The 2021 Theme: "The Black Family"
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President of Quality Moving Services, Owner and General Manager of Quality Self Storage. Vincent Tucker is also a direct descendant of first enslaved Africans brought to the United States in 1619 aboard the ship the White Lion.
A veteran television host, social media influencer, & author, Shannon LaNier is the 9th generation direct descendant of President Thomas Jefferson and slave Sally Hemings.
Lynne Jackson is the great-great granddaughter of Harriet & Dred Scott who famously sued their slave owner John Emerson of Missouri for the freedom of his family from slavery.
Rozonno (Ro) and Mia McGhee are the proud parents of sextuplets (six babies born at once) and whose personal story was made into a television show called The Six Little McGhees.
Dr. DaMaris B. Hill is a poet, professor and the author of "A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland." Dr. Hill is the 2020 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry.
Pastor Cal Roberson has been helping build and restore relationships for 20+ years. His unique ability to resolve toxic conflict has propelled Cal into an international platform as the Relationship Expert with major television networks like A&E, Lifetime TV, and FYI. His undeniable talent has earned him expert status on shows like Married at First Sight, Honeymoon Island, Happily Ever After, MAFS Second Chances, etc.
Greetings from the Virginia Black History Month Association (VaBHMA)! In response to the deadly Corona Virus the organization has decided to host a virtual Black History Month Gala next year. Our goal is to keep our guests safe by not placing them at risk of contracting the deadly corona virus. Next year's Virginia Black History Month Gala will be hosted over the course of three (3) days. Since many of you are already familiar with the Zoom Technology, we will use the Zoom Webinar and the Zoom Meeting technology to connect thousands of people across the nation.
Here is the plan! We are asking our guests to pre-order their dinner from a local black owned restaurant, invite the entire family to your home (to include the kids), put on your formal attire and connect on zoom with thousands of other families attending the gala. We will invite national celebrities to make cameo appearances to provide their insight on the current situation. We will also provide the best of black entertainment that will highlighting the diversity of the black family. Finally, we will ask hosts from various parts of the nation to participate in the celebration by showing our guests historical African American places from across the globe.
The events would be covered over a three-day period, starting (noon) Friday, 26 February 2021 and ending at 2:pm on Sunday, 28 February 2021.
The Black Family has been a topic of study in many disciplines–history, literature, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been reverenced, stereotyped, and vilified from the days of slavery to the present.
The role of the black family has been described by some as a microcosm of the entire race, and yet its complexity as the “foundation” of African American life and history can be seen in numerous debates over how to represent its meaning and typicality from a historical perspective–as slave or free, as patriarchal or matriarchal/matrifocal, as single-headed or dual-headed household, as extended or nuclear, as fictive kin or blood lineage, as legal or common law, and as black or interracial, etc.
Those varied images, in addition to topics on the nature and impact of parenting, of childhood, marriage, gender norms, sexual and racial identities, health, and the role of the law provide a rich tapestry of perspectives for exploring the black family in past and present America..