The Blackity Black Black Line Up

*Times and locations to be announced

Friday, February 28

Intergalactic Soul 8pm

Duke Energy Theater

Intergalactic Soul is an art exhibition that brings science fiction and social awareness together as one. The artwork explores a cosmic sci-fi theme that is driven by social, political and cultural undertones. With multiple exhibitions across the country already under their belt, 2020 brings a new exploration of the project, taking it off the wall and onto the stage, in a live performance by Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers.

Think Q’s signature spoken word style layered over a live band seaming together jazz, funk, and soul effortlessly. Quentin Talley & The Soul Providers (Courtney Gibson, bass | Curtis Hayes, keys | Stefan Kallander, guitar | Jesse Williams, drums) influenced by Kiser & Woodberry’s dynamic artwork, create a unforgettable evening of performance art.

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Saturday, February 29

TOBWE Conversations:  "We Need To Talk"

Community Room @ Camp Northend

1824 Statesville Ave

10am - 3pm

Family, we got some things we need to talk about. Can we taaalkkk for a minute? *in my Tevin Campbell voice* We know that there are issues within our community that needs to be handled but we ain't got to fall out about it. In true The Official Blackest Weekend Ever fashion we will have #synergythroughcelebration. We are not going to just talk but politic about solutions and actions we can take throughout the year to continue building community. We, the community are the hosts, moderators, and experts because we know what we need to do to save our communities.

Momma I Don't Want To Go To College Expo

The Ford Building @ Camp Northend

1824 Statesville Ave

10am - 3pm

K. Initiative and Future Growth Development recognized the gap that existed when our young people decide that college is not the next step for them. Momma I Don't Want To Go To College Skills & Trades Expo is designed to show young people that they have options and can still have a super successful career. There will be panelists to share how they were able to become successful entrepreneurs despite not having gone to college. There are still opportunities to become a vendor, sponsor, or attendee.

TOBWE Freethrow Shootout

Community Room @ Camp Northend

1824 Statesville Ave.

10:30 am

You got form? Can you win it all in minute? The Freethrow Tribute Shootout is a nod to the late Kobe Bryant and his freethrow percentage. Jermaine Coleman of 2nd Chance Academy will be hosting the shootout and checking to see who has the best form in the community. Also we will be making a special announcement about 2021 The Official Blackest Weekend Ever.

Sunday, March 1

The Wind Down Brunch

Location: TBD

The weekend is over, we have been doing it #ForTheCulture ALL weekend but what now? Join us for brunch and conversation on how we take this #SynergyOfCelebration and move forward. Bring your projects, your ideas, and movements and let's keep the energy going!! Maybe even some karaoke???