Saturday, Sept. 11

Stop the Violence: The Belafonte TACOLCY Center and Empowered Youth Neighborhoods (EYN) host 911: Hear Our Voices. The community forum will examine the problem of youth violence by giving a voice to young people who have been actual offenders of crimes. The discussion will include youth from Empowered Youth Neighborhoods, all of whom have been juvenile offenders, as well as retired police officers, community leaders, and concerned residents. Invited guests include: Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle; Juvenile Judge Orlando Prescott; Miami-Dade Department of Juvenile Justice Superintendent Cornelius Faulk; Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman; and former NFL player Barrett Green, among others. The forum takes place at the TACOLCY Center, 6161 NW 9th Avenue, Miami. For more information please call Isheka N. Harrison at 786-285-0849 or email

Women’s Empowerment Conference: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Greater Miami Chapter presents its 2010 Women's Empowerment Conference on the theme  “Women on the Move, Breaking Barriers.” The conference will include a panel discussion on health and wellness and financial planning. Miami-Dade Com-missioner Barbara Jordan will be honored for her work in the county, and Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM – Haitian Women of Miami) for their efforts in Haiti. The event is from 8 a.m.-noon at the Intercontinental Hotel, 2505 NW 87th Ave., Doral. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and covers breakfast and conference materials. Advance purchase recommended. For more information, log on to or call 1-800-658-1292.

Women's Empowerment Series: The Women’s Institute presents the Rev. James Trapp, president/CEO of Unity Churches International, as guest speaker for this month’s event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, 3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration fee is $35 in advance and $40 at the door and includes breakfast. For more information, call 305- 860-8059.

Sunday, Sept. 12

Fall for the Arts: More than 100 cultural and community organizations will come together at the Adrienne Arsht Center from noon to 6 p.m., offering discounts and giveaways during this event. Festivities will include two performance stages; children’s activities; workshops and seminars on community-based topics; and volunteer opportunities with your favorite organizations. Attendees will have first opportunity to purchase more than 40 Adrienne Arsht Center shows in person with no fees. For more information, log on to

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Happy birthday Cannonball Adderley: Movie clips of the jazz great’s performances and recordings of his music will be presented. The event also features pianist Nzingah Oniwosan, who will conduct a workshop on how to play music in the style of Adderley, share information about Adderley's life and provide tips on how to learn about blues and jazz.  The event is free and takes place at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 N.W. 4th St., Fort Lauderdale.  For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Derek Davis at 754-322-8828.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Party with a purpose: Join Best Buddies Miami from 7:00 pm – midnight for a fabulous evening of networking, cocktails, and music! The event occurs at the W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, and will have live entertainment by DJ Irie of the Miami Heat, hors de'ouvres from Solea Restaurant for VIP guests, and drinks provided by Grey Goose and Red Bull (open bar from 7:30 – 9:30 pm). The evening features a silent auction with dozens of incredible items, including original works from local Miami artists, featuring Stephen Gamson.Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and may be purchased at For more information, please call 372-2233, ext. 314.

Friday, Sept. 25

Lunch and Learn: Gilda’s Club of South Florida presents a day of breast cancer prevention and education at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A presentation, question and answer session and a light lunch will be provided. For more information, please call 954-763-6776.

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