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August 2019

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.

February 2020

Sunday February 2, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Super Bowl is known mostly for 1) The Commercials, 2) The Halftime Show, and 3) The Winning Team. Join us at Bar Louie in Royal Oak as we take in all of the above with good company and plenty of food. Admission: Each attendee is asked to make a donation of $10 toward our Black children's book drive. This can be done online at the link below. In exchange, we have a prime seat just for you and nearly…

Wednesday February 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Black Young Professionals of Detroit along with activists and community leaders for a potent discussion on current and future state of Black Politics. We plan to review: What has transpired since the 2016 elections What are our current needs locally and nationally How we move forward with meeting those needs How you can get involved in moving the needle The format will be a moderated panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. Detroit is a special city in…

Sunday February 23, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Painting Detroit Culture on Canvas Register Now   Join Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit for our second annual Painting with A Purpose party at the Black-owned Painting with a Twist studio in downtown Detroit. This year we will do a broad view of the skyline with a strong sunset as our work of art. Just as last year, the party will be adorned with everything Detroit. We will enjoy a special curation of Detroit beer and wine, Detroit snacks,…

Wednesday February 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2020 is the year where everyone is sure to want to do better in something. Well, we want you to have the tools to make your money go further as an African American young professional. This will focus on practical, easy to understand strategies and tools to help you make your money go further, protect your livelihood, and to navigate tough situations. Topics include: Wealth in our Community Maximizing Employer Benefits Do's and Don't of Retirement Savings Unconventional ProTips on…

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