Happy Kwanzaa: Spotlight on HABARI GANI

If you are familiar with the history of the Black Student Alliance at the University of Virginia, then you are well aware of its past efforts to both engage and observe the principles of Kwanzaa/Kawaida theory. BSA, particularly in the 1980s, viewed itself as a preserver and keeper of our best traditions. Today I want to spotlight one of its independent publications, Habari Gani, which was produced in the 1980s.  It remains a valuable historical resource.  This is the 1986 issue. 





Pressing On


This year marked another solid year for the Black Fire project as several of our films played across the world. It’s been a pleasure to share stories of the black community at UVA during the 1970s.  Here’s a short list of screenings:

April 8, Fastest Man in the State, Whitney Museum  (Biennial)

April 13, We Demand, National Gallery of Art

July-October, We Demand, MIT List Visual Arts Center

August 5, 70KG,  Media City Film Festival

September 30, Sugarcoated Arsenic, Tate Modern

October 21–Fastest Man in the State, Chicago International Film Festival

October 25, 2017,  We Demand, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

November 10, How  Can I Ever Be Late, Virginia Film Festival

November 15, How Can I Ever Be Late, Princeton Garden Theatre

November 30, Sugarcoated Arsenic, Sociology Department, University of Virginia