Lauderhill celebrates Black History Month

The City of Lauderhill and the MLK Taskforce hosted several activities surrounding the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in January. This year, 60 students from 10 elementary schools and four middle schools participated in the Civil Rights Spelling Bee. Now, the city gears up for their annual the Black History Month Gala, scheduled for February 6th at 4 p.m., featuring Judge Mablean Ephriam, Esq. at the newly opened Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC).

Judge Ephriam is the host of the out-of-the-box hit television show, “Justice with Judge Mablean,” and became known throughout the world during her seven-year stint on popular reality show, “Divorce Court.” It was there she shared a wealth of legal wisdom and sensible knowledge, combined with her irresistible personality and sense of humor with fans nationwide. Known throughout the world as “Judge Mablean,” she began her law career as a Prosecutor in Los Angeles in 1978, and later opened her own practice. In 2004, Judge Ephriam shifted from practicing law to entertainment and public speaking. She has also authored a book Judge Mablean’s Life Lesson: Tools for Weekly Living.

She is the latest honored guest at the city’s signature event, which has been dedicated to scholarships for college bound high school students via MLK Scholarships.

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“We have hosted Roland Martin, two of Dr. King’s children, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Julian Bond, and so many other esteemed guests,” says Vice Mayor M. Margaret Bates, MLK Taskforce Founder. “This very special year, our Gala has come home to stay in our permanent venue in the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center!”


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