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January 2019

January 13, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit as we paint our own renditions of the classic downtown Detroit skyline at Painting with a Twist. We will enjoy a special curation of Detroit-made beer+wine, Detroit eats, and a music rotation featuring Detroit hip-hop, house, and soul. Additionally, those in attendance will be entered into FREE drawings for cool Detroit swag, including a Detroit -VS- Everybody Detroit Skyline Hoodie, shown below. Seating is limited. Please register immediately. Register Now The Grand Prize…

February 2019

February 21, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our Black History Month event. BYP is partnering with Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings to bring a bit of Black music history forward to 2019. Trombonist Vincent Chandler, and soprano Kimwana Doner, along with some of Detroit’s most revered musicians, will present "When Classical Meets Jazz," a soul-stirring evening of selections from Kathleen Battle’s acclaimed album, "So Many Stars." This will be a journey through the African-American musical heritage with jazz arrangements of spirituals and other jazz-influenced…

July 2019

July 27, 2019, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit (BYP) along with several other Detroit Black Professional Affinity organizations for a Day Party Fundraiser at the Detroit Riverside Marina on July 27th! Celebrate Michigan's short summer and absorb the sun, food, drink, music, and positivity with like minded professionals from across Southeast Michigan. A portion of the proceeds generated from Black Young Professionals' followers and members attendance will go toward BYP's work with students in the Metro Detroit community. There will be…

August 2019

August 4, 2019, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help us put on the largest bike ride in Detroit focused the homeless population: Handlebars for the Homeless! A ride to support the many outreach programs provided by the Neighborhood Service Organization. This is our fourth year running this event with the Neighborhood Service Organization, and we have multiple role assignments, free food, t-shirts, games, mid-way stops, and even a cheer squad. Not to mention, the awesome young professionals you'll meet along with local community members. The event runs 7am-2pm,…

August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our summer networking mixer at The Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck! We are inviting members and the public out for food, networking, Fowling, and an impressive cash bar boasting a vast beer and spirit selection. We'll also have our 2019 Planning Team available and ready to discuss our upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.  Parking, food, and all-night entry are all included, but space is limited and registration is REQUIRED so RSVP right away! NOTICE: If you volunteered at Handlebars for the Homeless…

October 2019

October 18, 2019, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It is that time again! Please join Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit as we support the Student Advocacy Center of Michigan (SAC) for their second annual Detroit Story Soiree! This will be an evening at the impressive and exquisite Kresge Mansion in Detroit. The purpose of this event is to celebrate and amplify the stories of success and triumph of Detroit area youth and their education in face of institutional adversities inflicted by school administrations. SAC is the only…

October 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mental Health in the Work Environment for the young Black professional is a serious and often overlooked topic. Some workplaces are better than others, and some even have a very significant Black population that can remind you of family. Despite both of these exceptions, Blacks in general face prejudice and accrued disadvantage in many arenas of life, including the workplace. Upping the ante of this systemic issue is that in even many larger, more progressive corporations, racist digs and alienation…

November 2019

November 1, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Looking for your next mix and mingle with Detroit's finest young professionals? Here it is. It's free too. Join Black Young Professionals at the Detroit Historical Museum for a Friday networking event offering opportunities to learn, play, and give back to through the young professional organizations doing great things in the city over the coming winter months. Enjoy delicious appetizers & the exclusive “Fall Back Friday” Signature Cocktail – offered by Pop Up and Pour Mobile Bartending Services Listen &…

November 24, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sometimes just going to work should come with hazard pay. This is the second edition, back by popular demand + New location with parking. This time we will take a deeper dive through more group discussion and sharing. Bring your stories and questions for Dr. Bass and our own Fatimah Muhammad, as well as all the lovely members and guests from BYP and ABPsi. Location will be announced after registration. RSVP below and mark your calendar!   Click Here To…

December 2019

December 5, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Black professionals from all over Detroit come together to network, eat and dance the evening away in the Grand Ballroom of The Whittier.

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