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Center for Black Culture and Research


January 22nd, 2015

I Am The Change is an exciting program that exemplifies how the power of one can transform the world. Presented by an esteemed trio of human rights luminaries and legends, including Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Donisha Rita Claire Prendergast, Bob and Rita Marley’s granddaughter, and Jasmine Rand, the family attorney for Trayvon Martin, this once-in-a-lifetime event inspires audiences to pursue meaningful change in their own lives and in the lives of others.
In this unique presentation, audiences will learn not only how to take action, but how to realize the vision of their own philanthropic dreams. Learning directly from some of today’s most inspiring voices, attendees will become equipped with the tools and techniques needed to effectively mobilize their own schools and communities to seek equality and justice. Together, Ndaba, Donisha and Jasmine will show you how to launch your own ideas into action, explaining how every individual – young or old – rich or poor – has the power to play their own part in improving society.

Offered exclusively through American Program Bureau, I Am The Change is an engaging, inspiring and truly motivating event that you won’t soon forget. More than a keynote, I Am The Change leaves audiences with a renewed faith that Nelson Mandela’s cry for justice remains strong and Bob Marley’s songs of freedom still echo in the modern social justice and civil rights movements throughout the world, including the recent “I Am Trayvon Martin,” movement. Most importantly, I Am The Change will leave individuals inspired to be the change.

I am Change CBC
January 13th, 2015

Join us this Thursday for Anand Giridharadas, New York Times Columnist & Author at the St. Paul AME Church on Beechurst Ave for our MLK Commemoration at 7PM.
Anand Giridharadas is an author and columnist, writing about a world in transition as seen through the lens of culture. He writes the “Currents” column for The New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune, and also writes for The New York Times Magazine. His “Admit One” column, which is dedicated to the New York City arts audience, appears regularly in the Weekend Arts section of The New York Times. He is the author of India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking, about returning to the India his parents left.

Anand Giridharadas, author of the accomplished India Calling, has released his intriguing new book entitled The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (2014). In this speech for college audiences, literary groups and others, Giridharadas discusses his book and the themes of racism, immigration and learning what it means to be a “true American.” He tells the story of the fateful encounter between Mark Stroman, a racist ex-con in Dallas who went on a killing spree targeting men he wrongly thought were Arabs after 9/11, and Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi-born convenience-store clerk who was shot by Stroman, but survived. The True American is a deeply moving exploration of the American dream and its many dimensions, making us all question how – or whether – we choose what we become.
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Anand Giridharadas

December 2nd, 2014

Join Us for KWANZAA this Thursday December 4, 2014 at 7PM in the Mountainlair Ballroom.
Kwanzaa 2014

November 12th, 2014

This Thursday Morgantown Barbers Team Classic Cutz will discuss their rise above violence and poverty on the west side of Charleston, WV to become successful entrepreneurs. “Escaping The Trap” will be at the Mountaineer Room in the Mountainlair at 7PM this Thursday November 13, 2014. A Freedom Project WVU Event.
Escaping The Trap