Black Futures Month 2019

Celebrated annually in the month of February and in conjunction with Black History Month, Black Futures Month challenges us to envision and construct a world where Black people are liberated. A world where we are free. Throughout the month of February, Black Lives Matter Arts+Culture, through art, performance, and music, will present a future for Black folks centered in Black joy, love, restoration, and healing. We will change the way we see the world and we see ourselves — free from white supremacy and oppression.

This year’s theme invites our supporters and allies to define their Black Future. The month will include artistic renditions of afro-futurism. Some Black Futures Month 2019 artists include:

  • Telfar
  • Neusehouse Art Show at Frieze
  • Otto-Attah Abasi
  • Christian Cody
  • Adriana Cuestra
  • Rodney Diverlus
  • Foremost
  • Jasmyn Fyfe
  • Judah Griffin
  • Gianni Lee
  • Karen Miranda Augustine
  • Pete Owusu-Ansah
  • Kike Otuje
  • Kendrick Sampson
  • Gloria Swain
  • Diseye Thompson
  • Kyisha Williams
  • Ravyn Wngz

#BlackFutureIs PSA Featuring Kendrick Sampson

Black Lives Matter Global Network has teamed up with Kendrick Sampson, most notable for his roles in Fox’s Gracepoint, the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, the CW’s The Flash, ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder, and as “Lyft Bae” on HBO’s hit show Insecure, for our first PSA which challenges us to envision a future where Black folks are liberated.

Black Futures Month 2018

For Black Futures Month 2018, we chose to focus on the future of Black Feminism.

We invited 14 amazing artists to explore what the future looks like for issues that impact Black women and femmes. What does our collective Black future look like in technology, reproductive health, trans justice, education, prison abolition, food, family, and more through a Black Feminist lens?

We also dedicated 2018’s Black Futures Month to Erica Garner and the future of Black life.

Black Futures Month 2018