Congrats To K’s Kicks!

K's_KicksThe winner of our Salisbury-Rowan Black Business Pitch Contest was Kari Johnson of K’s Kicks! Our winner received a monetary, service, and media package that was provided by local black owned businesses and organizations. Because of our community’s generosity, we were able to provide a service package for all contestants! Our other contestants were Sierra Watkins of SieBration Bar and Destiny Stone and Daniel King of The Music House Inc..

Kari is a lover of all things creative. Music, writing, and art are passions of hers. She is a 2007 graduate of Livingstone College with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She hopes to continue growing her business K’s Kicks as well as writing her Children’s book series Dallas Does based on her 6 year old daughter.

Kari began K’s Kicks in 2018 after personal projects she shared online were praised and people began to inquire about her work. She realized that everyone has a pair of shoes they aren’t ready to part with that she is able to bring back to life. Over the course of a year through social media and word of mouth, a buzz has began in the Rowan community as well as other places about her work. Her ultimate goal is to be able to focus 100% on her business and partner with schools in the community to provide shoes to students each year.

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My Sister’s Keeper

We’re celebrating Black History Month! Join us for “My Sister’s Keeper” on Saturday, February 25th at 4pm at Westridge Place Apartments Clubhouse, 100 Donner Dr, Salisbury NC. We will have a panel discussion about financial literacy, group economics, and community development. Also there will be local female business owners vending their products at the event so, bring your dollars to circulate!  Photo Source: Createher Stock

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Dunbar Center Commemorative Event

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Join Renaissance Arts Program (RAP) as we commemorate the Dunbar Center. RAP is a grassroots collective initiative recently started by local artists and community organizers. Our goal is to expose local African American youth to their culture and heritage through the arts.

We felt that it was important that someone respond to the burning of Dunbar Center. We have accepted this task and have planned an event for Black History Month. The event is Saturday February 21st from 12noon-3pm at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 940 South Long Street, East Spencer, NC. The purpose of this event is two fold. 1) Commemorate historical significance of Dunbar Center 2) Introduce RAP’s vision to community.

Vendors interested in being a part of this event should contact Tonya Cross at cross.tonya@gmail.com. **There is NO VENDING FEE; we ask that vendors donate 10% of sales to arts program.**

Never Forget: You Can’t Burn Down History

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Upcoming Event – Negros With Guns Screening Dialogue

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We’re highlighting North Carolina African American History for Black History Month! Join us for screening of Negros With Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power on Sunday, February 22nd at 4pm at Westridge Place Apartments Clubhouse, 100 Donner Drive, Salisbury NC. A discussion will follow the screening. (Clubhouse is located directly behind former Salisbury Mall)

“Credited with inspiring the Black Power Movement, Robert Williams led his North Carolina hometown to defend itself against the Ku Klux Klan and challenge repressive Jim Crow laws. NEGROES WITH GUNS: Rob Williams and Black Power follows Williams’s journey from southern community leader to exile in Cuba and China, a journey that brought the issue of armed self-defense to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.” – PBS.org

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African American History Begins In Africa

Continent of AfricaWe are excited about February! We will be hosting a screening dialogue of the film “Prince Among Slaves” in honor of Black History Month. This documentary reveals the fact that African American History does not begin with slavery; African American History begins in Africa. The film is based on a true story about a Prince from West Africa named Abdul Rahman Sori, who was captured and sold to English slavers.

Our awareness campaign this month on our social media sites will highlight African History. We will dispel the myth that African slaves were uneducated and uncultured people. The United States was built and sustain by a people who possessed skills and knowledge that they acquired in Africa, not through slave owners.  Our campaign will affirm that African History is the foundation of African American History.

We invite you to join us on this journey as we learn about the African roots and legacy of a great people who forever changed America.

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We Continue To Move Forward

TVEPLogo1-originalsize (2)Happy New Year! 2013 was a great year for The Vine Events and we plan to continue with our theme “Moving Forward”. Our focus will remain on community development and we will address issues that hinder us from “moving forward”. The community forums we have scheduled for 2014 will provide an opportunity for our guest to speak and most importantly listen to others, so that we can establish some resolve for progression. Below is a schedule of our events up to April. Follow us on WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on dates, times, and locations.

January – Moving Forward: Don’t Believe The Hype – We will host a community dialogue about consumerism on Saturday, January 25th at 5pm at Westridge Place Clubhouse, 100 Donner Drive, Salisbury, NC. We will discuss media’s manipulation of consumers and importance of financial literacy.

February – Prince Among Slaves – We will host a screening of “Prince Among Slaves” for Black History Month.  It is a true story about an African prince, Abdul Rahman, enslaved in the American South. This documentary introduces the fact that African American History does not begin with slavery, but expands beyond to the great continent of Africa.

March – African Presence in the Bible – We’ll continue our celebration of Black History Month with reading of Bishop J.W. Hood book “The Centennial of African Methodism”.  Bishop Hood was one of the founders of Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary was named after him. (Both institutions are located in Salisbury, NC.) Our reading will focus on chapter two of his book. Click here to read.

April – Holy Lockdown: Does the Church Limit Black Progress – We will host a book reading of Jeremiah Camara’s book, “Holy Lockdown”.  The book explores the impact of the Black church on the Black psyche. We’ll openly address how the Black church can use it’s influence in progressing community and economic development. This will be an online weekly discussion via video starting April 15th at 9pm EST.  Visit here to purchase the book.

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Shadeism Screening Dialogue

The Vine Events Chat CafeJoin us for dinner and a movie on Saturday, February 16th at 6:30pm in Salisbury, NC.  The Vine Events Chat Cafe will be hosting a screening dialogue of “Shadeism”.

“Shadeism” is a documentary short film that introduces the issue of shadeism (also known as colorism); discrimination based on skin tones among members of the same community. The documentary explores shadeism origins and its affects within various cultures around the globe.  It also introduces how we can foster collective and personal healing through dialogue and discussion.

The cost of this event is $10/person. To reserve your seat click on “Donate” button below. Directions to event location will be emailed to those who RSVP so, please enter your email address on PayPal payment page.  **Note: You don’t need a Paypal Account to make payment.**

We want to hear from you. Have you ever experienced shadeism? What contributes to this aspect within your community/culture? Please leave your reply below. Thanks

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