Weekly Highlights: The Black Love Collaborative, India.Aire, Isaiah Rashad, Black Lives Matter at Harvard and More!

The Patriots are in the Superbowl again, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg for all the events we have going on this week! Get ready for the triumphant week ahead by checking out this list of events. Be sure to tell ’em where you got the info @thefabempire @bostonfab #thefabempire #bostonfab!

Isaiah RashadMonday, January 30

So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Got a college degree? Put it  to good use at an event where the panelists will talk about how to leverage your skills and experience at 50 Milk Street. Panelists include Catherine Morris – BAMS Fest: (Boston Arts and Music Soul Festival ), Diana Vertus– Exquisite Design Concepts, Justin Springer – Outside The Box Agency, Ola Akin – Afrodesia City, Matt Parker– Mistah Parker Presents. Hosted by Cyndi Weekes of Lightly Sweetened. Networking starts at 6:00 p.m. Free to attend.

The Black Love Collaborative is hosting its second Community Therapy event to work to heal relations between black men and black women and to foster platonic love between the two groups at Peace Drum Project (76 Atherton St, Jamaica Plain) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tickets are free, but please register here.

Join Ms. Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq, the new president of the NAACP for her formal instillation at the Morning Star Bapstist Church (1257 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Isaiah Rashad performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.60. You can get yours here. This is an 18+ show.

safrTuesday, January 31

Show off your inner Picasso during our “Sips & Strokes” paint night at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave, Roxbury) with Sanaa with Friends. Create a beautiful work of art while enjoying the ambiance. All registered participants in attendance will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen. Tickets are $25.00.  Seats fill up quickly, register here.

Tonight go to 50 Milk Street to learn about Safr, a ride-sharing platform designed to empower women by creating a community of female drivers and riders who want a new way of ride-sharing to better serve their fellow woman. They are currently interviewing and recruiting drivers in the greater Boston area. Tonight, you’ll  meet the Safr team and some of our drivers while you  enjoy appetizers. This event is free to attend, but you need to register here.

Muslim SymbolWednesday, February 1

Old Cambridge Baptist Church and University Lutheran Church (66 Winthrop St, Harvard Square) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This event is  co-hosted by the Muslim Justice League, a Boston-based nonprofit advocating for human and civil rights and liberties that are threatened under national security pretexts, for a teach-in on Muslim civil rights and liberties. The event will cover topics like the proposed “Muslim registry,” what the new administration may do to criminalize Muslim civil society, the ways that existing policies and campaigns have targeted and harmed Muslims for years, and actions allies can take to challenge these threats. Admission is free, but attendees are asked to register here to ensure space.

Boston Public LibraryThursday, February 2

Starting tonight you can learn more about your ancestry at the Dudley Branch Library (65 Warren St, Roxbury) 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Each Thursday night through the month of February they will hold a free workshop on how to discover your Black family history. This is a 4-week course with limited space. Go to the library to register.

P.O.S performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St, Harvard Square). Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 in advanced, $17.00 day of the show. Get your tickets here.

india-arie-that-grape-juice-she-is-divaFriday, February 3

Harvard Graduate Music Forum Conference focuses their efforts on Black Lives Matter: Music Race and Justice at Harvard University (3 Oxford St, Harvard Square). Keynotes include Matthew D. Morrison, Ph.D and Imani Uzuri. This is a two-day event that is free and open to the public. Please visit their website for the complete schedule of events.

The Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Ave) invites you to their Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Mobilize. Educate. Elevate featuring India.Aire. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 in advanced and $12.00 at the door. Get your tickets here.

bad-rabbitsSaturday, February 4

Bad Rabbits perform at The Middle East (472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge) 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Get your tickets here.

o-jamesbaldwinSunday, February 5

Join the post-screening discussion of James Baldwin’s legacy “I Am Not Your Negro” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (290 Harvard St, Brookline) 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. moderated by Kim McLarin, a frequent contributor to WGBH’s Emmy-award winning program, Basic Black. Participants will include Renee Graham, columnist for The Boston Globe; David Leeming, James Baldwin’s official biographer and former personal secretary; and Quentin Miller, Baldwin scholar and chair of the English Department at Suffolk University. Tickets are currently sold out, but you never know! Check here for updates.

Join NSBE Boston Professionals at their Annual Super Bowl Viewing Party and enjoy the game with great company! Kings Boston (50 Dalton St). The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are free for members and $15.00 for non members. Get yours in advanced here. Arrive early for a good seat and appetizers that are included.