Empowerment Road

Nova Southeastern University will celebrate Black History Month with a grand-opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for the seventh-annual African Presence Art Exhibition “Road to Empowerment: Art of the Florida Highwaymen,” which will run through April. Then from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, learn about tracing family roots of African-Americans back to Africa by attending “Out of Africa: The Diaspora for Family Historians.” Events continue throughout the month, including an African-American Literature Read-In from 1 to 3 p.m. February 21. Unlike a traditional reading, attendees are invited to select a short passage from their favorite African-American author to read aloud. And if you still haven’t satisfied your literary fix, South Florida local Iva C. Marc will wrap up the month’s events from 4 to 6 p.m. February 28 with readings from her first book of poetry, Moist. Visit nova.edu/cwis/ur/blackhistory/.
Thu., Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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