Celebre Noir week brings socially conscious workshops and discussions to the public while also taking time to recognize outstanding individuals in our community with the annual Asante Award.


One week during Black History Month the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee will visit various elementary school locations to engage the students on their personal interpretations of race.

Discussions will educate the students on stereotypes, cross-cultural perspectives, and how they can help build a stronger community.


Join us in a safe environment that is intended to be an open space discussion on the Cultural Worldview Model and place it in context of what it means to be white—no matter an individual’s color or race—in America.

Participants will be asked to open their minds to a philosophical possibility that is outside the boundaries of traditional discussions about culture and race.

3rd Annual Asante Awards: Honoring Black Journalists

2017 Asante Award Recipient: Ron Wallace – The Perspective

Ron Wallace

Ron Wallace

February 7, 2017

Special Collections Library
423 Central Ave NE
Ceremony will be held from 6 – 8 pm

FREE to the public

Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided.

Each year we turn our gaze to a pillar of our community whose work and ethic edifies our community. There’s an abundance of incredible work happening and an even greater need. The metrics of excellence matters.

The Asante Awards exists to honor that work, to see it multiplied and expanded. The 3rd Annual Asante Awards will be recognizing the achievements of black journalists in New Mexico with recipient Ron Wallace receiving the award for his outstanding work with the Perspective NM publication.