The Orange County African American Historical Society (OCAAHS) will feature nearly two dozen local churches in its Black History Month exhibit opening Jan. 29 at The Arts Center In Orange.
Beginning Jan. 29 and continuing through Feb. 25, “The History of the African American Churches of Orange County,” panel exhibit will be on display in The Arts Center’s Morin Gallery.
Dancers, from left: Enatra Overton, Angela Carr-Heidelberg, Jessica Roberts and Frances Frith perform a praise dance called "For Every Mountain" during a rehearsal at the Greater Calvary Full Gospel Baptist Church in Erie on Feb. 20. The dance group, called Women of Virtue, use dance to tell the story of the struggles of all black people, and how they’ve overcome them.
The dance will be performed as part of the annual Black History program at Greater Calvary on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE//ERIE TIMES-NEWS
“The latest economic downturn has hit the African American family disproportionately,” states Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the NBCI. “On top of this crisis, we currently have over 49.1 million Americans who struggle to put food on their table. Our mission is to fix the issue. We will utilize NBCI’s network reaching all 34,000 Black Churches and 15 million individuals to connect employers with the very best in skilled, diverse talent. Our network is all inclusive from entry level workers to the extremely skilled professionals, and we will use the proceeds from the job postings to provide meals for families in need.”
“NBCI’s Diversity Recruiting Center allows companies to turn standard recruiting operations budgets into meals for struggling families here in America,” states Karen Harlan, President of Diversified Workplace. “We are extremely pleased to introduce NBCI’s diversity recruiting solution that benefits employers in increasing the diversity of their workforce, and works to resolve the growing issue of hunger here in America.”
Both NBCI and Diversified look forward to what promises to be a meaningful program with a real impact. Linking professional opportunity to hunger challenges will begin to help solve some of the key problems facing America right now, and both organizations look forward to marked progress in 2012.
For more information regarding NBCI’s Diversity Recruiting center, please visit www.naltblackchurch.com/.
About The National Black Church Initiative: The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans committed to eradicating racial disparities in employment opportunities, healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public.
About Diversified Workplace: Diversified Workplace focuses on diversity recruiting in powering career centers for chambers, associations, and organizations who work to improve business opportunities and lives within our communities. Jobs are shared across all Diversity Recruiting Center sites, and allows a company to support their local non-profit and recruit nationally. Diversity Recruiting Center is a trademark of Diversified Workplace, LLC.
Reverend Anthony Evans