Tuesday, August 5, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dwayne Jenkins
Nashville Black Pride #18: UNITED FLOW, October 9-11, 2020
The Nashville Black Pride Board and Planning Team will be hosting an abbreviated celebration to commemorate their 18th anniversary the weekend of October 9th-11th, 2020. Our theme this year, “United Flow” will allow us an opportunity to focus on our primary programs that we’ve done throughout the years. Nashville Black Pride will honor individuals in our community with our Brothers and Sisters United (BASU) Legacy Award, for those that have either volunteered or worked with us for a minimum of 10+ years, and also present our annual Education Scholarships to deserving African American LGBTQ students. Both of these activities have been highlights to our weekend each year, so it was important to the team to still recognize these individuals even if it will have to be on-line this year and not a sit down dinner.
Nashville Black Pride will also highlight local Black LGBTQ & other Businesses that are supportive of our Same Gender Loving communities through a special virtual marketplace. We are excited to team up with Nigel Ashford, host of OUTSPOKEN, a Facebook Live Show for a special episode that airs Saturday afternoon. Our weekend will close out with two activities on Sunday; a Brunch fundraiser and an outdoor meetup to take a leisurely stroll together to commemorate National Coming Out Day in one the local parks. Both events allow people the opportunity to get some fresh air, safely gather while wearing a mask and remain socially distant from one another. The health and wellness of our supporters is very important to us. If there is a spike in Covid19 cases again, these small proposed face to face gatherings on Sunday will be canceled
People will also be able to financially support Black Pride by visiting our site to check out our store to purchase a number of one of a kind, handmade jewelry, scarfs, T-shirts & other reasonably priced merchandise, or make a tax deductible donation. More details will be posted on our nashvilleblackpride.org website, as well as our IG, Facebook & Twitter social media pages.
Friday, May 1, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18th Annual Nashville Black Pride: October 9-11, 2020
As some out of town supporters & all local Middle Tennesseans may know, Nashville has been
through a lot over the last few months that include recovering from a devastating
tornado in March, dealing with the viral pandemic with stay-at-home orders,
and record-breaking power outages due to a massive wind storm in May.
As the city bands together to support one another by continuing to practice physical/social
distancing, wearing face coverings/masks to reduce the spread of Covid19 and slowly reopen
businesses, we will be closely monitoring how our 18th annual Black Pride weekend will look in
October should the gathering of large crowds/groups restriction still remain in place.
The NBP Board will still be posting applications for our LGBTQ Education Scholarship soon
and acknowledge the recipients of our 2020 BASU Legacy Award for their 10+ year support of
our organization during the October 9-11 weekend as previously scheduled. If we aren’t
able to host our annual Award Dinner to present the scholarships and recognize our
legacy honorees, we plan to celebrate these important milestones virtually.
Our mission & vision remains the same, however, we will not put our community at risk under any
circumstances if there is another wave or increase in Coronavirus cases in the fall! Please follow us
on social media, and check back for updates throughout the summer months on our specific status.
You can continue to financially support our efforts by visiting our store to purchase
one of a kind merchandise, make a donation at any level or become an official sponsor.
In Pride, Service & Gratitude
Nashville Black Pride Board & Planning Team