Today's Date: February 3, 2023
Tim Hortons launches Special Olympics Donut TODAY through Feb. 5 with 100% of proceeds being donated to Special Olympics Canada   •   Watercrest Winter Park Assisted Living and Memory Care Honored as a Finalist in the 2022 Best of Winter Park Awards   •   Three NexCore Group developments named 2022 HREI Insights Award™ Finalists   •   Perdoceo Education Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call for February 23rd   •   Special Report: Middle-Income Families Resilient Amid High Inflation, Economic Uncertainty   •   House of Commons adopts legislation for a Canada Disability Benefit   •   XPENG Launches G9 SUV and P7 Sedan for Europe   •   INVESTIGATION ALERT: Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Investigates Block, Inc.’s Directors and Officers for Breach of Fidu   •   Operation HOPE and City of Atlanta Highlight Innovative Child Savings Program During 'Year of the Youth' Initiative   •   A Place for Mom Reveals its 2023 Best of Senior Living Award Winners   •   RJ Young Makes Donations to Make-A-Wish America Chapters Across the Southeast   •   Media Advisory: Military Veteran Receives Grant for Down Payment on First Home   •   Greater Newark Convention and Visitor Bureau Supports, "Black Female Achievement in Sports Management," Event at Prudential Cent   •   UNITE HERE Local 11: In First Lawsuit of Its Kind, Long Beach Housekeepers File Class-Action Against Hyatt Alleging Violations o   •   INVIVYD ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Announces that a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Invivyd, Inc. and En   •   SET Announces Groundbreaking Solar Boost Technology   •   Dexlevo’s GOURI Symposium and Brand Event at IMCAS 2023   •   Dr. B's newly released "Preston the Preschooler as told by Marianna" is a charming day spent learning and growing at the local p   •   Bright Horizons Family Solutions Announces Date of Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call   •   CGTN America: 2023 Lantern Festival Gala will be Held on Sunday
Bookmark and Share

Black Issues Conference At Knoxville

 KNOXVILLE — The sixth annual Black Issues Conference, titled “Black in America: Honoring the Past … Enhancing Our Future,” will come to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Auditorium, offers a forum for research and a discussion of matters affecting the African-American culture. 

The conference will consist of interactive workshop sessions, a local area career expo, lunch and a keynote speaker. This year’s Charlie Lemmons Endowment keynote speaker will be professor, author and activist Marc Lamont Hill. Hill will speak at 2:15 p.m. There will be a book signing and reception following his keynote address.

Hill is one of the leading hip-hop generation experts in the country. His work covers topics such as hip-hop culture, politics, sexuality, education and religion and has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, books and anthologies. Hill has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets such as NPR, the Washington Post, Essence magazine, CNN and Court TV. He is currently a political contributor for Fox News Channel, where he appears regularly on programs such as “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Huckabee.” He is a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s Teachers College and holds an affiliated faculty appointment in the university’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies.

The Black Issues Conference is made possible through the efforts of the Black Issues Conference Planning Committee, UT Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Charlie Lemmons Endowment, Black Cultural Programming Committee, Office of Minority Student Affairs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Office of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Disability Services, Office of Student Activities, UT Bookstore, Office of Equity and Diversity, Commission for Blacks and the UT Black Alumni Council.

The Black Issues Conference is just one of many events on the UT Knoxville campus in February to celebrate Black History Month. Other events include:

Black History Month Celebration featuring the theatrical performance “One Race, One People, One Peace,” 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the University Center Auditorium;
African-American Scholar’s Bowl, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Black Cultural Center;
Mahogany Soul Café, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Black Cultural Center.


STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News