Town hosts Black History Month celebration at ‘Yes We Can’ center

Town hosts Black History Month celebration at ‘Yes We Can’ center

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Member Viviana Russell, and the Town Board will once again host a celebration in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the “Yes We Can” Community Center in Westbury. 

The theme of this year’s event is “Black Excellence” celebrating African American entrepreneurs. The event will include refreshments from LL Dent, music and performances by Nori Rane, “Yes We Can Community Band,” LND Dance Company, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition, each council member will honor a local entrepreneur from their district.

At this year’s Black History Month event celebrating Black Excellence and Entrepreneurship in the Community, the Town has partnered with Bethpage FCU and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Long Island Chapter to provide two scholarships to Hofstra University’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.

The 10-week program provides 60 hours of business skills, covering the fundamentals of business management. All applicants must be working toward starting a new business or have an existing business that will qualify to be considered a Minority and/or Women-Owned Business Enterprise.

By the end of the program scholarship recipients will have a complete business plan and the opportunity to participate in the Capital One business plan competition with prizes ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

The “Yes We Can” Community Center is located at 141 Garden Street in Westbury.  For more information please call 311 or visit

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