Monthly Archives: October 2011

Reflecting on the Monument

An impromptu trip to the nation’s capital allowed me to recapture old stomping grounds into a new light.  While it was great to be among friends and visit on a weekend where the excitement was in the city for Howard University’s homecoming, I also had an opportunity to visit the Martin Luther King memorial.

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Parties with a Purpose!

Celebrations and honors were what this week entailed for me. I started the week off at the Mixtape Comedy Show where The Mama Luke Foundation, led by Hip Hop Pioneer Kangol Kid, teamed up with host Royale Watkins for a show dedicated to support the awareness of Breast Cancer.  It was really great to see all the supporters in the building in addition to special guest who came through such as Bowlegged Lou, Tony Rock, and Grandmaster Dee of Whodini.  The show was for a purpose and as a bonus a portion of the proceeds from the nights show will be donated to the American Cancer Society.


BET Music Matters October 2011 Showcase

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2011 Circle of Sisters

What a beautiful Saturday it was to attend the 2011 Circle of Sisters Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. The Expo brought along a great crowd and the people waited eagerly to get into the venue filled with many entertainment options.  Once I entered the venue, I scanned the area and made my way to the vendors to see what the best buys were for the day. While swiveling my way through the crowd, I ran into my NABJ colleague, Doshon Farad, who was spreading the word about The Movement Magazine ( and Multimedia Journalist, Chantell Black. Read the rest of this entry

Hello world!

My favorite part about meeting new people is introducing myself and learning about others.  The introduction is my chance to tell whoever I’m with who I am within 30 seconds and become hopeful I haven’t lost them in my spill so we can continue to engage in conversation. Hoping the individual will remember me for not only for our conversation, but my spirit as well. Read the rest of this entry