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JACQUEA MAE giving a musical performance.

JACQUEA MAE giving a musical performance.

Bone Marrow Drive

    FEB. 11—The NAACP and the Duquesne University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Duquesne University Union, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. For more information, call Amber Satterwhite at 412-396-1117 or email satterwhitea@duq.edu.

Black History Month Reading/Book Signing

    FEB. 13—The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center presents a Black History Month Reading, Discussion and Book Signing with Yolanda Covington-Ward from 1-3 p.m. at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. Yolanda Covington-Ward is the author of “Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo.” She will examine her book and review common themes from the Center’s “From Slavery to Freedom” exhibition. For more information, call Caroline Fitzgerald at 412-454-6373 or ccfitzgerald@heinzhistorycenter.org.

What’s in Your Genes?

    FEB. 13—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Western Pa. Genealogical Society will host “What’s in Your Genes?: DNA Testing Made Simple for Heritage Seekers” from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This Black History Month celebration event features guest lecturer Michael Williams as he explains how genetic testing can reveal invaluable information about family heritage and health histories. For more information, call 412-622-3154.

Interactive Storytelling

    FEB. 13—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Lois Toni McClendon presents Interactive Storytelling” from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business Branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. Storyteller and Interplay leader, Lois McClendon, will explore original stories of the African American tradition. Participants will engage in fun and relaxing games using music, movement, voice and story-making. This is an event for all ages. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

Book Release/Stage Reading

    FEB. 18—Dessie Bey will host the Book Release and Stage Reading of “Know Thyself: An African American Poetic Journey” from 7-9 p.m. at Point Park University, Ballroom, 201 Wood St., Downtown. Local poets and Point Park students will lend their voices to read poetry by well-known, recognized and local poets. There will also be a performance of a stage play written by Shabaka Perkins as well as an appearance by the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus, vocalists Jacquea Mae and Sydnie Dané, and saxophone interludes by James “Doc” Wilson. For more information, call Dessie Bey at 412-464-0321 or email dbonpointpub@gmail.com.

Black Love Day

    FEB. 22—The Black Student Union of Duquesne University will host Black Love Day at 5 p.m. at the Duquesne University Union, Africa Room, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This Black History Month event will include dinner and a special guest. Registration is requested. For more information, call call Amber Satterwhite at 412-396-1117 or email satterwhitea@duq.edu.

Black History Month Celebration

FEB. 26—The Rachel Randall Education Department of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host its annual Black History Month Celebration at 6 p.m. The Theme will be “Celebration of the Family.” During the weekend-long event, there will be a Family Movie Night with a showing of “War Room,” followed by an evening that will focus on celebrating families on Feb. 28. There will also be a special presentation to honor those couples that have been married more than 50 years. For more information, call 412-361-7000.

Black History Celebration

    FEB. 28—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 123 Steuben St., West End, will host its Black History Celebration at 11 a.m. The event will include a reception, program and soul food fellowship. African attire is optional. For more information, call 412-921-0822.


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