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August 25th, 2015

This Wednesday, August 26, 2015 marks the return of Crossover Pickup Basketball!
Who Got Game? Tomorrow is the return of Crossover Pickup Basketball. Crossover Pickup Basketball is an “And1” style of 5 on 5 pickup basketball, with live music by DJ Dollar, and live play by play commentary by DJ Monstalung. The first date for Crossover Pickup Basketball is this Wednesday August 26, 2015 at the Student Rec Center on Court #1 in the upstairs basketball gym (across from the SRC entrance). This event runs from 4 PM to 6 PM.
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August 10th, 2015

Come and Celebrate Kwanzaa with us Tuesday December 1, 2015 in the Mountainlair Blue Ballroom at 7PM. This is Free and open to the public!
As an African American and Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions throughout the world African community, Kwanzaa brings a cultural message which speaks to the best of what it means to be African and human in the fullest sense.

February 13th, 2015

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms
Sponsored by the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research and cosponsored by the Islamic Center of Morgantown and the WVU Muslim Student Association
The Leading Afro-American Muslim Professionals (LAMP) Speaker Series returns for its 4th year to the annual WVU Black History Month celebration, which will feature George Green, Jay-Z’s former tour manager and VP of Marketing of Roc-A-Fella Records. Prior to his current work as a humanitarian and motivational speaker, he managed the marketing for Roc-A-Fella’s clothing, magazine, and film product lines. Furthermore, he provided marketing and tour management services to prestigious clientele including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Twista, Cam’ron, and Supernatural, and he later became the manager for Grammy-nominated Rahzel.
In this year’s program, George Green: From Roca-A-Fella to Mecca, George will inspire the audience to expand their views and foster their abilities to positively change the direction of their own lives. New Yorker, George Green, shares his stories from the rugged street life, how he made it to Auburn University out of the ghetto, his legacy with Roca-A-Fella Records, all of which led him to Mecca and his ongoing journey as a humanitarian. This motivational speaker brings vivid backstage memories with rap mogul, Jay-z, front and center to the audience. George conveys what guided him to courageously walk away from a multimillion dollar industry and promising career and some of the most popular celebrities. His most inner thoughts and reflections about the pros and cons of his life in the fast and luxurious entertainment industry enlightens people on what true happiness and peace is all about.
George has done extensive music related and humanitarian work that has taken him to all 50 U.S. states and more than 70 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa where he has visited some of the poorest regions in the world and met with thousands of young people experiencing the type of violence he endured in his own youth. His travels have also enabled him to develop alliances with various dignitaries and diplomats, strengthening his far-reaching philanthropy.

The George Green: From Roca-A-Fella to Mecca program is motivating, uplifting, and enlightening to people of all diverse cultures, nationalities, and religions. Attendees will leave on a journey utilizing their dreams to create peace, and ultimately attaining a “peace of the dream.”
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February 4th, 2015
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Pictures from our “I Am the Change Tour” held last night February 3, 2015 in the Mountainlair ballroom.
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 – 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.

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.

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