By Hayden Smith

The city of Laurel will host a Black History Month celebration at the city’s Multiservice Center Feb. 10. 

Organized by Councilmember Kyla Clark (Ward 2), the event will feature Black-owned businesses, art, music and information about community resources. 

Clark, who is a marketing, communications and HR consultant, understands challenges Black-owned businesses often face and was eager to provide local businesses more visibility . 

“I wanted to provide a free space that allows the community to support them, understand and learn about their business,” she said. “Also for them to collaborate and meet the city of Laurel representatives.”

The celebration will feature interactive activities and highlight local talent. Groups such as the Laurel High School choir, Laurel Dance Troupe, and both the Youth and Adult Prince George’s County poet laureates will be performing, Clark said.

The free event is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Multiservice Center, 204 Fort Meade Road.