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Staten Island Black History Trailblazers

Reach Out and Touch Ministries Int’l (51 Cottage Place, Staten Island) is hosting their Staten Island Black History Trailblazers every Sunday in February from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be speakers and presentation of awards to Black trailblazers from the FDNY, U.S. Armed Forces, the medical field, and the NYPD. Call 917-858-1138 for more information.

500 Men Making a Difference presents Black History Month lecture series

500 Men Making a Difference in collaboration with The Rochdale Village Community Relations Committee is hosting a Black History Month lecture. Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron will serve as the guest speaker on Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Magnolia Tree Center (677 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn). Click here to RSVP and for more information.

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Literary Activism Summit

The NYC Literary Action Coalition will come together to showcase the Literary Activism Summit on Saturday Feb. 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem). The summit will highlight the past, present, and future of Literary Activism in New York City. The event will be made up of two panel conversations, followed by keynote conversation featuring writer and activist Iris Morales, in conversation with PEN America’s community outreach manager Alejandro Heredia. Click here for more information.

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander hosts discussion on the Economic Impact of Black Empowerment

NYC Comptroller Brad Lander is hosting a discussion on the Economic Impact of Black Empowerment on Tuesday, Feb. 28 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building (163 West 125th Street, Harlem). The discussion will highlight obstacles and opportunities to financial empowerment for Black New Yorkers, including how the City of New York can open and strengthen pathways to prosperity. Click here for more information.

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