A Spirituals and Gospel Festival
Princeton High School choirs, community choir volunteers, and praise dancers will collaborate for a celebration of gospel music. The concert will feature guest musician Raymond Wise, Ph.D. Friday, February 23, 2018
7:30 PM , PHS Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students & seniors.
Black History Evening of Cultural Celebration
This celebration will feature a variety of student performances honoring Black history and culture. Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Princeton High School Cafeteria
On February 26th, 2018, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could profoundly affect the ability of public-sector workers to improve their wages and working conditions. Celine McNicholas and Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) give a brief analysis of the potential harm to black women who make up 17.7 percent of public-sector workers, or about 1.5 million workers. Click here to read the full article.
“Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? A 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.
Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017.”
To listen to the series episodes, read the transcripts, study guide, and bibliography, click here.
Wherever you are in New Jersey this February, you can find performances, talks, and other events to celebrate Black History Month. Click here to find a listing by location.
Of particular interest to the residents of Princeton, birthplace of Paul Robeson is CALL MR. ROBESON (TAYO ALUKO): 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, Raritan Valley Community College, Theatre. One-man performance that takes audiences on a roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable, eventful life. $15 (general admission; recommended for audiences age 14 and older; includes discussion and light refreshments; audience members may pre-order a $5 box lunch and dine before the 1 p.m. show).