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Black Arts Festival 2014

Black Arts Festival 2014

KALAMAZOO, MICH.- The BACC would like to thank all those who made the 2014 Black Arts Festival a major success.The hard work and dedication of the Kalamazoo community paid off in a huge way. Interim Executive Director, Yolonda Lavender, stated, “The festival was very successful. We were able to build on the legacy the BACC […]

Joe Johnson Speaks

Joe Johnson Speaks

    KALAMAZOO, MICH- Western Michigan University Alum: From Pursuing his Dreams to Pursuing his PURPOSE National Speaker and self-proclaimed “Networking King and Versatile Man of the Century” Joe Johnson is jumpstarting the lives of people all across the country. Johnson, who is known for his energetic speaking, re-engaging people into their own lives, education […]

2014 All White Party

2014 All White Party

Sid Ellis – Six Years of Leadership

Sid Ellis – Six Years of Leadership

KALAMAZOO, MI — After six years at the helm of the Black Arts & Cultural Center, executive director Sid Ellis announced he will be leaving the organization later this week. Ellis has accepted a position with Kalamazoo’s Colleague International, an organization that, according to its website, “facilitates international exchange programs to further adult professional development in business, education, […]

2014 Reginald Gammon Award – Buddy Hannah

2014 Reginald Gammon Award – Buddy Hannah

This year BACC will honor Buddy Hannah with the 2014 Reginald Gammon Award. Reginald Gammon was a local artist in the Kalamazoo area that left a legacy through his works and his mentoring of other artists. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University located […]