Kat’s Korner: The Black Love Experience (Curator Notes)

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Last year Anika Hobbs, owner of the Anacostia-based boutique Nubian Hueman and the brains behind the 4th Annual Black Love Experience, asked me for some programming ideas. Having attended the year before, I was excited to contribute to this elegant and progressive take on the enduring need for Black love. The Bonner Room was born and a host of panels and workshops took over the Black Box Theater in the Anacostia Arts Center. I am back for the 2017 edition and as a curator I had to first ask myself, What is Black love? What seemed like an obvious answer took some time to work through and I realized that this is not an easy question to answer. Nonetheless, for me, Black love is truth in spite of…everything. Read more