*In honor of Black History Month entrepreneur Onyxx Monopoly presents “When Africa Met France, Creole Was Born” – a formal evening of fine Creole cuisine and culture.
The evening will include LIVE music with a portion of the proceeds going to ‘Bridge to Home’ – a homeless shelter and non-profit organization that once helped the entrepreneur in her own time of need. Monopoly is moved, even today, when she speaks of the shelter.
“I want to give back to ‘Bridge to Home’ because they helped me tremendously in my time of need; and they help dozens of people each and every day. I want to show my appreciation for all that they do to help people get back on their feet,” Monopoly offers.
A special toast to legendary director and actor, Bill Duke, will also be a part of the evening. Recognized for his courageous attempts to approach colorism and provide a global analysis from which conversations can spring, Duke directed the documentaries “Dark Girls” and “Light Girls,” which had its world premier on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Both documentaries explore skin color from multiple perspectives such as historical, sociological, psychological and scientific; and shows the continuous impact of African American skin color and tone on many areas and issues still prevalent in society today.
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