The Baobab Cultural Center

The Baobab Cultural Center The Baobab is a community gathering-place and resource center for arts, culture, and dialogue on Africa and the Diaspora.
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The Baobab promotes a deeper understanding of African culture, as rooted in ancient traditions and routed by the migratory experiences of people through the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia to the Americas. Our purpose is to foster community and build social capital. It is humanitarian, not racially or ethnically driven. Visitors experience this journey through art and educational exhibits, films and documentaries with associated dialogue, poetry readings, book discussions, and other cultural activities.

Introducing the Law Academy and Mock Trial. Absolutely FREE! Hosted by the Law Office of Craig D. Carson PLLC.The purpos...
11/18/2019

Introducing the Law Academy and Mock Trial. Absolutely FREE! Hosted by the Law Office of Craig D. Carson PLLC.

The purpose of the law academy is to engage RCSD students, grades 8-12 in thought provoking discussions concerning the law (January-March 2020).

The Mock Trial is designed to have our youth apply their understanding of the law, in teams, in fictional fact patterns (March-May 2020).

The Info Session on December 14th-12p, will be a Meet & Greet. Ice breaker sessions will occur. Refreshments will be served. We will share our vision of both programs. And we will get an understanding of what the youth would like to explore in future weeks. As we feel the voices of our young folks should help steer these discussions.

#lawacademy #lawofficeofcraigdcarson #share #rochester #forusbyus

Best Bean pies in town. Reach out to Aneedah Willis on Facebook. You will not be disappointed. SHE WILL BE AT THE NEXT U...
11/17/2019

Best Bean pies in town. Reach out to Aneedah Willis on Facebook.

You will not be disappointed. SHE WILL BE AT THE NEXT UJAMAA MARKETPLACE (12/7/19 1-5P)

It is well known that Rochester, a wealthy businessman who moved to New York State from Hagerstown, Maryland, owned slav...
11/17/2019

It is well known that Rochester, a wealthy businessman who moved to New York State from Hagerstown, Maryland, owned slaves. But biographical accounts tend to paint a positive picture of his involvement with slavery, emphasizing his desire to free his slaves

Kwanzaa this year gon' be lit! Celebrate the nguzo saba! This is our way to embrace our heritage and uplift our communit...
11/16/2019

Kwanzaa this year gon' be lit! Celebrate the nguzo saba! This is our way to embrace our heritage and uplift our community. And no, this is not a religion! #kwanzaa2019 #maulanakarenga #nguzosaba

Check out our local Legend, Dee Ponder & the Tomorrow People on Spotify!
11/15/2019

Check out our local Legend, Dee Ponder & the Tomorrow People on Spotify!

11/14/2019

"Oh Sh#$^" Segment of the Day on Wdkx is a questionable choice as it does not promote family values and chooses ratings over dignity and decency.

Today's segment covered a cop who undresses to the nude. This encourages the hosts to exchange sexual innuendo about the incident.

Is this what a station of the people does?

In recognition of Kwanzaa, we present the following. This is a great way for folks to start their kwanzaa and celebrate ...
11/14/2019

In recognition of Kwanzaa, we present the following. This is a great way for folks to start their kwanzaa and celebrate with their own kinaras. #baobab #kuumba

Join us this year for our yearly kwanzaa festival.We will need help from the community to make it remarkable. Post below...
11/12/2019

Join us this year for our yearly kwanzaa festival.

We will need help from the community to make it remarkable. Post below if you are interested in volunteering.

Need resume services? Ready for a resume makeover? Or looking to switch jobs and need to put your best foot forward?Reac...
11/12/2019

Need resume services? Ready for a resume makeover? Or looking to switch jobs and need to put your best foot forward?

Reach out to Kiarre Harris to get the resume services you need now!

Muhammad Ali being arrested for refusing to be drafted 1967: "I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't ru...
11/11/2019

Muhammad Ali being arrested for refusing to be drafted 1967:

"I ain't draft dodging. I ain't burning no flag. I ain't running to Canada. I'm staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead. I've been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain't going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people. If I want to die, I'll die right here, right now, fightin' you, if I want to die.

You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom! You my opposer when I want justice! You my opposer when I want equality! Want me to go somewhere and fight for you? You won't even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won't even stand up for my people right here at home."

Tonight at 6pm on 100.9 WXIR, we interview artist/producer/entertainer @the1badman 😎 Links in bio 👆🏽..#5eight5report #ra...
11/10/2019

Tonight at 6pm on 100.9 WXIR, we interview artist/producer/entertainer @the1badman 😎 Links in bio 👆🏽
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#5eight5report #radioshow #radio #fmradio #1009wxir #wxir #radiopersonality #blackradio #blackpodcasts #meninradio #womeninradio #radiohosts #radiohosting #youtubechannel #applepodcasts #podcastersoninstagram #blackpodcastnetwork #badmanent #the1badman #comedian

Honesty is the best policy! Check out the #esquirehour nedt week. #obama #esquirehour #rochester #wxir1009fm
11/10/2019

Honesty is the best policy! Check out the #esquirehour nedt week. #obama #esquirehour #rochester #wxir1009fm

California is named after a black woman,Queen Calafia. Calafia is a mythical character of Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo's ...
11/10/2019

California is named after a black woman,Queen Calafia. Calafia is a mythical character of Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo's Las Sergas novel.

She was known to be black of skin, of the moorish nationality, and ruled over Islands and Islands of black people, from California, Baja, to Hawaii.

#knowthyself #queencalifia

Go support today!!
11/09/2019

Go support today!!

1st Afrikan King (of Kongo), to resist the Slave Trade. #kongo
11/07/2019

1st Afrikan King (of Kongo), to resist the Slave Trade. #kongo

Karen Bailey Turner, Esq. Candidate for Monroe County Court Judge, shopping @ the #ujamaamarketplace #blackpublicmarket ...
11/02/2019

Karen Bailey Turner, Esq. Candidate for Monroe County Court Judge, shopping @ the #ujamaamarketplace #blackpublicmarket #rochester #baobabculturalcenter

HAPPENING NOW!!!!!! #UJAMAAMARKETPLACE, 728 University Ave!!! #baobabculturalcenter Here until 5p.
11/02/2019

HAPPENING NOW!!!!!! #UJAMAAMARKETPLACE, 728 University Ave!!! #baobabculturalcenter Here until 5p.

Businesses that love our people and serve our people! That's wassup! #ubuntu #umoja #ujima #resumepro #buffalo #rocheste...
11/01/2019

Businesses that love our people and serve our people! That's wassup! #ubuntu #umoja #ujima #resumepro #buffalo #rochester

Looking for a new job? Trying to get thst Resume right? Check out Resume Pro Services!  Theyll help you get hired! #resu...
10/31/2019

Looking for a new job? Trying to get thst Resume right? Check out Resume Pro Services! Theyll help you get hired! #resumeproservices

Looking for a new job? Trying to get thst Resume right? Check out Resume Pro Services!  Theyll help you get hired! #resu...
10/30/2019

Looking for a new job? Trying to get thst Resume right? Check out Resume Pro Services! Theyll help you get hired! #resumeproservices

Rest in Power to the late/great John "Pops" Witherspoon. The brotha was brilliant!!!
10/30/2019

Rest in Power to the late/great John "Pops" Witherspoon. The brotha was brilliant!!!

This Saturday @ the #ujamaamarketplace, 1-4p, 728 University Avenue. Courtesy of Pinktopia by Soraya Adams #blackpublicm...
10/29/2019

This Saturday @ the #ujamaamarketplace, 1-4p, 728 University Avenue. Courtesy of Pinktopia by Soraya Adams #blackpublicmarket #rochester #baobabculturalcenter

Yaaaaaaaas. Political Equity.
10/29/2019

Yaaaaaaaas. Political Equity.

Resume, cover letter and proofreading services courtesy of Sistah Kiarre Harris. Hit her up today!!! #ujamaa
10/29/2019

Resume, cover letter and proofreading services courtesy of Sistah Kiarre Harris. Hit her up today!!! #ujamaa

Ms. Neets will be @ the Ujamaa Marketplace at the Baobab Cultural Center @ 728 University Ave this Saturday, Nov 2 from ...
10/29/2019

Ms. Neets will be @ the Ujamaa Marketplace at the Baobab Cultural Center @ 728 University Ave this Saturday, Nov 2 from 1-4pm. Support black businesses!

This Saturday @ the #ujamaamarketplace, 1-4p, 728 University Avenue. Courtesy of Ms. Nees of roc/n/knits. #blackpublicma...
10/28/2019

This Saturday @ the #ujamaamarketplace, 1-4p, 728 University Avenue. Courtesy of Ms. Nees of roc/n/knits. #blackpublicmarket #rochester #baobabculturalcenter

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10/27/2019
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An important anthrpological distinction by one of our brilliant ancestors, Cheik Anta Diop. #twocradletheory
10/27/2019

An important anthrpological distinction by one of our brilliant ancestors, Cheik Anta Diop. #twocradletheory

Looking for Professional Resume Writing Services. Check out Kiarre Harris on facebook. She IS SUPERB!
10/27/2019

Looking for Professional Resume Writing Services. Check out Kiarre Harris on facebook. She IS SUPERB!

The Avenue-Blackbox Theatre is soooooooo awesome! One of the best things to happen to the black community in YEARRRS!!!!...
10/27/2019

The Avenue-Blackbox Theatre is soooooooo awesome! One of the best things to happen to the black community in YEARRRS!!!! #avenue #blackbox #rochester

Final Show today @ 3p!!!!

Directed & Written by our beloved Delores Radney Jackson!

WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING WITH FANA BANGOURA: Saturdays at the Baobab$10Youth (Ages 4-13): 9:30 am-10:30 amAges 14 through A...
10/27/2019

WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING

WITH FANA BANGOURA:

Saturdays at the Baobab

$10

Youth (Ages 4-13): 9:30 am-10:30 am

Ages 14 through Adult: 10:45 am-12:15 pm

* 8 week prepaid rates available

West African drumming is an excellent way to achieve increased focus, self-discipline, and cultural pride for young people (ages 4-13) and adults (14 and up), and excellent for giving students a foundation for school achievement and positive self- esteem. Walk-ins welcome.

Gwt your day started right!! They are open until 3p.
10/27/2019

Gwt your day started right!! They are open until 3p.

Morgan's Cereal Bar is the truth!Check out This blog by Diallo Payne. #bobcritic #rochester #ujamaa
10/25/2019
Morgan’S Cereal Bar (Rochester, NY) (10-25-19)

Morgan's Cereal Bar is the truth!

Check out This blog by Diallo Payne.

#bobcritic #rochester #ujamaa

Opening this past 6th of September, Morgan’s Cereal Bar has taken Rochester by storm. And they have lived up to the hype. Honey Comb, Captain Crunch or Cheerios, they got you. And yes, they h…

We must build our business together and profit from them as a community. This is Ujamaa or cooperative economics.Look at...
10/24/2019

We must build our business together and profit from them as a community. This is Ujamaa or cooperative economics.

Look at this amazing event!!!! Put it on your calendar. #ujamaa

A great event!!!!!!! You wont be disappointed.
10/23/2019

A great event!!!!!!! You wont be disappointed.

The marketplace is back!!!!! We are now doing every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Check us next time on Saturday, N...
10/23/2019

The marketplace is back!!!!!

We are now doing every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! Check us next time on Saturday, Nov. 2nd @ 1p, 728 University Ave!! #ujamaa #rochester #baobabculturalcenter

Big up to Golden Cup Coffee on Jefferson and E. Utica.  A nice meeting spot in Buffalo's Melanated Community. #goldencup...
10/22/2019

Big up to Golden Cup Coffee on Jefferson and E. Utica. A nice meeting spot in Buffalo's Melanated Community. #goldencup #buffalo #jefferson

Introducing the Bennett Collection. A fine array of customized items that flaunt style, class and comfort to your family...
10/20/2019

Introducing the Bennett Collection. A fine array of customized items that flaunt style, class and comfort to your family. Reach out to Chandra Elle on FB for more. #bennettcollection

Happening now!!!!!!!  Come by for the Ujamaa Marketplace, 728 University Ave!!! #baobabculturalcenter #buyblack #ujamaa ...
10/19/2019

Happening now!!!!!!!

Come by for the Ujamaa Marketplace, 728 University Ave!!! #baobabculturalcenter #buyblack #ujamaa #rochester #SHARE

We are here until 4p.

Black Men, please take heed to this message.
10/18/2019

Black Men, please take heed to this message.

Any paparazzi vendors available tomorrow for the marketplace?
10/18/2019

Any paparazzi vendors available tomorrow for the marketplace?

Johnnie Lee Smith!!!!
10/18/2019

Johnnie Lee Smith!!!!

Cone get your black dad's are dope shirts @ the #ujamaamarketplace this Saturday at 1p, 728 University Ave. #buyblack #u...
10/18/2019

Cone get your black dad's are dope shirts @ the #ujamaamarketplace this Saturday at 1p, 728 University Ave. #buyblack #ujamaa #rochester #blackpublicmarket

Showing at the Baobab. This Friday at 7p!! Suggested donation of $5-$7.
10/17/2019

Showing at the Baobab. This Friday at 7p!! Suggested donation of $5-$7.

10/16/2019

Today's Kwanzaa Meeting will be today @ THE AVENUE BLACKBOX THEATRE! 645P.

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728 University Ave
Rochester, NY
14607

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