This year's theme is "The Art Of Creativity." Those being recognized are for their service in modeling the Afrocentric experience by representing the beauty and depth of heritage through the arts. Artists being recognized in the upcoming year's calendar are artist, Tacoumba Aiken, storyteller, Brenda Bell Brown, theatrical director, Lou Bellamy, musician and dancer, Kenna -Camara Cottman, philanthropist, Gary Cunningham, educator, David Ellis, singer and actress, Doris Hines, actor, T. Mychal Rambo, media icon, Robyne Robinson, Sounds Of Blackness, Carl Walker, of Walker-West Academy and writer Thomas Van Leer.
The 2014 calendar unveiling ceremony will be held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Progressive Life Center, 1505 Burns Ave., St. Paul. The purchase of the $12 calendar offers admission to the event.
PROCEED hopes to have the calendars placed in Minnesota school classrooms and libraries to generate dialogue among teachers and their students about Minnesota African-American history.