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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 list of events for Black professionals in Boston this week.

1. GOAPELE
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m. –11:30 p.m.
American soul and R&B artist Goapele will be gracing the stage of Brighton Music Hall! Brighton Music Hall attracts some of the most talented and underrated artists. Many of Boston’s young professionals will be in attendance. This is perfect for a Wednesday night date night. Learn more here.

2. SIP AND SERVE 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Join Boston University’s Young Alumni of Color during BU’s global days of service as they network for a good cause. They’ll be collecting books to donate to “More Than Words”, a nonprofit organization that empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by learning about business. Learn more here.

3. THE KICKBACK
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8:00 p.m. –11:00 p.m.
The Kickback gathers trill millennials in an unpretentious space to eat, socialize, and have a few Henny shots straights while vibin’ to a curated live DJ. Learn more here.

4. COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Join your peers and NBMBAA Boston members for a special Cinco de Mayo edition of Cocktails & Conversations. Find the National Black MBA Association at highball lounge downtown! Learn more here.

5. AFROBEAT FIT 
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Afrobeat Fit is a one hour dance party where movement and music derive from the great artists and influencers of West Africa and the United Kingdom. Learn more here.

6. NEW ENGLAND BLACK NURSES ASSOCIATION
Friday, April  21, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NERBNA) will present its 41st Annual Clinical Conference on Friday, April 21, 2017 at The Four Points Conference Center from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s conference title is: “Health Care in This New Millennium.” Learn more here.

7. TALK ABOUT IT 
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join TALK ABOUT IT for an open mic night, where you’ll be able to perform your poetry in front of a supportive audience. The open mic night is open to poets of PROJECTPOETRY and anyone else who would like to share one of their poems with others. Learn more here.

8. AFRICAN NIGHT
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The African Students Union (ASU) is a student ran organization at University of Massachusetts that strives to unify African students and those interested in African Culture. The purpose of ASU is to mobilize the UMass Boston community towards a substantive discussion of the continent and engage students in activities geared towards social, political, and academic success, which is vital to UMass Boston and to the New England community at large. Learn more here.

9. ATLANTA BELTLINE LANTERN PARADE
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A Southern-themed day party featuring all your favorite down South classics. Sounds will be provided by DJ Owt Law. Enjoy a specially crafted Southern menu featuring chicken and waffles. Bottles of champagne will also be available for just $40.This is not your typical day party experience! Learn more here.

10. QUEENS TEA
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Women of color face unique issues that many of their counterparts do not. In an effort to create a sense of community in tackling these issues, Queens Co. has created the #QueensTea series, an online event where they will share stories and tips on how to navigate the world as women of color. This month’s #QueensTea topic is “I’m a minority in my workplace.” Learn more here.

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Brandie Chanel Brandie Chanel is the I DON'T DO CLUBS Influencer of Boston. She is a graduate of Howard University and is an accounting professional. She enjoys cooking new Buzzfeed recipes, finding new brunch hotspots, and traveling in her free time. Follow her @Brandeline on Instagram and TheBlackBostonian.com blog.

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