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10 Boston Events for Black Professionals This Week

10 Boston Events for Black Professionals This Week

There’s always something to do in The Bean! Check out my curated event list for Black professionals in Boston this week.

1. DCBK KITCHEN TAKEOVER FEATURING CHEF MANNY FD
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day, celebrate the love at DCBK! Join them for a special dining experience with Chef Manny FD, winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen. Enjoy a flavorful 3-course dinner while enjoying lively and soulful music performed by Troy ‘Elektrik Kidd’ Durden. Reservations are required for this special event, and tables will fill up quickly. Learn more here.

2. BLACK PANTHER FOUNDER BOBBY SEALE IN CONVERSATION WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 4:00 p.m.
Join Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research on February 14th at 4:00 PM where the founder, chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale will be in conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Entry is free, and seating is first come, first served. A Reception will follow after the talk. Learn more here.

3. THE KICKBACK
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Not A Club. Not A Pub. Just The KickBack. Join #TheKickbackBos at The Gallery at The W Boston hotel for some cozy jams with DJ Wheresnasty. If you ever been to his 808’s and Twerk Tapes party then you know what’s up. If not, come catch these vibes. Must grab a ticket for admission. Learn more here.

4. #LITEWORKAFTERWORK: THE ICEBREAKER
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join Boston’s urban young professionals in “breaking the ice” this Winter at Emerald Lounge! #LiteWorkAfterWork returns with the Icebreaker Winter Networking Series. Enjoy specially priced appetizers until 8:30 p.m. while you mix and mingle! This month, we’re excited to “meet and greet” with the Boston Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE Boston Professionals)! Learn more here.

5. “REWRITING YOUR STORY” PRACTICAL FAITH WORKSHOP
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (rescheduled to Thursday, March 2, 2017)
“Rewriting Your Story” is an interactive, faith-based workshop focused on self-love and exploring how your past experiences influence your current mindset. Through storytelling, applied resources, biblical references, and facilitated dialogue, Tamika will help you to identify how your “old story” impacts your daily emotions, behaviors, decisions and relationships. Most importantly, you will learn practical strategies to implement Christian principles (e.g., self-worth, forgiveness) to enhance the spiritual process of renewing your mind and “rewriting” your narrative to reflect God’s love for YOU! Learn more here.

6. THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FROM THEN UNTIL NOW
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts invites you to “The Civil Rights Movement…From Then Until Now.” Come join the movement. #YPNULEM #CelebrateBlackHistory Learn more here.

7. NEON NIGHTS: GLOW SKATE PARTY
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Lace up your skates, and Roll with Savage Ent. as they present Neon Nights. It’s a Glow Party at Chez-Vous Roller Rink! It’s about to glow down! Valid ID required. Learn more here.

8. BLACK HISTORY LOVE
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Black History Love, an appreciation of melanin and Eros. This arts event on the cusp of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month was created to stimulate both your visual and audio senses. The feature poets and artists will all be expressing their passion for love and culture. Candle lit tables and wine filled glasses will make this the perfect atmosphere. Bring your heart, eyes and ears for a night you wouldn’t want to miss. Learn more here.

9. AFRICA NIGHT 2017: IMANI
Saturday, February 18th, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Northeastern African Student Organization presents their biggest event of the year, Imani!! Join NASO on February 18th as they host their annual Africa Night celebration. The night will showcase the beautiful culture of Africa through traditional and modern fashion from around the globe, music, dancing, poetry and a surprise guest you do not want to miss! Come out to experience an African cultural show you will never forget! Learn more here.

10. SUNDAY JAM: BRUNCH & BEATS
Sunday February 19th, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Jam: Brunch & Beats will be the promotional kickoff of Rhino’s Lounge’s new weekly Sunday event. Whether you are looking for cool vibes with friends or an excellent meal post Sunday service, Rhino Lounge on a Sunday is the place for you. While our feature DJs, Trendstream, set the mood, enjoy one of our delectable brunch options such as steak and eggs and drink one of our signature orange sherbert mimosas. Special Offers: Sweetheart special for two people. First 50 people to RSVP get one free mimosa. Learn more here.

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Jessicah Jessicah is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a marketing & communications professional. She enjoys being a political junkie, inspiring others, and sprinkling Black Girl Magic everywhere in her free time. Follow her @lipstcknpolitcs on Instagram and Twitter.

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