Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Check back often as our Birmingham African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Birmingham, Alabama area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!


Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ birminghamblack.com

The Diary of A Kween – ft NuExperiance & Angels of Soul @ Jazzy's
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kween is known for her Versatililty but most of all for the great production she displays. A genuine SOUL artist has hit the scene and is going to BLOW BIRMINGHAM AWAY! This southern bell holds nothing back when it comes to giving you your moneys worth! Be prepared to feel the blues as she serves it on a Silver Platter.

Jazzi’s on 3rd @ Jazzi's on 3rd
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
2017 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit @ Birmingham CrossPlex
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

No More Martyrs, in partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Office of Mayor William Bell and the Birmingham City Council, is pleased to present the 2017 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.

This special event will take place at the Birmingham CrossPlex on July 13, 2017 with pre-summit training available on July 12th.

About the Summit

The Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit is a unique national event that focuses on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care and advocacy. The summit is open to the public and scheduled for July 13, 2017. Additional CEU credits are available through pre-summit training offered on July 12, 2017.

Who Should Attend

This event focuses on collaborative conversations about improving quality of mental care and dismantling stigma for minority populations. Target audiences include licensed mental health counselors, university students with interest in mental health, non-profit professionals, social workers, nurses, educators, consumers (and loved ones), mental health advocates, community health organizers and religious leaders.

Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered as a Pre-Summit Training on July 12, 2017. Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program that teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.


Lois Herndon (National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI) and Julia Sanford, LICSW (St. Vincent’s East)

Click here for more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid

CEU Training

CEUs are available through Pre-Summit training scheduled for July 12, 2017 as well as for the Summit on July 13, 2017. To participate, please select one of the trainings listed below:
Cultural Competency Training

(Instructor: Asha Dickerson, PhD, LPC, NCC)

Click here for a full description – Dr. Asha Dickerson

Awareness and Connection Across Race in Clincial Encounters

(Instructor: Monnica Williams, PhD)

Click here for a full description – Dr. Monnica Williams

What to Expect

Please visit www.NoMoreMartyrs.org/2017-Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Summit for the following information regarding the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit:
•Summit Agenda
•Invited Speaker Bios
•Call for Programs
•Suggested Hotels


Contact No More Martyrs with questions: Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-2837.

Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This is an event for all BLACKED OWNED BUSINESSES to come out and network with other owners throughout the city in your best formal attire. Some of the best businesses will be honored and a silent auction will take place supporting Girl Boss Lifestyle Mentoring non profit organization, helping young girls bring their dreams to a reality by becoming women entrepreneurs.

Alabama Black Expo @ North Hall
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Alabama Black Expo was created with a simple mission in mind-to restore, revitalize and re-energize the African American community through the promotion of entrepreneurship coupled with personal growth and business development.


The Alabama Black Expo delivers Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Artists, Spoken Word Performers, Dancers and all Talented and Skilled African Americans in Alabama and the surrounding states a powerful event to showcase themselves!

Alabama Black Expo seeks to encourage African Americans to follow their dreams, whatever they may be; and to inspire the belief that the capacity for success and greatness lies within oneself.
Alabama Black Expo has the support of Virginia College, Timeline Clothing, Lasting Look Photography, Next 2 Blow, BTL, Rocket City Pop-up, and Bella Grace Boutique to name a few. Alabama Black Expo has a growing fan base in Alabama, Tenneessee, Florida, Georgia, New York, California, Virginia and some parts of Europe as well as the Carribean.

The Alabama Black Expo Tour will be in Huntsville, AL, August 12, 2017 at the Von Braun Civic Center- North Hall.

Alabama Black Expo Features:

Live DJ
Alabama Black Expo Bags
Vendor Marketplace
Sponsorship Giveaways
Local Performances
Keynote Speakers
Fashion Show
Talent Showcase

and more!
What are my parking options at the event?
~Parking is available at the event in the parking garage which cost approx. $5-10.00.
What can I bring to the event?
~You can bring whatever you choose. Alabama Expo Bags will be provided.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
~Please send email to alabamablackexpo@gmail.com
Is my registration or ticket transferrable?
~No. The Alabama Black Expo passes are not transferrable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
~Yes. We will also have a list of attendees at the gate. You are more than welcome to show your virtual ticket via app- you must also show ID if using virtual ticket.
What is the refund policy?
~All sales are final.


Reserve your space today at www.alabamablackexpo.com or call 256-929-5073 or 256-929-5812.

An Evening With Friends- Where Art Meets Soul @ UAB's Alys Stephens Center
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Please join us at
An Evening with Friends – Where Art Meets Soul
Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00 – 10:00pm
UAB’s Alys Stephens Center
1200 Tenth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
$75 Donor Benefits FMV $71 Tax deductible amount $4 Benefitting The Links Foundation, Inc.


Attire – Creative Cocktail
Men – Black tuxedo or dark suit with trendy tie, vest or colored shirt.
Women – formal or cocktail attire with unusual jewelry, fun shoes, and creative accessories.
Awards for best creative attire.

Special Guests and Performers

Artist Brenda Joysmith – World renowned for her artwork which has been featured in numerous television programs and feature films including The Cosby Show, A Different World, Amen, Lethal Weapon II, and The Preacher’s Wife. Her original pastel paintings are included in the collections of Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Roberta Flack, Joyce and John Mitchell, Carnetta and Norm Davis, and Gaynell and Elias Hendricks.

Guitarist and Recording Artist Eric Essix – When it comes to music, his primary goal is to dismantle past ideas and reinvent them, always including his southern roots as part of the dialogue. With Essix Move > Trio, this Alabama born and raised guitarist accomplishes that and more.

Honorary Chair – Patty McDonald – An arts advocate in the Birmingham area. Patty is known for her elegance and grace. She actively supports many performing arts organizations that embrace cultural diversity while creating a stage for all artists.