MILWAUKEE — February is Black History Month and there are several events scheduled throughout the month.
Thursday, February 27
- Devil's Pie: D'Angelo at Oriental Theatre (6:30 p.m.): Boasting two platinum-selling albums and a sold-out world tour, legendary soul singer D'Angelo vanished at the height of his career in 2000 - descending into darkness for more than a decade. This is the story of his return to the public eye after 14 years of absence.
Friday, February 28
- The Past, The Present & The Future: Hosted by Running Rebels Community Organization. Please join us for our annual Black History Program. Our youth are so excited and delighted to showcase their skills and talents during the show. We will also feature our annual Knowledge Bowls featuring various schools in the area.
- Milwaukee Times 35th Black Excellence Awards at the Italian Conference Center Banquet Halls
Saturday, February 29
- Heels & Praise: Pull out your heels and make plans to join the Women of Favor for a power packed day of inspiration, praise, fun and fellowship. This conference will be like no other. Milwaukee be prepared to have some fun. This conference is filled with many surprises, powerful guest speakers, surprise musical guest, amazing vendors , great food and be prepared to Walk the Runway in your prettiest heels ( it does not matter what size heel) for the prettiest heels contest. ( you can bring them with you; you do not have to wear them all day) Ladies do not fret: Walk by Faith Knowing God has given you the Power. God tells us "I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19 Ladies it is time to activate your Faith and use your power!!
- Black Business Hubs of Milwaukee: Come by for an inspiring discussion about the collaborative efforts of small business owners in Milwaukee including Sherman Phoenix, the Bronzeville Collective and Wisconsin Curated Creations. After a delicious chicken and waffle brunch, there will be shuttles available to allow you to visit one or more of locations below:Rising from the ashes and harnessing the spirit and assets of the neighborhood as a catalyst for unity, this is the Sherman Phoenix. The Sherman Phoenix offers high-quality space for small businesses-of-color offering diverse foods, wellness services and cultural activities. It also includes much-needed community spaces to curate art exhibits, film showings, and events.The Bronzeville Collective is a collaborative storefront featuring several local small businesses, located next door to the historical Black Holocaust Museum.Wisconsin Curated Creations is a community-focused business creating a platform for local entrepreneurs to expand their brands.
- Peace Action of Wisconsin: Stand for Peace: Every Saturday from noon-1 p.m., concerned citizens join with Peace Action of Wisconsin to protest war and literally “Stand for Peace.” Signs will be provided for those who need them. Protesters are encouraged to stick around for conversation and coffee after the protest.