Black in Bloom, a Times Virtual Event

We discovered how dance and rest, mindfulness and music — and, yes, even napping — invigorate our souls and help us face everyday adversity. How do Black joy and hope exist in proximity to Black pain?

We street danced with the artist, community organizer and educator Dr. Shamell Bell as she shared how movement can unlock the joy within. We recharged with The Lay Out, a group of Brooklyn-based activists and organizers who are helping us reclaim space, time, energy and, most important, one another.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson discussed “Summer of Soul,” his powerful new documentary, and the energizing power of togetherness with The Times’s Pierre-Antoine Louis. The Grammy-winning bassist and listener Esperanza Spalding made a joyful noise with an exclusive performance and conversation with The Times’s Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff.