The Angle Episode #1 (Busboys & Poets)

Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005 Busboys and Poets was created by owner Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening, the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, NW (Washington DC), the neighboring residents and the progressive community, embraced Busboys, especially activists opposed to theContinue reading “The Angle Episode #1 (Busboys & Poets)”

Where to be for poetry this week.

Time for my weekly updates on the best places for poetry.  Stay tuned, I’ll add other genre’s of music and entertainment very soon.  This has been a great week!  After a good show at Everlasting Life with Immaletchufinish and Karega Bailey, we are getting ready to have a busy spring and summer with more gigsContinue reading “Where to be for poetry this week.”

Art in the “Middle East”

Good monday morning to all of you!  I get facebook messages and tweets at 6:30pm everyday asking what events are going on in the Washington DC, and the beltway surrounding it.  (Sorry, but I can’t call it the DMV.  Nobody wants to go to the DMV, it’s boring and aggravating, no matter where you go. Continue reading “Art in the “Middle East””

“Forgive Them Father” at Slam Theatre 2.0

Sometimes artists just get lucky and tap into something artistically that is right on time socially and politically.  This upcoming weekend is the last showings of Slam Theatre 2.0 – The Miseducation, a collection of sketch comedy and poetry based on the titles of songs from Lauryn Hill’s classic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Continue reading ““Forgive Them Father” at Slam Theatre 2.0″

“That Thing” is Slam Theatre 2.0

This guy right here, Mr. Jared Mason Murray, did an outstanding job last night as one of the four cast members starring in Slam Theatre 2.0 The Miseducation directed by Malcolm Pelles (with poems written by myself and the lovely Mrs. Goldie Dean). Check out his performance on the air with the good people ofContinue reading ““That Thing” is Slam Theatre 2.0″

Global African Diaspora Summit

I had a great time last night at performing with my good friends Sahel, Christylez Bacon and Evelyn Kingada-Njuko at Busboys & Poets for the Global African Diaspora Summit.  This event, sponsored by the South African Embassy, was a great fusion of artistic expression from throughout the diaspora and inspirational words from the ambassador ofContinue reading “Global African Diaspora Summit”

Don’t boycott Chris Brown, #BUYCOTT Black Culture

As an educator, artist and father, I am glad to see so many responsible adults express genuine concern about the reunion of Chris Brown and Rihanna (even if only artistically) and the affect it is going to have on young people’s perception of a healthy relationship.  That said, I’m personally disappointed at how many peopleContinue reading “Don’t boycott Chris Brown, #BUYCOTT Black Culture”