The Black Girl's Guide: 7 Things to Do, See and Hear This Week

We've got you covered on what to see, listen to and support this week. From the Revolt Music Conference to the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.

Imani Brammer Oct, 14, 2015

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WBLS plans to make its annual Circle of Sisters expo bigger and better than ever, with live performances from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a panel discussion featuring the gorgeous men on Being Mary Jane. The event will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

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Diddy's Revolt Music Conference is an epic experience filled with panel discussions and of course, musical performances. This year's lineup includes Jidenna, Travis Scott and Puff Daddy and Family. The event will be held on Miami Beach. Get your tickets! 

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Resident bookworm Patrick Henry Bass writes: 

"The plot is out-there: A Black farmer with the surname Me teams with Hominy, a former Little Rascals child star, as they take on gentrification and enslavement, giving Beatty fertile soil to comment on race, identity, stereotypes and what home really means.

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This weekend, This Is Her Way presents 'We Are Legendary," a weekend loaded with experiences to uplift and empower. From fitness sessions and panel discussions to formal dinners, this 'We Are Legendary' weekend is bound to be a positive one. The festivities will take place in Washington D.C. 

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The Silicon Valley African Film Festival presents feature films, shorts and animations from African film makers. The purpose of the festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images. Don't miss your chance at seeing some awesome feature films and documentaries! 

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If you're in the Washington D.C. area, then you should absolutely attend this spunky event, where you can casually sip, chat, and network with like-minded techies, artists, and young professionals.

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Patrick Henry Bass writes:

Joyce Carol Oates revisits the 1987 Tawana Brawley case in her spellbinding book, The Sacrifice. Although her account has nearly identical circumstances as the real case, the novelist is less interested in whether 14-year-old Sybilla lied. Oates goes further by posing difficult questions: If someone has not told the truth about a racist incident, does that mean that there was no racism at all? In bringing up issues of race, if we aren't squeaky-clean are our claims that much easier to dismiss?