Thursday, March 23, 2017

Check back often as our Baltimore African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Baltimore area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

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Fades and Fellowship featuring Nelson Malden, Dr. MLK Jr’s. Personal Barber @ The Motor House
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FADES AND FELLOWSHIP is a theatrical commentary set behind the backdrop of a barbershop that delves deeply into some of the most central issues affecting not only the communities in which the barbershops reside, but also the larger collective consciousness of America – issues ranging from educational inequities to racism and homophobia, from entrepreneurship and wealth consciousness to police brutality, and from health and image to relationship wellness.

It combines the power of reflective storytelling with the raw and culturally significant setting of the barbershop. This experience invites you into the world of barbers and the community of the barbershop a part of a provocative, unscripted, and narratively responsible storytelling experience.

Fades & Fellowship is both theatrical and conversational, simultaneously simple and complex. The experience is a celebration of both the raconteur who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life and the storytelling novice who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, the show dances between documentary and theater in a unique, intimate, and enlightening experience.

Proceeds to benefit PRAISE, a scholastically rigorous, highly principled, peer-supportive group, of African American male teens at Johns Hopkins University. The scholars are proving the program works: test scores and grades are up, suspensions and discipline problems are down, and these young men dare to dream about things like starting their own business, becoming an artist, and going to college.

If you want to help these exceptional young men forge their journey, attend Fades and Fellowship.

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Festival of Laughs Mike Epps With Bruce Bruce, Ricky Smiley, And Felipe Esparza @ Royal Farms Arena
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm


100 Black Men of Maryland Inc., 25TH Anniversary Gala Dinner @ Martin's West
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 8 @ 12:00 am


The gala is to celebrate the 100 Black Men of Maryland’s twenty-five years of service to the Maryland community and your contribution will help fund the execution of programs.

The Baltimore (MD) Links Inc. Empowered Women’s Leadership Luncheon @ Morgan State University Student Center Ballroom
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Empowered Women Leadership Luncheon is a key component in our strategy to empower, inform and activate women in our community as well as raise funds for our local programs and scholarships.

Baltimore Links’ programs include supporting Bluford Drew Jemison Stem Academy, a Baltimore City public school in West Baltimore. The school educates six hundred African-American male scholars in grades 6 to 12. The Baltimore chapter has also developed “GRASP” which stands for GRADUATION, RETENTION AND SUPPORT PROGRAM. GRASP assists juniors and seniors attending Morgan State University and Coppin State University by providing them with funding to cover fees and other academic costs needed to keep them enrolled and progressing towards graduation. We mentor young adult women through another program called GEMS 2 (Girls Empowerment Mission Squared) during their college and post graduate years, helping them develop financial literacy, parenting skills, healthy relationships and, career goals

5th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
5th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum | Baltimore | Maryland | United States


Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Free admission. For more information on the 5th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair, click here.

The Center Stage Comedy Tour Featuring: Sommore, Arnez J, John Witherspoon, Tony Rock @ Royal Farms Arena
May 13 @ 8:00 pm


A MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION With Kirk Franklin And Marvin Sapp @ Royal Farms Arena
May 14 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Gospel Superstars Kirk Franklin and Marvin Sapp; featuring Gospel talents Jekalyn Carr, Tim Bowman, Jr. and William Murphy.

24th Annual Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarship Breakfast @ Martin's West
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nearly 400 people come together every June to honor the winners of Black Professional Men Inc.’s Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarships. The Rays of Hope Awards are given to outstanding African-American men who have excelled in their professions, and who serve as role models to younger Black men and boys. Awards are given in the categories of education, government, medicine, business, religion, and community and charitable services. Past winners include Congressman Elijah Cummings, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Ill, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Cyril Byron.

The Rays of Hope Breakfast is a time for Black Professional Men, Inc. to showcase its mentoring program, and to give scholarships to deserving Black male students from the Baltimore metropolitan area. In the past twenty-three years, Black Professional Men Inc. has awarded scholarships to more than 200 deserving African American male high school graduates. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the Rays of Hope Breakfast. In honor of this momentous occasion, our goal is to award $1500 in scholarships, bringing our total scholarship giving over the past 21 years over $200,000.

In order to achieve this goal, and to celebrate twenty-three years of the event, we have planned a spectacular weekend of fun, informative, and inspiring events. The Rays of Hope Awards and Scholarship Breakfast which will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to12:00 pm at Martin’s Valley Mansion.