Revival. Word Fest 2008 with guest speakers Rev. Drs. A. Louis Patterson (Houston) and Frank E. Ray (Tennessee). McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, 802 East 46th St. Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 231-4271 or
Senior Recognition. 37th Senior Citizen Observance of African American History Month honoring the late Augustus Hawkins, 107 yr. old Ruth Williams and other seniors. Athens Park Auditorium, 12603 S. Athens Way, Los Angeles. 11 a.m. Information and group transportation, (310) 603-3358.
Teacher Fair. Teacher Preparatory Workshop. A representative from LAUSD and another local school district will be present to discuss issues important to credential students attending the Teacher Job Fair on March 13th. Cal State Los Angeles, Salazar Hall E184. 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (323) 343-3237 or
Boost Camp Forum. A positive link to a positive change in 2008 opening doors to greater opportunities in careers, business, leadership, and the community; food, prizes, free parking. BOOST CAMP Headquarters, 5155 W. Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne. 6 to 8 p.m. No cover charge, but RSVP requested. (310) 491-3417 or
Black History Lecture. Vincent L. Wimbush, Ph.D., professor of religion, Claremont Graduate University, and director Institute for Signifying Scriptures will discuss “African Americans, Sacred Texts and the Quest for Social Power.” Cal. State University, Dominguez Hills, Loker Student Union Ballroom, 100 E. Victoria St., Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (310) 243-3050.

February 21 – 27
Sabbatical Program. The California Wellness Foundation’s Sabbatical Program annually awards leaders of nonprofit organizations $35,000. Deadline for applications is February 27. Access applications at

February 22
History Class. Afrikan World Civilizations class, “How can you teach your children their history if you don’t know it yourself? Come to the first class, which is free, and you will experience an Afrikan world multi-media historical, cultural experience unlike anything you will ever experience in any university.” Dr Kwaku Person-Lynn. Kaos Studios, 4343 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles. 7-9 p.m. (213) 368-4976.
BET Honors. BET’s inaugural celebration of THE BET HONORS, an event celebrating the achievements of distinguished African American leaders in the fields of business, entertainment, social justice and philanthropy. This year’s honorees are Alicia Keys, Tyra Banks, Rep. Maxine Waters, Dr. Cornel West, Richard Parsons, and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd.. 8 p.m. ET/PT. Please check cable listing for exact time in your area.

February 23
Parent Workshops. The Parent Empowerment Conference, for parents of low income students who will be the first in their families to attend college on how to navigate the trails of paperwork involved with getting a college education; information in Spanish and English. University of Southern California, Founders Park, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (213) 740-9335.
Health Screening. Health professions will provide screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, and anemia. Also, information on how to quit smoking, child immunizations, adolescent health issues, adult and elder care, fitness, massage and safety. Activities for children, music and much more. Lincoln Memorial United Church of Christ, 4126 Arlington Ave., Los Angeles. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (323) 293-8535.
Living Legends. 29th Living Legends series honoring women in entertainment. This year’s honorees: Angela Bassett, Della Reese, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Alfre Woodward, and Cynthia Pope. A.C. Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. (310) 538-0059 or
Jazz Evening. St. Pauls’s Presbyterian Women are sponsoring a black history month celebration with an evening of live jazz. Donation $15. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church-Fellowship Hall, 5100 Coliseum, Los Angeles. 6 to 9 p.m. (323) 292-0471.
Health Awareness Day. Registered nurses, professional counseling, substance abuse help, nutritional counseling, yoga and more. The Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center, 1439 W. 99th St., Los Angeles. Noon to 4 p.m. (323) 779-0210.
Manchild Conference. 14th annual Strategies for the Development of the African American Manchild Conference. An acepella doo wop group will perform. $10. Little Theater, 1600 W. Imperial Hghwy., Los Angeles. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

February 24
Memorial Concert. The Sanctuary Choir of the Church of Christian Fellowship will pay homage in song to its ancestors and recognize those who recently passed away. Church of Christian Fellowship, 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., Los Angeles. 11 a.m. Youth performance, 3 p.m. Sanctuary Choir. (323) 731-8869.
Community Forum. Lecture: History, Heritage and Self-Forgetfulness: Renewing Memory and Continuing Struggle, by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor in Department of Black Studies, CSULB and creator of The Organization Us. African American Cultural Center, 3018 W. 48th St., Los Angeles. 3 p.m. (323) 299-6124.

February 26
Book Signing. Meet author, activist, community organizer Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson signing and discussing, “Ethnic Presidency: The Barak Obama Phenomenon.” Eso Won Books, 4331 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Park, Los Angeles. 7 p.m. (323) 290-1048.

February 27
Community Meeting. “Cease Fire’s Black History & Solution Potluck Mixer,”bringing together community intervention workers, victims’ groups, clergy, politicians, educators, entertainers, and everyone interested in stopping the violence. Also, homage will be paid to those who have lost their lives to gun or gang violence. Please bring your favorite dish, plates, sodas, etc. Bethel AME Church (Fellowship Hall). 7900 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles. 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. (310) 864-9618 or (310) 438-0075.

March 4
Health course. 12 week course on schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, borderline personality, co-occurring brain disorders, addictive disorders, and medication updates. 4305 Degnan Blvd., Suite 101, Los Angeles. 7-9:30 p.m. (323) 294-7814.

March 4-5
Play. The Vagina Monologues. Two performances,Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. CSU Dominguez Hills. Contact (310) 243-3686.

March 7
Music and Dining. Come to PaPa West for a relaxing evening of music and dining. ($10 cover – Bring your own drink.) 4336 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. (310) 658-0347 or (310) 672-6044.

March 8
Health fair. Total Health: Mind, Body, and Spirit. Eight chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Belmont Baptist Church, Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Care Center, MLK Hospital Ambulatory Services and Talbert Medical Group will host the 3rd annual health fair. Screenings and sessions for hypertension, HIV/AIDS, cholesterol, breast cancer, dental disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health, weight management, CPR. Influenza Immunizations will also be available. Belmont Baptist Church, 9215 S Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 14
Awards Luncheon. The National Association of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA), will host its 22nd annual Leadership and Legacy Awards Luncheon to honor rising stars among women business leaders. Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (310) 482-3461 or (323) 547-4937

April 27-28
Celebrity Golf. “Halle Berry Celebrity Golf Classic Benefiting Jenesse Center.” This is part of the Jenesse Center’s Silver Rose Weekend. Sunday: “The Power of One” Silver Rose Gala chaired by Berry. Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. 11:30 a.m. Monday: Golf Classic, Mountian Gate Country Club, 12445 Mountain Gate Dr., (near Getty Museum), Los Angeles. 8:30 a.m. (323) 299-9496 or

Art exhibit. 100 Years of Service, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Story Centennial Traveling Exhibit. Admission is free. William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 West View St., Los Angeles. Noon to 5 p.m. (323) 734-1164.
Art Exhibition. “The African Presence in Mexico from Yanga to the Present,” a comprehensive historical range of artwork including contemporary artistic expressions. Calif. African American Museum, 600 State Dr., Exposition Park, Los Angeles. (213) 744-7432 or
Musical. “The Color Purple,” the Broadway hit musical based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. Ahmanson Theatre (at the Music Center), 135 N. Grand. Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets: (213) 972-.4400 or

Every Saturday:
Farmers Market. Leimert Park Village Farmers Market. Fresh produce direct from the farmer to you, rain or shine. Vision Theatre Parking Lot, 43rd St. and Degnan Blvd., L.A. (323) 463-3171.

Every Sunday
Hiking. Team S.I.S. – Sistas (getting) in Shape. Weekly hike through Runyon Canyon Park. Meets corner of Fuller Ave. and Franklin Blvd., Hollywood, 8:30 a.m. or