Upcoming and Past Events

  • God's Got Jokes: How I Used My Faith and God's Humor to Survive Breast Cancer
    Jun 06, 6:30 PM
    Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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  • Celebrate Afro-Columbian Day with the Leaders from Palenque San Basilio
    May 21, 2:00 PM
    Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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  • The Prepared Graduate with Kyyah Abdul
    Thu, May 12
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5q9_XRiP50
    May 12, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5q9_XRiP50
    So you've graduated. Now what!? Join Kyyah Abdul to learn how her book THE PREPARED GRADUATE can help you "find your dream job, live the life you want, and step into your purpose".
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  • Hopeless Romantic: The Untold History of Ethiopia Book Talk with Author Dawit Muluneh & Kamau Grimes
    Apr 28, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjzc59fSN-g
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  • Babylon Be Still: How a Journalist-Educator Adopted An African Centered Worldview
    Sat, Apr 16
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fns4FWj8tLY
    Apr 16, 1:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fns4FWj8tLY
    Join Sankofa for the book release celebration of Babylon Be Still: How a Journalist-Educator Adopted An African Centered Worldview featuring the author, Sam P.K. Collins and Lawyer/Activist, Nkechi Taifa.
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  • Thrive Black Girl: Navigating Adolescence in a Post  Pandemic Life (1)
    Thu, Apr 14
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxY
    Apr 14, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxY
    Moderated by Glory Edim, join this discussion on what it means to navigate identity as an adolescent Black girl in our society with the authors of Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood- Brittney Cooper, Sussanna M. Morris, Chanel C. tanner AND Andrea Butler, founder, and Editor of Sesi Magazine.
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  • Daddy Speaks Love: A Virtual Read Aloud with Author Leah Henderson
    Sat, Mar 26
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKaCEQmSiCE
    Mar 26, 11:00 AM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKaCEQmSiCE
    Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents Daddy Speaks Love: A Virtual Read Aloud with Author Leah Henderson.
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  •  Women's Stories: A Fireside Chat on Identity and Healing featuring Author Chloe Louvouezo and Healer Gabrielle Williams
    Mar 23, 7:30 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLBTX7YCih8
    In honor of Women's History Month, Join this fireside chat on women's stories of identity and healing based on Author Chloe Louvouezo's podcast and book Life I Swear featuring healer and contributor, Gabrielle Williams.
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  • Children's Hour :  A Free Shopping Experience for Children Ages 1-18
    Mar 19, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Bring your child age 1-18 to shop from a selection of FREE books. Created by Dr. Traci Wyatt, Children's Hour will be an enriching shopping experience, allowing children to see a positive reflection of themselves not only in books, but in the community members and staff of Sankofa Video & Books.
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  • Thrive Black Girl: Navigating Adolescence in a Post  Pandemic Life
    Mon, Mar 14
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxY
    Mar 14, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3xkhrF8VxY
    Moderated by Glory Edim, join this discussion on what it means to navigate identity as an adolescent Black girl in our society with the authors of Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood- Brittney Cooper, Sussanna M. Morris, Chanel C. tanner AND Andrea Butler, founder, and Editor of Sesi Magazine.
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  • Happy Nappy Storytelling Presents: The ABC's of HBCU's A Read & Color Along w/author, Claudia Walker
    Feb 26, 11:00 AM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN_OUDpBPEM
    Claudia Walker is an Oakland based author, speaker, and former principal whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and Vogue and an HBCU graduate! She wants your child to learn about the ABC's of HBCU's and Black Wall Street!
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  • Amazingly Africa Presents:"The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality" Watch Party & Panel Discussion
    Feb 25, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hotfuv9xM
    Join us for a watch party and panel discussion of Amazingly Africa's short documentary, "The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality". This event will be livestreamed. View it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1hotfuv9xM&ab_channel=SankofaVideo%26Books
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  • THE BLACK SIDE OF THE RIVER Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington, DC
    Wed, Feb 16
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSGEAKSSo4
    Feb 16, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSGEAKSSo4
    Come learn about the research of sociolinguist, Jessica A. Grieser as she discusses her book, The Black Side of the River: Race Language and Belonging in Washington, DC!
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  • #Justice4Garvey: Redeeming an African Hero :The Life , Legacy and  Exoneration of Marcus Garvey
    Feb 10, 6:30 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYxn2nn-Ht4
    Join Dr. Julius Garvey, Kamau Grimes and Sankofa Books for a discussion on the life and legacy of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and how you can participate in #Justice4Garvey.
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  • Discovering Yoga For All Ages: A Meditation and Movement Event with Eboni Pearson
    Feb 05, 11:00 AM
    Zoom
    Inexperienced to pro will enjoy this Yoga and meditation class led by instructor, Eboni Pearson. This is a great family event for all ages!
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  • Breath Better Spent Living Black Girlhood: A Book Release w/ Author Dr. DaMaris Hill Featuring  Glory Edim
    Jan 27, 7:00 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-iPgOgTdAE
    Join us for the book release of BREATH WELL SPENT, a powerful new narrative in verse from the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing , Dr. Damaris Hill. She will be in conversation with Well-Read Black Girl Founder, Golry Edim.
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  • ft. National Book Awar-winning poet, Nikky Finney
    Tue, Jan 11
    Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube
    Jan 11, 7:00 PM
    Livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube
    Sankofa Video & Books is happy to host the book release of DC's own, Chantal James. Her debut novel, NONE BUT THE RIGHTEOUS is available 11.01.22 and has garnered early praise - being called lyrical, riveting and haunting.
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  • Bold and Black: A Conversation with MJ Fievre
    Fri, Jan 07
    livestreamed to FB & Youtube
    Jan 07, 7:00 PM
    livestreamed to FB & Youtube
    We are happy to be joined by phenomenal author, M.J. Fievre for a conversation about her Bold and Black book series!
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