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Banquets and Dinners

Eastern Stars Banquet

Feb 22nd 3 pm

Lee Lockwood Library and Museum

2801 W. Waco Drive

Tickets: $25, $40 for couples

Contact: tlcfantisie@gmail.com for more information

Sponsored by: Eastern Stars

 

NAACP Annual Scholarship Banquet

Feb 22nd 6 pm

Lee Lockwood Library and Museum

2801 W. Waco Drive

Tickets: $50, (Table $400)

Contact: waconaacp@gmail.com for more information

Sponsored by: NAACP

 

Black Heritage Banquet

Feb 2th 7 pm

Cashion Hall, Baylor University

Celebrating the vast history of excellence of African-Americanos on Baylor’s Campus

Tickets: $20, $10 for Baylor Students

Contact: rachel_bay1@baylor.edu for more information

Sponsored by: Baylor Department of Multi-Cultural Affairs

 

Business

For the Love of Business Vendor Market

Feb. 8th 3:00 pm

The Center

1115 Columbus Avenue

Contact: diamondelitemagazine@yahoo.com for more information

Sponsored by: Diamond Elite Magazine

 

Black Business Networking  

Feb. 20th 5:30 pm

Tru Jamaica restaurant

937 Taylor St

Contact: rachel@centexchamber.com for more information

Sponsored by: Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce

 

Business Over Breakfast

Featuring Larry D. Kemp

Feb 27th 8:30 am

Brazos Event Center

520 Elm Avenue

Tickets:$15, Tables $200

Contact: indigeleaders@gmail.com for more information

 

Celebration

MCC Black History Month Concert

Feb 6 -7th  7 pm

Ball Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $8 adults, $5 non-students and free for MCC staff and students.

Contact: bforbay@mclennan.edu for more information

Sponsored by: McLennan Community College

 

16TH ANNUAL STEP SHOW — BATTLE OF THE BURNING SANDS

Feb. 8, 6 pm

Waco Hall

624 Speight Ave

Family friendly. Step Show celebrating black culture and renaissance. Groups from Texas and Louisiana. Hosted by Desi Banks, comedian.

TICKETS: $10.

Contact: www.bayloralphas.com/tickets for more information

SPONSORED BY: Baylor Alphas

 

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION

Feb. 15, 6 pm

Antioch Baptist Church

2814 S 12th St

Free concert highlighting award-nominated artist Titus Showers, also featuring the Waco Community Choir.

Contact: 254.292.0056 for more information

Sponsored by: 94.5 the Beat

 

Heroes of Black History Costume Party

Feb 29th, 7-9 pm

Brazos Event Center

520 Elm Avenue

This event will be a way to engage young people in black history where they would pick an iconic person from history to emulate for the day.

Tickets: $10 Adults $5 Age 4-12, Age 3 and under No Cost

Contact:  madamcrwalker@gmail.com, 254.717.8333 for more information

Sponsored by: Indige Leaders

 

Educational Opportunities

Free People of Color in Texas Prior to the Civil War

Feb 3rd 12:00 pm

West Waco Library - Genealogy

5301 Bosque Blvd.

Join speaker Mic Barnette to learn about Free People of Color in Texas. This group was present from the time of the Spanish up to the end of the Civil War--even though it was illegal for them to be here! Whether they were born free or born a slave and emancipated, they might have been your ancestors. Find out about this group and how you might use the info in your family history research.

Contact: https://calendar.wacolibrary.org/event/6154885 for more information

 

The Truth about Race

Feb 3rd - Feb 20th   Monday & Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

MCC Continuing Education - on MCC campus

Cost: $29

Are you curious about where prejudice and hatred come from, and want to do something about it? This course, in partnership with the Community Race Relations Coalition, will cover how many races there are in humanity, how to define racism and prejudice, and how we learn racism. You will become familiar with internalized oppression, and how we can effect change within ourselves. This course will help you explore what it means to behave as an ally, and eliminate "us against them" attitudes. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to attend this course. Cost: $29

Contact: MCC Continuing Education or call 254-299-8888 for more information or to register.

Larry "S1" Griffin Jr. Book Signing

Feb, 11am-2pm

Location: Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits (508 Austin Ave.)

Cost: free

Larry “Symbolic One” Griffin Jr. will be doing a free book signing and discussion of his new book, “Plan. Focus. Pray. Execute.” at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits this weekend. Griffin Jr. is originally from Waco, and he is “so excited to be coming back to his hometown.” The discussion will be hosted by his son, Vohn Griffin. There will be door prizes and raffles and books will be available for purchase.

Contact https://www.facebook.com/events/128316895130403/ for more information.

Film and Theater

Rasheeda Speaking

Feb 3rd 6:30 pm

Pinewood Coffee

2223 Austin Avenue

Come out for a staged reading concerning race in the workplace followed by a community discussion

Contact: WildImaginingsWaco.com for more information

Sponsored by: Wild Imaginings

 

Family & Faith Film Festival

Feb 6-8th

2-day event that highlights seventy (70) faith and family movies; excludes sex, cursing and are family or spiritually based films. Objective is to show the narratives of black excellence, family and faith in films. Movies to be shown at Hippodrome and numerous churches throughout the city.  Movies will be free at all locations, except the Hippodrome ($5 per movie, or purchase a pass).

Contact: info@wacofamilyandfaithfilmfestival.com for more information

Sponsored by: L.A.I Communications

 

Movies that Matter Documentary Series

13th

Feb 18th 6 pm

Hippodrome

724 Austin Avenue

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.

Contact: cuevas_peacock@baylor.edu for more information

Sponsored by: Baylor University

 

Tell Them We Are Rising

Feb 19th 6 pm

Hippodrome

724 Austin Avenue

The history of black colleges and universities in America, which have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field.

Contact: cuevas_peacock@baylor.edu for more information

Sponsored by: Rapaport Academy, Baylor University

 

Blood, Sweat & Beats

The Waco Hip-Hop Story

Feb 22nd 7 pm

Hippodrome

724 Austin Avenue

Tickets: $15

Contact: https://wacohippodrometheatre.thundertix.com for more information

 

Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matter

February 24th  7 pm

The Good Neighbor House

2301 Colcord

Musical documentary and discussion. Performance, film and research by Dr. Stephanie Clintonia Boddie

Contact: Laine_Scales@baylor.edu for more information

 

Good Hair

Feb 25th 6 pm

Hippodrome

724 Austin Avenue

Prompted by a question from his young daughter, comic Chris Rock sets out to explore the importance of hair in black culture. Rock interviews celebrities such as Ice-T and Raven Symone, and visits hair salons, stylist competitions and even an Indian temple to learn about hair culture.

Contact: cuevas_peacock@baylor.edu for more information

Sponsored by: Motions Hair Salon, Roc My Style Barbershop, Baylor University 

 

Health

 

Move East Waco

Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20th, 6-7 pm

Join us as we work to improve health outcomes in East Waco through free physical fitness and health education classes. Classes will be held at Carver Middle School.

For more info: cuevas_peacock@baylor.edu

Sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Baylor University, Grassroots Community Development, Live Well Waco, McClennan County Public Health District, Waco Foundation

 

Fitness Pop Up

Free Hip-Aerobics and Line Dance

Feb. 29th6 pm

Doris Miller YMCA

1020 Elm Avenue

Contact: melvin.carter@ymcactx.org for more information

 

School Celebrations

 

Brook Avenue Elementary School

Feb 4th 5:30 pm

720 Brook Avenue

 

Crestview Elementary School

Feb 11th 5:00 pm

1120 North New Road

 

Waco High School

Feb 12th 1:30 & 7:00 pm

2020 N.42nd Street

Tickets: $3

 

J.H. Hines Elementary School

Feb 20th 5:30 pm

301 Garrison

 

 Indian Springs Middle School

Feb 25th 6:00 pm

500 North University Parks

 

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