Joy is a Revolutionary Act

You know I’m a sunrise guy. Join me this Saturday September 12th at Franklin Park “Playstead” area for a social distance event! “Mask Required

“BlackJoy Day Gathering and Launch” at PlayStead Park across from the Giraffe entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo,

6:30 – 7:00am: Tai Chi, Qigong meditation and movement.

7:00 – 8:00am: Spoken Word, Music, Youth Voices, Black Men Unity Moment, Lifting our SistersYou can also pick up your black joy shirt that morning.

A Few More Events

Road To Wellness 5K: The livestream kick-off event at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12th (VIRTUAL RACE DAY)! The livestream will be shared on our Road to Wellness website and Facebook page. Join us for encouraging words from the partners, a special message from the B.A.A.’s High Performance Team Member, Erika Kemp, the debut of this year’s Road to Wellness video (will you be in it?), and a warm up led by Coach Gael.

11:00am: “Java with Jimmy” A conversation with black men about BlackJoy” with special guest Authors Richard Taylor and Eric Harrison.

1:00 pm: Julia Mejia City Councilor At-Large hosting “Black Joy Day Performance”

This program will consist of poetry readings, musical performances, art exhibitions, and more!

3:30 – 5:00: Comic in Color Vol 27

This Month:
• Featured Creator: Sam Stevquoah
Stevquoah is the Lowell based Creator of Mill City’s Finest•

GROUP DISCUSSION: Should Black Panther’s T’Challa be recast or should the character end with the passing of Chadwick Boseman? Comics In Color is a safe space where you can come and get your nerd on about illustrated stories by and about people of color.


Clarity: you cannot purchase a BlackJoy T-shirt for Saturday. Thanks to TBF and Reebok the shirts are free but you have to do one of two things to receive the shirt (see below). You can pick up a shirt at Saturdays live event in Franklin Park or have one delivered or mail next week.

Agree to send me a short video wearing the shirt that I can post of you saying the following:1. Recite the BlackJoy Day Motto.(Our Greatness is older than our OppressionMy Strength is Greater than my Struggle.)and Share your “My BlackJoy “moment. with the #BlackjoyMA20202.

Post a photo of you wearing the shirt and Share your “My BlackJoy “moment. #BlackjoyMA2020 Email me at

More Black Joy Day information coming soon!

Published by Thaddeus Miles

Artist, Community Builder, Entrepreneur, Black Man, PaPa, Photographer, HoodFit, Author, Traveler, Looking through the lens of life.

3 thoughts on “Joy is a Revolutionary Act

  1. Greetings Brother! I wanted to discuss with you about having a program at the ICA regarding a Memorial for Brother Ablioh and Sister Bell Hooks. Two people who gave our community a lot of Joy! I MUST tell you that it has been VERY DIFFICULT to get to ICA on Thursdays because of how they prioritize MAJORITY mainstream students in their ticket selection. I want to thank you for creating a way for me, a black woman Artist to enjoy their contemporary exchibits! I hope to be able to talk with you regarding putting together a Memorial Program featuring some of the Greater Boston Black Artists (Visual, Poets, Drummers and Dancers) Hope to hear from you soon! Adjoua Maaza, Maafa Arts


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