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April, 2017


Florence Riddick Celebrates 75th Birthday

Florence “Lou” Riddick, a longtime resident of Melbourne, celebrated her 75th Birthday at the Front Street Civic Center in Melbourne on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Her son, Minister Travis D. Riddick, and daughter, Rosalind E. Riddick, made her wish come true — she said she never had a birthday party so they decided to honor her with a Big Birthday Celebration! She was escorted by her grandson, Elijah Champion, on a horse and carriage to her special event!   She had over 85 invited guests. They began theRead More

Greek Day at St James AME Church “Black Greeks – Woven Into the Fabric of Our Community”

I always find it enlightening to learn the history of a subject; in this case, the Black Greek Letter Organizations, which is what I’ve decided to do as a lead-in to this article. This history was found at the website: Why were Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO) founded? First and foremost, it is important for you to understand why these organizations exist. During the time in which the first BGLO was established, African Americans across the country were faced with the harsh realities of race-related discrimination. Repercussions from slaveryRead More

Majes-TEA Party

By: Michelle Harmon On a beautiful brisk Saturday morning, cars pulled up to the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center in Mims for the anticipated event of the month — Majes-TEA Party.  Women from the Democratic Party, the National Congress of Black Women and female engineers from NASA , along with women from Daytona Beach, Orlando, Melbourne and the city of Mims walked up to the gazebo with their white pearls, gloves, dresses and beautifully adorned hats for a photo shoot with a back drop of live freshRead More

NCBW Hosts Hattitude 2017

National Congress of Black Women President, Ms. Juanita Barton and Ms. 2017 Honoree Lanette Sanders By: Michelle Harmon The Space Coast Chapter (SCC) of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW), Inc. celebrated Women History Month with the 2017 HATTITUDE LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW. It was held on Sunday, March 26st, at the Holiday Inn Viera with our 2017 President, Ms. Juanita Barton. The 2017 HATTITUDE LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW Program Chair, Mrs. Alberta K. Wilson, stated that the committee Sisters, Vickey Mitchner, Angel Kellem, Elaine Harris, Akilah McGann, BarbaraRead More


Good Music. Good People. Good Times. With classic hits by legendary artists like Frankie Beverly and Maze and the Ohio Players, to the sounds of contemporary music’s heavy hitters like Jill Scott and Outkast, Funk Fest delivers an all-star line-up that has the “old school,” “new school” and everyone in between jamming all night long. For more than 20 years, the Funk Fest has attracted music enthusiasts from across the globe who enjoy partying with a purpose while celebrating the rich cultural heritage of different musical genres. Your Music ExperienceRead More

2017 Essence Music Festival: Five Things You Need To Know

By Isatou Simaga (Patch Staff) – Tickets to the 23rd annual celebration are on sale now with live performances from Diana Ross, Solange, Chance the Rapper and more. The Essence Music Festival has lit up the streets of New Orleans with vibrant culture and music since its inception in 1994, with amazing artists from past to present all converging for a full three-day celebration of music, culture and entertainment. Although the big festival is still weeks away, it’s never to early to make plans for the best weekend ever, fullyRead More


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We are excited to announce the launch of the ABFF INSIDER, our digital magazine featuring emerging creative and executive talent, great new content and the latest from ABFF.

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