10 Detroit Events for Black Professionals This Week

There is always something to do in The D. Check out my curated event list for Black professionals this week.

1. THE STORY OF O.J. AN INTERGENERATIONAL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, January 9, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Professor Sundiata Cha-Jua, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign explores the Black community’s relationship to generational wealth through the Jay-Z song, “The Story of O.J.,” as well as other themes from this multi-layered, record of the year, Grammy Award-nominated work. Also participating in the discussion will be poet and musical artist Mama Sol and special guests. Learn more HERE.

2. MARINER’S INN POETRY CELEBRATION
Wednesday, January 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
The Poets of Mariners Inn Proudly Present a Poetry Celebration. Featuring the Poets of Mariners Inn with a special guest performance by internationally renowned Poet/Author/Mother/Rockstar, Jessica Care Moore. Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene, and no cover. Learn more HERE.

3. CAPITAL AND COCKTAILS
Thursday, January 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Join Cooperative Capital and the Soulcial Scene for an evening of networking, delicious food and awesome drinks! Capital + Cocktails will connect Metro-Detroiters with exciting local investment opportunities including Cooperative Capital’s inaugural fund, Detroit Community Capital. Interested in attending? RSVP today! Learn more HERE.

4. BAD BODY BOOTCAMP: THE TWERKOUT
Thursday, January 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Join the Body Shop Xperts each and every Thursday at 7:30pm for a fun, fast paced, aerobic style Twerk Fitness class! This class focuses on an intense ab and booty blast while implementing your favorite twerk moves to your favorite songs! Learn more HERE

5. GIRL’S NIGHT OUT: PROUD MARY 
Friday, January 12, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grab your girlfriends to join us for a private screening of Proud Mary at Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. Doors open at 7:30pm and the movie begins at exactly 8pm. Seating is first come first serve. General admission includes a ticket into their private theater (auditorium 1), popcorn and a soft drink (free refills on both), and access to the digital photo booth provided by Fancy Flash Photo Booth. Learn more HERE

6. THOTS AND PRAYERS
Saturday, January 13, 2017 10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
This name! It really makes me want to roll through and shake something! Detroit’s hottest LGBTQ+ party is still at it right in the heart of Midtown! DJ Jace. Bentley James. Learn more HERE

7. NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Sunday, January 14, 2017 9:00 a.m- January 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements. Be there. Learn more HERE

8. SONGS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 
Sunday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life, work, and excellence, Change Agent Consortium and Detroit is Different present a concert of Soul. “Songs of Social Justice” is a concert that will honor the soul music that played a role as a soundtrack throughout the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, Human Rights Movement, and Social Justice Movement. Learn more HERE

9. PRINCE  VS. MICHAEL PAINT PARTY
Sunday, January 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Ok y’all! We are going to settle it finally… Who’s the Baddest??? The first King vs the Prince Paint Party! Show up and be ready to show out. MJ fans on one side and Prince fans on another, as you paint your favorite while listening to your favorite hits by the greatest that ever did it. Learn more HERE.

10. RAIN CHECK: STACY HOTWAXX HALE
Sunday, January 14, 2017, 7:00p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Rain Check with Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale features MLK Jr. poetry tribute by Nandi Comer and dance performances by N’Namdi Movement Center Kizumba and Stiletto Strut. Learn more HERE

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