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Hair In The Spirit (H.I.T.S.) On Fifth Event Focuses On Mental Health

FORT LAUDERDALE– The 35-year-old South Florida beauty institution Hair in the Spirit (H.I.T.S.) will highlight the importance of mental health with its inaugural H.I.T.S. on Fifth event featuring a conversation between acclaimed actor and activist Lamman Rucker and media personality and author Tambra Cherie at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.

H.I.T.S. on Fifth is a fundraising effort to support the H.I.T.S. mission of creating and developing entrepreneurs through beauty industry education, advocacy, and mentorship. It’s also one piece of the nonprofit doing its part to holistically uplift the community.

“The theme is ‘What are Men Thinking’ and our hope is that this conversation will open a door for healing. We want to teach people how to embrace, how to communicate with love, patience and understanding,” said Faye Bailey Lucas, H.I.T.S. Founder. “We will also hear about mental illness and how it is a hidden cause of unhealthy relationships. If we have healthier relationships in our community, we can be more productive in economic growth, strengthening families and fostering safer environments. Lamman will speak to healing the men and Tambra will empower the women.”

Tambra Cherie is a full-time interactive media personality. Known as the Midday Diva, she is currently the midday on air radio personality for 97.7, The Beat of the Capital, WRBJ. She is also one of the stars of the reality television show Belle Collective on the OWN Network. Equipped with a passion for helping people, Cherie is consistently sharing her message to help others become better versions of themselves, whether through public speaking or writing. She is the author of Surrounded by Sin, Grounded By Love: 8 Simple Keys to Becoming a Better You and has appeared on a number of radio & television programs, including TV One’s Sister Circle TV.

Lamman is an actor, educator, activist and entrepreneur who, since his childhood, has used his platform, passion and purpose to empower, educate and ignite communities through artistic, philanthropic and academic innovation. He’s apart of the “Just Heal Bro” tour, which encourages mental health awareness among Black men. 

This dinner event will also feature dozens of musicians and poets from the South Florida area.

The event is presented as part of the Broward Center’s Arts Access Program, which assists community-based organizations in presenting arts and cultural performances at the Broward Center. The program provides technical assistance and marketing support to local community groups enabling them to develop and build their audiences.

Tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com

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