The Lauderhill MLK Taskforce celebrates Black History Month featuring Judge Mablean Ephriam
By Leslie Johnson
The City of Lauderhill and the MLK Taskforce hosted several activities surrounding the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in January. This year, 60 students from 10 elementary schools participated in the Civil Rights Spelling Bee. In addition, four middle schools competed in the Civil Rights Brain Bowl. Now, we are excited to announce the Black History Month Gala scheduled for Feb. 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. featuring Judge Mablean Ephriam, in the newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).
The proceeds from all of the events have benefited college bound high school students via MLK scholarships. Vice Mayor M. Margaret Bates, MLK Taskforce founder explains, “The City and the MLK Taskforce have moved its gala around for 16 years! We have hosted Roland Martin, two of Dr. King’s children, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Julian Bond, and so many other esteemed guests. This very special year, our gala has come home to stay in our permanent venue in the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC)! Thanks to our guests and sponsors for always attending our galas and making our event the premier MLK/Black History Event in Broward County!”
Judge Ephriam, host of the out-of-the-box hit television show Justice with Judge Mablean, became known throughout the world during her seven-year stint on Divorce Court.
Tickets are on sale now for $65 and may be purchased at www.lpacfl.com or by calling at (954) 777-2055. The LPAC Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, and Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. So don’t miss out as seats are limited and this event always sells out.
Sponsored by the City of Lauderhill, Humana, Lauderhill Police Department, Law Firm of Becker & Poliakoff, Rhodes Insurance, Inter-national Longshoremen Association of Miami, Federation of Public Employees, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole and Bierman, P.L., AT&T, and National Weekly and the Westside Gazette newspaper.