As February, the month Carter G. Woodson established as Black History Month in 1926, comes to a close, we have been reflecting on how we can continue to honor and recognize black history makers throughout the year. These are just a few of the countless black creators bringing communities together through unique live experiences. We’re obsessed with them and think you will be too:
Brunch 2 Bomb
Brunch 2 Bomb was founded by Adrienne Reed and Benjamin Walker, college friends who stayed in touch as Adrienne became an entrepreneur and Benjamin secured residencies as a DJ. Their endeavor to throw the best birthday party with 90’s R&B and tasty bites evolved into a brunch party concept. Today, Brunch 2 Bomb has been redefining “Sunday Fundays” for folks in Los Angeles looking to make authentic connections with their community. Check out their upcoming events here!
“Bringing an event like Brunch 2 Bomb to the community is huge. Anybody who knows me knows I’m superty-duperty-duper black. All I’ve ever wanted was a place where I can celebrate and have fun without being subject to a bunch of Hollywood nonsense, and to be one half of the group that created that, for people that look like me? It’s bananas.”
– Adrienne Reed, co-founder of Brunch 2 Bomb
Black Women Film! Canada
Black Women Film! Canada is both a leadership program and collective dedicated to forwarding the careers, networks, and skills of black women filmmakers and media artists of the Canadian African diaspora. They host workshops and VR film camps to create safe and inspiring spaces for black women filmmakers to hone their craft!
The Hungry Black Man
Originally started as a blog dedicated to navigating and sharing the Black experience through commentary on food, travel, and culture, The Hungry Black Man now also hosts a range of events in Miami that focus on bringing the surrounding community together around food, music, and activism. Every year for the last four years, he has hosted the Soul Vegan Festival, featuring plant-based African American & Caribbean cuisine, music, and drinks. The Hungry Black Man also frequently partners with charities to raise funds for various causes including relief for victims of gun violence. Buy tickets to his next events here.
Soul Sista Productions
Dubbed as the “Queens of Comedic Characters, Soul Sista Comedy tours all over California, have three residencies in LA’s hottest comedy clubs, and are also hosting Black Women in Comedy Festival, providing the platform for rising black women comedic stars in the area. They also started Soul Sista University, offering workshops on sketch comedy, acting, and pilot writing to raise up women in an industry dominated by men. Don’t miss out on their shows if you’re in LA.