Events

Everything from Our “Solution,” to Our fundraisers will be located below.  This will give you all the particulars of an event such as the time, date, location, and if necessary more in-depth details about it. The Aftermath will also be found here for all to see.  Black people unite!!!

9) LIVE SYMPOSIUM: THE GUN ISSUE 

Hey all,

We are having our second live symposium of the 2017 on The Gun Issue and its complicated and deadly relationship with the Black Community.  This will take place on June 3, 2017 (Saturday).  Specifics for the time and place is yet to be determined, however beverages and snacks will be provided by Tropical Smoothie(shout to Tameka Davis) and donations are welcome.

How it works….

We will have a panel of up to 5 people including the moderator and the program consist of 3 general questions on the topic of the symposium.  The only thing that separates the panelist from the audience is that the panelist get the opportunity to answer the questions first.  However, this is an open forum in which the crowd can interject with questions, opinions, answers and anything else they can think of.  After a certain amount of time the moderator will move on to the next question.  At the end of the formal program, time is set aside for people to mull over the issue even further and to eat while doing so.  This is affectionately known as “Snack & Chat”.

Symposium address:

110 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD. 21701

Time & Date

June 3, 2017 from 2:30-4:45

The Aftermath

A very lively discussion on how guns are viewed, used, and the effects of it on the Black Community commenced during the live symposium.  This lead to a bevy of ideas and topics related to the gun issue and left all that attended thinking.  The results of these ideas culminated into one attendee joining the NRA and BA Inc. developing a solution tentatively entitled “Blackshot Gun Club,” which is meant to teach laws, rights, and use of guns to all Black people. The reasoning for a gun club, is to get law enforcement either used to the idea of Black people having guns and therefore seen as less of a threat or to scare people so much that the right to bare arms will be revisited and seriously enforced. Either way, We are looking forward to the implementation of the solution and the reaction to the success of it.

8) LIVE SYMPOSIUM: BLACK EMPLOYMENT

Hey all,

We are having our first live symposium of the year on Black Employment and its ongoing economic impact on the Black Community.  This will take place on February 4, 2017 (Saturday) from 11:30-1:30PM in the CBA Children’s Program Room at the C. Burr Artz Public Library.  Beverages and snacks will be provided and donations are welcome.

How it works….

We will have a panel of up to 5 people including the moderator and the program consist of 3 general questions on the topic of the symposium.  The only thing that separates the panelist from the audience is that the panelist get the opportunity to answer the questions first.  However, this is an open forum in which the crowd can interject with questions, opinions, answers and anything else they can think of.  After a certain amount of time the moderator will move on to the next question.  At the end of the formal program, time is set aside for people to mull over the issue even further and to eat while doing so.  This is affectionately known as “Snack & Chat”.

Symposium address:

110 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD. 21701

Time & Date

February 4, 2017 from 11:30-1:30P.M.

The Aftermath

This Symposium revitalized both Our format and Our belief in Our mission. I have to shout out Our incredible panelist, Darryl Boffman, Toccara Mosley, and Maurice and Amelia Franklin. The topic was well received, the format was perfect and the panelist were amazing.  This could be the moment when We found Our lane and how to reach the people.

7) LIVE SYMPOSIUM: THE BLACK CHURCH

Hey all,

We are having our first live symposium of the year on The Black Church and its spiritual, social, & economic impact on the Black Community.  This will take place on December 10, 2016 (Saturday) from 2:00-4:30PM at the Anthony M. Natelli Community Room, Urbana Regional Library and Senior Center.  Beverages and snacks will be provided and donations are welcome.

How it works….

We will have a panel of up to 5 people including the moderator and the program consist of 3 general questions on the topic of the symposium.  The only thing that separates the panelist from the audience is that the panelist get the opportunity to answer the questions first.  However, this is an open forum in which the crowd can interject with questions, opinions, answers and anything else they can think of.  After a certain amount of time the moderator will move on to the next question.  At the end of the formal program, time is set aside for people to mull over the issue even further and to eat while doing so.  This is affectionately known as “Snack & Chat”.

Symposium address:

9020 Amelung Street

Frederick, MD. 21704

Time & Date

December 10, 2016 from 2:00-4:30P.M.

The Aftermath

Although this symposium was not well attended, it was one of the most important events Our organization has ever had. Two very pivitoal things happened during this symposium:(1) The symposium was poorly attended and made Us reevaluate advertising of events, the type of topics We over, and the organization as a whole. (2) We came up with a far reaching Solution, the Black Church Alliance, that within could be a major key making a big difference in the Black Community.

6) FUNDRISER: GAME DECATHLON II

Hey all,

We are having our second Game Decathlon fundrasier on October 1, 2016 (Saturday) from 1-4:30PM at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in the CBA Community Room.  This event will be catered by Wingstop and the beverages will vary between soda, party punch, and water. Individual tickets will be five dollars and $20 for a family of up to five and will have a kids section. You can prepay for tickets by going to our donations page @www.blackadvancment.com and follow the directions to donate. Be sure to indicate how many you are paying for and also reference the event by adding GDII to it. If you prepay you will be given a gift upon arrival to the event.

How it works….

There will be 10 games that a person/ team can sign up to play; Baskets, Bingo, Black Jack, Connect Four, Scattegories, Shot The Moon, Spades, Taboo, Uno, and Yahtzee. Each of these games have there own set of rules. Here is the break down of each game and BA GDII Rules and Regulations:

Baskets: Three-point style competition. Highest point total wins and sudden death will be used to settle tiebreakers within the top three positions. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Bingo: Standard Bingo rules will apply with gifts from a range of BA materials.

Black Jack: $500 of Monopoly Money will be used to bid on each hand. Vegas Style play where you try to beat the Dealer and draw until you want to stay. Five decks will be used and the person with the most money after 21 rounds wins. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Connect Four: This will be a limited tournament with the first eight people signing up. Each round will be a best of three series and a sudden death game will be used to determine 3rd place position. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Scattegories: This will be a one-player game with 3 rounds of competition. The highest combined point total will be the winner. Goggle will be used to verify on questionable answers but is not permitted to use to find answers. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals

Shot The Moon: This will be a one-player game with 5 rounds for all participants. Highest point total score wins the competition. Only the overall winner will receive a prize for this game.

Spades: This is a team tournament game and is limited to the first 8 teams to sign up. Each game will be limited to 20 minutes or the first team to reach 300 points.

  • Bidding Zero will not be rewarded
  • Reneging will cost your team four books
  • Must bid at least four (board) on all hands
  • Sandbags will be tallied, over 6 books will cost you 50 points

A game will be played to determine 3rd place. Participants in the top three will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Taboo: This will be a team game with each team needing three players with 3 rounds for all participating teams. The teams with the highest total score wins. A sudden death round will be used as a tiebreaker. Teams with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Uno: This will be a one-player contest with up to four people per game with each game starting with 5 cards. This game is limited to the first 20 to sign up. The player will draw one card if they don’t have what is needed and either put down or keep, ending their turn. The top 2 from each set of 4 will advance to the next table. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Yahtzee: Standard Yahtzee rules will apply. Player must roll using the cup only and this is a one player game. Participants with the top three scores will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals.

Symposium address:

Burr Artz Public Library Community Room, Downtown Frederick Public Library

110 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD. 20701

Time & Date

October 1, 2016 from 1-4:30P.M.

The Aftermath

Our second Game Decathlon went just as well as the first one did.  In spite of the nasty weather we had people come from far and wide and all enjoyed themselves and the event. However, we were more satisfied with the people who randomly came by and donated and got information on the organization.  Medals were given out and so was the word to do a third one!!

5) DINNER & A MOVEMENT FUNDRAISER

Hey all,

Black Advancement Inc. would like to invite you all to attend Our year long Dinner and A Movement Fundraiser.  Locations and times of these events will vary.

How it works….

This fundraiser is a five part series that uses powerful and classic Black films to illuminate an issue that impacts the Black Community.  After the movie viewing, we will have a 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the length of the movie, to discuss the topics that were broached and even try to come up with a combatant to the problem.  The movies and discussion are free, but the food and drinks offered cost money:                                                                                                                                  Hot Dogs – 1.00                                                                                                                Cup of Popcorn/ Bag O Chips/Candy/Drinks – $.50

Dates, Times, Movies & Locations:

1 – The Spook Who Sat By The Door/ January 16 / 6 – 9PM / 6344 Springwater Terrace, Frederick, MD.

2 – American Violet/ February 27/ 6-9:30/ 6344 Springwater Terrace, Frederick, MD.

3 – Soldier Story / April  30/ 6-9:30/ 6344 Springwater Terrace, Frederick, MD.

4-5 -Bamboozled/ Fruitville Station / TBD

The Aftermath

Although this fundraiser was cut short it was extraordinarily impactful. The results of the conversations and Solutions from this fundraiser, which included the Rioters Rulebook, far out weigh the number of attendants.

4) MLK MOVIE DAY: SELMA

Hey all,

Black Advancement Inc. would like to invite you all to come celebrate MLK Day with us by attending a viewing party of the movie Selma at Westview Regal Theatre in Frederick, MD.

How it works….

The viewing will be @ the12:10 showing and we are offering to pay $5 for each participants ticket (bringing your total to $4.50) for the first 40 people.  We will be gathering in the ticket area at 11:45 and will stop and enter the theater at 12:05.  Reply back to reserve your $5 discount.

The Aftermath

This was a flash event, however the turnout was good considering the time of notification and action.  People donated more than we did and everyone enjoyed the movie, specifically the youth who were exposed to this information for the first time.

3) LIVE SYMPOSIUM: 1ST BLACK PRESIDENT

Hey all,

We are having our first live symposium of the year on the 1st Black President and his impact on the Black Community.  This will take place on March 15, 2014 (Saturday) from 2:30-4:45PM at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in the CBA Community Room.  Beverages and snacks will be provided and donations are welcome.

How it works….

We will have a panel of 5 to 6 people including the moderator and the program consist of 3 general questions on the topic of the symposium.  The only thing that separates the panelist from the audience is that the panelist get the opportunity to answer the questions first.  However, this is an open forum in which the crowd can interject with questions, opinions, answers and anything else they can think of.  After a certain amount of time the moderator will move on to the next question.  At the end of the formal program, time is set aside for people to mull over the issue even further and to eat while doing so.  This is affectionately known as “Snack & Chat”.

Symposium address:

110 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD. 20701

Time & Date

March 25, 2014 from 2:30-4:45P.M.

The Aftermath

The conversation was exciting and the atmosphere was lively.  Our panelist did a great job facilitating the conversation and the audience gave back that energy.  This symposium showed not only these conversations were needed, but also the perspectives vary to the point that solutions are necessary too.

2) FUNDRAISER GAME DECATHLON

The Aftermath

Thank you to all who attended our second ever fundrasier.  The Game Decathlon was a success for a variety of reason.  This was the first time we’ve done an event of any kind in Washington D.C, which is a moderate distance from our base in Frederick, Md.  This was also a success because of the venue we were able to acquire for the event.  The Matin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library was a spectacular setting and it was free.  People genuinely enjoyed themselves and vowed to come to another event.  Special thanks to Greg Pearson and Frank Goodman for the DJ work.

However, the reason why this event became a huge success to Black Advancement Inc. was because of what happened after the event officially ended.  As we were loading up our stuff into a car, a homeless man came out and asked for some change.  We didn’t have any money, but we did have food and drinks left over from the event.  So we give him food and drink and a Credit Commandment pamphlet.  Soon after there was a line of homeless people asking for food and drink and, believe it or not, pamphlets.  We gave the remainder of the food  and drinks away and a good deal of pamphlets.  Advancement indeed!  All proceeds from this event will go towards our Credit Commandments, Operation Food Desert Storm, and other projects that we plan to put into action soon.

1) FUNDRAISER BOWL-A-THON

Hey all,

This is the first fundraiser for the Black Advancement and we thank you for all the support that you have shown us through this first year.  Here is some information about the event and a helpful tool to help you find a cause to bowl for.  See you there!

Bowling and…

We will be selling tickets all the way up to the final week of the event.  With this ticket you will not only be able to bowl as many games as you want within a two hour span, you also get pizza, unlimited soft drinks, and your bowling shoes included. For teams (all teams will have 4 members) it will be $22.50 per person and for individual bowlers it will be $25.  We will sell most of the tickets by hand.  If you would like to come out and support and do not know us, just write in and we will get you the ticket.

300 Shady Grove address:

15720 Shady Grove Rd.

Gaithersburg, MD. 20877

Time & Date

January 16, 2012 from 5-7P.M.

Rules, Regulations, & Rewards

At least 50% of the proceeds will go towards the Black Advancement organization.  However, the other 50% of the proceeds will be up for grabs.   You have the opportunity to play for the charity of your choice.  80% of the proceeds that are up for grabs will go to the cause of the Winning Team.  10% will go to both the Highest Single Game and Highest Average Score out of all the competitors cause(s). The Winning Team will be placed on our websites.  Every team must select a charity to play for.

Donation Organizations:

This site can help you find an organization to play for if you don’t have one in mind.

http://www.siouxempirecfc.org/docs/2010Book.pdf

The Aftermath

Thank you to all who attended our first ever fundrasier.  The Bowl-A-Thon was an overwhelming success!!!  Tamicakes supplied their delicious cupcake deserts  and the atmosphere was exquisite.  All proceeds from this event will go towards our Operation Food Desert Storm project.  We are considering making this an annual event, so mark your calendars to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King with us.

 

 

One thought on “Events”

  1. I love the ‘Operation Food Desert Storm’ idea.

    To expand on it, perhaps we could collaborate with local family farms and/or farmers markets to make sure that the produce we are distributing is locally and organically grown by small family-owned businesses (supporting the local economy) rather than large factory farms that often use harmful GMOs and other harmful products.

    Also, we could hand out flyers with gardening tips – perhaps even have gardening classes, classes on how to recognize edible weeds (there are edible plants growing wildly all around – most people just don’t recognize them as edible) and start community gardens. Community gardens are huge in Houston. This would also empower individuals to control their own food supply and bring neighborhoods together in the spirit of self-sufficiency, which is really the nature of true freedom.

    Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a night. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.

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