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  1. For Immediate Release

     

    Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique

    2806 Bruce Place SE

    Washington DC 20020

    (Up the hill from Smithsonian Anacostia Museum)

    202-610-4188

     

    Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique Presents Spring Opening Celebration

     

     

    (Washington,DC) - Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique Presents Spring Opening Celebration at Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique,2806 Bruce Place SE in Washington DC from , April 2,2009 – April 5, 2009. The event will take place from 11am – 7pm

     

    Schedule of Events

    (subject to change)

     

    Thursday, April 2,2009

    11am Ribbon Cutting & Gallery Tour

    Opening Day Sale- 20% off Crafts

    1pm Lite Lunch Served

     

    Friday, April 3, 2009

    Shopping All Day

    4pm Jazz Listening Party

    Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres & Spirits

     

     

    Saturday, April 4, 2009

    Shopping All Day

    9am- 12pm Youth Art Workshops, ages 5 thru 17

    11am -3pm Mini Book Fest & Author Signings:

    Tony Browder, Egypt on the Potomac: A Guide to

    Decoding Egyptian Architecture and Symbolism in Washington, DC

    Charisse Carney-Nunes/Ann Marie Williams, I am Barack Obama

    Juanita Britton, From Dream to Reality

    Dr. Sharon Freeman, Blacks Living Green

    Paulette Jones-Imaan, March to the White House

    2pm-5pm Anacostia Gallery Spring Poetry Slam hosted Kwame Alexander & Robin Adams

    Round 1 & 2 (On-site registration 12n-2pm)

    Theme: “Reflecting on Dr. King”

    Grand Prize $500

    Slam Finals -Sunday April 12,2009, 2pm-5pm

     

    Sunday, April 5,2009

    All Day Kwame Nkrumah Ancestral Garden Ceremony (Placing names of deceased loved ones in garden w/libation & prayer

    2pm Truck Fashion Shows featuring...

    Linen Designs & Obama Couture, Simply Greta

    Sassy Spring Crowns, Hats by Suzette

    3pm Concert: Songs in the Key of Love

    Ayanna Gregory & FREE aka Yvette Benjamin

     

    About the Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique

     

    The Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique is a uniquely decorated house located just up the hill up from the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. The Gallery celebrated its grand opening and dedication of the Kwame Nkrumah Ancestral Garden on September 2005. The Director is Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton. It features the best selection of fine art, African artifacts, unique clothing, jewelry & accessories, ethnic home decor crafts, books black memorabilia and Obama collectibles. The Gallery displays the works of approximately 75 artisans from 23 countries and highlights the talents of Washington metropolitan area artists throughout the year. The Gallery is also the home of a 2nd floor boutique: Bae’s Place, featuring designer collections of wearable art & accessories.

     

    Anacostia is an emerging center for economic growth and development: the trend of resurgence surrounding the renovation of Fredrick Douglass House; the redevelopment of Martin Luther King Jr., Avenue; the building of suburban style single family homes on Good Hope Road S.E.; the 75 new homes and marketplace style Giant Food Store and shopping center on Camp Simms grounds. Additionally, the development slated around the Washington National’s stadium makes this southeastern corner of the nation’s capitol primed for community renewal and commercial success.

     

    Located next door to the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Museum, the Anacostia Art Gallery continues to build cultural synergy between the Museum, the new Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Campus (THE ARC), and the community by hosting free art & health workshops and other interesting & unique programs. “The goal of the Anacostia Art Gallery is to foster opportunities for greater appreciation of African American and African centered history cultural products and activities including fine art, crafts throughout all the East of the River communities.” says Ms. Britton.

     

    The Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique have been featured in the Washington Post, Washington Informer, Capitol Community Newspaper (East of The River), and The Urban Flavor E-Newsletter.

     

    Ms. Britton, a Detroit native and long time resident of Washington’s historic Anacostia neighborhood, is passionate about elevating the interest and image of Anacostia. “I love Anacostia; it has so much beauty and a lot of potential. I’ve heard some developers refer to this community as ‘the last holdout,’ but as a resident, I believe that we have to take immediate charge of Anacostia’s economic future while we still can.” says Ms. Britton.

     

    Ms. Britton is a minority partner in retail stores including Brooks Brothers and CNBC News, at the Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Additionally, she is the owner of BZB Public Relations and Marketing Consultants. Steadfastly, she has refused to abandon Southeast where she has resided for 15 years. A well known fixture in the nation’s capital, she is the force behind the BZB Gift & Art Show, a holiday shopping tradition that has been held annually at Shiloh Baptist Church’s Family Life Center since 1990.

     

    Gallery hours:

    Thursdays - Sunday 11 am until 7 pm


  2. MOCA DC is a non-profit gallery, whose name derives from the Museum of Contemporary Art, features "new art," avant-garde, multimedia, experimental, and non-traditional work. It is located in the Canal Square courtyard in Washington, DC. Visit http://www.mocadc.org

     

    MOCA DC - 1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC

    Info: Dave Quammen at 202.342.6230 - mocadc01@comcast.net

     

    Upcoming Exhibitions @ MOCA DC

     

    May Exhibit

    In Black & White

    May 9 to May 31

     

    June Exhibit

    Free for All

    June 6 to June 28

     

    July Exhibit

    A Celebration of the

    Figure VI

    July 11 to August 2

     

    August Exhibit

    Member Show

    August 8 to August 30


  3. Busboys & Poets

    14th & V Streets, NW

    Washington, DC

    U Street/Cardozo on the Metro green line

    Wheelchair accessible

    Free and open to the public

    For more info: 202-387-POET or womenarts2@aol.com

     

    Sunday Kind of Love: Celebrating the Poetry Chapbook

     

    Sunday Kind of Love has been going since January, 2006. Some of the poets who have been featured are Esther Iverem, Tim Seibles, Patricia Smith, Kathi Wolfe, Brian Gilmore, Terence Winch, Francisco Aragon, Brian Gilmore, and Kenny Carroll. Sunday Kind of Love’s upcoming features include Josh Weiner, Kyle Dargan, and Heather Davis. Sunday Kind of Love is free and open to the public. The event will conclude with an open mic and is hosted by Sarah Browning of DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico of Sol & Soul.

     

    Please join Sunday Kind of Love for a celebration at Bus Boys and Poets located at 14th & V Streets, NW in Washington, DC.

     

    Sunday Kind of Love will celebrate a poetry chapbook with E. Louise Beach, Michael Gushue, Alan King, and Melissa Tuckey on Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 4-6pm.

     

    E. Louise Beach is a teacher of languages and literature. Her first chapbook of poems, Blue Skies, was published by Finishing Line Press in December 2006. Her poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Big City Lit, The Bitter Oleander, descant, Ellipsis, Poem, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Wisconsin Review, and elsewhere. Read poems here: http://www.authormark.com/article_690.shtml.

     

    Michael Gushue is poetry editor for the Washington Spark, co-coordinates the Brookland Poetry Series, and co-runs Vrzhu Press (www.vrzhu.com), a small press dedicated to publishing great poetry as beautiful books. His poems have appeared in many journals, including Indiana Review, Hotel Amerika, Redivider, Third Coast, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. His chapbook, Gathering Down Women, is available from Pudding House Press. Read poems here: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/gushue.html

     

    Alan King has been published in Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature & Ideas, When Words Become Flesh: An Anthology of New Generation Poetry, Taboo Haiku, and The Hurricane Katrina Haiku Anthology, among others. He is the author of his self-published chapbooks, Transfer and The Music We Are, which is also the title of his full-length manuscript. Read poems here: http://myspace.com/alanking81

     

    Melissa Tuckey is an activist, poet, and teacher. Her poems have been published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poet Lore, Southeast Review, and others. Her chapbook Rope as Witness is published by Pudding House Publications. She's the Events Coordinator for DC Poets Against the War (www.dcpaw.org) and teaches writing at George Mason University. Read a poem here: http://www.versedaily.org/2007/hegelslaundry.shtml and here: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/tuckey.html

     

    About the Hosts

     

    Sarah Browning of DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico of Sol & Soul.

     

    Sarah Browning is the coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology and coordinator of the group of the same name, which has been active since the first national day of poetry against the war, February 12, 2003. Her first book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, is forthcoming from The Word Works.

     

    Sarah’s poems have been published in dozens of journals, including the Seattle Review, Sycamore Review, and Shenandoah. She is the recipient of a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities Individual Artist Grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. For further information about her visit http://sarahbrowning.blogspot.com

     

    DC Poets Against the War is an informal group of Washington area writers and activists who came together during the winter of 2003 to protest the planned U.S. invasion of Iraq. For further information about DC Poets Against the War, please visit them at www.dcpaw.org

     

    Sol & Soul promotes, nutures, supports, and presents the work of socially-conscious established and emerging artists. For further visit http://www.solysoul.com

     

    For more information contact Sarah Browning at womenarts2(at)aol.com

     

    Readings made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a public agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


  4. Sunday Kind of Love: A Busboys & Poetry Event

    July 15, 2007

    Poetry Book Celebration – 4:00pm

    Open Mic – 5:00pm

    Whiskey in the Garden of Eden Release Party – 6:00pm

    Hosted by Sarah Browning of D.C. Poets Against the War & Regie Cabico of Sol & Soul

     

    Sunday Kind of Love has been going since January, 2006. Some of the poets who have been featured are Esther Iverem, Tim Seibles, Patricia Smith, Kathi Wolfe, Brian Gilmore, Terence Winch, Francisco Aragon, Brian Gilmore, and Kenny Carroll. Sunday Kind of Love’s upcoming features include Josh Weiner, Kyle Dargan, and Heather Davis. Sunday Kind of Love is free and open to the public.

     

    About the Hosts, Sarah Browning of DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico of Sol & Soul.

     

    Sarah Browning is the coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology and coordinator of the group of the same name, which has been active since the first national day of poetry against the war, February 12, 2003. Her first book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, has been released from The Word Works.

     

    Sarah’s poems have been published in dozens of journals, including the Seattle Review, Sycamore Review, and Shenandoah. She is the recipient of a D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities Individual Artist Grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.

     

    Regio Cabico is an artistic director of Sol & Soul (promotes, nutures, supports, and presents the work of socially-conscious established and emerging artists), poet, playwright, and spoken word performer. He took top prizes at the 1993, 1994, and 1997 National Poetry Slams. His work appears in over 30 anthologies and he co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry. He received a NYFA Artist Fellowship for Poetry in 1997, NYFAs in 2003 for Poetry and Performance Art, and two Brooklyn Arts Council Poetry Awards. Cabico has been a teacher for Urban Word and developed a poetry and performance program for teens with psychiatric illness at Bellevue Hospital. He received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers in recognition of his work with diverse communities.

     

     

    For more information contact Sarah Browning at womenarts2(at)aol.com

     

    Readings made possible in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a public agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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    The Poets Den©, “is an electrifying poetic open-mic venue exposing artists from around the country.” The Poets Den is under the artistic direction of Abena Disroe, literally known as HighPriestess of Poetry. The Poets Den has featured many artists such as Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns, Jeffrey G. Duarte, Queen Sheba, Monte Smith, Tru-Life, Jean-Claude Toran, Triple Blak , Reese, Sylvia Dianne Beverly “Ladi Di,” Asantewa Disroe, Christopher D.Sims, and many others. The Poets Den has been presented at a wide variety of venues.

     

    The Poets Den starts on June 28, 2007 and will take place every Thursday thereafter at Laurel Park Shopping Center in Laurel, MD..

     

    Please come out to the grand opening of The Poets Den at the Laurel Park Shopping Center in Laurel, MD on Thursday, June 28, 2007 as she will feature Ms. Angeline Bandon-Bibum, Poet & Author of Sojourner’s Dream. The event also includes open mic, live band and refreshments.$10.00 Donation

     

    For further information about The Poets Den, contact Abena at thepoetsden@yahoo.com or by phone at 202-250-9327

     

    If you are interested in being featured at The Poet’s Den, please contact Abena at thepoetsden@yahoo.com or Afrika Abney at Aashawarrior@aol.com


  6. For Immediate Release

    May 25, 2007

     

    Press Contact: Soaring High Productions c/o Vickie Evans

    P.O. Box 5110

    Woodbridge, VA 22194

    mychangegonnacome@yahoo.com

    703-586-7523

     

    Soaring High Productions presents A Change Is Gonna Come, A Play Written by Vickie L.Evans & Directed by Deborah Arnold-Franklin

     

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    Soaring High Productions presents A Change Is Gonna Come is a play written by Vickie L.Evans and directed by Deborah Arnold-Franklin. It will feature The Musical Stylist of Saxophonist Rob Maletick and National Recording Artist Evangelist Myrna Summers on June 9, 2007 at 6:00 pm. The play will be featured at George Washington Masonic Temple located at 101 Callahan Street in Alexandria, VA. Tickets are sold out!!!

     

    A Change Is Gonna Come uncovers the “sin” of domestic and mental abuse in the least likely place…the pulpit of a church. Pastor Sills is a well-educated, well-liked preacher who has it all…a thriving congregation, a beautiful wife, and he is rich. But behind closed doors he is a controlling, overbearing husband who loses control of his temper at any given moment and succumbs to physical violence.

     

    This is an eye-opening play that will leave its viewers "painstakingly" aware of the affects of abuse in the church. You will experience a Christian woman's struggle to display the attributes of a perfect "first lady" on the outside, while her self-worth and dignity is dying inside.

     

    About Vickie L. Evans

     

    Vickie L.Evans is an author of The Art of Forgiving, playwriter, poet, newsletter editor, president of Soaring High Productions, and musical director. Her artistic career spans over three decades. Vickie has directed and produced numerous stage plays several states in the United States. to include Kentucky, Tennessee, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. She also produced a play entitled The Verdict, in Worms, West Germany. Among them include CHRISTIANS DON’T ACT LIKE THAT: (1992), THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS:(2002), THE GIFT:(2005), & A CHANGE IS GONNA COME: (2006)and (2007). For further information about her visit http://www.forgiven2.com/biography.htm

     

    About Soaring High Productions

     

    Soaring High Productions was established in January 2005. It is a talent promotion

    agency created to generate interest in the book publishing and the performing arts.

    About Deborah Arnold-Franklin

     

    Deborah Arnold-Franklin has been involved in Theater for over ten (10) years. She has performed in various Gospel Plays throughout the Metropolitan area. For further information about the director of A Change Is Gonna Come, please visit www.forgiven2.com/Franklin_Bio.ppt

     

    For further information about A Change Is Gonna Come visit http://forgiven2.com/abouttheplay.htm

     

    Sponsored by Christ Chapel Assembly of God, Reconciliation Community Church,

    The Vineyard Christian Center Woodbridge, Old Hickory Golf Club,Word Alive Full Gospel Church, New Life Anointed Ministries, First Mt. Zion Baptist Church, After Hours Formalwear, S&K Men, & Teen Speaks

     

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    Love Lessons

    Terren Grimble

    Paperback: 296 pages

    Publisher: Madada Publishing (December 4, 2006)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 0974242306

    ISBN-13: 978-0974242309

    Type: Fiction - Romance

    Price: $15.00

     

    Book Description

     

    Stacey Jackson has the perfect life. A senior at Howard University in Washington, DC, she is blessed with brains, beauty and popularity and a loving family; not to mention a handsome basketball player boyfriend, Patrick. But all is not what it seems, especially when it comes to her relationship with Patrick. Stacey wants nothing more than to cut Patrick out of her life completely. However, Patrick's holding a damaging secret over her head and before she knows it, more problems arise within their already troubled relationship. To make matters worse, Stacey's long-time crush, Ronnie Morgan, enters the picture.

     

    Ronnie is the drop-dead gorgeous co-captain of the Howard University basketball team and aspiring singer. Stacey's had a thing for Ronnie since she first laid eyes on him during their freshman year. Unbeknownst to her, Ronnie has wanted to get with Stacey as well. When Patrick goes home the summer before their senior year, Stacey realizes "God definitely has a sense of humor," because Ronnie starts making his moves. In the beginning, Stacey resists Ronnie's advances, because she does have a boyfriend, but after spending an innocent evening together, she gives into her longtime desires. Once those desires are unleashed, there's no turning back and it's not just about the sex!

     

    Despite her current relationship, Ronnie feels that Stacey is a safe bet for "no drama" but he has no idea what's really going on with Stacey and Patrick. Ronnie tries to be supportive of Stacey's decision to remain with Patrick but soon, enough's enough. When Stacey doesn't break up with Patrick after an ultimatum, Ronnie ends their relationship.

     

    Can Stacey find the courage to end her abusive relationship or will she let her secret shame, tear her new relationship apart before it gets a chance to blossom?

     

    Love Lessons available at

    - Amazon.com

    - Borders.com

    - Cushcity.com

    - Karibubooks.com

     

    About the Author

     

    Ms. Terren Grimble was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida where she earned her B.S. in Business Economics.

     

    Ms. Grimble started writing short stories as a pre-teen.As she got older, her writing skills improved, yet writing remained only a hobby. Ms. Grimble is the author of Love Lessons and CEO of Madada Publishing.

     

    She recently has appeared at the Women’s Expo and 2007 Afrocentric Book Expo.Ms. Grimble was recently interviewed by Urban Essence.

     

    She currently resides in Mitchellville, Maryland with her husband, and two daughters. Ms. Grimble currently is working on her second novel. For further information about her, please visit Ms. Grimble's sites at www.myspace.com/terrengrimble and www.terrengrimble.net

     

    Ms. Grimble will be signing copies of his first novel (Love Lessons) at the following venues listed below:

    Thursday, April 12, 2006 at 10:00am

    OPM Blacks in Government (BIG) 2nd Annual Author Expo (Washington,DC)

     

    Friday, April 13, 2007 at 4:00pm

    Urban Knowledge Bookstore (Baltimore, MD)

     

    Saturday, April 21,2007 at 11:00am

    1st Annual Philadelphia Book Festival (Philadelphia, PA)

     

    Saturday, April 28,2007 at 2:00pm

    Karibu Inde Pen Series (Karibu Bookstore Iverson Mall,Hillcrest Heights, MD)


  8. Washington, DC-- BZB International Presents Random Acts on the Red Carpet, Film Screening and Gala. A Night African Splendor takes place on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River, Inc, 1901 Mississippi Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20020 at 6:30pm.

     

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    The highlight of the black tie event will be the world premier screening of Random Acts…a documentary of giving. The documentary chronicles the travel and experiences of an American woman’s compelling and emotional journey as she spontaneously expresses her love of sharing with women in rural African communities throughout South Africa, Swaziland and Senegal.

     

    Special performances will include African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Sojourner Truth (In Persona), Miss. Jane Pittman (In Persona) and others to be announced. There also will be a silent auction featuring works of over 25 Master Artists and Galleries, including Frank Frazier, Karen Buster, Larry Poncho Brown, Shukri's Goldsmith, Sharon Tucker, John Ashford, Ida Clowney, Karl Graham Collection, Bae's Place Boutique, Furaha's Lotus Room and Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique, Marvin Sin, Zawadi, Damaili Afrikan Wear, Akousa Designs, and many more.

     

    Event tickets are $25.00 and are available on line at www.randomactsfoundation.com

     

    About Ms. Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton

     

    Ms. Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton has been an entrepreneur since she was ten years old. Currently, she is a partner in several retail stores including Brooks Brothers, PGA Stores and CNBC News, at the Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Additionally, she is the owner of BZB Public Relations and Marketing Consultants, specializing in community relations, retail marketing, corporation promotions and special event coordination.

     

    Ms. Britton, a Detroit native and long time resident of Washington’s historic Anacostia is a hands-on mentor for area youth and passionate about elevating the interest and image of her neighbors and community. “I love Anacostia; it has so much beauty and a lot of potential. I’ve heard some developers refer to this community as ‘the last holdout,’ but as a resident, I believe that we have to take immediate charge of Anacostia’s economic future while we still can.” says Ms. Britton.

     

    Steadfastly, Ms. Britton has refused to abandon Southeast where she has resided for 13 years. A well known fixture in the nation’s capital, she is the force behind the BZB Gift & Art Show, The Largest African American Department Store on the East Coast, a holiday shopping tradition, has been held annually in Washington, DC at Shiloh Baptist Church’s Family Life Center since 1990.

     

    She is also the owner of The Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique and Random Acts Foundation.

     

    About The Random Acts Foundation

     

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    The Random Acts project unites communities in Africa and the US through the common goal of giving and random acts of kindness around the world. Furthermore, the project will chronicle the travels and experiences of Ms. Juanita “Busy Bee” Britton and her friends as she spontaneously expresses her love of giving and sharing with women in rural communities. For more information visit http://www.randomactsfoundation.com

     

    Contact: Ms. Onai Sanyangare at

    busybee@randomactsfoundation.com

    www.randomactsfoundation.com


  9. Love and Art Movement presents"A Perfect Night of Performing Arts" on Saturday March 31, 2007 at 7:30pm located at The Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd.Cheverly Md. 20784. Tickets $15. For tickets call them at 301.277.1710.

     

     

    About The Love and Art Movement

     

    The Love and Art Movement is founded by Mr.Timothy Gladden. It's mission is to develop, showcase, and promote different genres of Artist, performers, and musicians.

     

    The Love and Art Movement host weekly open mic and showcase nights at local venues throughout the city. Talented local artist are featured and showcased at these events before a live audience, media, and local entertainment business representatives, who have all been personally invited by our excellent promotional staff. Each performance is accompanied by the awesome eclectic sounds of the exclusive band of the Love and Art Movement, The Blended Soul Band.

     

    About Mr.Timothy Gladden

     

    Mr. Timothy Gladden also known as LA or Love Ambassador is the founder and CEO of the "Love and Art Movement". He is the author of Ready for Love which was recently published by Publish America.

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  10. Love and Art Movement presents"A Perfect Night of Performing Arts" on Saturday March 31, 2007 at 7:30pm located at The Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd.Cheverly Md. 20784. Tickets $15. For tickets call box office at 301.277.1710.

     

    Green Tea will be performing during the A Perfect Night of Performing Arts presented by Love and Art Movement on Saturday March 31, 2007 at 7:30pm located at The Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd.Cheverly Md. 20784. Tickets $15. For tickets call box office at 301.277.1710.

     

    For further information about Green Tea visit http://www.have-a-cup.com/home.html

    http://cdbaby.com/cd/greenteamusic http://www.myspace.com/greenteasoul

     

    For further information about Love and Art Movement visit http://www.loveandartmovement.com


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    Mr. Darrell A. Cador is a Native Washingtonian, author (When Seasons Change), lover of quality fiction, enjoys writing stageplay scripts, screenplays, and poetry. He is a member of The Black Writers’ Guild. Mr. Cador has appeared at a wide variety of venues in the Metropolitan region. Some of them include Beyond The Pages (Owings Mills,MD), Capital Bookfest (Largo, MD), A Good Book Store (Baltimore, MD). In addition, he has appeared on the air waves of 1010AM Talk Radio. Mr. Cador has been featured in Oneswan Productions Newsletter (April 2004 Issue), International Library of Poetry, Out the box (Emerging Minds, Inc), Sun Piper Press (Online Literary Magazine), How To Love A Black Woman, and The G.R.I.T.S Online Reading Club are just to name a few. He recently appeared on the air waves of Harambee Radio Network, LTH Weekly Talk Show and at the 2007 Afrocentric Book Expo. For more information visit his site at www.darrellacador.com

     

     

    About When Seasons Change

     

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    Lorena Daniels, a senior loan officer for a Chicago-based credit union, has just broken up with her live-in boyfriend of four years. Days later, while having lunch with a co-worker at a nearby restaurant, Lorena unknowingly catches the eye of Randall James, their stand-in waiter for the afternoon who doubles as a fulltime chef. Another chance encounter finds Lorena and Randall at a local supermarket where their friendship sets sail. They soon embark on a vibrant, fast-paced relationship that harbors more than its share of intriguing ups and downs. One that explores the depths of every emotion and one that, unknowingly to them, parallels the changes in seasons.

     

    When Seasons Change was published by Family Affair Books on May 21, 2006 and is a novel written by Mr. Darrell A.Cador. When Seasons Change was dedicated to his wife and is available at the following:

    - BooksAMillion.com

    -BarnesAndNoble.com

    -Darrellacador.com

    -Amazon.com

    -Karibubooks.com

     

    Mr. Darrell A. Cador will sign copies of his book When Seasons Change at the following events below:

     

    April 6, 2007 at 6:30pm

    Karibu Books

    Security Square Mall

    6901 Security Blvd

    Baltimore, Md.

     

    April 7, 2007 at 2:00pm

    Karibu Books

    Pentagon City Mall

    1100 South Hayes Street

    Arlington, VA

     

    April 7, 2007 at 5:00pm

    Karibu Books

    The Mall At Prince George's

    3500 East West Highway

    Hyattsville, Md.

     

    April 12, 2007 from 4:30pm-6:30pm

    Howard University Bookstore

    2225 Georgia Avenue N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 20059

     

     

    Mr. Darrell A.Cador 301-356-5398 info@darrellacador.com www.darrellacador.com


  12. sojourner__sdream.jpgSojourner’s Dream is a romantic story of Sojourner Brown, a shy grad student, and Joseph Kalisa, a debonair DC lawyer. Sojourner's Dream was published by Bandon Press in 2006. Cover design was created by Deborah Hopping and cover illustration by Lashaun Beal and Interior design by Lisa Jeter.

     

    Sojourner’s Dream is available at

    - BarnesandNoble.com

    - Herliterarydream.com

    - Howard University Bookstore

     

    About the Author

     

    Ms. Angeline Bandon-Bibum is a graduate of Howard University who lives and works in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is the author of Sojourner's Dream. Ms. Bandon-Bibum recently appeared at Karibu Books and 2007 Afrocentric Book Expo. She also recently appeared on the air waves of Harambee Radio Network. Ms. Bandon-Bibum is a wife and mother of three children. For more information visit http://www.herliterarydream.com

     

    Ms. Angeline Bandon-Bibum, Author of Sojourner's Dream will be appearing at a variety of venues in the Metropolitan region.

     

    Thursday, March 8, 2007 and Thursday, April 12, 2007. Howard University’s Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC. 4:30pm

     

    Saturday, April 14, 2007. Dupont Circle-Logan Circle-Adams Morgan Holistic Fair, Washington DC. 12:30pm

     

    Sunday, April 22, 2007. 2007 Day of the Book Celebration. Kensington, MD. 12noon


  13. Sylvia Dianne Beverly “Ladi Di” Booksigning at Karibu Books

     

    Sylvia D.Beverly "Ladi Di" will conduct a booksigning, for her book entitled: “Forever In Your Eyes,” on February 24, 2007 at Karibu Books Pentagon City, 1100 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA at 2pm. The event is free and open to the public.

     

    “Forever In Your Eyes” is a potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou.

     

    Sylvia Dianne Beverly, “Ladi Di” is a native of Washington, D.C, CEO of Golden Arts Publishing Co, founder/director of "Girls and Boys with Hearts," poet, and author of Forever In Your Eyes (A potpourri of poems of love, appreciations and tributes, dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou and published by Golden Arts Publishing Co.).

     

    For further information about Sylvia Dianne Beverly, please visit http://www.authorsden.com/sylviadbeverly

     

    She can be reached at syladydi@aol.com or by phone at 240-353-1576.

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  14. PRESS RELEASE

     

    Contact: Ms. Judine B.Slaughter

    The Black Writers’ Guild, MD – PG Chapter

    PO Box 83

    Mt. Rainier, MD

    301-703-9849

    info@bwgpg.org

    www.bwgpg.org and www.blackwritersguild.org

     

    2007 Afrocentric Books Expo sponsored by The Black Writers’ Guild

     

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Writers' Guild, presents Afrocentric Books Expo in the Mall at Prince Georges located at 3500 East West Highway, (Route 410) Hyattsville, MD 20782 on February 24, 2007 from 10am-5pm.

     

    Now in its fourth year, the Black Writers' Guild, MD -- Prince George's Chapter will showcase African-American literary talent.

     

    Activities throughout the day:

     Writing activities for all ages

     Meet Black Writers, Editors and Publishers

     Entertainment and Workshops

     Poets from DC Creative Writing Workshop

     

    Some of its exhibitors participating in the 2007 Afrocentric Expo include

     

     Monique Douglass

     Teressa Leath

     Ambrose Lane, Sr

     La Shawn Samuel

     Robyn Ringgold

     Anita Lambert

     T.S. Grant

     Jude Andreasen

     Darrell Cador

     Delois Jackson

     Yvonne Cooper

     Jessica Tilles

     Bobby Morrison

     Jesse Sharp

     J.R. Fenwick

     Lisa Shepard Stewart

     Sheila Riley

     Alexis Dobbins

     Ella Curry

     Leslie Allen

     George Wilson

     

    "The Black Writers' Guild of Maryland, Inc. (BWG) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide avenues of support and networking to Maryland’s African-American writers. With chapters in Baltimore City and Prince Georges' County, we carry out our mission by providing:

    • on-going workshops and speakers that educate writers on all aspects of writing

    • showcases that provide forums for writers to find their voice through public presentation of their work.”

    For more information about the 2007 Afrocentric Expo, please visit http://bwgpg.org/2007expo/main.html

     

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  15. Esther Productions,Inc. Relationship

    and

    Outreach Project of The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour

     

    presents

     

    BRIDGE WORK

     

    It offers daughters 13 and older and fathers, a safe place to discuss issues related to absence. It also helps to guide them, using facilitators, through the process of reconciliation when they choose to reunite. Often fathers wants to reconnect with their daughters but don’t know how. This yearlong series of monthly meetings offers tools and strategies for effecting successful reunions.

     

    December 4, 2006

    at

    The National City Christian Church

    # 5 Thomas Circle NW

    Washington, DC

     

    BE THERE!

     

    For more information call Esther Productions, Inc.

    at

    202.232.0780 or 202-232-0781

    www.estherproductions.com

     

    Esther Productions, Inc.’s Relationship Building and Outreach Project of the National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour is funded by generous contributions from D.C. Metropolitan Healthy Marriage and Relationship Coalition, Together is Better campaign, CIGNA Healthcare, MedStar Health, The Summit Fund of Washington, Verizon, Washington, D.C., and PEPCO.


  16. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shirley Payne or Jonetta Rose Barras

    202.232.0780 or 202.232.0781

     

     

    ESTHER PRODUCTIONS, INC. 2006 SUMMER LITERARY SERIES

    PRESENTS THREE ACCLAIMED AUTHORS

    READING FROM THEIR WORKS

     

     

    Poet and performance Artist Bomani Darel Armah, poet Patricia Biela, and fiction writer Donna Hemans will participate in Esther Productions, Inc.'s 2006 Summer Literary Series, a free workshop and reading series that targets underserved communities in Wards 2, 7, and 8 in Washington, D.C..

     

    Bomani Darel Armah is featured on the album and first single/video from Mello-D & The Rados: “Cool Witchu”, which aired on BET’s Rap City and peaked at #3 on national college radio charts. He has scored independent films including BET’s Wrap-It-Up original film “Multitudes of Mercies”. He has appeared on WHUR 96.3, WPGC 95.5, WPFW 89.3, WMUC 88.1, .com and www.im4radio.com. He has performed at such venues as the Nuyorican Poet’s Café (NY, NY), The Black Cat (DC), Studio Theater (DC), Karibu Books (MD), Bohemian Cavern (DC), The Market Five Gallery (DC), and Tawes Theater (University of Maryland College Park). He is also an organizer and host of “Arts Under the Stars” at Sankofa Video & Books DC. Armah also has offered an eight-week poetry writing course for youths in Ward 8. The workshop was presented by Esther Productions, Inc. is partnership with Citygate at the Johenning Baptist Community Center.

     

    Armah will perform his original works Sat, August 5 from 2-3pm at Francis A. Gregory Public Library, 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE.

     

    Patricia Biela was a poetry venue review columnist for the Spring/Summer 2004 One Heart Publication – Holistic Journal. Her poems appear, Cracking Walnuts and Other Goodies edited by Arlene Carter-Pounds, Black Arts Quarterly, and the upcoming The Caribbean Writer.

     

    Biela will read some of her poetry on Sat, August 12,2006 from 2-3pm at Francis A. Gregory Public Library, 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE.

     

    Donna Hemans' River Woman was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in 2003 and co-winner of the 2003-4 Towson University Prize for Literature. She was named Best New Author for 2002 by Black Issues Book Review. She was the Spring 2004 Lannan Visiting Creative Writer in Residence at Georgetown University and is also an instructor at the Writer's Center in Bethesda.

     

    Hemans will read Sun, August 13, 2006 from 6-7pm at The Emergence Community Arts Collective, 733 Euclid Street, NW.

     

    Esther Productions, Inc.'s 2006 Summer Literary Series is funded through generous grants and contributions from the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Greater Shaw Community Development Corporation, and Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU-FM radio.

     

    For more information, call Esther Productions, Inc. at 202.232.0780 or 202.232.0781. Visit us at www.estherproductions.com


  17. The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour

    Exhibitor Application 2006

     

     

     

    The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour (NDDRT), the signature project of Esther Productions, Inc., was developed around the concepts that fathers are critical to the development of whole, healthy, confident women capable of establishing loving relationships with themselves and others; that the escalation of divorce in America correlates with father absence; and that to reverse this trend and ensure a nurturing society that enhances child well being, muscular action must be taken to eliminate the adverse effects of father absence, especially among females. NDDRT focuses on education and awareness, skills development for practitioners and lay professionals, and intervention and prevention.

     

    Each year, Esther Productions Inc. sponsors The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour in Washington, D.C. This two-day event will take place on October 6 through October 7, 2006 at The National City Christian Church--#5 Thomas Circle Northwest.

     

    Esther Productions, Inc. and supporters of The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour, Washington-Baltimore Region would like to invite you to join them this year for what promises to be a very exciting, and prosperous event. Space has been made available for the first time for organizations and companies to exhibit information and products at the event.

     

    Reservations are being made using a first come, first served system. Each table costs $75.00 for one day; a $50 deposit must accompany your application before the reservation can be approved and confirmed.

     

    Each table for the two days of the event is $100; a $75 deposit must accompany your application before the reservation can be approved and confirmed.

     

    A fifty- percent refund is offered, but only if a cancellation is received in writing by September 5, 2006. After Sept. 5, 2006 no refunds of any amount will be provided.

     

    Please make your checks payable to Esther Productions, Inc. On the memo line write The National Daughter-Daddy Reunion Tour.

     

    Thanks.

     

     

     

     

    For more information call 202.232.0780 or 232.0781. You may also visit estherproductions.com

     

     

     

     

     

    THE NATIONAL DAUGHTER-DADDY REUNION TOUR

    EXHIBITOR APPLICATION FORM

    2006

     

    Name of Company/Organization_____________________________________________

     

    Address__________________________________________________________

     

    City_____________________________________State________Zip_______

     

    Telephone ( )____________email ___________________ website____________

     

     

    Contact person_____________________________Titlte________________

     

     

    Type of Company/Organization: ______profit _________nonprofit

     

     

    Company/Organization Purpose/Mission_________________________________________________

     

     

    Target Audience/Population_______________

     

     

    Number of tables to Reserve_________Dates:_____Oct. 6. 2006 ______Oct.7. 2006

     

     

    Items expected to be displayed (Please describe)_____________________________________________

     

    ______________________________________________________________________

     

     

    Cost of most expensive item______________Cost of least expensive item___________

     

     

    Amount enclosed $________

     

     

    Signature_____________________________________________________________

     

     

    Please make checks payable to Ester Productions, Inc.


  18. Greetings All,

     

    Due to a recent incident that occurred with my art, Javier has decided to cancel the artist talk which was scheduled for July 19th. This works out well for me, that way my art is in a secure spot.

     

    I will keep all of abreast of my future events given the fact that I was the primary source of promoting my own art show.

     

    I will use this experience as a lesson learned.

     

    Cordially,

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney

    Abstract Expressionist

    Aashawarrior@aol.com


  19. El Tamarindo Restaurant

    presents

    “The Power Within”

    Art Exhibit by

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney

     

    July 1, 2006-July 31, 2006

    Artist Talk, July 19, 2006 @ 7pm

     

    El Tamarindo Restaurant

    1785 Florida Ave NW

    Washington, DC

     

    For more information contact one of the following:

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney at Aashawarrior@aol.com

    or

    Javier Reyes at 202-328-3660

     

    Curated by D.Edward Dyer

    www.artndeed.com

     

    Visit Afrika Midnight Asha Abney’s site at http://aashawarrior.artistportfolio.net/in...&artist_id=4513


  20. ANACOSTIA ART GALLERY & BOUTIQUE

    Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique opened on September 23, 2005 and houses the best selection of fine art, African artifacts, ethnic home accessories and collectibles East of the River under the operation of Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton And Ms.Ann.

     

    Gallery hours:

    Thursday & Friday 4 pm until 8 pm

    Saturday & Sunday 11 am until 6 pm

    For more information call Juanita "Busy Bee" Britton at 202.610.4188 or email busybeedc@aol.com or visit www.bzbinternational.com

    http://www.bzbinternational.com/anacostiag.html

     

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    July 1, 2006. Rejuvenate and Release! Health Fair from 10am – 7pm

    July 2, 2006. Rejuvenate and Release! Health Fair from 12n-5pm

    Aug 5, 2006 - Art show featuring The Art Of T.H.Gomillion

     

    September 23-24, 2006 – Art show featuring Larry Poncho Brown from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.


  21. Ellington’s on Eighth

    Presents

    Closing Reception for

    "Visions"

    Art Exhibit by

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney

    On July 5, 2006

     

    Ellington’s on Eighth

    Restaurant & Lounge

    424-A 8th St. SE

    Washington, DC

    Metro-Eastern Market

     

    Closing Reception from 5-6pm

    Light entertainment will immediate follow from 6-7pm

     

    For more information contact

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney at 202-455-3773

     

     

    Curated by Prelli Anthony Williams http://www.tonywilldesign.arttron.com

     

    Visit Ellington’s on Eighth site at

    http://community-2.webtv.net/ASM101/ELLINGTONSONEIGHTH/

     

    Visit Afrika Midnight Asha Abney’s site at http://aashawarrior.artistportfolio.net/in...&artist_id=4513


  22. Summer Literary Series June 26th through August 11th

     

    Esther Productions Inc. conducts writing workshops in two genres: poetry and screenwriting. These workshops are offered to youths between the ages of 11 and 15 who live in under-served communities in the Washington Metropolitan region. These sessions are taught by established professional writers from the area and are designed to enhance overall literacy. More specifically, the series helps participants use their own personal lives and experiences as the basis for exploring the world of imagination in a non-threatening environment nurtures their artistic potential. The workshop experience is augmented by a Reading Series that features poets and fiction writers who appear in venues in the under-served communities targeted by the program. Further, selected writings of workshop participants is published at the end of the series and distributed throughout the region.

     

    The Workshops will take place at

     

    The Johenning Baptist Church and City Gate Center located at 4025 Ninth St. SE

    Washington, DC. Poetry Workshop led by Bomani “D’Mite” Armah on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

     

    The Emergence Community Arts Collective located at 733 Euclid St NW Washington,DC. Screenwriting workshop led by Nigel on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 -11 AM

     

    For further information send an email to EstherInc@aol.com or call 202-232-0780


  23. Ellington’s on 8th

    Presents

    Artist Talk

    about

    Visions:Solo Artist Exhibition

    featuring the works of

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney

    Abstract Expressionist

     

    June 21, 2006

    at

    Ellington’s on 8th

    424A 8th St. SE

    Washington, DC

     

    For more information contact one of the following:

    Afrika Midnight Asha Abney at Aashawarrior@aol.com or 202-455-3773

    or

    Ellington’s on 8th at ellon8th@aol.com or 202-546-8308

     

    Curated by Prelli Anthony Williams

     

     

     

     

     

    Visit Ellington’s on 8th site at

    http://community-2.webtv.net/ASM101/ELLINGTONSONEIGHTH/

     

    Visit Afrika Midnight Asha Abney’s site at http://www.aashawarrior.artistportfolio.ne...&artist_id=4513

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