Cultural Events -
NGOMA KIDOGO (LITTLE CONCERT) KICKS OFF BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH BABATU!
"Babatu" the reggae, Infra Red Rockers lead, joins Master Drummer Dhati Kennedy as the featured artist for the Ngoma Kidogo (Little Concert). Baba Tu performed a melody of his new songs and several older favorites to the standing room only crowd at Progressive on February 1, 2020. Over a two-hour period the "Ngoma Kidogo" provided art lovers to a mini-concert, visual artist presentation and healthy foods demonstration.
Tulani Redding - Tax Workshop at Progressive 1-10-2016
H & R Tax Consultant Tulani Redding provides sage tax advice to families at a Tax Workshop held in January at Progressive Emporium & Education Center in St Louis, Missouri. Taxes are due April 18th this year. Check out this brief video for some tax tips about identity theft, filing deductions, etc.....For more info about future informational workshops at Progressive call (314) 875-9277.
African Community Health Fair-2017 Belly Dancing
Fitness is emphasized at the African Community Health Fair. One of the favorite ones this year was performed by Ra Mu Anni Belly Dancers. Their movements were intricate, beautiful and spell-binding! The African Community Health Fair was sponsored on Sat., July 15, 2017 by Progressive Emporium & Education Center.
Orlando Watson Leads "A Dialogue With the Men" and Debunks Cancer Myths
Nine Year cancer survivor Orlando Watson debunks the myths about cancer and healthy living in "A Dialogue With the Men" at a "Be Good" Wellness session at Progressive Emporium on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Watson candidly shares his journey to be "free" of cancer with a healthy living regiment. The University City resident is founder of the "I Am A Survivor Cancer Foundation."
Author Melody Van Putten at Progressive
Bermudian Author, Storyteller and Playwright visits St. Louis for an honorary recognition and showing of her documentary film, "Healing History;" same name as her book. Mwalimu Melodye Moore Van Putten reads selections from her books and signs autographs at Progressive Emporium & Education Center on March 27, 2015. Van Putten is Philadelphia born but relocated to Bermuda.
Jazz Singer Uvee Hayes at Progressive Emporium & Education Center
St. Louis Rhythm & Blues, Jazz Performer Uvee Hayes makes a memorable tribute to National Jazz Month at Progressive Emporium & Education Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Tax Day became a celebratory "fun day" for music lovers in attendance.
Health Expert Naunet El Sut at Progressive Emporium
Health Expert Naunet El Sut gives a live food demonstration of how to prepare butternut squash soup -- the way mama use to do it; but only this soup was not cooked. This was definitely one of the most favorite workshops of the "Be Good Wellness" series held monthly at Progressive Emporium. The workshop was held at Progressive on January 21, 2017.