24th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration - Event shares methods to control your personal finances

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The 24th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. The event, hosted by the City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. (COTBHC), will be held at the Tampa Convention Center - Ballroom C, located at 333 South Franklin Street. This community-oriented event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

The program's theme, "Reining in Finance: Reshaping the American Dream" will focus on the correlation between affordable housing, credit management, and generational wealth. COTBHC will use this occasion as an opportunity to inspire the Tampa Bay area to maintain a proactive approach to financial planning.

Joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn on the program will be Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick. The keynote address will be delivered by Pamala McCoy, CEO of BONA5D Credit Consultants. Rod Carter, News Anchor for WFLA Channel 8, will serve as the emcee for the event.

During the celebration, the Distinguished Men of Brass, an up-beat brass ensemble, will thrill the audience with tunes covering a wide range of music. City of Tampa Police Officer Sonja Wise and City of Tampa Wastewater employee Linda Williams, accompanied by Carrie Williams will also perform during the celebration. Prior to the celebration, students from local public and private schools will host the Black History "Living" Museum & Expo, beginning at 10:00 a.m in Ballroom D of the Tampa Convention Center.

The 24th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration will be cablecast live on City of Tampa Television (CTTV). CTTV can be found on Bright House Networks Channel 615 and Channel 15 on Verizon FiOS. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the continuing education of African American history. For more information about the program, please contact Frank Crum at (813) 274-7032 or via email at frank.crum@tampagov.net; or Lenoir Russell at (813) 274-7980 or via email at lenoir.russell@tampagov.net.