African Voices Magazine

African Voices Magazine Devoted to publishing fiction, poetry and art from the African Diaspora.
African Voices Communications, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, has a history of providing leadership within the arts community through the magazine and our public programs. For 19 years, African Voices has published more than 700 emerging artists and presented community programs to expand access to the arts.

African Voices magazine publishes a quality literary magazine that showcases fine literature and art by artists of color.

Mission: Founded in 1992, African Voices magazine is dedicated to presenting art and literature by writers and artists of color. Our mission is to strive for literary and artistic excellence while showcasing the unique and diverse stories within the African Diaspora.

Chief  Ayanda Clarke joins BRIC’s Brooklyn USA Podcast!
05/13/2020

Chief Ayanda Clarke joins BRIC’s Brooklyn USA Podcast!

BRIC TV & Radio welcomes Chief Ayanda Clarke to their "Brooklyn, USA" podcast. Tune in for his take on, among other things, health and wellness during the #COVID19 pandemic.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and PocketCasts. Or here: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/brooklyn-usa. | On episode #28, start at 1:13:35 (1hr, 13min, 35sec).

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Great piece on Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, author of Layla’s Happiness!
04/20/2020
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie on "Layla's Happiness" - The Brown Bookshelf

Great piece on Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, author of Layla’s Happiness!

Last year, I had the pleasure of serving on the jury for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards. Throughout the year, hundreds of books sent by publishers, piled on my doorsteps. Sometimes, I’d let the books build up in my studio and then take an afternoon just to savor new voices. Other times, I’d tea...

A great read and profile on scholar Khalil G. Muhammad. Please share.“I represent 100 years of black scholarship, done b...
04/10/2020
On a Mission

A great read and profile on scholar Khalil G. Muhammad. Please share.

“I represent 100 years of black scholarship, done by black people or by others committed to the black experience,’’ said Muhammad, who is also a professor at Harvard Kennedy School. “And it turns out that the scope of that work remains mostly outside classroom textbooks, outside the public school curriculum, and outside college and professional school education. We still treat that history as optional.”

On an Uber ride from Beacon Hill to Logan Airport, somewhere between deep introspection and raw emotion, Khalil Gibran Muhammad sank into the seat of the car and sighed. It was a moment of quiet indignation—a silence in which the Radcliffe professor reckoned with the limits of the scholarship ...

Calabar Gallery is selling art online! Let’s support artists!
03/16/2020
Products – Calabar Gallery

Calabar Gallery is selling art online! Let’s support artists!

African, Caribbean and African American Art

Resources for Freelance Artists during Coronavirus outbreak,
03/13/2020
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

Resources for Freelance Artists during Coronavirus outbreak,

This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. ***This is a crowd-sourced list - please add resources by category if you have them!*** Email [email protected] with questions about this list. GENERAL RE...

Please share the news that the National Black Writers Conference is postponed.
03/12/2020
PRESS RELEASE: NBWC 2020 POSTPONED Until Further Notice

Please share the news that the National Black Writers Conference is postponed.

Billboard Events Featured Events National Black Writers Conference PRESS RELEASE: NBWC 2020 POSTPONED Until Further Notice By CBL Staff 15 hours ago Download PDF Version: NBWC2020_PressReleasePostponement_11March FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: April R. Silver or ....

03/03/2020
Drumfolk

Sharing a snippet from Step Afrika!'s Drumfolk at New Victory! Enjoy a fun evening of dance, drumming and stepping! Def Poetry Jam artist Derick Cross' performance was lit! The show runs thru March 15! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atINdAagcrM&feature=youtu.be

Powerful. Precise. Persistent. Political. The drum is talking. The music is calling. When Africans lost the right to use their drums, the beats found their w...

Enjoyed an amazing evening at Step Afrika!'s Drumfolk opening show New Victory! Bring your family for an exciting perfor...
03/02/2020

Enjoyed an amazing evening at Step Afrika!'s Drumfolk opening show New Victory! Bring your family for an exciting performance celebrating the spirit of freedom and resistance honoring African-American dance, drums and musical traditions! Performances run thru March 15, 2020! TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2Sd0ULZ

Step Afrika!'s Drumfolk opens at the New Victory Theater tomorrow, Feb. 28, 2020! Bring family and friends for an exciti...
02/27/2020

Step Afrika!'s Drumfolk opens at the New Victory Theater tomorrow, Feb. 28, 2020! Bring family and friends for an exciting evening of music and dance performances infusing spoken word and drums! Drumfolk runs through March 15! Share & pass forward! TICKETS/INFO: http://bit.ly/2Sd0ULZ

Congratulations to novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris! ❤️
02/22/2020
Former Knopf Assistant Sells Publishing Novel in Seven Figure Deal

Congratulations to novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris! ❤️

Every assistant sifting through the slush pile, dreaming of selling their own novel, can now focus on the tale of Zakiya Harris, a former assistant editor who just sold her debut to Atria in a seven-figure deal.

Don’t miss award winning poet Patricia Spears Jones at Pratt Institute on January 28, 2020!
01/23/2020
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Don’t miss award winning poet Patricia Spears Jones at Pratt Institute on January 28, 2020!

Spears Jones was named by Essence as one of its “40 Poets they Love” in 2010. She is author of the poetry collections Painkiller and Femme du Monde (Tia Chucha Press), The Weather That Kills (Coffee House Press), and five chapbooks including Living in the Love Economy. Her fourth collection A ....

Great feature on Cathy Hughes in the Amsterdam News!
01/15/2020
40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One

Great feature on Cathy Hughes in the Amsterdam News!

Inside the illuminated MGM National Harbor towering over the Potomac River, the 3,000-seat theater slowly fills with African Americans donned in tuxedos and gowns as Hollywood’s and New York’s top entertainers mix with some of Washington, D.C.’s bourgeoisie including politicians and business l...

Open Society Soros Equality Fellowship for Activists!
01/09/2020
Soros Equality Fellowship

Open Society Soros Equality Fellowship for Activists!

The Soros Equality Fellowship seeks to support emerging midcareer professionals whom we believe will become long-term innovative leaders impacting racial justice.

We're thrilled to have Michi Knitwear as one of our featured artists at our 1st Holiday Pop Up! Join us today from 12 no...
12/21/2019
Meet AV's Holiday Pop Up Artists on Dec. 21, 2019! -

We're thrilled to have Michi Knitwear as one of our featured artists at our 1st Holiday Pop Up! Join us today from 12 noon-7 pm at 325 Lafayette Ave. on Grand for an afternoon of fun, shopping and art! INFO: https://africanvoices.com/avblog/meet-avs-holiday-pop-up-artists-on-dec-21-2020/

Celebrate the holiday gift giving season with AV's Holiday Pop Up on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at 325 Lafayette Ave on Grand Ave. Featuring local artists!

Great list of 160 novels by Black women from 2000-2019!
12/21/2019
160 novels by black women, 2000 - 2019

Great list of 160 novels by Black women from 2000-2019!

It should go without saying, but I gotta say it: this is a partial, non-exhaustive list . Back in June, I produced a list of 160 volumes o...

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Please share widely! Contact friends. Order now. Request that your school and public libraries obtain copies – “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927” (Columbia University Press) by Jeffrey B. Perry from https://cup.columbia.edu/book/hubert-harrison/9780231182638 This is volume 2 of the Harrison biography. It is believed to be the first full-life, multi-volume biography of an Afro-Caribbean and only the fourth of an African American after those of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Du Bois, and Langston Hughes!
VONA/Voices invites Writers-of-Color to submit their application to its premier summer workshops via Submittable: https://vonavoices.submittable.com/submit. Our 21st year introduces exciting additions to the already impressive list of Faculty and Workshops. See http://vonavoices.org/vona-summer-workshop/1566-2/. The application process is now open with a February 15, 2020 submission deadline. Apply and/or share with fellow writers of color.
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Oct 16 at City College special screening of Jessie Maple's Twice As Nice!
Aleathia 's Original Artworks celebrating African Voices Street renaming Brooklyn
Thank you Carolyn A Butts for your hard work and consistent dedication. I look forward to diving into this issue. You and your team always create an impacting compilation. 👍 Thank you for all that you do.
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“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances." ~ Maya Angelou ~ ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Happy Birthday, beloved Angelou
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We've learned that when other people tell you no, our mind automatically jumps to 'yes'... NKULEE DUBE will very soon be traveling the globe once again to bring that great South African vibes to y'all.. In the meantime? Here is this weekend's "Dube-Wisdom"... “I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. It has long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. I seriously believe that success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and most of all never stop learning. Always remember, the biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind.” Photo(c)MM's theiconicimages.com / Nkulee Dube Productions