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D.C. Funk Parade Highlights

Earlier this month, the D.C. Department of Funk (how cool is that!) presented the Funk Parade on the city’s historic U Street corridor. Below is a video highlight I put together. Check out their official video.

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Highlights

 

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Humble Bear Promo Video

Here it is, folks!

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Commercial

 

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DRIFT book trailer

Here’s a trailer for my debut collection of poems, DRIFT (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2012).

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Announcements

 

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Promo for Prince George’s Community College

Here’s a Humble Bear promo for Prince George’s Community College.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Commercial

 

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All Aboard THE OVERGROUND Express!

A few weeks ago, I did a write up on The Overground Railroad (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2015), a powerhouse of an anthology.

It’s now available!

(PHOTO: Truth Thomas) That’s me (left) with the homie and poet, Derrick Weston Brown, holding our fresh copies.

See our smiles? You’ll have one, too, after ordering your copy.

Read the write-up, then order YOUR copy today at Cherry Castle Publishing — where words grow mighty trees.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Meet Ned Hickson…Again! (Video)

Well, it’s here. Ned and I had fun with this. Thanks for your hard work, Ned. (You’ll see what I mean in the credits.)

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Video Profile

 

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Get Ready to Meet Ned Hickson…Again!

Syndicated humor columnist and author, Ned Hickson was so gracious to indulge me in this experiment – a video version of the profile I did on him a while back.

He was part three in my Freshly Pressed series, which included Robert Hookey and Zoe Valentine. The series focused on successful bloggers and their writing routines.

Here’s an ad for the upcoming video blog post.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2015 in Announcements

 

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Humble Bear Production…coming soon!

Get ready for the birth of Humble Bear Production, a video production company that produces book trailers and provides services for nonprofits and businesses including video storytelling, welcome videos, commercials, campaign videos and mini docs.

Check out the new videos on the Humble Bear Production page.

Humble Bear Production

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in Announcements

 

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Cherry Castle Publishing’s THE OVERGROUND RAILROAD

Overground RR cover_v1-front

I just read The Overground Railroad, an anthology soon to hit the streets from Cherry Castle Publishing.

(The book drops this month, but you can pre-order it for $10.00 – half of the proceeds will go to The Gwendolyn Brooks Center).

And – LAWD! – I’m still reeling from these poems produced in a workshop that poets Truth Thomas and Derrick Weston Brown conducted at Chicago State University last year.

It’s been a longtime since a poetry collection knocked me upside my head and made me listen.

Reading these poems reminded me that I’ve been in a literary winter.

And “Spring has returned,” Rainier Maria Rilke once put it. “The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

The Earth would be even giddy to know that these poets – some experienced and others new to poetry – bring a fire I haven’t felt in a while. In fact, these poems are so charged that they put exclamations in my pulse.

And there’s also tenderness in this collection, where “commitment/keeps us warm” and where “jealous pens and pencils/spend eons” looking for “metaphors and similes” to woo the fine poem “pranc[ing] through line/breaks.”

The Overground in the collection’s title is an apt description. There’s nothing underground about these voices on their way to freedom, calling “to all hues/of brown” and “calling all bullets and other non-intellectual/weapons to cease.”

For the Rudy Guilianies and other propagandists wondering, where is the outrage against black on black crime, well it’s in these pages.

It’s in the wishbone of an alley “connecting Ludden to Preston,” where a basketball rim “graduate[s] from crate, to hoop with chains, to one with nylon.”

Pre-order The Overground Railroad from Cherry Castle Publishing. You need that in your life!

note: the quoted lines came from the poems in this anthology

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

My Car Commercial

I know I’ve been off the grid for a while, and hope to get my writing mojo back. But here’s a brief update: I’ve been taking a Videography 1 class, and my final assignment was to do a car commercial. Well, here it is!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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