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Akron African American Cultural Pageant set for July 23-24 at Lock 3

AKRON, Ohio – The forty second annual Akron African American Cultural Pageant, which options an African market, meals distributors, leisure and extra, is scheduled for July 23-24 at Lock 3 in Downtown Akron.

This 12 months’s occasion theme is “Bi-Nka-Bi,” a West-African expression that interprets to “chew not one another,” in accordance with the occasion information launch.

Further occasion highlights embrace well being outreach, a COVID-19 vaccination station, a chess match, free haircuts by Past Expectation Barber School, and a youth tent with free college provides.

The competition lineup contains:

Saturday, July 23 Youth Household Day, noon-8 p.m. (free admission)

  • Midday: Youth expertise present registration.
  • 1-2:30 p.m.: Youth expertise present that includes money prizes for winners.
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: teen discuss, hosted by Akron native and Emmy-nominated musician Kofi Boakye. The stay discuss options youth presenters who will focus on youth violence, homelessness, psychological well being and training/employment.
  • Night leisure contains Xposure, spoken phrase by Alexis Boyd, Jan Marie and Most Needed Vibes.

Sunday, July 24, noon-9 p.m. (admission is free from noon-3 p.m. and $10 after 3 p.m.)

  • Night leisure contains Simply Like to Sing Gospel Singers, Christian Love Neighborhood Singers, Forston Gospel Singers, Expertise Present Finalists and Boakye.
  • Dazz Band will carry out on the occasion after social gathering.

The occasion is sponsored by the Akron African American Cultural Affiliation in partnership with town of Akron, the Summit County Division of Job and Household Providers, Youngsters Providers Board, Stewart Calhoun Funeral House and Cremation Providers, Alcohol, Drug Dependancy & Psychological Well being Providers Board, AIDS Healthcare Basis, Equitas Well being, Akron Nationwide Affiliation for the Development of Coloured Folks, First Grace United Church of Christ, Akron AIDS Collaborative, 100 Black Males of Akron, Past Expectations Barber School and House Depot.

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