lori-s-jones_web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — “Is Black Love Alive and Well?” That question will be discussed by panelists July 30, at  the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC).

The discussion will feature author Lori S. Jones Gibbs, who wrote Yes, I Would Marry Him Again, which is subtitled Wives Salute Their African American Husbands.

The panelists will include Shirley Pierre Robertson, an educator and mental health specialist,  and Malcolm Perry, a professional African-American matchmaker. The moderator will be Mocha Ochoa, CEO of the Oracle Group.

The discussion, which organizers expect to be  lively, is being sponsored by the Friends of AARLCC, which is part of Broward County Libraries Division, and the Oracle Group. Oracle specializes in producing events that promote literacy, with the primary focus on connecting authors with events that engage and uplift the local, national and global community.

The event will also include vendors displaying items such as jewelry, ornaments, books, lotions and clothing in the center’s lobby. There is a $35 non-refundable vendor fee and those who are interested are asked to call Desmond Hannibal at 954-625-2845.

The panel discussion is  from 2  to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at the  AARLCC, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.

For more information, call 954-625-2810.

Photo: Lori S. Jones Gibbs