In February, Orlando and surrounding cities host a plethora of Black History Month Celebrations giving visitors and natives opportunities for various levels of participation and choices of venues.

The Afrikan Kulcha School, Incorporated’s ORLANDO BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOWCASE is an exciting fundraising event for the Sankofa Youth Initiative Study Abroad Program.  This event showcasing our rich history and culture will be held on Saturday, February 16thfrom 6:00-10:00 pm at THREE MASKS GALLERY & EVENT CENTER, 1023-B West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. The Sankofa Youth Initiative program takes middle and high school students to study in Ghana and Ethiopia. Their next trip is planned for July, 2019. Make plans to attend this event and support this worthy initiative.  For more information and tickets, visit

Add Caribbean American Passport’s Black History Month Arts Inspired Festival to your list of things to do in the month of February.  Slated for Sunday, February 17that Orlando Fashion Square Mall from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, the celebration will include music and cultural presentations, A Walk through Africa through Artexpo, a step show, a fashion show, a special African American art exhibit and a business expo.  This family-friendly celebration and expo is free to attend however booths and sponsorship packages are available.  For additional information visit or email sroberts@caribbeanpassport.comor call 407-427-1800.

About the Author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista.  The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on.  Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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