calendar-2_web.jpgThursday, Sept. 19

Undoing Racism Training: The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond present training designed to build the capacity of educators, health practitioners, child welfare advocates, judicial representatives other professionals and persons who are interested in understanding and eliminating racial inequities and disparities within society, Sept. 20-21, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the North County Service Center, conf. room PM129, 3661 Interstate Park Rd. N., Riviera Beach. Registration $300. Call 561-236-1657 or email

‘Our History is American History:” A pictorial exploration of the history of African Americans in Broward County, through Oct. 19 at the African-American Library and Research Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6282.

What A Man’: Erhabor Ighodaro discusses his book, What A Man: The Life and Teachings of Robert B. Ingraham, 2 – 4 p.m. on the first floor in the Collier Library at Florida Memorial University, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave., Miami Gardens.

WE2013 Conference: Pastor Steve and Mary Alessi invite South Floridians to Make Some Noise with a Joel Osteen-style concert, Sept. 19-20 at Metro Life Church, 10045 N.W. 19th St. Doral. Call 305-592-5100 or email or visit metrolifechurch

Stand Your Ground Panel Discussion: The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches hosts, 12 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $35 for members, $45 guest tickets ordered by members, $45 for applicants and $60 for the general public. Visit or call 561-304-0570

Sweet Home pastoral installation:
Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church is officially installing the Rev. Theodis (Theo) Johnson III as its new pastor with events Sept. 19-22 at the church, 10701 S.W. 184th St. in Perrine. Events include: a worship service headed by the Rev. Dr. Alphonso Jackson Sr. of Second Baptist Church in Richmond Heights; a night of worship featuring gospel recording artist Ronald Julian from New York; a Fun, Family and Friends Day Community Picnic; two worship services and the installation service that Sunday.

Friday, Sept. 20

The Stand Up Tour: Fuzion Ministries AD presents a two-day empowerment concert series, Sept. 20 – 21 at Evangel Church International, 590 N.W. 159th St., North Miami. Tickets $25, $35 at the door. Visit

South Florida Kinship Conference: Our Kin, Our Love, Our Heart, workshops designed to offer Relative Caregivers support, training and a connection to others, featuring presentations free for adults on legal services, health care, school issues, special needs, financial support and more, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the African-American Library and Research Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call Jahmeelah Rahming, 954-390-7654 ext. 1354.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Annual Red Gala: The Urban League of Broward County will recognize four prominent community leaders as part of its signature fundraiser, beginning with 7 p.m. reception and silent auction, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Tickets $200, sponsorships begin at $500. Call 954-584-0777 or visit

Women of Color Series: Breast Cancer Early Prevention and Risk Factors: State Rep. Gwyndolen “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed hosts a free workshop with featured speaker Cassann Blake, M.D., complex general surgical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic, 11 a.m. at E. Pat Larkins Community Center, 520 N.W. Third St. (MLK Blvd.) Pompano Beach. Call 954-763-6776.

Fourth Annual Summer Jam: Wesley House Family Services will celebrate the last day of summer with live music, fantastic food, pool time, hula-hoop, limbo contests and family friendly fun for all ages, 5 p.m. at Dante’s Key West Pool Bar & Restaurant/Prime Steakhouse, 951 Caroline St. Visit

‘Scorned! Torn! and Worn!’: Cynthia Bell Productions presents “The Living Spirit of Esther Today” in a new stage play, 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood. Tickets $25, $30 at door. Call 954-540-2368

Broward County Library Breast Cancer Support and Wellness Health Fair: Susan G. Komen of Miami/Fort Lauderdale sponsors featuring speakers, informational tables, giveaways and refreshments, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-357-6282 or 954-357-7443.

Family Picnic on the Lawn:
The Universal Truth Center hosts a free day of fun, food, family, friends, music, games and entertainment, 12 – 6 p.m. at the church, 21310 N.W. 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. Call 305-624-4991 or visit

PalmCon Comic Book and Collectibles Show: The best in comics, animation and pop culture in a family friendly atmosphere at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets $7 in advance, $9 at door for adults; $4 in advance, $5 at door for kids 4-13. Call 561-601-4137, email or visit

Breaking the Silence: The Boynton Beach Mental Health Initiative and the Lake Worth Connection, in cooperation with the Palm Beach County Action Alliance for Mental Health and School District of Palm Beach County, hosts to help parents of struggling children, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, Boynton Beach. Free, lunch will be provided. Seating limited, reservations required. Call 561-955-4810, email break

Fourth Annual Teens Transition to Life Summit:
The Children’s Services Council of Broward County presents an informative day for youth with learning differences interested in college, vocational education and life after high school, 8 a.m. at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave. Call 954-233-1271 or visit csc

Friday, Sept. 27

ICABA Business Breakfast: Angela Benton, one of America’s leading tech entrepreneurs, will speak at the offices of Greenberg Traurig P.A., 333 S.E. Second Ave., 27th floor, Miami. Registration and networking 7:30 a.m., with breakfast and the forum from 8 – 9 a.m. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 after Sept. 24. Visit