Urban Business Owners email firstname.lastname@example.org/urbanham with your email address for your invitation to the White House Urban Economic Summit.
The White House Business Council, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, invite you to participate in an urban economic forum designed specifically to address the needs of urban entrepreneurs in the Birmingham area.
Date: March 5, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Forum, Birmingham, AL
The Jackson Olin Mustangs take over the Merienda Lounge on Friday, March 2, 2012. Doors open at 8:00 pm for this J.O. High School Alumni Reunion party. We are looking for all those Marching Mustangs, Ballers, Cheerleaders and Alumni! See you at the Meienda Lounge!
For tables or reservations call (205) 422-9849.
For more information visit www.meriendalounge.com
Are you the next Eva Pigford, Jaslene Gonzalez or Saleisha Stowers? Or even the next Toccara or Bre?
America’s Next Top Model – the College Edition – is looking for its Cycle 19 cast! If you are a US citizen between the ages of 18-27 and are at least 5 feet, 7 inches tall, click HERE for eligibility requirements and the application, as well as to see the list of other casting call dates and locations. Be sure you have your passport in order as well; if you are chosen, you may shoot episodes in an international location!
Birmingham, AL – The YWCA Central Alabama and the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) are excited to host Anytown Alabama this summer, June 3-9, 2012 for high school students across the greater Birmingham area. Applications are currently being accepted by the YWCA.
Anytown Alabama was started in 1989 by the NCCJ and is now part of a partnership between the YWCA and the NCCJ. In 2011 there were over 60 student “delegates” in attendance from across the state of Alabama. This year, students will again engage in a week of learning how they can create change as they build bonds with other students from all walks of life.
At Anytown Alabama, students develop leadership skills that they take back to their schools and communities. They participate in open dialogue, games, and interactive workshops about social justice issues.
Some of the life-changing topics to be covered include: racism, religious oppression, sexism, classism and heterosexism. Students learn how to respond to difficult real-life situations with kindness, courage and respect. Anytown students leave feeling empowered to make their schools and communities more inclusive.
Anytown Alabama will be held June 3-9, 2012 at the YMCA Hargis Retreat in Chelsea. It is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th graders. Applications are welcomed from students of every race, creed, nationality, school, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status and ability. Interested students must fill out the online application at www.ywcabham.org/AnytownAlabama/applications.asp.
For paper applications and questions please contact the YWCA at email@example.com or (205) 322-9922 Ext. 179. The student application deadline is Friday, April 13.
For over a century, the YWCA Central Alabama has been responding to the needs of women and families by providing: affordable child care for low-income families; child care and after-school enrichment programs for homeless children; affordable housing for families and seniors; a full array of domestic violence services and outreach programs for social justice issues.
Fashion industry veteran Perry Varner is currently in town for Radar Magazine’s second anniversary party and fashion show this Sunday. He’ll launch Style Experience: Runway Obsessions in Birmingham in July, and has a book in the works; The History of Black Fashion in America will detail the major impact people of color have had on fashion and pop culture. We caught up to talk fashion and his latest projects.
Who are you wearing? “Right now I have on Kenneth Cole from head to toe: I’m wearing a grey sweater and grey pinstriped slacks. I’m stylish but conservative. I’m not that trendy. I believe in a nice tailored shirt, a sports coat and a vest. A sports coat is my signature item.”
“You’re never fully dressed without…”: “Your eyewear. Either some casual eyewear or shades. That’s for me. I wear glasses a lot, fashion lenses and I always have that.”
What would you not be caught dead in? “Probably leather pants. I won’t do that. And I did wear some shorts on vacation last year, but I typically don’t wear shorts.”
What did your parents teach you about style? “Everything! My dad is a minister; he has a church in Montgomery. What I remember the most is he always dressed. My mother, being the first lady, was always impeccably dressed. My greatest influence came from both of them, watching them [step out] tastefully and well-dressed every Sunday.”
What would people be surprised to know about you? “Fashion is not the thing I’m most passionate about; it’s people. And equalizing the playing field for people of color, in whatever opportunity where there is a gap. Fashion gives me a voice, and I use it.”
For more on Perry Varner, click here.
Doors open at 8pm, show begins at 9pm.
Tickets are on sale now for $12 in advance, $15 general admission and $20 for reserved seating.
Purchase your tickets today at http://www.justafewcats.eventbrite.com
For more information call (205) 543-0897.
Merienda Lounge is located at 421 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd // www.meriendalounge.com
Model Search! We are looking for Local Models (professional or amateur) who are interested in participating in the 2013 Seagram’s Gin Calendar Model Search in Birmingham, AL.
Could you be Next? Have you modeled professionally or been told “You should be a Model?”
Then you just may have what it takes to Represent Alabama in the Nationally Published 2013 Seagram’s Gin Calendar?
If you and/or anyone you know is interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A full body shot and headshot (in jpeg or PDF format)
- A short bio of yourself (250 words or less)
- Your full contact information OR model comp card, including name, date of birth, home address, email address, and telephone number.
Model Search contest winners will be featured in the Nationally Published 2013 Calendar and receive:
- $500 Cash Prize
- 4-day/3-night stay at photo shoot at an exotic location (Location to be determined)
- Fashion/style makeover
- Be 25 years of age or older by April 6 to participate (*photo ID required)
- MUST live in the state of ALABAMA in order to participate
- Be available for travel from mid-June through July 2013.
- Be available for local autograph appearances in 2012 and 2013
Application materials MUST BE received by March 24th 11:59:59 PM E.T. No exceptions!
I always look forward to the opportunity to meet African American business owners and those corporations and businesses that come out to showcase their products and services and support this great event.
I encourage each of you to come out this Saturday on February 25th and support this great event. Be prepared to show your support by attending the expo, spending money with the merchants and bringing a few of your friends.
The Magic City Black Expo will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the BJCC East Exhibition Hall 3.
11am – 7pm // $10 Admission // Kids 12 & Under are Free.
For more information call www.MagicCityBlackExpo.com.
SHOP BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES – Live Entertainment & Fun-Filled Kid Zone
The Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents the Health Task Force Initiative, which was launched to provide concentrated expertise and focus on the Physical and Mental Health aspect of our Five Point Programmatic Thrust. The mission of the Health Force is to educate and facilitate lifestyle changes for the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the communities that we serve. The Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. along with the Point of Grace Ministries and the American Diabetes Association presents the “6th Annual Fitness N Motion, a 5K Walk/Run”. Come and join us for nutritional counseling, cholesterol screening, blood pressure screenings, wellness massages, give-a-ways, and a kid’s fun zone! The culminating event of the American Diabetes Association is sure to please kids and adults of all ages!
For more information about Fitness N Motion, please visit www.fitnessnmotion.org.
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: Point of Grace Ministries
500 Commons Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center presents Al Jarreau on Friday, February 24, 2012.
Tickets are on sale now at www.alysstephens.org or by calling (205) 975-2787.