Black History Month at the Business Resource and Innovation Center

By Birch M. RSS Thu, February 1, 2024

This month, the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) is celebrating and uplifting Black entrepreneurs and their groundbreaking achievements. Join us for one or both of our Black History Month programs in person on the Ground Floor of Parkway Central Library in the BRIC.



Boss: The Black Experience in Business cover


Tuesday, February 13 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us in the Business Resource and Innovation Center for a screening of PBS's documentary Boss: The Black Experience in Business. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African Americans who have embodied the qualities that are at the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit. Learn about the untold story of Black entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provided the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

This event will be in the BRIC on the ground floor of Parkway Central Library. The movie will run from approximately 5 p.m. – 7 p.m..

RSVP is requested.



Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis aka 50 Cent Jackson


Monday, February 26 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Get motivated to launch or grow your business as we discuss Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent. 

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson opens up in this unique, self-help book chronicling his comeback from tragic personal loss to thriving businessman. In what he has dubbed his most personal book, Jackson offers cutting-edge lessons and hard-earned advice on embracing change and knowing when to pivot. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter builds on the message of his first book, The 50th Law, of “fear nothing and you will succeed.” This time, Jackson is writing from a place of learned, corporate knowledge to help readers stage their own comeback success story.

If you need a copy of Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, a limited number of copies will be available at the BRIC. If you plan on attending, please finish the book before the book club meeting on February 26.

Registration for the book club is required.

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