ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 20, 2024) — We are thrilled to announce the return of the Pulling Focus African American Film Festival of the Quad Cities for its second year. Join us from June 6-9, 2024, as we celebrate the rich and diverse narratives of the Black Diaspora through the art of film. The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony and filmmaker meet-and-greet on June 6 at The Last Picture House in Davenport.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 5, 2024) Azubuike Arts is honored to announce a landmark event celebrating Black History Month in collaboration with The Last Picture House (325 East 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52801). This exclusive evening, featuring Ava DuVernay's groundbreaking new film, Origin, will commence on February 10 with a reception at 5PM, followed by a VIP screening at 6PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 21, 2023) — Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is proud to announce its selection as one of the eleven Iowa arts, culture, history, and humanities organizations chosen to participate in the esteemed Iowa Culture Leadership Cohort program. The State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council jointly administer this exciting opportunity.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 29, 2023) We are happy to announce an enlightening cinematic experience that will shed light on a long-standing injustice in American history. Join us on August 31, 6PM, at the Rock Island Public Library (Watts-Midtown Branch, 2715 30th St) as we present The Taking of Harris Neck, a thought-provoking short documentary by director Kevin Mannens. Admission is free and open to the public.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 5, 2023) — The inaugural Pulling Focus African American Film Festival of the Quad Cities will showcase 35 exceptional films over two enriching days, June 16-17, 2023. The event, hosted by the Azubuike African American Council for the Arts, aims to amplify Black voices from the Black Diaspora and celebrate the power of Black cinema.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 10, 2022) — The Rock Island Coalition of African American Stakeholders insists that the City of Rock Island return the African American Civil Rights Grant to the federal government for the following reasons:

Please join us for the screening of "Jazz Exodus" The Pat Patrick Story.

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the River Music Experience. Located at 129 North Main Street, Downtown Davenport. This event is free and open to the public! For more information: email or call (563) 594-2016

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