News Release – 21st Anniversary Celebration of Black Family Day


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Contact: Anita Muhammad FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

336-347-8817 – office

21st Anniversary Celebration of Black Family Day

Bringing Folks Together Since 1996

Black Family Day will be observed Saturday, September 9, 2017, in downtown Reidsville, NC. OPEN to the public and sponsored by the Rebuilding the Block Initiative, Muhammad Mosque No. 34, local businesses and citizens. Black Family Day is held annually.


The outdoor program will begin at 2:30 PM. at MARKET SQUARE, 303 South Scales Street, Reidsville, NC.
About Black Family Day

Black Family Day has been bringing all people together in Reidsville, NC, since 1996. The day of unity, peace, and love inspires and strengthens family ties. It rightfully recognizes the tremendous contributions of Black people to this nation. The local version of this historic celebration was initiated by Amon Muhammad, and became an annual downtown event after a victorious lawsuit versus the city of Reidsville in 2000 to host it there. Mr. Muhammad has served as the Durham, NC representative of Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam since 2008 and continues to host this annual program in his hometown of Reidsville.

The Black Family Day tradition has become a part of the fabric of Rockingham County. People of every race, creed, color and class distinction have enjoyed participation the last 20 years and this year’s program is touted to be the best ever.

The day includes gospel, praise dance, African dance troupes, R&B, hip-hop, spoken word artists, spiritual and civic leaders. Vendors and entrepreneurs from all over the region bring arts, crafts, and products of interest to the Black community. Ethnic and traditional menus are on hand in the food village. The Family Fun Village will feature a mobile arcade, bounce houses, face painting, and more.

Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Amadou Diallo, Troy Davis, Brandon McClelland, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Kendrick Johnson, Aiyana Jones, Jena 6, Kathryn Johnson, Prince Jones, Ramarley Graham, DJ Henry, Tyisha Miller, Ousmane Zongo, Central Park 5, AND MANY MORE IN EVERY HOOD AND SUBURB IN AMERICA
Included are day of workshops, gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, spoken word artists, spiritual & civic leaders. Vendors from all over the region bring arts, crafts, and products of interest to the Black community. Ethnic and traditional menus are on hand in the food village. The Family Fun Village will feature games, bounces, face painting, and more.
We also want to give those affected by violence to have a chance to speak and share how their lives have changed and share their thoughts on what we, as a community, can do NOW!
info@blackfamilyday.org for details

Web Resource

Families are encouraged to register online. Vendors may sign-up online. Call 336.347.8817 to schedule an interview. http://www.facebook.com/blackfamilyday or http://www.blackfamilyday.org

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