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The VOICE, September 8, 2023


Wed., Sept. 13, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Kansas City Career Fair, Hotel Indigo, downtown Kansas City, 2020 Grand Blvd. Meet face-to-face with recruiters and HR managers from local and Fortune 500 companies to learn about open career opportunities. Dress to impress and please bring an updated resume.  FREE

Wed.,  Sept. 13, 6 – 9 pm: “An Evening with Lonnie McFadden,”  Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center, 3700 Blue Parkway. The Board of Directors of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum invites you to join us for an exciting evening with a jazz hero. Cost $125 https://bit.ly/3sb0IkT

Fri., Sept. 15, 8 pm: LIVE Old School R&B MUSIC, 2425 Burlington St. No cover charge, one drink minimum. FREE

Fri., Sept. 15, 6 – 8 pm: The Gift of Troost Artist Showcase, Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd. Each Member of The Gift of Troost is an emerging Black artist and grant recipient of the Troost39 Community Grant powered by G.I.F.T KC. Discover unique artworks, meet talented artists, and maybe even find the perfect piece to take home. FREE

Fri., Sept. 15, 8 pm: SOKC 12th Anniversary Party, Pete’s Place, 12044 Blue Ridge, Grandview. SOKC celebrates its anniversary as a dance organization – free food, security provided, and a celebration like no other.  FREE

Sat., Sept. 16, 9 am: 9th Annual Black Infant Mortality Awareness Walk, Kansas City Health Dept., 2400 Troost Ave. Walk to Uzazi Village. Walk down the Troost corridor, saying chants and bringing awareness to Black Infant Health. Walkers will be welcomed at Uzazi Village with refreshments and a speech from Hakima Payne, CEO and founder of Uzazi Village. FREE

Sat., Sept. 16, 11 am – 10 pm: Black Owned Business Expo, KC Convention Center, 301 West 13th African American owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government entities to develop viable working relationships with minority-owned businesses while marketing their products and services to the growing consumer market. FREE

Sat., Sept. 16, 5 – 6:30 pm: 7th Annual KC Curly Photoshoot (Orange Edition), National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive. The Biggest Natural Hair Celebration in Kansas City. Bring your family, friends and loved ones. FREE

Sat., Sept. 16, 3 pm: KC Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Block Party, 1827 Vine St. Featuring DJ Epps, DJ Fresh, DJ Impact, DJ George, DJ Bullet & Killaface. Cost $20

Sat., Sept. 16, 11 am – 1 pm: Leaders of Color Back to School Brunch Celebration, Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand Ave. BLOC (Brothers Liberating Our Communities) and MCEL (Men of Color in Educational Leadership) are organizations dedicated to supporting and diversifying the landscape of educational leaders. Time for educational leaders to connect and celebrate the beginning of a new year. FREE

Sat., Sept. 16, 5 – 9 pm: How 2 Be PlayaZ (Movie Premiere), Gem Theater, 1615 E. 18th St. Meet & Greet, Wil Kid, Chef Boy Ching, Johnny Wooten, Mac Sause. Live performances by Chef Boy Ching & Mac Sause. Cost $35 https://bit.ly/3YYSNmW

Sun., Sept. 17, 7:30 pm: Fantasia, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd. Cost $79+ https://bit.ly/3C8Daig

Sun., Sept. 17, 5 pm: Johnson County NAACP 58th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. Embassy Suites by Hilton, Olathe Conference Center, 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd. Theme “Let Your Voice Be Heard, Your Vote is Your Voice.” Keynote speaker Dr. Kaye Monk Morgan, president & CEO Kansas Leadership Center. Tickets at jcnaacp.org or www.jcnaacp.org/freedom-fund OR nejcnaacp@sbcglobal.net or call (913) 362-2272. Cost $80

Sun., Sept. 17, 3 pm – Midnight: The Black Business Ball & Honors, Grand Ballroom – KC Convention Center, 301 W 13th St. Join us for a night of inspiration, entertainment and reflection on where we started and what’s to come of Black Owned Business Kansas City’s continued service. Cost $20+  https://bit.ly/457JFyw

Mon., Sept. 18, 7 pm: Beyoncé 2023, GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The setlist should feature some of the most memorable songs from Beyoncé mixed in with some recent work. Cost $40+https://bit.ly/47yrgwr

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