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Black Men Reading event

The Black Men Reading group will hold its celebration of Black Women's Voices from 6:00-8:00 on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The event will feature poet Jessica Care Moore and singer Kiana Marie, and will take place at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.

Jessica Care Moore is an internationally renowned poet/publisher/activist/rock star/playwright and actor. She is a five-time winner on Showtime at the Apollo, was featured on hip-hop mega-star Nas' "Nastradamus" album, and was a regular on Russell Simmon's HBO Series, Def Poetry Jam.

Kiana Marie, an aspiring singer/songwriter, appears on Beyonce's "I Am" World Tour DVD, performing the "Single Ladies" dance. She has also performed with veteran artists Bruce Henry, Daryl Beaudreaux, Dan Ristrom, and Kathleen Johnson. Her song "What You Do" features Stokley Williams of Mint Condition.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.