[written by Earl Douglas, Jr. (Executive Director) and Darrell M. McNeill (Director of Operations) of the Black Rock Coalition] The BRC was formed in the fall of 1985 by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, artist rep Konda Mason and the late Village Voice writer, musician Greg Tate as a means to fight the racist forces […]

HISTORIC 5/24/23: The Kitchen Spring Gala @ Guastavino’s, NYC

We’re so happy to be building on this relationship again. In celebration of the partnership the BRC had with The Kitchen in our early years (the first-ever BRC Orchestra show was our Apartheid Concert there on Feb 1, 1986), we were asked to be honorary co-chairs for their gala event this year in remembrance of […]

IT’S HERE: Download RAVERS—The Black Rock Coalition Arts Magazine, SPECIAL EDITION for GREG TATE (2022)
HISTORIC 6/7 (2022): Private BRC Screening of Sign O’ The Times (NYC)

@ Alamo Drafthouse Theater, Lower Manhattan, June 7, 2022 It’s no secret…we’re Prince fans. When his rollicking concert film “Sign ‘O The Times” turned 35 we had to, not just see it again but, see it on the big screen—singing, dancing and reminiscing along with 60 of our favorite people. We also had some fun […]


12/13/21 “The hope for a joyous holiday season has been somberly paused as we find ourselves grappling with the sudden and terrible loss of our beloved Greg Tate by cardiac arrest.  . The light in this dark time has been found in reading and hearing the countless reflections, anecdotes, and testaments to inspiration that illuminate how Greg impacted so many lives in addition to our own. Thank you for your statements and outpouring of support.  . They have sustained us at a time of […]

HEARTBREAK: Friend/father/mentor/brother/galvanizer/agitator/community-builder and BRC Co-Founder Greg Tate has passed away

The Black Rock Coalition is shocked, saddened and absolutely devastated with the news that our brother, friend and co-founder Greg Tate made his transition on December 7, 2021. Thirty-six years to the day after the first official BRC event, Drop The Bomb. . Greg, who along with Vernon Reid, Konda Mason and other musicians, journalists, […]


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IT’S HERE: Download RAVERS—The Black Rock Coalition Arts Magazine, Sustaining Black Self-Determination Issue (Fall Solstice)
Historic: BRC Community Virtual Meeting
AVAILABLE NOW: Download Rock ‘n’ Roll Reparations, v.4

The download codes are ready for our BRC 35th Anniversary Compilation—Rock ‘n Rock Reparations, v. 4. Thanks to all the artists who’ve shared music. Now that we’ve done the hard work of picking the songs that best represent what Black self-determination, Afrofuturism, and the BRC have to offer in this anniversary year, we look forward […]