Black History Month

As a Human Rights organization, Human Rights Alliance HRA Santa Fe is proud to honor…

Black History Month 2023

If you are a black-owned business or know of one not listed below, please contact us directly with that information.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a day to highlight the progress of HIV testing, prevention, and treatment efforts and consider our ongoing challenges to reducing HIV among Black or African American people (hereafter referred to as African American people) in the United States. We have made strides in reducing the disproportionate impact of HIV on African American communities. Despite this progress, racism, poverty, and stigma continue to drive health disparities and make it more difficult for African Americans to access HIV testing, prevention, and care services.

Reading Events

We have teamed up with the Santa Fe Public Library to share information and to support the black community here in Santa Fe.

All Ages

Friday Afternoon Art – African American Heritage Crafts
Friday, February 17, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Friday Afternoon Art celebrates African American History Month with some African American Crafts!
All materials are provided, and this is an All Ages event.


Black Poetry in New Mexico and Beyond
Saturday, February 18 at 11 am
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

A presentation by the Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, on Black Poetry in America, in New Mexico and Beyond, with selections from his work, Hakim Bellamy, Jay Wright, and many poets outside of New Mexico, for example, Langston Hughes, Sonia Sanchez, Alice Walker, Ross Gay, and others. The historical trajectory from the Civil War till today will show how Black poets have consistently aligned themselves with Black empowerment and anti-racist political movements, from the anti-slavery movement to the anti-lynching campaigns, and from the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, up to today, when so many poets have been inspired by Black Lives Matter.
New Mexico Humanities Council sponsors this program.

Children & Family

Celebrating African American Authors Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, February 21, 10:30 am
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

All Ages

Akeem Ayanniyi Performance and Workshop of African Drum Music
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Mr. Akeem Ayanniyi will perform traditional African music and conduct a drumming workshop for our patrons. All ages are welcome to join this fun and educational program.
Southwest Roots Music sponsors this program.

Children & Family

Celebrating African American Illustrators Storytime and Craft
Tuesday, February 28, 10:30 am
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Black-Owned Businesses in Santa Fe


Anthony’s Grill Santa Fe
1622 St. Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Afreeka Santa Fe – Groundworks New Mexico
To authentically preserve, present and exchange traditional and contemporary cultures of Africa in a diversified and global world.

Black Health New Mexico

Christopher & Company
In-home Haircare
Christopher Jusinksi

Earthseed Black Arts Alliance
Raashan Ahmad

Freezie Fresh Rolled Ice Cream
2860 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Honeymoon Brewery
907 Alameda St unit B
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ayla Bystrom-William,CEO

Jambo Café
2010 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Chef Ahmed Obo

Jambo Bazaar

Merek Security Solutions, LLC
3005 South Saint Francis Dr.
Suite 1-D. #445
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Michael Charles Davis
Chief Executive Officer

Revolution Bakery
418 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dionne Christian

Raz Rody’s Jamaican Vegan
1312 Agua Fria St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ras Rody

Shake Foundation
631 Cerrillos rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Taco Foundation
235 Gudalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tintawi Kaigziabiher

Wassa Wassa African Dance Santa Fe
Ibrahimasory Fofana Soriba

Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate
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