Tag - Multicultural

May 20: Gems of Diversity in Central Broward

Friday, September 25, 2015 3:59 PM by Kitty Oliver

The Central Broward corridor of Broward County has emerged as an international crossroads of African American, Caribbean and Hispanic cultures. The Central Regional Park offers cricket and Australian rules football. The American Tennis Association, the oldest Black tennis organization in the country, is looking at a site there for its permanent home. And, the newly-renovated Westfield Mall, in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, has become the meeting place for affordable family-friendly vacation fun.

Once a quiet suburban area just west of
Greater Fort Lauderdale is becoming a relaxing, upscale, hospitable hub for some of the most prominent African American groups and high-profile personalities in media, social justice, business and sports.

The recent National Urban League Conference attracted near record-breaking attendance of visitors. During its first visit to the area, the event featured speakers such as UL President and CEO Marc Morial, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, and dynamic leadership summits for young professionals

July 30: 8,000 Years of Diversity in Broward

Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:27 PM by Kitty Oliver

Broward County's diverse 100-year-old story is peppered with nuggets of Seminole Indian history from their unconquerable survival in the Everglades to co-existence with Whites on the banks of the New River to the alliance with Blacks escaping slavery who became incorporated into the tribe.

But Broward County has a little-known Native American story that goes much farther back and that can still be explored. It lies between the scenic Fort Lauderdale beach scene and the natural wonder of the Everglades. It is surrounded by the affordable

Professional dancer, choreographer and producer Pablo Malco is passionate about Duende, the eclectic countywide weekend showcase of artistic creativity that will cap off Broward County's 100-year anniversary celebration October 2-4.

Malco is a member of the Creative Minds Team of five professional artists, creative entrepreneurs and artist-collaborators with expansive careers in all areas of the visual and performing arts who are at the helm of the event. They have developed a unique approach to showcase local talent in a series of events and

July 7: Bookfest Adds Spice

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:42 AM by Kitty Oliver

Bookfest Adds Inspirational Spice to Summer Fun

Some of the country's top African American authors who have made a mark in the literary world will gather in Greater Fort Lauderdale at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center for the South Florida Book Festival July 17-18 to introduce their latest work and tell other aspiring writers and book lovers how they did it.

Award-winning journalist and talk show host Tavis Smiley will be one of the featured authors making a special appearance at the "Evening to the Stars," a dressed-up
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is taking a high-tech approach to introduce visitors to the history of the library with a new theme park-quality animatronics exhibit unveiled earlier this month.

Funded in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB), the exhibit will remain on permanent display in the library's entrance to the gallery which features revolving shows by artists from the African Diaspora. It is dedicated to Samuel F. Morrison as "a visionary" who helped to

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, convening for the first time on Fort Lauderdale beach with the CVB as host/sponsor. This year's event features a high-powered roster of top-level African American women in global finance, leadership

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 (GFLCVB) for the Centennial Celebration of the ATA in Fort Lauderdale in 2016.

Kappa Alpha Psi is linked with the legacy of the ATA, which has been a training ground for many of the world's top players

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, especially for youth.

Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter leaders in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area have announced support for making the area the new permanent home for the ATA with the

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 between the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city of Miami Gardens around the annual mega-music fest Jazz in the Gardens every March is a prime example.

Miami Gardens,