Black History Month 2007


Immediate: January 18, 2007Contact: Alicia Steger - 516.572.9634

  Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee Presents: Black History Month 2007 January 26 - February 27

Garden City, NY  During the month of February, the Nassau Community College Black History Month Committee will present a month of programs and events in tribute to the celebration that promotes the progress and diversity of African American achievements in America. All programs, except for the play The Mighty Gents, will take place in the College Center Building, and are free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. For more information, please call Dr. Harold Bellinger at 516.572.7121.The Mighty Gents January 26 to 28 and January 31-February 4 The Mighty Gents is powerful play that is a sad look at a group of men for whom life holds absolutely no future. They fight with each other over any and everything. The story moves with swift and decisive effectiveness. Performances, which are at the NCC Little Theatre, are at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday's at 3:00 p.m. To order tickets, call the Mainstage Theatre Box Office at 516-572-7676.

Thurs., Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. "Eighteenth National African-American Read-In Chain" The community is invited to participate in a read-in of works by African-American authors and poets. Keynote Speaker Colin Channer is author of the bestselling novels Satisfy My Soul and Waiting in Vain, which was selected as a critic's choice by the Washington Post Book World in 1998. This event is cosponsored by the NCC English Department's Creative Writing Project

Wed., Feb. 7 at 11:00 a.m. "National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day" Expert panelists Simone Marie Weeks, Community and Policy Advisor for Community Health; Carolyn McCummings, Nassau County Health Department; and Dale Anthony, CEO for Dale House, facilitated by Reginald Tuggle, Executive Assistant to the President at NCC and Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church, will discuss pertinent issues related to HIV/AIDS in the African-American community.

Thurs., Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. "Unclaimed Legacy, Beyond Civil Rights" with Jeff "Cousin Jeff" Johnson, the face of Black Entertainment Television and Youth Pastor at the Empowerment Temple AME Church. Johnson is the former National Director of the NAACP Youth and College Division.

Wed., Feb. 14 at 11:00 a.m. "Carmen Bryan, author of It's No Secret: From Nas to Jay-Z, From Seduction to Scandal," discusses her love affairs with the two Hip Hop rappers and the Hip Hop nation, as well as the journey that led her to become the strong African-American woman she is today.

Tues., Feb. 27 at 11:30 a.m. Third Annual African Doll Making Workshop African ceremonial Kente cloth, dolls and supplies are provided, along with instructions in designing your original African doll.


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