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Southern Journeys exhibit opens at Mosaic Templars

Southern Journeys exhibit opens at Mosaic Templars

Join us for the opening of the critically acclaimed exhibit, Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South. Be the first to see this wonderful exhibit and enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres, and great music in the Auditorium. The reception is open to the public.

This exhibit examines the work of African American artists who have chronicled the history of southern culture in their art. Memory of place, rather than geographic location, is the hallmark of this chronical. While many of the featured artists were born in the south and have remained there, others migrated beyond its regional borders. Some became international expatriots, finding a more welcoming home outside of the United States. Nonetheless, for all of them the persistent memory of southern culture still defines or defined their work.

Charity gamers show off their SWAG

Charity gamers show off their SWAG

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the players of the Arkansas Warriors (an Arkansas Developmental League Team) and the Power 92 Jammers (a local radio station charity basketball team) as they face off against one another to raise money to support these the DREAM and SWAG after-school programs.

The game is Friday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 pm in the Harry Elementary Gym, 4424 Highway 61 in North Little Rock.

Hosted by DREAM and SWAG Pre-K and afterschool programs, the proceeds from this event will help provide support to these programs that serve 240 low income students in the Pulaski County Special School District. The SWAG Dance Team will perform during half-time. Tickets are available for only $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Information is available at www.pcssd.org.

Wine, cheese and politics at ADBC drive

Wine, cheese and politics at ADBC drive

Please join the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus (ADBC) for our first membership drive for 2011.  Friday, January 21, 2011, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Mediums Art Lounge, 521 Center in Little Rock.

ADBC member, Senator Joyce Elliott, will be the speaker.
 
Please join us for a nice social evening and consider joining the Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus.  For more Information, visit our website at http://www.ardemocraticblackcaucus.org/  or www.facebook.com/ardemocraticblackcaucus.

Family asks support for accident victim

Family asks support for accident victim

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Family and friends are organizing a fundraiser for Jeff Justice, a man who was in a near-fatal traffic accident in November. Jeff spent the next several weeks in a coma, and is currently undergoing physical rehabiliation at Baptist Hospital after having multiple surgeries.

The fundraiser is at CiCi's Pizza in Lakewood Village on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 pm. The family thanks everyone who is able to attend. For more information, contact Jim Dalton at (501) 515-2856.

Cultural Diversity Form to be held tonight

Cultural Diversity Form to be held tonight

The City of Little Rock’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission (RCDC) will hold a Community Forum tonight, Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center. The purpose of the forum is to keep an open line of communication among Little Rock citizens, the Commission and City leadership.

The overall goal of this forum is to listen to citizens, raise awareness of RCDC and to enable RCDC to develop programming based on community input.

“A number of questions and concerns have been expressed by our local residents.

Parent Night w/ guest speaker at Little Rock School District

Thursday, January 6

· 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Parent Night with Guest Speaker, 401 John Barrow Rd.

Milken Award Winner, best-selling author, renowned motivational speaker, and education consultant Principal Baruti Kafele will address staff, parents and students with his personal mission to motivate, educate and empower audiences to eliminate the "attitude gap." This parent night is designed to motivate parents to bridge the gap between home and school. Research shows the more intensely involved parents are the more great impact they have on student achievement.

Little Rock School District Tiffany Hoffman Director of Communications 501-447-1026

LR Mayor, Directors to be sworn in Sunday

LR Mayor, Directors to be sworn in Sunday

City of Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and the Board of Directors who were elected in November, will be sworn into office this Sunday, January 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Hall Rotunda. After taking the oath each City Official will be presented with a Little Rock lapel pin to signify their service on the City Board of Directors. Each Board Member serves a four year term.

The Directors will take their oath in numerical order, starting with Ward 1, etc. Vice Mayor Gene Fortson will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at the Terry House, located at 411 East 7th Street.