BLACK EMPHASIS MONTH AT MEREDITH COLLEGE
Throughout the month of February, Meredith College celebrates Black Emphasis Month with a series of special events. The first event, Gospel Fest, is scheduled on Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m., in Jones Chapel. Several singing groups and choirs will perform, showcasing the African American culture throughout each musical performance.
On Wednesday, February 16 at 10 a.m., we have the Black Emphasis Month Chapel. Gwen Matthews, Meredith’s first African American graduate, will be guest speaker at this miraculous event. Next, we have Soul Food Cinema, held on Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m., in Belk Dining Hall. Soul food will be served and a movie will be shown, featuring an entire African American ensemble. Cost for this event is $5.40.
Finally, the Meredith Association for Cultural Awareness will hold a meeting at 10 a.m., on Friday, February 25 in Joyner 113. They will discuss “Recreating Strong Black Women.” This article is located at www.black-collegian.com/african/archives/roleplay300.shtml. Attendees are advised to preview the article prior to attending the meeting.
All events take place on the Meredith Campus and are open to the general public. Meredith College is located at 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607. For more information, contact the Meredith College Office of Commuter Life and Diversity Programs at (919) 760-8571.
15th ANNUAL HAYTI HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL PROJECTS WOMAN POWER
Formerly known as the Black Diaspora Film Festival, the 15thAnnual Hayti Heritage Film Festival Projects Woman Power will be held on February 19-22. Student filmmakers compete and show their talent in the general admission and in the Financial Short Film Challenge categories. At this time, awards will be presented to talented student and professional filmmakers. Celebrity judges include Cedric Pendleton, Christine Swanson, and Emmy-winning filmmaker, Dante James.
Tickets for this event can be purchased online, in-person, or by phone. The ticket price is $50. This event will be held at the St. Joseph’s Foundation at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701. For more information, please visit www.hayti.org or call (919) 683-1709.
2009 FBMA BLACK HISTORY KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Future Black Men of America (FBMA), Inc., will hold its 2nd annual 2009 FBMA Black History Knowledge Bowl on Saturday, February 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is where young people throughout North Carolina participate and compete against their peers by answering questions about Black history. A group of two youngsters compete as a team against other team members. They are divided up into two separate divisions: Division One is for middle school students (grades 6-8) and Division Two is for high school students (grades 9-12).
The winning middle school team will face off against the winning high school team. This is where they will actually compete for Dell Laptops. Each team is required to have an adult coach or organization for sponsorship. First and second place awards and prizes will be given in both divisions.
Registration forms should be returned by February 20. Once registration is complete, each team will receive a study packet. Questions for the competition will come directly from this packet. Again, these questions will focus entirely on Black history.
For more information about this event and to get registration information, contact Antoine Medley at Antoine.Medley@FutureBlackMen.org or call (919) 210-3516. This event is held at 7109 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. Click on this link for directions http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&address=7109%20Leesville%20Road&city=Raleigh&state=NC&zipcode=27613.