Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In the News ... " Mt. Rose Baptist Church kicks off Black History Month festivities this weekend"

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• Experience and learn through black art, history and culture

By Jolina Okazaki, Multimedia Journalist

MIDLAND, TEXAS - Mount Rose Baptist Church on 211 N. Tyler St will celebrate Black History Month for three days in the Basin. The celebration of black culture and art will kick off at the Palmer Activity Center in Midland starting on Friday. They're hoping to not only share black culture but also empower others of all backgrounds.

"We hope to open up people's eyes, to make people more culturally conscious." said event coordinator Jermaine Packer. "We want to start a conversation. We want to open that up and say, 'Hey, come and celebrate with us.' We aren't trying to make it awkward for you. We just want you to kind of see what our culture is. We want people to really enjoy themselves."

The event, called Unapologetically Black, will include an art show, live music, discussion panels and guest speakers ...

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