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* CelebrationCelebration

Les Bonnes Amies Club, Inc. (The Good Friends) is seeking former princes and princesses, contestants, program participants, and scholarship recipients to join us in celebrating seven (7) decades of service to the Broward County community. Contact Mrs. Deloris Sumlin at (954) 548-7981 or Deloris-sumlin@yahoo.com

* Miami Dade College Celebrate BMiami Dade College Celebrate B

· REWIND: Miami’s Color Line: Activists against Segregation every Tuesday and Thursday in February, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 8401. For more info (305) 237-3536.
· Storytelling throughout the African Diaspora on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hialeah Campus, 1776 W. 49 St., Room 5101B. For more info call (305) 237-8736.
· Soul Food Demo, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., at InterAmericam Campus, 627 S.W. 27 Ave. Room 3101. For more info call (305) 237-6163.
· Finding Our Roots with Genetic Testing on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., at Homestead Campus, 500 College Terr., Room F222. For more info call (305) 237-5065.
· A Timeline of the Abolition of Slavery in North, South America and the Caribbean on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:50 to 11:10 a.m., at InterAmerican Campus, 627 S.W. 27 Ave., Room 3103. For more info call (305) 237-6163.
· The Life and Poetry of Maya Angelou on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the West Campus, 3800 N.E. Second Ave., Room 1102. For more info call (305) 237-8904.
· Celebrating the Culture of Contemporary Gospel and Dance on Friday, Feb. 3, from 7 to 10:30 p.m., at Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Room 1261. For more info call (305) 237-3536.
· African American Read-In on Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., at the North Campus, 1138 N.W. 27 Ave., Room 3249.
· Black Enterprise on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 St., Building R, Room 402/403. For more info call (305) 237-2321.
· Gospel Explosion and Soul Food Tasting on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Science Complex Plaza. For more info call (305) 237-1250.
· What It’s Like to Be a Professional African American Male in America on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Medical Campus, 950 N.W. 20 St., Room 1175. For more info call (305) 237-4213.
· Closing Event: Gospel Music at West on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at West Campus, 3800 N.W. 115 Ave., Room 1102. For more info call (305) 237-8904.
· Obama’s Presidency on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Homestead Campus, 500 College Terr., Room F222. For more info call (305) 237-5065.
· Building Resilience in African American Students on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m., at Medical Campus, 950 N.W. 20 St., Student Life Lounge. For more info call (305) 237-4213.
· The National Crisis in Black Education on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9:50 to 11:05 a.m., at Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, 6300 N.W. Seventh Ave., Room 1109. For more info call (305) 237-1900.
· Jump Into History: Double Dutch on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Hialeah Campus, 1776 W. 49 St., Room 5101. For more info call (305) 237-8736.
· The Sixth Annual South Florida Championship Step Show on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., at Kendall Campus, 11011 S.W. 104 St., Building 6, 6120. For more info call (305) 237-2321.
· Mass Incarceration as an Extension if Slavery on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 11:40 a.m. to 1:20 p.m., at Carrie Entrepreneurial Education Center, 6300 N.W. Seventh Ave., Atrium and Room 1103. For more info call (305) 237-1900.

* EventsEvents

Broward County Public School (BCPS) will observe Take Our Daughter and Son to Work Day on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. This year’s theme is “Dependability”. For additional info con-tact Christie Cerbone at (754) 321-8400.

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* EventsEvents

Broward County Library will celebrate Black History Month in February with a host of events for all ages
Literary Events and Presentations
· Friday, Feb 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. – 10th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival Evening Discussion Panel at South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (954) 201-8825.
· Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 1 p.m. – Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, at Pembroke Pines Library, 955 N.W. 129 Ave., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6750.
· Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Remembering Paradise Park, at Alvin Sherman Library, at Nova Southeastern Univ. 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 262-5477.
· Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Let’s Talk About Books! The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead at Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6580.
· Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Reading Round Table Book Discussion: Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Fla. For more info call (954) 201-2600.
Art and Film Events
· Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. – Class/Discussion of Artist Horace Pippin, presented by Barbara Freiberg, at Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7444.
· Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Against the Odds: The History of African- American Art, presented by Barbara Falletta, at North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, Fla. For more info call (954) 201-2600.
· Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Art Discussion: The Harlem Renaissance and the Growth of African-American Artists, at Deerfield Beach Percy White Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7680.
· Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. – Film: Freedom Summer at Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 262-5477.
Music and Dance
· Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. – 10th Annual Louise Bennett-Coverley Reading Festival Concert, at South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (954) 201-8825.
· Sunday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Scott Joplin 100 Year Celebration, at Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6380.
· Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. – Ragtime: Life and Times of Scott Joplin, at Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Dr., Coral Spring, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7990.
Children, Teens and Families
· Monday, Feb. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. – West African Dance and Drums, children’s program, at Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library, 1 Park Avenue E. Dania Beach, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7073.
· Saturday, Feb. 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Make African beaded bracelets and enjoy readings of popular African-American literature, refreshments, families/all ages at Riverland Library, 2710 W. Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7455.
· Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Sharkey’s Storytime Special: Celebrate African Music and Culture with Positively Africa, children’s program, at Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr., Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 262-5477.
· Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. – African Mask Craft, children’s program, at South Regional/Broward College Library, 7300 Pines, Blvd., Pembroke Pines, Fla. For more info call (954) 201-8825.
· Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. – Teen Zone Crafternoon: Learn about the African counting game Mancala and make your own, space limited, at Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Comm. Blvd., Tamarac, Fla. For more info call (954) 765-1500.
· Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Get on the Bus, children’s program, at Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. Ninth Ct., Pompano Beach, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-7670.
· Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. – Teen Movie and Discussion: Little Rock Nine, at Northwest Branch Library, 1580 N.W. Third Ave., Pompano Beach, Fla. For more info call (95) 357-6599.
· Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. – The Sankofa Experience with Nzingah, all ages, at Carver Ranches Library, 4735 S.W. 18 St., West Park, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6245.

* Happenings at African-AmericanHappenings at African-American

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderale, Fla. For more info call (954) 357-6210.
Literary Events and Presentations
· Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. – An Evening of Elegance & Glamour at Destination NYC – Harlem Renaissance. This age 21 and over event costs (payable at the door or through Eventbrite). For more info call (954) 357-6210. Volunteers Needed for Event, if you would like to volunteer your assistance at this event for free admission, contact Steve Vinik, at (954) 357-6190 or svinik@broward.org
Art and Film Events
· Saturday, Feb. 4, from 12 to 2 p.m. – Black History Month: Art of the Harlem Renaissance, all ages. For more info call (954) 357-6282.
Music and Dance
· Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. – What’s All That Jazz About? By Shinole La-timer, for all ages. For more info call (954) 357-6282.
· Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Literature of the Harlem Renaissance” Rebirth of the Arts and Letters. For more info (954) 357-6282.
· Saturday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Caribbean Influence on the Harlem Renaissance. For more info call (954) 357-6282.
Children, Teens and Families
· Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Black History Month Essay Contest Awards Ceremony, teen program. For more info call (954) 357-6282.
· Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. – Elegance of the Harlem Renaissance Fashion Design Contest, teen program. For more info call (954) 357-6282.

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* WorkshopWorkshop

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Rho Omega chapter, is hosting its annual and exciting “So You Want to go to College” free 2017 College Workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at the Lauderdale Lakes Educational and Cultural Center, 3580 W. Okld. Pk Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop is from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Information will be provided on college ad-mission requirements, application process, scholarships, financial aid, college life and the College Tour, April 10 –13 (open to high school students grades 9-12). For more info contact RG Foderingham at (954) 714-0677 or email at collegetour@zetarhoomega.org.

* Urban League of Broward CountyUrban League of Broward County

· Harlem Black Party hosted by Jill Tracey of HOT 105, conclude the four-day celebration with the Black History Family Day: Harlem Block Party, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 12 to 4 p.m., at Samuel L. Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

* ExhibitExhibit

Ali Cultural Arts Celebrates The Life and Legacy of Karl K. Weaver, Sr., Saturday, Feb. 4 thru Friday, March 4, 2017, Reception on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 12 to 2 p.m., at Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Ham-mondville Rd., Pompano Beach, Fla. This is a free event. For more info contact Kay Renz at (561) 654-8151

* Celebration Celebration

A free family-friendly event as we celebrate Black History month with the rededication of Chester Byrd Park, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Chester Byrd Park Dania Beach, 1009 S.W. 12 Ave., Dania Beach, Fla. Free food giveaway, interactive art project, games, fitness demos, exhibitors, Big Papa T’BBQ, DJ Royce, park ribbon cutting and much more.

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* PresentationPresentation

Novaw powered by myEcon, hosts a Personal and Financial Empowerment on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. To reserve a seat space limited call (954) 804-0319.

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* BowlBowl

Mayor Oliver Gilbert presents Fourth Annual Heritage Bowl. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Florida Memorial University, Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts,15800 N.W. 42 Ave., Miami Gardens, Fla.
For more information, call (305) 914-9170.

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* ProgramProgram

Florida Breast and Cervial Cancer Early Detection Program and Holy Cross Hospital invite you to register for free Mammograms on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, 1000 N.E 56 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info call (954) 762-3649.

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Pompano Beach Downtown Innovation District Upcoming Events. The address to Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville, Rd. Pompano Beach, Fla. Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 N.E. First St., Pompano Beach, Fla.
For ticket info log onto pompanobeacharts. org and click on Ali/BaCa or Event at the Ali Cultural Arts.
* Friday, Feb. 10 at 12 p.m. – Rock Road Historical Restoration Group presents “The Historical Dedication and Installantion of the Historical Ali Culutral Arts Center. Free event at the Ali Cultural Arts.
* Saturdat, Feb. 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. – Book Signing – Author Zhenya McDonald “Walking Thru Hell In High Heel”. Free event at the Ali Cultural Arts
* Saturday, Feb. 11, from 12 to 4 p.m. – Recipes of Love – A youth baking competition at Ali Cultural Arts at the Ali Cultural Arts.
* Sunday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. – Soulful Sunday Ft. “The William Kooly Band” (second Sunday of each month). Free event. These events are held at the Ali Cultural Arts, 353 Hammondville Rd., Pompano Beach, Fla. Free event at the Ali Cultural Arts .
* Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. – Fresh Air with Byrd, (first and third Wednesday of each month), at the Bailey Contemporary Arts, Bailey Contemporary Arts.
* Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. – Lyrics Lab (first and third Wednesday of each month) at the Bailey Contemporary Arts.
* Wednesday, Feb. 15 thru Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m., BaCa Bailey Contemporary Arts presents Black-Florida Pompano Beach by Johanne Rahaman For tickets info call (954) 284-0141.
Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. – Conversation Piece: A modern salon (third Friday of each month) at the Bailey Contemporary Arts
* Saturday, Feb. 18, at from 6 to 10 p.m. – Ali Cultural Arts & Ashanti Cultural Arts presents Hidden Treasures Fashion Show at the Bailey Contemporary Arts. For tickets info call (954) 786-7876.
* Thursday, Feb. 23, from 8 to 11 p.m. – Ali Jam Session featuring “Ulysees Pinkney” (fourth Thursday of each month) at the Bailey Contemporary Arts
* Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Printmaking Workshop at the Bailey Contemporary Arts.
* Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Ali After Hours featuring “The Larry Dogg Band” at Ali Cultural Arts.

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Miramar Cultural Center Celebrates Black History Month with Free Art Gallery Exhibit and Race Dialogues on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m., at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar, Fla. For more info call (954) 602-4524.

* EventEvent

Come out and support 2-1-1 on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Blaze Pizza, 2135 S. University Dr., Davie Fla. For every purchase you make 20% of your check will be donated back to 2-1-1 Broward. For more info contact Tracy Schuldiner at (954) 390-0493 x 244.

* Happenings at African-AmericanHappenings at African-American

Sunday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. – What’s All That Jazz About? By Shinole Latimer, for all ages. For more info call (954) 357-6282.

* Health FairHealth Fair

Jack & Jill Health Fair on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Jack & Jill Children’s Center, 1315 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There will be absolutely FREE services and referrals to local health providers.

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* EventEvent

Jazz and Latin fusion guitarist and composer Ai Di Meola who will be playing at Parker Playhouse on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 707 N.E. Eight St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For tickets info http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/ODOO514ED431B232?brand=parkerph&camefrom=cfc parker web

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* CelebrationCelebration

Residents of South Florida will enjoy a celebration of the African Diaspora, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 6 to 11 p.m., at Hollywood Rotary Club, 2349 Taylor St., Hollywood, Fla. The event titled: African Diaspora Banquet and Cultural Night. Tickets are available online go to https://diasporabanquet.eventbrite.com. For more info (305) 469-1882.

* Celebration Celebration

Residents of South Florida will enjoy a celebration of the African Diaspora, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 6 to 11 p.m., at Hollywood Rotary Club, 2349 Taylor St., Hollywood, Fla. The event titled: African Diaspora Banquet and Cultural Night. Tickets are available online go to https://diasporabanquet.eventbrite.com. For more info (305) 469-1882.

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* Fashion ShowFashion Show

The Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of Fort Lauderdale will sponsor a Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 4 p.m., at the Northwest Federated Woman’s Club, 2161 N.W. 19 St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fashions will be provided by Patricia Caster-low. Dinner will be served and proceeds will benefit our Scholarship Committee for 2017. For cost and additional info contact Hattie “Dee” Harden at (954) 735-6289 or (954) 629-8367.

* FestivalFestival

The City of Fort Pierce, Florida, Second Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Art Show & Festival, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Moore’s Creek Linear Park, N. 10 St., Park, Fort Pierce, Fla.

* FestivalFestival

The City of Fort Pierce, Florida, Second Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Art Show & Festival, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Moore’s Creek Linear Park, N. 10 St., Park, Fort Pierce, Fla.

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* Free DentalFree Dental

Free Dental Care- sign up now for FREE dental care on Aspen Dental’s MouthMobile on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at War Memorial Auditorium 800 N.E. Eight St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dentists and teams from Aspen Dental will treat your most urgent dental needs and provide you with educational materials following your appointment. To make an appointment contact Julie Macias – 411 Veterans 954-703-4536 x 822.

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* Mardi Gras Mardi Gras

The Eta Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., presents Mardi Gras 2017, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m., at Paladium Nightclub, 5688 W. Sample Rd., Margate, Fla. To purchase tickets go to ETANU.ORG. For pre-sale bottles and vip contact Reggie Carter at (336) 225-2075 or Lenroy Ellis (954) 793-6600.

* ProgramProgram

Broward County Public Schools host Supplier Diversity & Outreach Program Meet the Prime Lunch-n-Learn Work-shop Series, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at TSSC Annex Bank Lobby, 7770 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, Fla. To RSVP contact Vincent Jones vai email at Vincet.jones@browardschools.com RSVP by Feb. 21, 2017 space is limited to (2) individuals per company.

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* Youth Services Youth Services

RE-IGNITE THE FIRE – An Explosive ‘Fire Night’ Youth Services on Sunday, Feb. 26. 2017 at 6 p.m., at Zion Rest Church of God by Faith, 2889 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauder-dale, Fla. For cost and additional info call (954) 678-8221.

* CelebrationCelebration

Pride Fort Lauderdale is celebrating 40 years with a massive one-day party on Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 from 12 to 8 p.m. Free admission. For additional info call (954) 767-2444.

* CelebrationCelebration

Annual Black History Month Celebration, “It Takes A Village”, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 at 8 a.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 1321 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more info contact Valecia Cespedes, at (754) 422-4505, Valceia2327@gmail.com

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