There is always something to do in The D! Check out my curated list for Black professionals this week.
1. HBCU RISING HOUSE PARTY: DETROIT!
Monday, February 19, 2018 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
The Syndicate HBCU Consulting Group is hosting this House Party to participate in the national conversation surrounding the documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Learn more HERE.
2. DETROIT PISTONS BLACK HISTORY MONTH VOICES IN FILM: “GET OUT”
Monday, February 29, 2018 6:00 p.m.- 9:00p.m.
Join The Wright Museum and the Detroit Pistons for a viewing of the movie Get Out by Jordon Peele. Following the movie will be a panel discussion with Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd, Dr. Lisa Alexander, and Dr. David Goldberg of Wayne State University. Learn more HERE.
3. ACCOMPLICES: A LOVE STORY
Wednesday, February 21, 2018. 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Are you an accomplice for racial justice? Join us for an honest conversation led by Lauren Hood of Deep Dive Detroit with friends and colleagues, Eric Thomas and Ned Staebler. Learn more HERE.
4. FOR COLORED GIRLS DETROIT
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf, written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Maria Simpkins. Seven women beautifully moving through the Royal Black Box Theatre of Young Fenix while taking the audience on a poetic journey of discovery. Learn more HERE.
5. THE MILLENNIAL MOGUL GALA
Friday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
The purpose of this event is to show appreciation and give honor to millennial moguls in Metro Detroit who have contributed in divergent methods to make the community a better place. It is their objective to honor young people in entrepreneurship, politics, ministry, education, beauty, fashion, photography, speaking, the mental health field, and more. Learn more HERE.
6. AFRO CARIBBEAN NIGHT
Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
One of the few African owned spots in Metro Detroit is here for the food, flavor, and sounds. Come to Kola Lounge after you youtube “gweta.” Learn more HERE.
7. JERK X JOLLOF: WAKANDA
Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.
Detroit’s hottest party for Black professionals is back and bringing the Black and celebrating Wakanda. That’s right. Wear your favorite Black Panther inspired outfit to this Jerk x Jollof to be entered into a prize. Learn more HERE.
8. GAMER’S GALLERY PRESENTS: ART AFTER DARK
Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:30 a.m. to February 25, 2018 2:30 a.m.
Come enjoy a night of art, music, and mingling at the Gamer’s Gallery in Hamtramck. There will be spoken word, live art, drinks, and gaming. Learn more HERE.
9. YOGA BEAT SATURDAYS
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy this 75-minute yoga flow in a Black space with a Black instructor in Southfield. Learn more HERE.
10. SKY COVINGTON CELEBRATES NINA SIMONE
Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Nina Simone would have been 88 years old this year. Join Sky Covington and other Detroit jazz musicians. Learn more HERE.
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