Dance Class with Camille A. Brown Dancers

You Can Dance UMS Series

You Can Dance UMS Series

You Can Dance Series: Camille A. Brown

Saturday, February 13th



400 W. Washington Street, Ann Arbor 48103  

Join dancers from Camille A. Brown’s dance company for an exploration of the company’s movement style.  No dance training or experience necessary, and all levels, ages 13 and up, are welcome. Free, but first come, first served until studio reaches capacity. Sign-Up begins at 1:15pm at the Y Welcome Desk. – See more at:

Fair Housing Breakfast with Theodore M. Shaw

Dr. Ted Shaw Former Director NAACP Legal & Education Foundation

Dr. Ted Shaw
Former Director
NAACP Legal & Education Fund, Inc.

Greetings. We are excited to announce that we are bringing in renowned civil rights champion Theodore M. Shaw as the guest speaker for our 2016 Fair Housing Breakfast on 3/16/16 in Ann Arbor. More information is available at Thanks to a generous sponsor, we also have a few scholarship tickets available. Kristen J. Cuhran

Women Working for Change: A Domestic Violence Forum

Program begins at 2:30pm

Program begins at 2:30pm

National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club Jazz & Comedy Evening wsg Randy

Jazz & Comedy event

SphinxCon: Empowering Ideas For Diversity In The Arts



Another Ann Arborite Aaron Dworkin of The Sphinx Organization, Faye Nelson of DTE Energy Foundation, Dr. Herman Gray of Detroit Children’s Hospital, Vivian Pickard of the GM Foundation, Jane Chu of the National Endowment for The Arts, and many more are scheduled to participate in SphinxCon. This national Arts Leadership Conference will bring artists and community leaders together to showcase real-world programs that are increasing diversity in the performing arts. January 30th – February 1st. The Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit.

For more information or registration, go to

IN THE BLACK: Business Spotlight Aprons For Action



Sharon and friend baking in their Aprons for Action!

Sharon and friend baking in their Aprons for Action!

Aprons for Action! is an international non-profit that provides scholarships for academically talented, yet economically marginalized girls in Còte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The girls who attend school through the Grace Scholarship Program could not go to high school without financial help. The organization helps prepare its students for college as well.
Ann Arbor native, Susan Frazier Kouassi once lived in Còte d’Ivoire. While there, she banded together with 8 Ivoirian women to create the program in 2002. Today, in addition to her full-time work, Susan raises educational funds by sewing one-of-a-kind, reversible cotton aprons, as well as place mats and pot holders, from West African fabric. For more information on the Institute for Education of Women in Africa and the Diaspora (IEWAD) visit: or email Susan at: To purchase an apron go to:

The NPHC Back To School Basketball Classic

The Back To School Basketball Classic, sponsored by the National Panhellenic Council, is a fun, family event that raises money for school supplies and backpacks for local youth. Featured players are the men of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Phi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities. The game takes place at the UM Sports Coliseum at 6:00pm on Friday, August 22nd. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, free for youth.


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