)

The eighth annual LA Black History Month Festival will feature African Marketplace, Concession Vendors, Performing Artists, Surprise Headliner, Discussion on topics including health, mental health and issues related to the African American community. The headliner this year is RoJames performing live!

Let's all join together and celebrate African American History!

Los Angeles Public Library
In collaboration with DCA, numerous branches of the Los Angeles Public Library are presenting events for African American Heritage Month, including Book Club readings, movie screenings, arts & crafts, and panel discussions.
For a complete list of events, visit the LAPL Calendar.
Los Angeles LGBT Center Highly Favored Ball - Ed Gould Plaza (February 24, 6:00–10:00 pm)
In commemoration of Black History Month, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host its inaugural Highly Favored program and ball. Honoring the trailblazing lesbian entertainer Raven-Symoné, the celebration culminates with an Open to All (OTA) mini ball curated by the House of Marc Jacobs—offering five inclusive categories, cash prizes, and a superstar roster of guest judges from the LA
ball scene.
Formerly known as The Future Is Black, Highly Favored is a bold spotlight on everything Black and queer in Los Angeles. RSVP here.
African American Festival - Aquarium of the Pacific (February 24-25, 2024)
The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 22nd annual African American Festival on Saturday and Sunday, February 24-25. Celebrating the richness and diversity of African American and African cultures, the weekend will feature live entertainment, arts & crafts, and more. Featured performances include hip hop and breakdancers, Mardi Gras second line dancers, live jazz, interactive drum circles, West African dance and cultural storytelling.
The festival is taking place from 9am to 5pm on both days and is included with paid General Admission and free to Aquarium members.


The Black Women’s Player Collective
Created by the Black players in the NWSL to advance opportunities for Black girls in sport and beyond.
Black Women for Wellness
Based in LA, committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy  
Ron Finley Project
Teaching communities how to transform food deserts into food sanctuaries, and teaching individuals how to regenerate their lands into creative business models
Black Girl Ventures
Providing Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building
Color of Change
The nation’s largest online racial justice organization, leading campaigns that build real power for Black communities.
Color the Water
A community for BIPOC to reclaim space in the ocean through joyful, defiant anti-racist surf lessons, celebrations, education, and media