Susan Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine to hose Harlem Fine Arts Show 2011 opening night

he 2011 Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) is moving ahead full steam to its gala opening on Friday, February 25, 2011 with Susan Taylor…the 2011 HFAS, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious collections of works by African American artists from around the world…runs from February 25-27 at the historic Riverside Church in Harlem.

Black AIDS Institute releases 2011 State of AIDS in Black America report

The Black AIDS Institute (“the Institute”), the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on the Black community in the US, today released its 2011 State of AIDS in Black America report, “Deciding Moment.” 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic in America and presents unique opportunities to curtail the HIV/AIDS pandemic, but key challenges remain to moving forward in the AIDS response in Black America.

Film Life’s American Black Film Festival celebrates 15 years, announces dates and call for entries

Film Life, Inc., announces the 15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to be held in Miami, Florida, July 6-9, 2011. The ABFF is an industry retreat and competitive showcase of independent Black film. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO®), returns for the fourteenth year in support of the festival’s mission to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development.