Events: Feb 3 – 15, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6pm
Baton Rouge Youth Coming Together: Citywide Youth Strategy Prayer Meeting
Antioch Full Gospel Ministry
6538 Mickens Road, Baton Rouge
Advocates against crime, entrepreneurs, concerned citizens, and prayer intercessors will join youth leaders and parents for this united prayer movement. Contact: Minister Patricia Gail, facilitator, (225) 247-3534. Event repeats Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6pm. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6pm
Beyond Bricks EBR: A Community Driven Discussion
Mckinley Middle School
1550 Eddie Robinson Dr. Baton Rouge
Speak up and be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Online: beyondbricksebr.org. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7pm
Mister and Miss Imani Pageant: “A Night in Harlem”
LSU Union Theater, Baton Rouge
LSU celebrates Black History Month every February, recognizing the struggles, strides and accomplishments of African Americans. This year’s theme is “The Dawn of a New Renaissance: Celebrating a Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon
Blacks in Academia Lecture Series
Eugene Kennedy: “Increasing the Success of K12 African American Students in Science and Math: Ways for College Students to Get Involved”
LSU African American Cultural Center, Baton Rouge. Free

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The Fifth Little Girl of the 16th St. Baptist Church Bombing
BREC Independence Park Theatre
7800 Independence Blvd, Baton Rouge
BREC presents this citywide Black History Month Celebration of monologues, dining, dancing, and a discussion with Sarah Collins Rudolph. Open to all ages. Free.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 6pm
Beyond Bricks EBR: A Community Driven Discussion
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
2825 Government Street
Speak up and be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Online: beyondbricksebr.org. Free.

Friday, Feb. 6, 4pm – 6pm
“Say it Loud: What’s Black & Proud?”
LSU African American Cultural Center
Co-sponsored with the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative and LSU Career Services, Baton Rouge. Free.

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Friday, Feb. 6, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tangipahoa Parish’s 2015 Mardi Gras in the Zone
North General Pershing Street in the Pennington Center Parking Lot, Hammond, LA
Celebrate Mardi Gras with the TRACC Coalition and PEEPS. Games and activities for kids. Bring lawn chairs. All children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2pm
Beyond Bricks EBR: A Community Driven Discussion
Broadmoor Methodist
10230 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge
Speak up and be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Online: beyondbricksebr.org. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2pm
Beyond Bricks EBR: A Community Driven Discussion
University Baptist Church
5775 Highland Road
Speak up and be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Online: beyondbricksebr.org. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6pm
Beyond Bricks EBR: A Community Driven Discussion
Capital Middle School
5100 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge
Speak up and be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Online: beyondbricksebr.org. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, noon
Blacks in Academia Lecture Series
“Journey to the Graduate Degree: A Panel Discussion”
LSU African American Cultural Center. Free.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 5:30pm-7pm
Credit Counseling Seminar
Goodwood Library
7711 Goodwood Blv. Baton Rouge
Learn cost effective tools to build or repair credit, connect with credible lenders, meet realtors, learn about homes available for purchase. Hosted by Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation and CapitalOne Bank.Fee: $25 for registration and credit processing. This is the first of a six-month series on credit counseling seminars. The seminars will take place each month in partnership with various Baton Rouge financial institutions and real estate professionals.  Attendees will learn the tools necessary to improve their credit and to prepare for homeownership.  A nominal fee of $25 for registration & credit will be assessed during registration.  Advanced registration is required.  For more information, email info@urecbr.com or call (225) 356-8871. Register online at www.urecbr.com.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 6pm
Sankofa Poetry & Open Mic Night
“Masterpieces of Black Eloquence”
LSU African American Cultural Center. Free.

Friday, Feb. 13, 8pm
Mardi Gras Ball
Southern University Royal Cotillion Ballroom
500 Jesse N Stone Ave, Baton Rouge
Formal ball of the NAACP Baton Rouge Chapter. Tickets: $50. Online:naacpmardigrasball.eventbrite.com. Contact: (225) 287-4673

Saturday, Feb. 14, 9am – 10:30am
Fueled to Geaux Free Breakfast for Kids
Dr. Leo S. Butler Center
Thomas Delpit Drive
Sponsored by Geaux Learn Educational Solutions. Free.

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