Two days ago, some good friends and I did a D.C. launch for the anthology, Two-Countries: U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents, at The Potter’s House in D.C. Here’s the recap from that wonderful evening: D.C. Launch of Two-Countries Anthology
Last night, Le Hinton brought the house down with a wonderful reading at the Wohlfarth Galleries in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood. Read about it.
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.
Full Disclosure: I’m the senior program director at the DC Creative Writing Workshop. I covered the award ceremony where Bank of America honored our executive director, and I wanted to share it here. Congrats again Nancy! With two young people from her program, Nancy Schwalb approached the podium. “As you can see, I brought my […]
If you’ve read my “About” page, then you know I’m the senior program director for the DC Creative Writing Workshop, a wonderful nonprofit based in DC’s Congress Heights community. On Nov. 9, we will be participating in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, a massive one-day regional online fundraiser to support local programs. Our programs, […]
Walking past DC’s Watts Park in Northeast, the people stopped in their tracks when they heard Mister Señor Love Daddy, from Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, speaking. The fictitious disc jockey was invoked through a poem by Fresno, Texas-poet Jonathan Moody. Through Derrick Weston Brown’s reading of the poem, Love Daddy held court for […]
Full disclosure: I’m the senior program director for the DC Creative Writing Workshop. The article below features the story of one of our high school students who takes part in the writing club. I thought his story was worth sharing here. Thinking of where he would’ve ended up without the DC Creative Writing Workshop’s after-school […]
Snagglepuss is bitter. He airs his frustrations with the Pink Panther on E! True Hollywood Story, after their short-lived love affair: “When the big money came calling Ol’ Pinky packed his bags and gave me some song and dance about how I’d never have to work again […]” (from “Snagglepuss Spills his Guts on E! […]
When Yao Hoke Glover recently traveled to China, the 40-year-old didn’t expect his trip to reflect the state of affairs between Asians and African Americans. He was among 40 educators traveling abroad as part of an exchange initiative while representing elementary, middle, secondary and primary schools in both the U.S. and Canada to train English […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After watching a 22-minute film on the hair salons in Ghana, it was quiet in the Sub level 2 lecture hall of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. The screen went blank and the lights were up. Yet no one spoke, just the sounds of teens scribbling in their journals. Their […]