Author: Kitty Oliver - guest blogger

Kitty Oliver

kittyNoted Greater Fort Lauderdale-based Race Relations Oral Historian, Recording Artist, and Inspirational Speaker *A CVB Multicultural Tourism Resource*

● Veteran South Florida journalist, author, and university professor with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication. Featured on CNN.
● Producer and host of public television documentaries used widely by schools and libraries including, most recently, the 10-part series “Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives.”
● Founder of the cross-cultural Race and Change Oral Histories Archive in Special Collections at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center and The Race and Change Initiative which includes an iTunes web radio channel featuring programs by a diversity of Black, White, Hispanic and Caribbean high school and college students sharing their race relations experiences.
● Featured in the new Ron Howard film about The Beatles, “Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years” The movie has grossed over 11.9 million in theaters worldwide. Her small but pivotal part in the movie placed The Beatles in the context of the Civil Rights movement and her remarks have been cited in many reviews, interviews and essays for the U.S. and UK press including Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Newsday, LA Daily News, The Village Voice, A Variety, American Songwriter, International Business Times UK and more.

For information on presentations visit kittyoliveronline.com or call 954-382-0793. Visit Race AND Change facebook.com/raceandchange

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau is gearing up to salute Black women in March with a lineup of events featuring some of the top movers and shakers in the U.S. today. Black Enterprise magazine is predicting a record-breaking attendance of close to 1,000 participants for its 10th Annual Women of Power Summit March 2-5,...
South Florida chapter leaders of Kappa Alpha Psi have pledged support for the development of a permanent home in Fort Lauderdale for the American Tennis Association (ATA), the oldest sports organization for African Americans in the U.S. The fraternity is also partnering with the ATA and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau...
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) has been linked with the success of Black tennis since the founding of the American Tennis Association (ATA) in 1916. So it seems fitting that AKA has joined in a partnership with the oldest African American recreational sports organization in the U.S. to preserve the history and promote the future of Black tennis,...
Relationships. That's what makes Greater Fort Lauderdale a leader in attracting socially-conscious African American and Caribbean travelers to the area. Tourism aligns with cultural and economic development to offer memorable experiences for visitors who come for conferences, family reunions, or fun vacations. The relationship that has evolved...
March arrives in Greater Fort Lauderdale with enviable warm temperatures and the promise of sun and fun activities and you can't help but think - can life get any better than this? It can. Things really heat up mid-month when some of today's hottest talent - old school and new - take the stage at the 8th annual Jazz in the Gardens on March 16 and...
Why are the nation's major African American organizations choosing Greater Fort Lauderdale for their conferences? One incentive is the enticing view of sunshine and ocean that beckons as soon as the sessions end. But, groups like the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which just ended a weeklong meeting, also find a lot more to praise....
Haunting photos from the Golden Age of jazz. Reggae and gospel presented in crossover style. Black culture - historical and contemporary. You can find all of that, and more, on the stage and in the gallery of the Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark in Greater Fort Lauderdale over the next few months. The stately Mediterranean-themed complex located in...