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Disproving the myth that "there's nothing to do in Kansas City" one week at a time. Forward to colleagues, friends, & visitors and see you around town!
Just us for a special First Friday! FREE HipHop class at 6 p.m. and a unique 'Heels Edition' at 7 p.m. (heels are optional). Bring the family, gather your friends for an hour of fun that's sure to get your feet moving, your heart pumping and your face smiling! 

First Friday Opening 
February 1, 2019 
6pm - 9pm

Join us in Kansas City for the largest conference focused on federal education programs. The 2019 National ESEA Conference takes place January 30 through February 2. 

You're invited to a pre-exhibition reception for Black Wall Street: A Modernized Revelation, a collection of artistic works that examine the historic massacre outside Tulsa, OK, popularly known as “Black Wall Street.” The massacre, which took place in the summer of 1921, swelled in brutal force as white residents murdered hundreds of black residents and razed Greenwood, OK - a thriving African American neighborhood - in the span of a few hours. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the art work, as well as interact with the exhibition's artist, Dawn Tree, as well as Mechelle Brown, Program Coordinator at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, OK. 

In this highly stimulating, interactive event, Andi Burgis explores the correlation between the perceptions, beliefs and judgments our work teams have about each other and the results they achieve. 

Participants will leave with specific tools to uncover their own team’s deep-rooted beliefs and effective ways to break out of any limiting beliefs, thus setting goals and objectives aligned with a team’s natural capacities. 

Mr. Kirkland has been the Comedy circuits best kept secret for a decade now. Long known as the “Gangsta of Comedy” no less a personage than Jaime Foxx sang his praises on his Showtime Comedy Special going so far as to perform his own impression of TK. Laffapalooza the Showtime DVD Label. TK has worked as a host on BET’s “MAD SPORTS” appeared numerous times on “Comicview
Ivanhoe annually aligns their Black History theme to that of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Our month-long workshops will broadly focus on Black Migrations and the link to gentrification and its impact. 

"Celebrating Our Milestones, A Deeper Love For Delta"

Please join us at 1p on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Cherry KCMO 64110.

Keynote Speaker: Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, 24th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Interested in volunteering for Uzazi Village? Then this 2 hour training is required. Please plan to attend one of our monthly trainings held every first Saturday of the month from 9am till 11am. The training includes a tour of the facilities, an overview of our mission and vision, the work we do, volunteer positions available and an overview of how systemic racism undergirds health disparities and poor birth outcomes. 
The Ailey School Summer Intensive offers intermediate to advanced dancers an opportunity to train in a professional environment amidst the vibrancy of New York City, the dance capital of the world. Join us this summer and receive first class dance training among a student body of versatile dancers who strive for excellence. Students who exhibit the strongest potential for a career in dance may qualify for a merit-based scholarship, awarded by audition. 
KC GREEN returns to The Ship Saturday to play selected songs from soul jazz guitar great, Grant Green. Special guests dropping by all night to join us on stage. Not to be missed! 

FRAMED is a Monthly Series of a Fun Instructor led Nude Paint + Complimentary Wine + DJ + BYOB + Exclusive Art Gallery. Featuring a Live Fit Nude Model and an incredible atmosphere. 

By Keyonna Renea Photography

Growing up or working on the east side of Kansas City ~ during the period of racial transition in the second half of the 20th century ~ has left us with many memories and stories. Tommy Graves, Anna Sajovic and Walt Wells share a conversation about their experiences of what race has meant in our city. 

Film Society KC and the Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City celebrate Black History Month with the landmark and controversial adaption of Alice Walker's novel, THE COLOR PURPLE. See the Steven-Spielberg directed film in its theatrical presentation.
Join Clint Ashlock, Creative Director of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, for a discussion of a formative jazz album.  We'll dissect it and listen to it together.
The men of The Omicron Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 
Cordially invite you to:

Love Jones: Poetry After Dark

Date: February 7, 2019 
Location: The Buffalo Room (817 Westport Road Kansas City, MO 64111) 
Doors Open: 6:30 PM 
Show Start: 7:00 PM
You are personally invited to join Kira Cheree’ and EBB (Entrepreneur Business Basics) as we host Conscious Conversations: Minority Entrepreneurship, Education and Economics in Wyandotte County.

The event will be held at the Kansas City Kansas Community College – Performing Arts Auditorium on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. The doors will open at 6:00pm.

The discussion will feature a panel of notable guests:

Dell Gines, Sr. Community Development for Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Dr. Charles Foust, Superintendent, USD 500

Mark Dupree, Wyandotte County District Attorney

Join us at the WIN for KC Women's Sports Awards Celebration presented by Burns & McDonnell - the largest luncheon celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day in the country.

As our largest fundraiser, this inspiring event honors six local individuals in a variety of categories all anchored around sports and fitness, as well as recognizes all area high school girls state champions.

Special Guest: Simone Biles, 4 time Olympic Gold Medalist & ESPN's Most Dominant Athlete of 2018 
Emcee: Holly Rowe, ESPN commentator and Emmy-winning producer 

UMKC Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

2019: Andrew Gillum

Andrew Gillum was the first black nominee for governor in Florida’s history. His leadership as Tallahassee mayor and gubernatorial candidate propelled him to a national profile. His historic 2018 run was “for anyone who has ever been told they don’t belong,” he said. “We deserve a seat at the table, too.”

Due to popular demand, this lecture has reached the room’s capacity. You can sign up for a wait list here: MLK Lecture Wait List and should seats become available, we will offer to the list on a first come, first served basis. 


Lincoln Cemetery. Western Baptist Bible College. Wheatley-Provident Hospital. Compared to the 18 th and Vine area, these are among the little-known

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