Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nonprofit Thursday

100 Black Women honor Marsha Mockabee

Cleveland Urban League president and CEO Marsha Mockabee will be saluted this Saturday as the 2013 Woman of Vision by the local chapter of The National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

The celebration will take place at the chapter’s annual luncheon starting at 11AM at Landerhaven. For more information: or 216.387.0375.

Past “Women of Vision” honorees include Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice President, Key Corp.; Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President of Cuyahoga Community College; Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, and the late Congresswoman, Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Barbara Danforth was last year’s honoree.

Six Degrees of Separation opens this weekend at Karamu
John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation opens this weekend in Karamu’s Jelliffe Theatre. Performing Arts Theatre’s next theatrical offering.  The drama is about an affluent New York couple who find their lives intruded upon by a mysterious young man who says he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. 

The play won the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. 

Six Degrees of Separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.  

Directed by Michael Oatman, the play is an exploration of race and privilege in our society.

Regular performances are Thursday thru Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. Ticket prices are:  Thursday and Sunday $20.00; Friday and Saturday $25.00. There are discounts for students and seniors [62+]

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling Karamu House’s Box Office at 216-795-7077. 

11th Annual Black Marriage Day this Sunday

Black married couples will be renewing their vows this Sunday in over 150 cities across the country this Sunday to stress the importance of marriage.

Cleveland’s celebration will be held at Believer's International Ministry - 860 Northfield Rd., Bedford, OH 44146 from 5-7 PM.

Organizers are hoping that couples will support this event by signing up for the ceremony [$25] at

For more information call Sheronda Hunter at 216.246.0168.

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