PBS Presents Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Connecting to our past helps guide us to a more diverse tomorrow. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes viewers through the last 50 years of African-American history in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Click here to learn more.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


The Mary Mcleod Bethune Performing Arts Center Gallery Presents an Art Exhibit by Paul Houzell

Daytona Beach, FL.- The Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Gallery will host the opening reception for artist Paul A. Houzell from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 for students, faculty and staff and Friday, February 17th for the general public. Mr. Houzell is the artist-in-residence for the visual arts gallery, which is funded by the County of Volusia ECHO Grants in Aid Program. The reception is comprised of a meet and greet with the artist and refreshments. For more information on this art exhibit contact: Cedric Evans, Sr., 386-481-2774 or Autre-Morgan, 386-481-2899. For media inquires, contact: Ursula James, Communications Specialist, 386-481-2975.

Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations


Round Square Conversations @large

Meet the artists at the opening reception on March 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Curator and artists’ talk at 6 p.m. The opening reception is Friday, March 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Florida CraftArt located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. A brief gallery talk, with the artists and curator, will be presented at 6 p.m. The curator will guide gallery tours on March 22 and April 12 at 1:15 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 22. Florida CraftArt is located at 501 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. For more information, visit or call (727) 821-7391. Admission is free. Hours are Mondaythrough Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


Category: History, Art & Culture Organizations

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African American Men Sing Songs of Praise

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Location: Greater New Hope Baptist Church 816 8th Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Join the DC Black History Celebration Committee in it's annual concert, African American Men Sing Songs of Praise. For more information please email or call 202-842-1036. 

Category: Holiday Events


Wearable Concrete Workshop with Tom McCarthy

Monday, February 20, 2017

Location: Morean Arts Center 719 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Concrete is a ubiquitous material that is usually associated with large scale objects. This class will investigate several methods of incorporating this material into small scale wearable objects. We will use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create forms to pour a commercially available concrete mix into. We will also make a simple mold. This material is rich with aesthetic possibilities including texturing and embedding and we will discuss jewelry scale terrazzo. Click here for more information. 

Category: Entertainment Events


Dinner with Pastor Paul R. Wiggins

Monday, February 20, 2017

Location: Chief's Creole Cafe 901 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

30 community leaders have been invited by the Collective Empowerment Group of Tampa Bay (CEG) to a special "Dinner with Pastor Paul R. Wiggins" next Monday. This is an invitation only event; seating limit and meal “dutch.” If able to join, please send RSVPs promptly to Askia Aquil Muhammad, CEG’s Chairman of the Board by email This fellowship will share details about the Collective Empowerment Group of Tampa Bay, now working regional and locally on comprehensive plans for community economic development.  Rev. Paul Wiggins is Pastor of Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church of Dania Beach and Director of Operations for Mount Hermon A.M.E. (Miami Gardens, FL), where he manages a 25,000 sq. ft. worship facility and co-leads three church sponsored non-profit  corporations. 

Category: Faith Community Events

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