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    (BPRW) Steve Harvey and Morning Show Presented UP’s UPLIFT SOMEONE Award During 2014 Neighborhood Awards Weekend

     Steve Harvey and Morning Show
    (BLACK PR WIRE) – As Steve Harvey’s 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards kicked off in Atlanta on Friday, August 8, UP TV’s VP, Consumer Marketing Lori Hall (center) on-air presented Steve (left), The Steve Harvey Morning Show co-host Shirley Strawberry (right) and the entire Morning Show team UP’s UPLIFT SOMEONE Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations who through their work and acts of positivity and kindness have encouraged and changed the lives for the better of people all across our nation. Hall said, “Steve Harvey is an incredible and indelible force. He brings light and inspiration to everything and everyone that he touches, including the The Steve and Marjorie Hall Foundation which is dedicated to pursuing uplifting, educational opportunities to youth and all of the various other philanthropic causes he supports; As a relationship advisor where he shares practical insight to families and individuals -- straight with no chaser; As an author with Act Like a Man, Think Like A Woman which was on the New York Times Best Seller List for 64 weeks and then was made into a box office hit movie; As the host of ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’ which many of us wake up to every morning, without fail, to laugh, learn and be uplifted; or as the family man that we know him to be – a husband, and a father, an uncle, a brother, fraternity brother and a friend. Steve Harvey embodies the core values of UP’s UPLIFT SOMEONE award which is to uplift and inspire others and it is our distinct honor to present this Award to Steve Harvey and the entire ‘Steve Harvey Morning Show’ Team for your unwavering dedication and commitment to people worldwide.” Photo: Courtesy of UP


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    The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF)

     National Black Arts Festival

    The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) announces its 26th season, running June through September and featuring a profusion of artistic offerings in a variety of disciplines including music, dance, theatre, film and visual art. As part of the festival’s new Strategic Vision, several innovative programs will be inaugurated including the Spotlight Series, a lineup of events going deep into one of the five NBAF disciplines; 2014 is the year of music at NBAF. A new annual event, NBAF Global will showcase one dimension of the African Diaspora, and the landmark Legends Celebration will take a fresh new direction honoring five luminaries via performance tributes. Additionally, NBAF seeks to serve the community through educational initiatives like the Youth Empowerment Series (YES!); NBAF NEXT featuring emerging artists and those working in social justice and a sequence of free master classes for pre-professional students.

    Tickets to most NBAF events will be on sale beginning Friday, May 23 at 12 p.m. (Wynton Marsalis tickets are currently on sale.)

    THE INAUGURAL SPOTLIGHT SERIES This year, Wynton Marsalis serves as NBAF’s inaugural Spotlight Series Curator, personally tapping a mentor, a peer, and a protégé to join the summer’s program.

    The Legend: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – “Modern Life, Modern Music,” Friday, July 25, 8 p.m. at Symphony Hall Tickets from $45

    This spectacular evening, curated specifically for NBAF by Marsalis, features original compositions by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Marsalis describes the inspiration for the concert thus: “The DNA research is in. We are all descendants of Africa. Let’s celebrate the scientific death of tribalism. Modern life affords us the opportunity to choose our tribe by interest instead of genetics. Today, families are formed across the superficial lines of race and nationality. They are more flexible and numerous. The divisive conventions which force us into competing clans who wish to claim superiority over ‘others’ are giving way to an emphasis on culture and its shared mythic symbols that unify us at the deepest levels of our collective consciousness. Duke Ellington said THE people are my people. Jazz knew that any person is related to all people, long before DNA told us it was so.”

    The Mentor: The Heath Brothers Quartet with Jeremy Pelt, Saturday, August 23, 8 p.m. at Rialto Center for the Arts Tickets from $25

    NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath and rising star Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) offer an evening of classics from the American Songbook as well as signature compositions by Heath himself. Marsalis states, “NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, brilliant instrumentalist, magnificent composer and arranger, is vital at 87 years old – when he walks into a room, jazz history is made.”

    The Protégé: The Jason Marsalis Quartet, Thursday, September 11, 8 p.m. at Rialto Center for the Arts Tickets from $15

    The Jason Marsalis Quartet features Marsalis on vibraphones, Will Goble on bass, David Potter on drums and Austin Johnson on piano. Performing hits from his most recent album, “my younger brother Jason, with perfect pitch and unerring rhythmic sophistication, is a master of the vibes,” explains Wynton Marsalis.

    The Peer: The Marcus Roberts Trio Celebrates Monk and Trane, Thursday, September 18, 7:30 p.m., Center Stage Theater Tickets from $15

    The Marcus Roberts Trio, founded in 1995, is known around the world for its virtuosic style – a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. According to Marsalis, “Marcus is like a movement. Years from now, people will look back on all the students and piano players that he influenced and it will become known as the School of Marcus Roberts…He is a genius.”


    Harlem Fine Arts Show, June 26-29 at 200 Peachtree Street Tickets from $10 at Opening Night Benefit for the National Black Arts Festival, June 26, 6 p.m. Tickets $100

    The Harlem Fine Arts Show returns to Atlanta with one of the largest and most prestigious collections of works by emerging and established African-American artists from around the country. Artists from past shows have included Leroy Campbell, Corinthia Peoples, Elizabeth Baez, Woodrow Nash, True African Art and more.

    Symposium: Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the Nexus between Cultural Studies, Religion and Philosophy, July 13-August 1, times vary, at Emory University In partnership with Emory University, NBAF collaborates on a three-week symposium that investigates Black Aesthetics and African Centered Cultural Expressions: Sacred Systems in the Nexus between Cultural Studies, Religion and Philosophy. The symposium will stage a number of high-energy discussions related to the black aesthetic, while broadening and reviving interest in this area of scholarship for future research and intellectual inquiry. The institute will focus on the development of African-based sacred systems in the nexus between cultural studies, religion, and philosophy, and their influence on the arts.

    NBAF Gala, Saturday, July 19, 6 p.m., InterContinental Buckhead Tickets from $500

    The NBAF Gala is the official, triumphant season opener and always one of the most elegant, spectacular evenings on Atlanta’s performing arts calendar. The 2014 Gala, Higher and Higher, will not disappoint, and will feature a trio of luminaries in a spellbinding line-up: jazz icon Terence Blanchard, Metropolitan Opera superstar Harolyn Blackwell and New York City-based spoken word impresario Toni Blackman. Join Atlanta’s finest for cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing until midnight amidst the splendor of the Intercontinental Buckhead’s Grand Ballroom.

    The Brave New Voices Institute, July 21-August 1, Performance August 2, 2 p.m. at National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Free admission

    In partnership with San Francisco’s renowned spoken word powerhouse, Youth Speaks, NBAF provides 30 Atlanta-based teens (ages 13-19) with a two-week training intensive in creative writing and spoken word, culminating in an opportunity to perform before a live audience in a “poetry slam” for family, friends, and supporters. Open to Atlanta youth by audition in late June.

    Sojourner Washing Society: A musical in gospel & blues, July 24, 7:30 p.m. at Alliance Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center

    Free admission

    As Atlanta becomes Georgia’s largest city a few years after the Civil War, it is ready to celebrate itself as the New South. But the town boosters find themselves at odds with a group they call “the Washing Amazons,” 3,000 spirited black women who hold the city’s dirty laundry and go after a raise in a tale told in gospel and blues. This staged reading is held in partnership with the Alliance Theatre.


    NBAF partners with two arts leaders —Atlanta’s NEXT and national network Alternate ROOTS— in a multi-year effort inspired by the idea that art has the power to create change. NBAF NEXT seeks to promote emerging artists, with an emphasis on Atlanta-based artists, and elevate artists working at the intersection of creative expression and social justice. The Salon, Thursday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center Tickets from $15

    The Salon is a celebration of rising, Atlanta-based talents in the visual, literary, spoken word and musical arts – those on the cusp of stardom. It features four genre-blending performances: visual/performing artist and scholar Fahamu Pecou; jazz and soul vocalist Brenda Nicole Moorer; playwright and community agitator Michael Molina and Emmy-award winning spoken word artist Jon Goode. This interactive event encourages collaboration between artists and audience to take aim at society’s most intractable challenges. Town Hall, September, date and location TBD This September, NBAF, NEXT and ROOTS will partner to host a town hall meeting to explore how artists can work to find solutions to society's most intractable challenges. This town hall invites attendees to discuss the needs and status of social justice-oriented artists in Atlanta and the American South.

    Wisdom of the Cypher by Toni Blackman with D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik, Saturday, August 2, 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 3, 2:30 p.m. at The Loft at Center Stage Tickets from $10

    Wisdom of the Cypher, a world premiere by Hip Hop impresario Toni Blackman, is a high-energy montage of lyrical verses and spoken word that open upon multiple future pathways and possibilities for Hip Hop—the form and the community. Wisdom of the Cypher travels along the path that not only defines the essence of Hip Hop, but clarifies its soul purpose for existence. Joined by Atlanta-based beatboxer D.R.E.S. tha BEATnik, C. Hankins as the musical conductor and a universe of digital projections, this work in spoken word, images and music unfolds upon a potential future for this sacred form.

    A Celebration of Music on Film: A Film Festival in Partnership with New York City’s African Diaspora International Film Festival, Saturday, August 16, beginning at 11 a.m. in The Rich Auditorium at Woodruff Arts Center Tickets $8 (Seniors $6) for one film, $42 (Seniors $30) for full-day pass to seven films

    Films exploring the influence of the African Diaspora on four continents include: “Hands of God,” Dir. Delia Ackerman, Peru; “Susana Baca: Memoria Viva,” Dir. Mark Dixon, Peru/Belgium; “Return to Gorée,” Dir. Dir. Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Senegal/Switzerland/Luxembourg; “The Story of Lovers Rock,” Dir. Menelik Shabazz, United Kingdom; “Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango,” Dir. Dom Pedro, France; “Josephine Backer, Black Diva in a White Man’s World,” Dir. Annette von Wangenheim, Germany and “Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues,” Dir. Christine Dall, USA/Canada.

    NBAF Global Featuring Third World and Maxi Priest, Sunday, August 17, 6 p.m. at The Tabernacle Tickets from $15, VIP from $25

    NBAF Global is a new annual celebration of one region of the African Diaspora. This year, NBAF stages an all-out celebration of reggae music and culture in a spectacular concert featuring Jamaican superpower Third World and British-Jamaican megastar Maxi Priest, on tour to promote his new release, Easy to Love. Dance floor and VIP Seating available.

    Legends Celebration, Saturday, September 6, 8 p.m. at Rialto Center for the Arts Tickets from $25

    5 Legends. 5 Awards. One spectacular evening. A Festival favorite and one of the most sought-after tickets on the NBAF calendar, the Legends Celebration pays tribute to luminaries in dance, theater, film, music, and visual arts. Received in past years by none other than Judith Jamison, Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Cicely Tyson, Katherine Dunham, Amiri Baraka, Gladys Knight, Faith Ringgold and Max Roach. This year’s event honors five legendary artists, one in each field, through tribute performances and presentations. Spotlight Series curator Wynton Marsalis is the 2014 Music Legend and will be joined by four other creative luminaries – whom will be announced at the NBAF Gala on July 19.

    Doxology Ring Shout: A Praise Dance for the Doxy, Saturday, September 13, 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, 3 p.m. at Baldwin Burroughs Theatre at Spelman College Tickets from $15 ($5 Student)

    An NBAF commission and world premiere in partnership with Spelman College, Doxology draws back the curtain on the ecstatic, transcendent ring shout tradition through a rich blend of dance, visual imagery and music. Created by legendary choreographer Dianne McIntyre and esteemed playwright Paul Carter Harrison, this “dance opera” explores the history of the ritual in a virtualized performance environment constructed by video artist Phillip Mallory Jones and supported by musician Dwight Andrews.

    GAME ON, September 26, 7 p.m. and September 27, 2 p.m., venue: TBD Tickets from $5

    This theater piece for young audiences (ages 7 and up) follows its hero, a young girl who ends up inside a video game and learns that virtual reality is no match for real life. GAME ON is the Atlanta premiere of a new hip-hop theater work created by middle school students and performed by adult artists, breakdancers and five graduates of the Brave New Voices Institute. This performance is co-commissioned by the Hip Hop Theater Festival, the National Black Arts Festival and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

    First Glance National Competition for High School-age artists in Dance, Music, Spoken Word (Theater) and Visual Art, Saturday, September 27, venue: TBD Free admission, open to the public Now in its fourth year, this NBAF favorite is a national competition for youth artists in four NBAF disciplines. Winners—decided by jury and popular vote—receive cash prizes and professional development. Open to Atlanta and national youth by online submission, First Glance comprises a national call for submissions, a celebrity jury panel, prize packages for winners and a public awards show. Title support for this event is provided by Turner Broadcasting, Inc. through the Turner Voices Initiative.

    The Generations Project, Master Classes, multiple dates and venues Pre-professional artists ages 18 and up can audition to attend master classes with headliners from this year’s festival including Metropolitan Opera Soprano Harolyn Blackwell, Spotlight Series Percussionist Jason Marsalis, Reggae superstars Third World, Hip Hop master Toni Blackman, Legendary Choreographer Dianne McIntyre and more. Interested artists need to submit a short video or audio recording, your resume, picture, and a paragraph stating interest to

    to be considered for one of these once-in-a-lifetime training opportunities!

    About the National Black Arts Festival
    The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is the longest-running multi-disciplinary arts festival of the African Diaspora. This year NBAF celebrates its 26th year as a cultural leader. Each year the festival presents works and exhibitions from renowned legends as well as emerging young artists. For the latest news and updates, “like” National Black Arts Festival on Facebook, and visit its web site at


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    The BWABC Literacy Festival

    The BWABC Literacy Festival will be held September 19-20, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee at Hilton Hotel. It will be hosted by nationally acclaimed author, Shelia E. Lipsey. It is a free event to the public and to book clubs.

    The purpose of the festival is to unite authors and readers while promoting literacy within the community.

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    (BPRW) “Kidney Sundays” Reaches African American Faith Communities During National Kidney Month

    - National Kidney Disease Education Program Hosts Third Annual Nationwide Event -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – 6.2 million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – equal to the population of Tennessee.

    Kidney Sundays

    African Americans experience the highest rates of kidney failure – rates approximately 3.4 times greater than whites. Two major causes of kidney failure are diabetes and high blood pressure. In fact, 80 percent of new cases of kidney failure among African Americans are due to one of these conditions.

    In recognition of National Kidney Month, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP), along with the American Diabetes Association’s Live Empowered initiative and Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., a national nursing sorority, will host the third annual Kidney Sundays event on March 2. Together with more than 85 African-American congregations nationwide, NKDEP and Kidney Sundays aim to:

    • Help African Americans to gain a better understanding of why kidney disease is a major health concern,

    • Encourage people at risk to get their kidneys tested, and

    • Support conversations about kidney disease among families and faith communities.

    “Kidney Sundays goes beyond March 2,” said Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). “Throughout National Kidney Month, we hope to educate people on the importance of kidney testing and the link between kidney disease and diabetes and high blood pressure. Our goal is to create healthy, lifelong habits and behavior change, particularly among African Americans.”

    Kidney Sundays provides African American congregations with tools and materials, such as an event checklist and health ministry talking points, to help elevate kidney disease as a health issue requiring attention. Congregations will conduct kidney health education sessions and provide blood pressure screenings.

    “We are thrilled to partner with NKDEP on this important initiative,” said Priscilla Murphy, 1st Vice-President of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. “Kidney Sundays is an opportunity for our nurses to directly affect the health of their communities. Through blood pressure screenings and kidney health presentations, we open the door to a discussion on kidney disease and raise awareness about risk factors.”

    NKDEP is a program of the National Institutes of Health. For more information, visit To download a copy of the image below, visit


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    (BPRW) Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with Unprecedented Commentary from Civil Rights Leaders across Multiple Platforms

    - Interactive Website Chronicles Civil Rights Movement History on ? Video Interviews with Civil Right Leaders, Including Rev. Billy Kyles, Mamie Chalmers, Rep. John Lewis, and Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young to be Available through Xfinity On Demand, Online, Comcast Newsmakers and E-Book -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a major milestone of the Civil Rights Movement where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast has created a first of its kind video compilation to help chronicle the history and impact of the movement. Called His Dream, Our Stories, the package includes more than 80 unique and personal interviews with civic leaders, elders, clergy, and activists, and will be available on Xfinity On Demand and online through October 12th and permanently at

    Comcast Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
    Through commentary and archived footage, His Dream, Our Stories chronicles the March on Washington, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement through interviews from influential leaders, including Rev. Billy Kyles, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young, Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, political leaders like Rep. John Lewis and attendees of the March on Washington, the Detroit Walk to Freedom and the Selma-Montgomery March. Other topics include sit-ins of the 1960s, the Atlanta Student Movement, Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968 and the impact and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement on minority communities of all types.

    In addition to viewing the full library of interviews, visitors to will be able to submit their own stories commemorating the 50th anniversary of this pivotal event in our nation’s history. Users will also be able to discover and learn about civil rights organizations which continue to work toward equality and freedom, including the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Civil Rights Museum.

    “Comcast and NBCUniversal are proud to contribute to this anniversary with such compelling content about the fight for civil rights,” said Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment, Comcast Corporation, and President of the Comcast Foundation. “It’s important to remember Dr. King’s legacy, and this unprecedented interactive multimedia package enables stories to be shared like never before.”

    In addition to, which serves as the ongoing online location for footage, features and finding and sharing information about the Civil Rights Movement, Comcast and NBCUniversal are making the content available across a variety of other platforms as part of current and planned coverage of the August 28th March on Washington anniversary. Open to both Xfinity customers and non-customers, this microsite will include His Dream, Our Stories interviews as well as news articles, photo galleries and video biographies relevant to the Civil Rights Movement.

    Xfinity On Demand: Xfinity TV customers can access the “March on DC at 50” folder to watch 80+ video interviews.

    Xfinity TV Player App: Xfinity TV customers can view 80+ video interviews on mobile devices.

    His Dream, Our Stories e-book: In late August, an educational e-book from NBC Publishing including 25 videos and an introduction from news journalist Lester Holt will be available to download for free on iTunes, Amazon and Nook stores.

    MSNBC: MSNBC will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online.

    NBC Owned Television Stations: NBC stations (including New York, Southern California, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Bay Area, Washington, D.C., South Florida, San Diego and Connecticut) will have His Dream, Our Stories content on their websites. The website from the RadioOne/TVOne family will provide access to the videos on their NewsOne site as well as local sites.

    Comcast Newsmakers: Selected interviews will be inserted on CNN Headline News as part of the National Edition of Comcast Newsmakers. Rolling Stone will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online.

    Additionally, anyone interested in utilizing the rich content library of His Dream, Our Stories can embed any of the videos to share content on their own websites, blogs and social media platforms.

    For more information about Comcast and NBCUniversal’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit

    About Comcast Corporation:
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit for more information.

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    America’s Railroad hosting wreath-laying ceremony at statue of Civil Rights Leader A. Philip Randolph

    WASHINGTON — Amtrak is sponsoring a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday at the A. Philip Randolph statue at Washington Union Station as part of activities for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

    The A. Philip Randolph Institute, a Washington, D.C., based organization that supports civil rights, anti-discrimination, progressive tax politics and universal, affordable healthcare, will host the event in the East Hall at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will honor Randolph, who organized the first African-American union for Pullman Porters, and as a civil rights leader, who, along with others, organized the March on Washington.


    “As we pause to recognize the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, an important moment in history, we also remember Mr. Randolph’s passion for justice and economic freedom that inspired him to be the voice of the Pullman porters,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman. “Ultimately, his actions as a civil rights advocate helped to shape America's railroad system.”

    The Pullman Company, founded by George Pullman, manufactured railroad cars from the mid-1800s into the 20th Century and developed sleeping cars that bore the company’s name, Pullman cars. The Pullman Company hired African-Americans to work as porters on board their trains, and these porters became renowned for their outstanding service. Pullman Porters, as they came to be known, were organized into the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters under the leadership of Randolph in 1925. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was the first labor union led by African-Americans to receive a charter in the American Federation of Labor.

    “We are extremely proud of the legacy of A. Philip Randolph. His passion for justice and economic freedom for all inspired him to lead a movement and encourage change for all people, including those working on trains,” said Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

    The statue of Randolph stands in his honor on the concourse of Washington Union Station. Amtrak named one of its sleeping cars, Superliner II Deluxe Sleeper 32503, the “A. Philip Randolph” in his honor.

    Passenger trains played a pivotal role in America’s history. During the Great Migration of the early 1900s, African Americans left the rural South aboard passenger trains to the Northeast and other regions of the country in search of better wages and job opportunities.

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    (BPRW) Bishop T.D. Jakes Honors Martin Luther King and Golden Anniversary of March on Washington

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – DALLAS, Aug. 23, 2013— The Potter’s House church, led by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is donating $10,000 to the National Action Network in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

    “It is a tremendous privilege to contribute to the National Action Network and to the legacy of an inspiring leader and powerful movement that changed the course of history,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes. “Today, I honor Dr. Martin Luther King, who embodied the spirit of Jesus when he challenged us to elevate ourselves and respond to physical force with soul force. His March on Washington was a world-changing gathering. It reminded those in Washington that America’s dream is that all men were created equal. He encouraged all of us to stand for justice and to continue to strive for all that is good. It is because of Dr. King and his historic march fifty years ago that we are now able to hold such a gathering as MegaFest in Dallas next week—where tens of thousands of people of all colors will unite and celebrate their faith, their families and their belief that tomorrow can be better than today. While I long to be with the National Action Network to celebrate this legacy, how appropriate it is that we gather together at MegaFest during this historic anniversary. What a blessing it is to have this opportunity to bring so many people together in a way that embodies the spirit of Dr. King’s message and the work of the National Action Network.”

    About The Potter's House
    Located in Dallas, The Potter's House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as "America's Best Preacher" and as one of the nation's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals." The Potter's House has five locations, The Potter's House of Dallas, The Potter's House of Fort Worth, The Potter's House of North Dallas, and The Potter's House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de Fe.

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  19. is the ultimate entertainment online resource for adults wanting to know what to do and where to go do it! Find out the latest info on different events, Learn different dances from Swingout to Stepping, and Never have a dull weekend again!

  20. Digital Guest List...
    Created to place you in the most exclusive social and cultural events in your area, while also providing you with opportunities to be placed on exclusive guest lists of these events.

  21. DJ Ron Love...
    DJ Ron Love: A 25 year veteran DJ bringing the experience of radio, television and stage to your personal event.

  22. Doheny Blues Festival...
    Authentic food vendors and more then 40 art and craft booths. Held in Dana Point, California in the month of May.

  23. Earl Harvey...
    If it's a happening, Earl knows about it!

  24. Eastern Light Getaways ...
    Urban Events Tour Operator - Winter Weekends, Crab Feasts, NBA All-Star, Essence, and more. Group Leaders Make Money & Travel Free promoting our All-Inclusive Tours!

  25. Essence Music Festival ...
    Essence Music Festival, Reliant Park, New Orleans, LA, Concerts, Weekend Festival.

  26. FADF...
    Florida African Dance Festival, will take place in Tallahassee on the campus of Florida A&M University.

  27. Festival Archive...
    Festival info from around the globe.

  28. Festivals...
    A festival is something shared and personal, common and unique. Above all, it is something magic.

  29. Festival Finder...
    You'll discover the latest details on more than 2,500 music festivals in North America on this website.

  30. First Friday: Bay Area...
    A African American organization whose purpose is to provide a balance of networking and social opportunities for the professional community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  31. First Fridays Twin Cities...
    First Fridays - Provides the African American Community in the Twin Cities with great entertainment and information., First Fridays Twin Cities Premier Networking Event For African American Professionals.

  32. Funk Jazz Kafe Tour...
    Atlanta's multimedia arts & music staple, The FunkJazz Kafé!

  33. Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival ...
    The city of Glendale’s Annual Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a tremendous lineup of local, regional and national entertainment in Historic Downtown Glendale Arizona. Held in April.

  34. Greeley Blues Fest ...
    Get more info at the Official website for the Greeley Blues Jam in Greeley Colorado. Held in June.

  35. HBFF...
    The Hollywood Black Film Festival is an annual 6-day celebration of black cinema.

  36. Headz Up ...
    Headz Up is the premier source for Black Events. We feature a comprehensive listing of Cultural, Vacation and Business events listings.

  37. Holier Than Thou...
    A Gospel Comedy Stage Play.

    Parties, People, Pictures, Places.

  39. i10 Media... has successfully fashioned Houston, Texas networking atmosphere into a social phenomenon.

  40. Journey to New York...
    Social Butterfly Promotions plan, organize, and execute all types of social, political, not-for-profit, and theme events.

  41. Juneteenth...
    The oldest known celebration for the “official” end of slavery – when, on June 19, 1865, the enslaved individuals of Galveston, Texas were the last to be informed of the Emancipation Proclamation that was signed in 1863.

  42. Kente...
    Kente Cloth Festival, held annually in New York City, rich African cultural heritage, being expressed in various kente products, live music, artwork and other exhibitions.

  43. Keith Knows...
    Know Who to see, Know What to Do, KNow Where to Go in Atlanta Atlanta's Social Scene, list of events. What's Buzzworthy in the ATL.

  44. Kinnaird Enterprises...
    Kinnaird Enterprises Events Calendar. This calendar will serve as your personal guide to upcoming events. We know you appreciate good company and adult atmosphere. Enjoy!

  45. Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival...
    A family celebration of the heritage, culture, history, music and cuisine of Africans, African Americans and African Caribbeans!

  46. Los Angeles Black Business Expo and Trade Show...
    Expo and Trade show featuring 400+ exhibits of the best business owners and sponsors in Southern California and the world.

  47. Mahogany Dime...
    Poetry, Motivational, Speaking, Performances.

  48. Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza and Festival ...
    Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best microbreweries in the country and top blues performers - This is Mammoth’s biggest event – 3 days of fun in the sun - the best party of the summer! Held in Mammoth Lakes, California in the month of August.

  49. Mardi Gras Coconuts...
    Traditional & authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras souvenirs.

  50. Moja Arts Festival...
    MOJA Festival 2003 - Charleston, SC

  51. Monterey Jazz Festival...
    46th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The longest running Jazz Festival in the World.

  52. MyUrbanEvents...
    Chicago’s African American Entertainment Guide. Your one-stop local entertainment guide on where to go, what to do, from the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in music, movies, entertainment. Browse or search hundreds of listings for Chicago restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, theater, other events.

  53. National Black Arts Festival...
    National Black Arts Festival. Through Dance, Film, Music, Literature, Theater, and the Visual Arts, audiences spanning generations.

  54. National Black Theatre Festival...
    The National Black Theatre Festival is held biennially in the City of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. The festival was founded by Larry Leon Hamlin in 1989 and has attracted more than 500,000 tourist to the city since it was established. Black Theatre is for everyone!

  55. National Dance Week...
    Ballet, belly dancing, capoiera, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, tango, african and contemporary dance, floor-barre(tm), pilates, yoga, children's classes, special workshops and more. New York City.

  56. Night of Classic Soul...
    Oldies But Goodies.

  57. NPN Cruise...
    An international network of multicultural professionals who annually sail the globe with RCI, the most celebrated cruise line in the world.

  58. Official Kwanzaa Web Site...
    A celebration of family, culture and community.

  59. Old School Saturday...
    ALL old school music. ALL night. ALL that.

  60. QLZ Productions...
    QLZ Productions provides prime seating and accommodations to each of these Great American events.

  61. Riverfront Blues Festival...
    The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. August.

  62. Santa Cruz Blues Festival ...
    Top names in blues and roots music for two days in a natural amphitheater surrounded by oaks and redwoods near the Pacific Ocean. Held in May. Santa Cruz California.

  63. - Hip Hop and R&B Urban Parties ...
    The people's resource for hip hop and r&b urban parties, events, music & reviews in San Antonio, TX.

  64. SimplyTexasBluesFestival...
    Held Downtown South Oakes Street in San Angelo, Texas. May.

  65. Social Sightings ...
    Social Sightings features the "A" list of African American Civic & Social Events/Parties, Fundraisers & Galas.

  66. St.Lucia jazz Festival...
    St.Lucia jazz Festival.

  67. Tampa Bay Blues Festival...
    Tampa Bay Blues Festival of Florida Featuring Some of the Biggest Names in Blues Music At the St. Petersburg Waterfront Vinoy Park. Held in April.

  68. Tampa Black Heritage Festival...
    Celebrating Tampa's Heart And Soul.

  69. is a unique online media company that has embraced the technology of the internet in order to provide its audience with an exciting display of information on parties, clubs, current news, interviews, and fashion trends.

  70. The Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest...
    Highland Park Festival Site. Held in June.

  71. The International African Arts Festival...
    The International African Arts Festival is the oldest and largest festival dedicated to preserving and presenting the culture and traditions of the African Diaspora.

  72. The Northern California Blues ...
    Food and beverage vendors offer a wide variety of choices, from beer and sausages to margaritas and tacos to soda and organic wraps to lemonade and hot dogs to shaved ice and so much more. Held in August.

  73. Universoul Circus...
    A wholesome world class family entertainment attraction.

  74. Urban Bush Women ...
    The Cooperative Culture Collective and Urban Bush Women present the Annual Fort Greene Juneteenth Arts Festival.

  75. UrbanChi...
    UrbanChi covers music/entertainment events, my personal stories, weird sightings, festivals, and local news in the Chicago area.

  76. Urban Soul...
    Urban Soul is an upscale events promotions company based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides services which include corporate event planning, concert promotion, and special events management.

  77. Urban Thang... is Online community for urban professionals, to keep African Americans informed with Houston's social events, partys, happy hours and networking opportunities.

  78. Yvonne E. White & Co. - Event Planning...
    Unique individualized services covering all aspects of party and event coordination and catering.

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