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Harold Washington Cultural Center, located 4701 S. King Drive will hold its Young Entrepreneurship Pavilion registration and orientation tomorrow (Saturday, March 16) at 11am.
“Recently with the rash of violence highlighted in our community we must bring to mind the entrepreneurial spirit in our youth.” says Jimalita Tillman, executive director of The Harold Washington Cultural Center. “We must give our youth encouragement, support and access to resources that develop their entrepreneurial skills.”
About the Pavilion:
The Young Entrepreneur Pavilion will run during the Broadway to Bronzeville production of Annie at the Harold Washington Cultural Center. The show opens on April 5, 2013. The pavilion registration and orientation will assist with developing the concept, licensing, and business planning for young people ages 6-25. This is 100% free sponsored in part by Walgreens. Spaces are limited.
This is such an important question because people imitate what they see. You see thugs and gangster and you wanna become one. You see a giant in business, a titan of industry and you want to become one. You see a black family unit, full of love, strenght and destiny and you want one yourself.
That's why we like this question by Pepper Miller, founder and president of The Hunter-Miller Group, Chicago. She is author of "Black Still Matters" and co-author of "What's Black About It?"
In her article for AdAge.com she says:
How often do we see or hear in the media about a black man rescuing a black woman? Tarzan rescued Jane; Matt Dillon rescued Miss Kitty; Superman rescued Lois and Spiderman rescued Mary Jane. Now, finally, we have a popular black example: Django rescues his wife, Broomhilda, in the film "Django Unchained.
While true love is not restricted by race or gender, black love, between a black man and black woman, continues to be a really big deal in the black community. Just about every February, popular black magazines focus on "Black Love." Both Ebony and Essence's February cover stories this year stayed true to this tradition.
If young Black men see Black men saving Black women, then maybe there will be less shooting. They will want to save instead of putting our young sisters, mother and aunts in harm's way.