The Black Girl's Guide: 10 Things to See, Do, and Hear This Week

We've got your covered on what to watch, hear, and support this week. From Taraji P. Henson at the American Black Film Festival, season two of "Power," and New York African Restaurant Week.

Yolanda Sangweni Jun, 03, 2015

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The American Black Film Festival is a four day festival highlighting films and documentaries from the African diaspora. This year’s buzzworthy lineup includes Taraji P. Henson as festival ambassador and the premiere of director Rock Famuyiwa’s highly-anticipated coming-of-age drama, Dope.

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Admit it, you’ve missed Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tasha (Naturi Naughton) from everyone’s favorite Saturday night guilty pleasure. The “power” couple are back for season two this Saturday, June 6, at 9pm ET. 

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Solange is one of several artists supporting Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu's Africa's Out! campaign, a platform that aims to change the we engage with Africa, more specifically, the way in which Africans reach out to empower one another. Solange will perform at the organization's first fundraiser in New York City on Friday, June 5.

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Buzzfeed editor Daysha Edewi will break your heart in this video about the sometimes uncomfortable things mothers tell their daughters. "I'm either too thin or too thick, too fat or too sick," pleads Edewi. "We can't be about that life anymore."

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Jennifer Hudson has teamed up with W Hotel’s marriage equality campaign, Turn It Up for Change, in support of the LGBT community’s fight for marriage rights. The emotional video features a man’s last-minute decision to attend his gay son’s wedding. Weep!

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The Blue Note Jazz Festival (June 1-30), co-created by the legendary Blue Note jazz club and Jill Newman Productions, features some of the biggest names in R&B and jazz. Chrisette Michele, Lizz Wright, Natalie Cole, Robert Glasper, and Meshell Ndegeocello are just a few of the names you can catch live during the month-long celebration.

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New York’s African Restaurant Week (through June 14) is your chance to try cuisine from Africa. With over 25 participating restaurants in and around the city—including South African, Nigerian, Ethiopian, and Afro-Asian cuisines—your palate will thank you.

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The Oxygen docu-series following the next generation of female MCs is back for season two on June 9. Follow Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya as they move to the west coast to try and make their mark on the music industry. This season includes cameos by hip hop mentors like the show’s executive producer T.I. and Da Brat, Funkmaster Flex, and T-Pain. 

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The Internet just might be the best R&B/soul band you haven’t heard of but need to get to know right now! Got it? The Los Angeles outfit’s new single, “Special Affair” is just the kind of sexy soul you need for a hot summer. Their third album, Ego Death, is out June 30.

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It’s open season for hunting players on Oxygen this week. On new reality show Players Get Played, women who find out they’re dating the same guy team up to take him down while the cameras roll. **Grabs popcorn** Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday June 10 at 9:30pm EST on Oxygen.