Sunday, April 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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May
6
Sat
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

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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.

May
12
Fri
TWC presents the Jazz Summer Series 2017: KIM WATERS @ Harford County Equestrian Center
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ABOUT KIM WATERS
Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again and prompted JazzTimes Magazine to declare, “Waters is simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists.” Instantly recognizable for his keen melodic sensibilities and soulful approach to his saxophone, The Washington Post has likened Waters to “A romantic pied piper out on a long evening stroll.” The prolific saxophonist, composer and producer has enjoyed a career longevity that is rare. Waters’ Zen-like approach to his life and artistry is simple. “My motto is to try and live in a way where I am not stressing about anything. What’s going to be is going to be. I strive to be happy because life is short.” It is with this pointed and in the moment approach that Waters’ delivers his most enjoyable solo effort yet, Rhythm and Romance. The album is dedicated to his inspirations – Kayla and Kimberly. “My daughters are my everything,” beams Waters. “They are smart, talented and focused. I am proud that they see me as a role model.” Rhythm and Romance showcases Waters’ compositional prowess and features seven dynamic originals and three re-workings of hits by Janet Jackson, Sam Smith and DeBarge.

A Harford County, Maryland native from a musical family, Kim’s primary influences are jazz icons Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Paul Desmond, and Cannonball Adderley. His first instrument – at age 8 – was the violin (“That didn’t go over well with the fellas” says Waters) and within five years he found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones. Subsequently, KIM WATERS shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman and Grover Washington, Jr., to name a very few.



About CARRONNE JONES
An award winning National Recording artist. CARRONNE JONES−Recording Artist and DMV Christian Music Award Winner truly believes in “Singing for the Soul.” Like many other artists, her musical career started as a child singing in her church’s choir. Coming from a musical family allowed her to learn from and be exposed to some of the best musicians, producers, and National Gospel Recording artists. It can truly be said that the musical expressiveness and creativity around Carronne ignited a fire in her that exist to this day.

A graduate from Morgan State University (Baltimore, Md.), Carronne has been gracing venues with her Soulful sound, leaving her audiences inspired and uplifted. Carronne is committed to sharing the good news locally and abroad. Her musical influences are defined in her vocals, lyrics, and tracks.

She is currently promoting her new album, “The Best in Me”, which have been making rave reviews locally and abroad.


About THE WOMEN’S CHALLENGE, iNC. (“TWC”)
Since 2009 TWC has made a concerted effort to support women. With this goal close to our hearts, we are acutely aware that they may need more than moral support and a listening ear. With each fundraiser, we endeavor to earmark funds to support, encourage and uplift women in our community.

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

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May
14
Sun
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.

Jun
17
Sat
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.

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