The Black Girl's Guide: 8 Things to Do, See and Hear This Week

We've got you covered on what to see, listen to and support this week. From attending ESSENCE 2nd annual Street Style Block Party to listening to Prince's new album and cozying up with author Edwidge Danticat's latest novel, "Untwine."

Imani Brammer Sep, 08, 2015

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The annual ESSENCE Street Style Block Party is back for a second year, ready to serve you the best in eclectic fashion. Stop by to get your dose of street festival realness, clad with great music, fabulous vendors and stunning people. 

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Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful career woman in a loving relationship with her boyfriend, Dave (Morriss Chestnut). However, they have one major obstacle: she yearns for children of her own, while Chestnut just isn't ready for a family. When Vaughn leaves the relationship and finds a new man, Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), things take a turn when she realizes that there is more danger to Duncan than charm. 

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Prince and his band 3rd Eye Girl released his latest album exclusively on Tidal on Sunday night. It features the single "HARDROCKLOVER" and a reworked version of "This Could B Us". 

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Edwidge Danticat presents 16-year-old Haitian-American twins who have an inseparable bond. Their world is suddenly turned upside down when a tragic accident causes a permanent separation. This is Edwidge Danticat's first young adult novel and it's absolutely mesmerizing. 

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Petals-N-Belles is a New York City-based non-profit organization that empowers, inspires and educates girls with creative workshops, real-world experiences and academic coaching. It’s a place where today’s visionaries support tomorrow’s vanguards. Help to push this work forward to reach girls who are full of potential but faced with poverty, a lack of support, and the fear of dreaming big.

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The fifth annual Word*Rock*&Sword Festival returns to NYC and will be a festival exploration of women's lives. Running from September 13th to the 20th, the festival will be loaded with concerts, talkbacks, wellness activities and film screenings, all focusing on justice, civil and women’s rights. Artists include Toshi Reagon, Arooj Aftab and Imani Uzuri, to name a few. Grab a friend and head on over! Tickets are free with RSVP. There is limited seating. 

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If you love African prints you will love Zuvaa, an online destination for African-inspired fashion. Owner Kelechi Anyadiegwu is hosting the site's first ever pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week.

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Brooklyn's Beat Festival offers the best in Brooklyn theater, dance and voice artists. Grab your loved ones and enjoy captivating performances from performers so talented, you'll think they're majestic.