Celebrating Black History Month with Power 98.3 & 96.1: Spotlight on Black-Owned Businesses and Community Events

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At Power 98.3 & 96.1, we’re proud to celebrate Black History Month by shining a spotlight on the resilience, creativity, and entrepreneurship within the Black community. Throughout the month of February, we will highlight different Black-owned businesses and community events, showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of Black culture.

Spotlight on Black-Owned Businesses:

Each week, we will feature a selection of Black-owned businesses from our community. From innovative startups to longstanding institutions, these businesses represent the ingenuity and economic empowerment of Black entrepreneurs. Tune in to learn about their stories, products, and services, and discover how you can support them.

This Week we are showcasing Straw & Wool

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Since its inception in 2020, Straw & Wool embodies a passion for style ingrained in its founders’ DNA. Each founder brings a wealth of experience garnered from years of independently selling men’s accessories. Nestled in the vibrant city of Phoenix, renowned for its diverse community drawn from across the nation, Straw & Wool emerged as a beacon for aficionados and novices alike in the timeless art of hat fashion. Their mission? To curate a haven where hat lovers can indulge their passion and newcomers can embark on an exciting sartorial journey.

Location: 610 E Roosevelt St #144, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Black History Month Events:

In addition to highlighting Black-owned businesses, we will also keep you informed about Black History Month events happening in our area. From cultural celebrations to educational workshops, these events offer opportunities to learn, connect, and commemorate the rich heritage of African Americans. Stay tuned for updates on events you won’t want to miss!


A Taste of Melanin is a groundbreaking event series during Black History Month that immerses attendees in the rich, vibrant, and multifaceted world of black culture. Through immersive experiences, interactive exhibits, live performances, and educational workshops, A Taste of Melanin celebrates and educates the community about black culture.

Silent Disco  Friday, February 2nd  18+ | ASU Art Museum

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Movie In The Galley Saturday, February 10th All Ages | Phoenix Art Museum

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Trap Karaoke Saturday, February 17th 21+ | Onyx Art Gallery

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This Is Melanin Saturday, February 24th All Ages | Mountain America Stadium

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Experience the pinnacle of Black College Basketball as the 3rd annual HBCU All-Star Game descends upon the picturesque campus of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Set within the state-of-the-art GCU Arena boasting 6,500 seats, this electrifying event unfolds on Sunday, April 7, 2024, and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network.

Prepare to witness history in the making as we unite the finest HBCU players from across the nation, showcasing unparalleled talent from the esteemed MEAC, SIAC, SWAC, CIAA conferences, alongside standout athletes from Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities. Join us for a celebration of excellence, passion, and the vibrant legacy of Black College Basketball at its zenith.

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Get Involved:

We invite you to join us in celebrating Black History Month! Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Tune In: Listen to Power 98.3 & 96.1 to hear stories, interviews, and features about Black-owned businesses and community events.
  2. Support Black-Owned Businesses: Explore the businesses we highlight each week and consider supporting them with your patronage.
  3. Attend Events: Stay updated on Black History Month events in our area and participate in activities that honor and celebrate African American culture and history.

Stay Connected:

Follow us on social media and visit our website for updates on Black History Month highlights, featured businesses, and upcoming events. Together, let’s celebrate the richness and diversity of Black history and culture!

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