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Feb 01 2011

NYIT Celebrates Black History Month

New York, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2011) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) will celebrate Black History Month through a series of guest speakers and cultural events hosted by the Black Student Union and Student Programming Association. All events are free for the community.

Meet the Divine Nine

Friday, Feb 4
5 p.m.
New Technology Building (16 W. 61st St.), 11th floor auditorium
Enjoy dinner with NYIT’s Black Greek Letter organizations.

Movie Day and Lunch

Tuesday, Feb. 8
12:15 – 2 p.m.
New Technology Building (16 W. 61st St.), 11th floor auditorium

An Evening with Nick Cannon

Wednesday, Feb. 9
6 – 9 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway)
Nick Cannon, film star, comedian, musician, writer, and executive producer, will host a comedy variety show. Named as one of the ‘Top Ten Most Successful Young People in Hollywood’ by People magazine, Cannon was also featured on the cover of Black Enterprises’ 40 Under 40 issue.



Kevin Powell Lecture

Thursday, Feb. 10
Noon – 2 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway)
2010 Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, N.Y., and former cast member of MTV’s The Real World, Kevin Powell will share his insights on black culture through his personal experiences growing up in poverty. Powell is a sought-after public speaker on multiculturalism, civil rights, the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American politics and civic engagement, being black and male in America, the state of Hip-Hop, and more. 



Movie Day and Lunch

Friday, Feb. 11
12:15  – 2 p.m.
New Technology Building (16 W. 61st St.), 11th floor auditorium

Black on Broadway: Bending Threads

Tuesday, Feb. 22
6 – 9 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway)
Students present a Broadway-style cabaret show.




Poetry Slam Hip Hop Concert

Friday, Feb. 25
5 – 8 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway)
Hip-Hop concert with M. Island and the After Reggae Party.




Celebration of Gospel

Saturday, Feb. 26
6 p.m.
Community Church of NY (40 E. 35th St.)
Experience the special sound of gospel music.


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