1. As a part of Medgar Evers College’s Black History Month celebration, on Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., MEC will host “150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation: The Legacy of Black Civil War Soldiers,” featuring NY1’s Cheryl Wills, author of Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale. Book Signing and reception will follow. Cheryl Wills will present a lecture that pays homage to the storied treasure of her great-great-great-grandfather, Sandy Wills, who fled his slave master (Edmund Wills) and fought valiantly as a member of the United States Colored Troops. Her talk will also focus on the disparities of the treatment of black and white soldiers during the civil war.
2. On Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., The Kumble Theatre, located at 1 University Plaza (between Dekalb and Willoughby avenues) will present a one-day free performance of “Four Little Girls:” Denise McNair 11; Carole Robertson 14; Addie Mae Collins 14 and Cynthia Diane Wesley, 14 were murdered when the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is bombed, proving to be a turning point of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. This play will be read by noted theater professionals, with stage directions read by NY1 News' Cheryl Willis and will also include a talk back with Civil Rights Movement activists. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. On Monday, February 25, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Spirit of a Woman Salutes will be hosting a Founders Event for Iya Shawnee Benton-Gibson and Iya Monica in honor of the 10th Anniversary and co-creation of this power-full entity and movement called Spirit Of A Woman Leadership Development Institute at The Skylight Gallery @ Restoration 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn New York. On the evening of the event, prominent and influential leaders in the community will be invited to partake in a night that will introduce the body of work that the founders have been engaged in and to highlight the decades worth of contributions that the institution of Spirit of a Woman (S.O.W.) has made in the community. For more information, contact Jeanette Waters at 917-603-4383 and/or Lisa Morris at 646-207-2609.
4. Bridge Street Development Corporation is proud to announce that the official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for Noel Pointer Court, a newly-constructed residential building with 23 affordable apartments, will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10 am. The building, named in honor of the late Brooklyn-born jazz violinist Noel Pointer, is located at 790 Lafayette Avenue between Throop and Marcus Garvey Avenues. Attending the grand opening will be Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York City Council Members, and representatives from the offices of NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, NYS Assembly Member Annette Robinson, Councilman Albert Vann's office and various project funders and partners. The event will also feature a performance by the children’s chorus of the Noel Pointer Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to bring music, particularly string instruments, to the children of New York City.
5. Since its inception in 2005, The Teen Idol Talent Extravaganza (TITE) has allowed adolescents ages 13-19 years old an open forum to showcase their artistic talents to the community. Many of our youth are ambitious and have a burning desire to become celebrities and perform on the biggest of stages. The Teen Idol Talent Extravaganza represents a stepping-stone towards making the dreams of our young people become a reality.For two months these individuals audition and rehearse tirelessly in order to display their talents in front of a large audience for one extravagant evening. Teen Idol Talent Extravaganza bridges the gap between youth and community, often creating resourceful opportunities and viable means to provide youth with a positive outlet towards achieving their aspirations. The event is on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:30 pmm M.S. 35 (The Stephen Decatur Middle School)272 Macdonough St.