Friday, February 4, 2011

Event Alert: Black History Month in Chicago!

I am proud that NYC and my hometown Chicago are bustling with Black History Month events every year.

One particular event stood out to me this year, since it combines African American history with youth mentoring-- two of my favorite things!

To celebrate Black History Month, youth will partake in a Dance, Music and Theatre workshop at the RAINBOW PUSH headquarters in Chicago this Saturday, February 5th from 12pm - 3pm. Through the arts, youth will explore past and present African American pioneers. The event will feature special prizes and giveaways and is organized by C.Stanback Enterprises & Rainbow Push. More information can be found at www.cstanbackenterprises.org.



What Black History events are you planning to attend this month?

4 comments:

MochaBelle said...

The Apollo is having an amazing event this weekend and it's totally free. They are hosting entertainment for the kids, health screenings, dance performances, etc.

Here is the link:http://www.apollotheater.org/all/details/92-apollo-open-house

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Oh really!! Thanks so much for sharing the link. That sounds like a great event.

that guy said...

thanks for the info. i might check this out.

Buffalo Soldier 9 said...

Keep telling that history:

Read the greatest fictionalized 'historical novel', Rescue at Pine Ridge, the first generation of Buffalo Soldiers. The website is: http://www.rescueatpineridge.com This is the greatest story of Black Military History...5 stars Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Youtube commercials are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD66NUKmZPs and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVslyHmDy9A&feature=related

Rescue at Pine Ridge is the story of the rescue of the famed 7th Cavalry by the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers. The 7th Cavalry got their butts in a sling again after the Little Big Horn Massacre, fourteen years later, the day after the Wounded Knee Massacre. If it wasn't for the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, there would of been a second massacre of the 7th Cavalry. This story is about, brutality, compassion, reprisal, bravery, heroism and gallantry.

I know you’ll enjoy the novel. I wrote the story that embodied the Native Americans, Outlaws and African-American/Black soldiers, from the south to the north, in the days of the Native American Wars with the approaching United States of America.

The novel was taken from my mini-series movie with the same title, “RaPR” to keep the story alive. Hollywood has had a lot of strikes and doesn’t like telling our stories…its been “his-story” of history all along…until now. The movie so far has attached, Bill Duke directing, Hill Harper, Glynn Turman, James Whitmore Jr. and a host of other major actors in which we are in talks with.

When you get a chance, also please visit our Alpha Wolf Production website at; http://www.alphawolfprods.com and see our other productions, like Stagecoach Mary, the first Black Woman to deliver mail for the US Postal System in Montana, in the 1890's, “spread the word”.

Peace.