National Black Business Month is a data-driven initiative to channel the creative energy of 2 million African-American entrepreneurs as a driver of the global economy. To participate, learn about black businesses in all 50 states through Job Creation and Innovation: State of Black Business, 9th edition.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 Support the $6 billion African-American food service industry. Buy grocery products; visit a restaurant; book a caterer; buy produce or meats from a farmer. Find restaurants, farm coops, manufacturers in Say Grace and Wipe Yo' Hands. Join 50 Top Names in Black Food at Schomburg Center in Harlem for the opening event of National Black Business Month.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Come to the Water, a film, exhibit and book presentation of the African-American experience in San Francisco over the past 200 years, takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 in Pier One as part of the San Francisco Maritime Day. observing the 150th anniversary of the Port of San Francisco.
John William Templeton will sign copies of his books Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco and Cakewalk: an historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz and present the exhibition Gold Rush Abolitionists: the California Movement to Emancipation along with documentaries from ReUNION: Education-Arts-Heritage educational network such as The King Behind King, Bridges, Chavez and Mandela and Leidesdorff: A Man Without Boundaries.
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Black Theatre Company begins Saturday performing arts classes Sept. 8 at the theatre. The address is 624 W. McMicken. The 2012-13 season includes Black Navitity, Havin' Our Say and Ain't Misbehavin'.
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