AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[RI] In the African American Community
Save Our Boys meeting: The Save Our Boys program will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Urban League of Rhode Island, 246 Prairie Ave. Parking is available.
Scholarship available: The Marcia Page Scholarship for Mathematics and Science Excellence will provide college scholarships of $5,000 per year to two African-American girls who graduate from one of the Great City Schools this spring and pursue a career in a math/science-related field. Application deadline is May 1. For information, visit www.cgcs.org/whatsnew/tiapplication.html.
BDPA award banquet: The Rhode Island Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates will present Celebrating Excellence, its annual education and scholarship awards banquet, on Saturday, at 6 p.m., at the Providence Marriott, One Orms St. The speaker will be Lance Drummond, transaction services executive, technology and operations at Bank of America. An awards presentation will be followed by dinner and entertainment.
Gospel choir seeks members: The Diocesan Gospel Choir, a multicultural choir sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, directed by Sareba Smith, is seeking members.
Glory Awards: The African-African American Festival Committee is seeking nominations for the Glory Awards to honor pastors and ministers for community service and dedication. To nominate pastors or ministers, send a letter and two-page biography detailing their contribution to the development of the congregation, church, mosque or synagogue. Nominations can be e-mailed to hrfprov [at] yahoo.com or faxed to (775) 855-3586.
Performers sought for festival: Performers are needed for the the African/African American Festival in June.
Urban Idols seeks R&B, rap, spoken word and gospel performers ages 18 and up to audition to perform.
Church choirs and gospel groups are needed to perform. For a registration package, call (401) 461-0557 or e-mail hrfprov [at] yahoo.com.
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