'Black Girl Magic' talent show

B-CU celebrates National Women's History Month

Flyer promoting the 'Black Girl Magic' talent show.
Flyer promoting the 'Black Girl Magic' talent show.

The first-ever "Black Girl Magic" event, celebrating women and highlighting their history, is slated to help round out March as National Women's History Month.

The program, sponsored by the Bethune-Cookman University Department of Housing and Residence Life, will be 7 p.m. March 29 in the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center.

"Black Girl Magic is a talent showcase featuring the Wildcat women of B-CU displaying their talents paying homage to the famous black women who have contributed to our society," said Richard Adams, assistant director of housing and residence.

"We have also selected honorees from the B-CU family who have made great contributions to the institution as well as the community," Adams said. He noted that B-CU founder - Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune not only worked to move mountains while striving for equity and equality between people of all colors, but she also pushed for equality between genders.

"Though the title is 'Black Girl Magic,' gentlemen are welcome as well. This event is going to be entertaining, fun and enjoyable for everyone," Richard Adams, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence. 

To celebrate her work and the overall excellence of black women, he said, his department decided to use the momentum of Black History Month and National Women's History Month when creating "Black Girl Magic."

"The success of an event isn't measured by the budget," Adams said. "The success of an event comes from the effort put in planning, teamwork, communication, marketing, and execution. The housing team is working hard to make this show a memorable one. We are using many resources and all of our creativity. This is a great team effort and we are excited about the talents of the students that are sharing with the campus."

Ca'Netta General, a staff assistant and Christian Boyking, a resident assistant, will host the event. Participants include students representing various majors and campus organizations. Admission is free and the program is open to the public.

Adams said the idea for the event was conceived last year but officials were not ready to move on it. 

"While this is the first year for this event, we are planning to have some form of annual celebration for women's history month for years to come," Adams said.

"Though the title is 'Black Girl Magic,' gentlemen are welcome as well. This event is going to be entertaining, fun and enjoyable for everyone," Adams concluded.

By Augustinas Navickas