MoCADA Museum

MoCADA Museum Exploring the arts, education, and social justice through the lens of the African Diaspora! The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is committed to creating a greater awareness and appreciation of the relevance of the African Diaspora as it relates to contemporary urban issues through innovative exhibitions, public programs and educational interactive tours.
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Our work is not done. #blackwomenlead #hbcupride #howarduniversity #famu #spelmancollege
11/07/2020

Our work is not done. #blackwomenlead #hbcupride #howarduniversity #famu #spelmancollege

11/06/2020

If there is anything this US election has reminded us it's how racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and human decency towards your fellow citizen is not a deal breaker for far too many people.

In this Vietnam veteran documentary entitled "No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger," Akmed Lorence talks about the plight of Black America in 1968. Fifty two years later, his energy and words still speak volumes.

❤️🖤💚✊🏾 #powertothepeople #africandiaspora

Mood.
11/06/2020

Mood.

There's still time to vote, if have you haven't already. Need more info? Visit MoCADA.org/Vote2020 for more info. You ca...
11/03/2020

There's still time to vote, if have you haven't already. Need more info? Visit MoCADA.org/Vote2020 for more info.

You can also call us at 718 230 0492 ext 1, and a MoCADA volunteer will help you find the information you need.

#Vote #africandiaspora #yourvotematters

If you were previously incarcerated, you may be able to vote in this election! There's still time left. Visit MoCADA.org...
11/03/2020

If you were previously incarcerated, you may be able to vote in this election!

There's still time left. Visit MoCADA.org/vote2020 to learn more about the rules that apply in your state. And then get out and vote before 9pm.

#vote #africandiaspora #yourvoicematters

Your voice matters. No one has the right to stop you from voting. Voter suppression is ILLEGAL.That includes intimidatio...
11/03/2020

Your voice matters. No one has the right to stop you from voting. Voter suppression is ILLEGAL.That includes intimidation, harassment, or someone turning you away from the polls.... ⁠

If you are turned away because "your name is not on the register", you can request a provisional ballot as required by law.

Stay informed. Don't get discouraged. Vote!

#vote ⁠#yourvoicematters ❤️🖤💚✊🏾

If you are a person living with a disability and you need special accommodations to get you to the closest poll site nea...
11/03/2020

If you are a person living with a disability and you need special accommodations to get you to the closest poll site near you, there are volunteers ready to help. Find out more now. ⁠

MoCADA.org/vote2020

#Vote #africandiaspora #yourvotematters

Be ready so you don't have to get ready! #Vote
11/03/2020

Be ready so you don't have to get ready! #Vote

Are you voting today and need support? Need a translator? Use the following helplines including MoCADA's team of volunte...
11/03/2020

Are you voting today and need support? Need a translator? Use the following helplines including MoCADA's team of volunteers until 9pm:

English: 866-OUR-VOTE

English (MoCADA): 718-230-0492 ext 1

Spanish/English: 888-VE-Y-VOTE

Spanish (MoCADA): 718-230-0492 ext 2

Haitian Kreyol (MoCADA): 718-230-0492 ext 3

French (MoCADA): 718-230-0492 ext 4


Arabic/English: 844-YALLA-US

Asian Languages/English: 888-API-VOTE

#vote #yourvoicematters #africandiaspora

It's election day. Here's a guide to hours of operation for polling sites across the country.#vote
11/03/2020

It's election day. Here's a guide to hours of operation for polling sites across the country.

#vote

There's still time to vote. Visit MoCADA.org/vote2020 (link in bio) to find out more about how you can vote if you're an...
11/03/2020

There's still time to vote. Visit MoCADA.org/vote2020 (link in bio) to find out more about how you can vote if you're an immigrant with US citizenship. ⁠

#Vote #africandiaspora #yourvotematters #immigrants

"The skies this month seem slightly more settled than October. There is a collective confidence even with the nerves of ...
11/02/2020

"The skies this month seem slightly more settled than October. There is a collective confidence even with the nerves of the forthcoming election. We have gone through so much this year that I do not think we realize all of the ways in which we have become stronger..." - Natalie Peart

The AfroFuture Scopes for November 2020 are live. Read them now.

Link: https://mocada.org/2020/11/02/afrofuture-scopes-november-2020/

Art: “After Belkis Ayon”, a collage by Natalie Peart

#afrofuturescopes #nataliepeart #afrofuturism

"Race Matters" by Leroy Campbell, embellished giclee on canvas (Year Unknown).#vote #africandiaspora #art
11/02/2020

"Race Matters" by Leroy Campbell, embellished giclee on canvas (Year Unknown).

#vote #africandiaspora #art

Jalil Muntaqim, recently paroled after 49 years, was arrested Friday and is facing re-imprisonment for completing a vote...
11/02/2020
Jalil Muntaqim, recently paroled after 49 years, was arrested Friday and is facing re-imprisonment for completing a voter registration form

Jalil Muntaqim, recently paroled after 49 years, was arrested Friday and is facing re-imprisonment for completing a voter registration form

Please Sign the Petition – The carceral state is relentless. After 49 years caged, Jalil Muntaqim’s freedom is in jeopardy after completing a voter registration form. Mr. Muntaqim's family and community who know, honor and love their educated, respected and courageous elder, say NO!

Enter Fete Gede, the Haitian Vodun festival of the dead. Join the family of lwa who embody death and fertility, as the s...
11/02/2020

Enter Fete Gede, the Haitian Vodun festival of the dead. Join the family of lwa who embody death and fertility, as the spirits of the dead are called into a ceremonial celebration of life.

Let the drumming and dance (banda) continue long into tomorrow. Let the rituals wash us anew. Ayibobo!

📸: Haitian photographer Verdy Verna (@verdyverna) 💀🎩⚰️🇭🇹

#festivalofthedead #allsaintsday #fetegede #wearemagic

Even in a pandemic, we show up. Even in a pandemic, we vote. Even in the face of threat we show up. According to Amnesty...
11/01/2020

Even in a pandemic, we show up. Even in a pandemic, we vote. Even in the face of threat we show up. According to Amnesty International, security open fired on protestors in Guinea, killing over 20 people, while over 200 were arrested. ⁠

Our lives are on the line across the diaspora. Now is the time to uplift one another and stand together.⁠

Photo taken at a polling station in Guinea for the presidential election which took place on October 18. Photo Credit: AFP⁠

Want to explore more about Guinea? Visit: MoCADA.org/african-diaspora-map. ⁠❤️🖤💚🇬🇳

#vote #africandiaspora #africandiasporamap #powertothepeople #guinea #elections2020⁠

Yes, Ryan Destiny (@ryandestiny) as Lauryn Hill for Halloween. Nailed it! Original photo by Jonathan Mannion (@jonathanm...
11/01/2020

Yes, Ryan Destiny (@ryandestiny) as Lauryn Hill for Halloween. Nailed it! Original photo by Jonathan Mannion (@jonathanmannion) #halloween #blackjoy 🎃👻

Our favorite babies on Halloween! ❤️🖤💚 Can you tell who they are?#blackjoy #halloween
11/01/2020

Our favorite babies on Halloween! ❤️🖤💚 Can you tell who they are?

#blackjoy #halloween

10/31/2020

Via our friends at Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)

"Black Lives Matter. These three words have made an impact on the world. Now it's time for you to make an impact. Your Vote Matters."

❤️🖤💚✊🏾 #vote #blacklivesmatter #powertothepeople

Tomorrow marks the first round of the anticipated presidential elections in Ivory Coast, which is said to be one of the ...
10/30/2020

Tomorrow marks the first round of the anticipated presidential elections in Ivory Coast, which is said to be one of the most critical elections in the nation’s history, after a turbulent 10 years...

Learn more about this moment, Ivory Coast’s political climate, and the nation’s current presidential candidates. Visit MoCADA’s African Diaspora Map (link in bio).

📸: A mother casts her ballot for the presidential elections in 2010, Ivory Coast. Photo by Jerome Delay. 🇨🇮 ✊🏾

#vote #africandiaspora #africandiasporamap #powertothepeople #ivorycoast #elections2020

A word....🎨: Fred Ebami @fredebami#africandiaspora #powertothepeople
10/30/2020

A word....🎨: Fred Ebami @fredebami

#africandiaspora #powertothepeople

And when the dust clears and the smoke settles, we’re still here. ⁠⁠Visit MoCADA’s African Diasporan Map to learn more a...
10/29/2020

And when the dust clears and the smoke settles, we’re still here. ⁠

Visit MoCADA’s African Diasporan Map to learn more about the win for the Movement for Socialism and indigenous peoples in the recent Bolivian election, and what led to it: https://mocada.org/African-diaspora-map.

Photo via @redfishstream #vote #africandiasporamap #africandiaspora #powertothepeople #indigenous

A word of celebration... Just because. #blacklivesmatter
10/29/2020

A word of celebration... Just because. #blacklivesmatter

Are you early voting in the US? If so, make sure you snap your "I voted" photo AFTER you leave the poll. #vote2020 #vote
10/25/2020

Are you early voting in the US? If so, make sure you snap your "I voted" photo AFTER you leave the poll.

#vote2020 #vote

Black Policy Lab 2020 continues! And it feels so good to be in community with the good folks at Sustainable Brooklyn, Pi...
10/23/2020

Black Policy Lab 2020 continues! And it feels so good to be in community with the good folks at Sustainable Brooklyn, Pink Cornrows, and Protect Black Business.

Join us for a very special conversation this Saturday at 1:30pm EDT, all about Black safety and what that means for us as consumers and business owners.
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Register now. Link: bit.ly/blackpolicy2020 💪🏾✊🏾❤️💚#pinkcornrows #blackpolicylab2020 #sustainablebk #protectblackbusiness

📸: Howard University students watching a football game, 1920s by Addison Scurlock.Happy homecoming to all celebrating vi...
10/18/2020

📸: Howard University students watching a football game, 1920s by Addison Scurlock.

Happy homecoming to all celebrating virtually!

#hbcuhomecoming #education #homecoming #hbcu #africandiaspora #blackhistory

What's happening in Nigeria right now... 🇳🇬 #nigeria #defendblacklives #africandiaspora
10/12/2020

What's happening in Nigeria right now... 🇳🇬 #nigeria #defendblacklives #africandiaspora

A word from our beloved Fannie Lou Hamer, a freedom fighter who would have been celebrating her 103rd birthday today. ✊🏾...
10/06/2020

A word from our beloved Fannie Lou Hamer, a freedom fighter who would have been celebrating her 103rd birthday today.

✊🏾♥️🖤💚 #freedomfighter #vote #fannielouhamer #powertothepeople #defendblacklives

🚨DEADLINES THIS WEEK If you live in Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Idaho, New York, Oklahoma, Delaware, ...
10/06/2020

🚨DEADLINES THIS WEEK

If you live in Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Idaho, New York, Oklahoma, Delaware, and North Carolina....

If you haven't already or if you're unsure you're registered, check the link below to find out and register to vote now! It's easy and takes less than 5minutes! Register now!

Link: https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/

#vote #vote2020

Just because every one needs a little bit of Celia Cruz in their life. 📸: photo from 'Introducing... The Queen of Salsa"...
10/05/2020

Just because every one needs a little bit of Celia Cruz in their life.

📸: photo from 'Introducing... The Queen of Salsa" by Celia Cruz album cover, 1978.

#mood #celiacruz #afrolatinidad

Inspired by Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book," we are exploring the relationship between businesses and ...
10/05/2020

Inspired by Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book," we are exploring the relationship between businesses and Black consumers, and taking an active step toward making a systemic shift.

We @sustainablebk in collaboration with @pinkcornrows @protectblackbusiness @mocada_museum ... are on a mission to put sustainability theory into practice within the Black community!

Help us bring this vision to life by participating in our next Black Consumer Safety Focus Group, where we will discuss three primary topics that impact consumer behavior: safety, education, and convenience.

Now is the time to create a standard duty of care that prioritizes Black safety in businesses and patronage. Next focus group is Tuesday, 10/6, Fannie Lou Hamer's birthday!

If you're a Brooklyn-based & Black identifying resident, sign up now.

Link: https://bit.ly/2GiBWry

10/04/2020

We did it! This Sunday afternoon MoCADA LIVE on Mixcloud comes full circle with a final performance by MoCADA's own and curator of this series, Run P. (@run_p).

Sought after for his internationally-acclaimed mixes and dynamic club sets alike, Run P. is a multi-hypenated audiophile, music producer, and a music supervisor for Comedy Central. If youu've missed his NYC dance party called QUENCH (@quenchsessions), where he creates unique sonic experiences that connect the worlds of art, fashion, lifestyle, and nightlife, now's your chance...

Join us for his special set today at 4:30pm EDT at Mixcloud.com/live/runp (link in bio!)

🎶🎧✊🏾♥️🖤💚 #mixcloud #runp #mocadalive #music #blackjoy

10/02/2020

A musician, songwriter, producer, and alchemical craftsman, EZRAKH (@ezrakh) draws creation from a well unbound by space and time to be interfaced within the presents and the futures to come. ⁠

If you listened to his "Diasporadelic" mix on MoCADA (link in bio), then you already know that Ezrakh is inspired by the soulful, progressive, and psychedelic sounds of his upbringing, which continue to expand his ear and his musicality into a universal sound of interconnectivity. ⁠

To celebrate his latest track, “Love In Suspension”, from his forthcoming project "Infinity: Sankopha & 87" which is out now, you can watch Ezrakh perform live with his full band for MoCADA Live on Mixcloud. It all happens tonight at 6pm EDT! Thank us later... ⁠

Link: Mixcloud.com/live/mocada (link in bio)⁠


#Music #blackjoy #mocadalive #ezrakh #mixcloud

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Estou muito feliz de fazer parte dessa iniciativa e ajudar a compor esse chamado. Gratidão àqueles que me convidaram pra compor essa ação. Está lindo! Lindas vozes, muita alma e mensagem. #videoclipe #soulsongsclaims Uau! This is so powerful! I am so moved. Thank you so much to give me the opportunity to be part of that! I am so proud to participate on this initiative. Check this out. #rioencantos #vidaspretasimportam #BlackLivesMatter with M Denise Simmons and Edwin Sheppard 4 The Kingdom Entertainment and MD Simmons Productions' "Enough Is Enoug... with Edwin Sheppard M Denise Simmons
“Benin is watching” and “the monarch Visits Liberty” .....MoCADA takes Art !
Very cute and intimate space, loved both exhibitions. Will definitely return ❤️
Good Afternoon MoCADA, I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to our annual Brooklyn Workforce Innovations gala: Gala in Gotham . The gala is held on June 13, 2019 at 6:00pm at 501 Union Street in Brooklyn. The attached document is the sponsorship opportunities that are available in order for us to continue our efforts in the area of workforce development and helping New York City residents earn a living wage and advancement in career opportunities. If you are not able to offer sponsorship as this time, I would love to invite you as my guest, all that is needed is a $100 donation on our website https://bwiny.org/gala-tickets/ If you are not able to attend and would like to donate, please feel free to do so at this link: https://bwiny.org/donate/ Please let me know if you can be in attendance! 😊 Best,
Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday 12th February at Baza Studio in Manhattan, New York, for a showcase by photographer Bolaji Alonge. Bolaji Alonge is an artist, photographer, actor and journalist from Lagos, Nigeria. Bolaji Alonge’s visual language speaks of the wonders of nature and human exchange, urban culture and searches for historical continuity in a world that is sometimes heavily fractured. His lens exposes contrast and conflict while offering an alternative vision of one-ness, order in chaos. His second solo exhibition in November 2018, "Urban Culture – Historical Continuity" was about Nigeria today, fearlessly looking towards the future.
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"DO OR DIE" A BED-STUY CHESS DOCUMENTARY #bedstuy #brooklyn #nyc #chess #documentary #film “WE LIVE THIS" Produced By: FilmBarnBK Directed By: Terrell Tuggle for A DOPE FILM PRODUCTION All Photos Courtesy of faceonbroadway
I am trying to get in touch with James Bartlett, and the main MoCADA website seems not to be working. Can he please get in touch with me at [email protected]. Dr. Halifu Osumare, UC Davis.
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