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The simplest statement,
spoken from the heart,
is more profound
than scripture

I fixed a four year olds favorite toy
With little more then the flick of a button
He looked me in my eyes
And smiled like he was opening a birthday present
postmarked from heaven

“wow daddy, u r superman batman!”.

“Peek-a-Boo” Video Shoot

Here are some quick behind the scene shots of the “Peek-A-Boo” video shoot from 2 weeks ago. We are scheduled to debut the video at the Genius for Men Conference in Greenbelt MD on May 9th. Special thanks to Dia, Hamilton, Janks, Tatiana, Barbara and Lee for all the technical help, and to the ReevesContinue reading ““Peek-a-Boo” Video Shoot”

Historic MLK Day a huge success…

This year’s MLK day at the Washington National Cathedral was attended by over 2,500 people from around the country.  The excitement over the Inauguration the following day (and Time Magazine highlighting this event and your boy as the place and people to see) ballooned the normally large crowd.  We were all treated to performances byContinue reading “Historic MLK Day a huge success…”

Reflecting on Read a Book

The end of last summer I felt that I was in the midst of a perfect storm, that place where conscious/socially relevant art was clashing with commercial media and the on going battle that BET likes’ to call “Hip-Hop vs. America”. This storm is causing a shift in the movement to uplift blacks, and theContinue reading “Reflecting on Read a Book”

Bomani & “Read a Book” in the Washington Post

His Punch Line Smarts Hip-Hop Parodist Bomani Armah Juggles Sense of Humor and Identity By Kevin Merida Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, November 22, 2007; C01 Bomani Armah (“I’m not a rapper, I’m a poet with a hip-hop style”) hops into a bar chair at the ultracool Artmosphere Cafe in Mount Rainier. It is aContinue reading “Bomani & “Read a Book” in the Washington Post”

Bomani & Christylez in the Washington Post

Where Hope Meets Hip-Hop D.C. Artists Will Use Reality-Based Rhymes To Reinforce Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message By Darragh Johnson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 15, 2007; B01 Chris Bacon is at a table in one of the few sit-down restaurants east of the Anacostia River, the Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, where he once workedContinue reading “Bomani & Christylez in the Washington Post”